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i've got a spare partition (hdb9) which i'm hoping to install Windows 98 on. This is the setup i'm going to try out shortly (i'd previously tried it without the ...
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- 03-07-2006 #1
Grub & Windows 98
title Windows 98 map (hd0,0) (hd1,8) map (hd1,8) (hd0,0) rootnoverify (hd1,8) chainloader +1
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- 03-07-2006 #2
what you're doing is "fooling" uncle bills pride and joy that it lives on the first hard disk (/dev/hda whatever or (hd0,whatever)). You see, windows demands that it be on the first hard disk . I think it can cope with not being on the first partition, but it demands the first hard disk (can't remember if I've had it on a non-number 1 partition, but I think it copes with it).
Here's a copy of my grub.conf
default=0 timeout=15 splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1398_FC4) root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/1 hda=38792,16,63 selinux=1 initrd /initrd-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4.img title SUSE LINUX 10.0 root (hd0,4) kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 vga=0x31a selinux=0 resume=/dev/hda3 splash=silent showopts initrd /boot/initrd title Windoze 98 se map (hd0) (hd1) map (hd1) (hd0) rootnoverify (hd1,0) makeactive chainloader +1 title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1398_FC4) without selinux root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/1 hda=38792,16,63 selinux=0 initrd /initrd-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4.img
ps. no, you don't have to hide any other pertitions, but you may find that win98 will ask you if you want to format them (answer NO) if you try and access a non-microsoft partition.
Last edited by Nerderello; 03-07-2006 at 05:47 PM.
Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS
- 03-08-2006 #3
Mine also has the hide function to get it to work for XP (i guess it's the same for win 98 ):
title Windows XP map (hd0) (hd1) map (hd1) (hd0) unhide (hd1,0) hide (hd0,0) rootnoverify (hd1,0) chainloader +1 makeactive