Re: [mu TECH] A new installer for DOS

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 20:12:33 CEST

On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 06:04:10PM +0200, Sabino Maggi nicely wrote:
> MS product expects a whole
> > disk and often starts reformatting. I'm not such able guy to
> > control this feature.
> >
> > Michele
> Problems do not usually appear in NT except that -- if I remember well --
> the boot loader or something like that needs to be installed in the first
> partition of the hd.

Perfectly right. I reinstalled NT in /dev/hda7, but no NT loader is
now up. I also noticed that: NT setup only recognize my first HD
(I have 3 hd). Even muLinux, the little and poor muLinux, has no
limitation about HD.

> IF (I am right) .AND. (you have a win95/98 in the first partition) THEN
> it should be safe to install NT on your system

I've win98 in /dev/hda1, the first partition, but NT-Setup do not installed
its loader.

> (ah, the good ol' & refreshin' FORTRAN)
> And, with the NT bootloader you can boot also win95/98/3.1 (not linux, of
> course).

Not Linux? False: there is a trick (using dd and other) for that.
NT loader can boot Linux.

> In any case, you should definitely consider using a tool like
> Norton Ghost or the like to save the image(s) of your hd, either on a free
> partition or, better, on a CD-R. This saves much time and effort.
> I use it since a couple of years and I periodically make images of my NT
> and Linux partitions.

Norton Ghost? It is some camouflage of "dd" command, because I can
put all my partitions in a set of CD-ROM, using only "dd", mkisofs and
cdrecord :-)


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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