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Linux and Win95

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I have been using Linux for many years, and have recently
decided to setup a new machine with Win95 and Linux shared
on the HDs. I have setup my previous systems to allow Dos
and Linux to be bootable via LILO and am wondering if the
same process is used for Win95, or are there any additional
steps? I would prefer Linux to be the default boot OS and
Win95 available only by explicit selection... I will be using the latest slackware release available from sunsite...

-Andy

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It's pretty easy to do Linux and Win95; the only glitch is that the Win95 installation will nuke the boot record (and LILO).  If you're installing on a new machine (or don't mind re-installing both OSs), just install Win95 first.  Then, when you install LILO, add the Win95 partition as a foreign OS.

If you also want NT, it's similar, but the M$ products have an extra level of boot menus -- you'd see the LILO menu "Linux" or "Micro$loth", and if you pick MS, you'd go to another menu that would let you pick 95, NT, or NT-Text mode.

I'd suggest you put 95 and/or NT in primary partitions at the start of the disk (/dev/hda1 or /dev/hda2).  You can use extended partitions for Linux (even the root partition can be extended).

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