UMSDOS & Windows 95
Posted on 1997-01-23
I bought a computer with a Win '95 preinstall on it. I want to keep Win95 but also install Linux. Because of the way the preinstall is I can't partition the disk because the pre-install wipes it when you put it back on. I tried FIPS, which can't read the partition table, saying it is corrupted (I think this is more to do with it being a Win95 table).
I therefore decided to leave the partition table well alone, and use UMSDOS FS so that no partitioning was necessary. I managed to get the boot and root disks working (Slakware Linux), but it won't let me run setup to do any real installation because it says no disks are flagged for Linux. I thought the point of UMSDOS was that wasn't necessary. How do I fool setup into running on the UMSDOS file system?