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RE: grub and dos, windows, and linux?

From: Greg White
Subject: RE: grub and dos, windows, and linux?
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:35:34 -0500

>> The system:
>> P3 800Mhz
>> 1GB RAM
>> SCSI hard drives
>> Adapatec 2930U2 scsi card
>> My plan:
>> sda1:
>> 100MB FAT32 DOS or even FreeDOS
>> sda2:
>> rest of the disk space for XP
>> sdb1:
>> Linux - whole disk

I had a few free hours yesterday so I took an old XP VPC I had that had free 
disk space at the end of the drive and experimented.  I booted the VPC from a 
DOS floppy, used fdisk to create a primary partition from some of the free disk 
space.  I then formatted it, sys'd it, and installed grub.  It worked great.  
With those results I went and did it in real life and it works great.  Windows 
and Linux can read/write to the dos partition.  Thanks to everyone for your 

sda1: Windows XP ntfs
sda2: DOS - fat32
sdb1: Linux - ext3

My grub.conf (installed on sda2):

color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
# End GRUB global section
title DOS
  rootnoverify (hd0,1)
  chainloader +1
title Win XP
  rootnoverify (hd0,0)
  chainloader +1


You live life beyond your PC. So now Windows goes beyond your PC.

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