Re: Weird problem booting
- From: "Draco" <dravenloft@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 8 Jan 2006 11:12:02 -0800
>Okay, the first thing, and you're not going to like this suggestion, but
>Windows doesn't "like" not being on the C: drive, especially '98 and
>versions before. It causes all kinds of problems. (For Windows. Not
>Linux.) Mapping the drives helps, but it's a "fix," not a solution. So,
>switch the drives and make the necessary changes to grub.conf, etc., so
>everything is properly configured. Or -- I know it's a pain -- just
>reinstall everything. Windows, first, then Linux. Should eliminate your
In all honestly, I'm too lazy to take the drives out AND reconfigure
GRUB. It's easier to hit del, and change my BIOS settings when it
comes to that. I don't boot to winderz except to run 2 program, and if
I get mental enough to install a few other games of mine.
>Second, don't use W98, if you don't have to. It's a nightmare to
>install, configure and maintain. (I call it Windows 3.1 Minus. ;-) )
>Upgrade to, at least, Windows 2000 Pro, a dream to work with compared to
>'98. (W2k, used and legal, are available on eBay for $50 to $70, last
>time I checked.) In fact, I'd suggest not upgrading any farther than W2k.
>However, still put it on the C: drive. Yes, it will work on another drive
>or partition, but why tempt fate. This is Windows after all: It
>doesn't expect to share space with another OS. One system, Windows Only.
>That's the Microsoft mantra.
1) I'm using win98 because the sims runs better on it than 2k and I
can't get XP w/o spending money and I don't wish to do that. I got 2k
free from school because they told my Univeristy they could make copies
of the install disc and give it away... I don't remember where I got
2) Win2k and I DON'T get along, it makes me swear in languages I don't
know w/in the first 30 seconds after installation.
3) I have to use win2k at work... seeing that win2k pro splash screen
would make me hear Verizon Wireless customers. Advice, unless you're
somewhere that Verizon has the better coverage... uhmm... go with
anyone else... trust me.. I work for them.
But thanks for the answers. If I get too annoyed I'll swap the drives
around. I just don't wanna.
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