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Is there any way of stopping Win95 from detecting a completely Linux formatted hard disk. When Win95 boots up and down it is trying to detect the hard disk, and does so after a while, using some defualt recognition device. I'd like to stop this as it slows up the booting and closing down processes.

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Save your hardware configuration first (Ctrl panel, system)
Make a copy of your hardware configuration.

If the Win95 disk is IDE and the Linux formatted hard disk is a SCSI, you can remove the hard disk controller from the new hardware config.

If the Linux hard disk is  a IDE, you'll have more troubles.  You'll have to go into the BIOS to prevent it from being seen.  It'll work, but it's not convenient.

I've got Linux on a separate partition and it doesn't seem to slow down the Windows stuff at all.

Also, I would suggest hitting F8 after the Starting Windows95 shows up and stepping through everything with confirmation.  The bootlog helps sometimes, too.

Hasta,

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Thanks for the help. It wasn't exactly what you suggested, but it got me looking in the right direction, and then I got it sorted.

I think I had previously set the CDROM to E:, thus it wasn't recognising the D:, but it thought there was one there, because I'd set the CDROM, rather than letting Win95 tab it onto the end.

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