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Setup Linux and Win95 on the same computer

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Hi! I am a Linux newbie and I have a question
I currently have Windows 95 installed on my computer and would like to add Linux to it.
I have one free partition available. What should I do so I can use both OSes?
What boot manger would be sufficient?
 
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by:sioux
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No problem. Install LILO as boot manager
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sylsan earned 70 total points
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Ok. If you have already made a partition for Linux you should start installing the OS.
Well, if you don't have a partition you should start making one. In my opinion Partition Magic. Using this program you will not loose the information on your computer. You probably know that using fdisk it's not such a good ideea.
Next step...
Make those 2 disks Linux told you about in one if his readme files. With those two disks you will be able to repair your sistem in case that falls...
Linux will install automaticaly LILO as it's boot manager.
A second option...
Use System Commander witch will run LILO too.
Nice helping you, Syl.
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by:KURGAN
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At first of all, you must have two booting disk. These are avaluable in all distributions in a /images directory. If you have win95, you can use the rawrite program to do this.

Use this disks to reboot your machine and follow its instructions step by step. Maybe you must to do a new partition for swap memory, it should be around the double of memory that you have.

The instalation program will ask you about the packages to install, you must select that you want ones.

when you finish, the program will instal LILO, and then you have to choose in what partition boots by defect.

Sorry, but my english is too bad, I hope that its works.

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