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Re: Create a partition for Windows 98? (FC3)



On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 22:10 -0400, James Walker wrote:
> Would this work?
> 
> Boot using a FC3 (or FC4?) rescue CD. Make sure /dev/hda is unmounted,
> then resize my filesystem to 32 gigabytes:
> 	#resize2fs /dev/VolGroup00/LogicalVol00 32G
> 
> Reduce the size of the logical volume by 5 gigabytes to 32 gigabytes:
> 	#lvreduce -L-5G /dev/VolGroup00/LogicalVol00
> 
> Create a new 5000 MB linear logical volume named Win98 in VolGroup00:
> 	#lvcreate -L5000 -nWin98 VolGroup00 
> 
> Check for errors and format the newly created volume: 
> 	#mkdosfs -c /dev/VolGroup00/Win98
> 
> Edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf file to include a section to boot the
> Windows partition or the installation CD. The mapping supposedly
> prevents Windows from killing Linux:
> 	title Windows 98
> 	map (hd0,0) (hd0,2)
> 	map (hd0,2) (hd0,0)
> 	rootnoverify (hd0,2)
> 
> 	title Windows 98 CD
> 	map (hd0,0) (hd0,2)
> 	map (hd0,2) (hd0,0)
> 	chainloader (hdc)+1 
> 
> Reboot the computer, select the Windows 98 CD option from the GRUB
> bootloader, insert the CD and install Windows 98. Reboot again and
> select Windows 98 from GRUB.
> 
> That's the theory. It would probably work easily if my FAT32 partition
> was on hda3, but getting it out of the free space in the Volume Group
> would be twice as difficult (from my limited understanding). I am also
> not sure if GRUB will boot something in a Volume Group. Furthermore, I
> am not sure if Windows will like the fact that it's in a Volume Group.

Windows 98 doesn't have the faintest idea what a volume group is, let
alone how to use one. The best suggestion, as mentioned earlier, is to
reinstall the PC, Win98 first and then Linux.

Paul.
-- 
Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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