Dual boot Linux/Win98SE
Posted on 1999-07-05
I recently upgraded my PC. Linux and Win98 worked 100%. Then I decided to install Win98SE and redo the PC (format fdisk etc). I boot up with Red Hat 6 cd and start install, use Diskdruid to set up partitions and continue, but when it comes to the point were it wants to install the boot loader, setup reports some error in writing the bootloader and lets me retry( nothing happens) I am thus forced to quit the installation.
When the PC reboots, it prompts LILO though, even though it said it couldn't load bootloader. If I choose to boot to DOS though, it sais L?L and hangs.
I've setup Linux about 20 times now on other systems in exactly the same way I did on the new system, and Win98 and Linux works 100% on all of them except on this machine. I've givven up now and only installed Win98 now(works 100%), but I am still curious as to what might have caused this.
The hard drive is brand new and reports no errors under scandisk(thorough).