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Alan B Clegg

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Mar 31, 1992, 8:18:11 AM3/31/92
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Well, great! We now have our own little news group. Officially!

Congrats, Linus!

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Hien Luu

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Apr 5, 1992, 12:11:02 AM4/5/92
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I would like to install Linux on my system, but the installation
instruction doesn't mention how to set the system up so one can have
DOS and Linux on the same system. Also, how do I switch between DOS
and Linux and vice versa, so would some one please explain and give

some hints...
The installation instruction did mention that Linux must be installed
on a primary partition. But in DOS, one can only have one primary
partition, so is there a trick to this?

Thanks in advance...

Drew Eckhardt

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Apr 6, 1992, 4:19:45 PM4/6/92
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In article <1992Apr5.0...@Saigon.COM> hi...@Saigon.COM (Hien Luu) writes:
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>I would like to install Linux on my system, but the installation
>instruction doesn't mention how to set the system up so one can have
>DOS and Linux on the same system. Also, how do I switch between DOS
>and Linux and vice versa, so would some one please explain and give
>
>some hints...

If you are booting with shoelace, with a /vmunix or whatever, you will
probably have installed winiboot, or a similar primary bootblock. At boot
up, this will prompt you for which partition you want to boot - and
will timeout to provide a default.

winiboot is similar to the OS/2 bootmanager.

If you are booting the kernel off of floppy (slow), simply insert the
bootimage floppy when you want Linux, DOS or nothing when you
want DOS to come up.

>The installation instruction did mention that Linux must be installed
>on a primary partition. But in DOS, one can only have one primary
>partition, so is there a trick to this?
>

This is incorrect. DOS will only support one "DOS primary partition".
Current versions of FDisk will create "one DOS primary partition, and
one DOS extended partition". Using an alternate partition editor
will allow you to create all four partitions. Mark the partition as
something other than DOS - 0x81 "Minix" is traditionally used because that
is the file system we are currently using.


>Thanks in advance...

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