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Re: grub and dos, windows, and linux?

From: adrian15
Subject: Re: grub and dos, windows, and linux?
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 19:26:54 +0200
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En/na Greg White ha escrit:
The system:
P3 800Mhz
SCSI hard drives
Adapatec 2930U2 scsi card
My plan:
100MB FAT32 DOS or even FreeDOS
rest of the disk space for XP
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


How did you install FreeDOS and Windows? Did you use hide and unhide commands?

What does happen if you delete Windows XP partition contents (not the partition itself? Does DOS still boots?

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