Re: dual boot debian & Windoze, need advice
From: Nano Nano (40208.nospam_at_comcast.net)
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 12:32:10 -0800 To: email@example.com
On Mon, Feb 09, 2004 at 01:06:38PM -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
> So what do I put in the Windoze stanza of lilo.conf to make boot program
> load Windoze? And is there a reasonable hope that Windoze can be made to
> think that the slave drive is C:? Or will it do this automatically?
In my experience, when Windows is on anything other than the first
partition of the primary master HD, the results are unpredictable and
event-sequence dependent. 98 will walk the bios chain and the first
dos-readable partition becomes C:. NT/W2K/XP have completely different
algorithms for assigning driver letters during setup and post setup.
The number of permutations for failure modes for NT is stochastic.
In other words: don't f*cking bother.
> Or, am I crazy to be contemplating this?
> Paul E Condon
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