[conspire] Re: 3.1_r0a i386 iso-cd files available on 2 DVD's

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sat Jun 18 09:22:18 PDT 2005

Oops! I had not considered that you might have installed grub into the MBR
rather than the superblock. If you had installed into the superblock and
moved the active flag to that partition, my instructions would at least
leave the computer in a bootable state. Additionally, Knoppix installation
by default installs lilo rather than grub, which would also have prevented
this problem. Looks like now José will need to make a boot floppy just to
make the computer boot from the hard disk again.

On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 10:03:19 -0700, Peter Knaggs wrote:

> I think Daniel's instructions will work correctly, to make one big
> partition -- as things had been originally when win98 was installed,
> although I'm a bit worried that the "grub" installation's menu.lst
> file will be lost in the process, and thus render the existing 
> windows 2000 installation on the first partition un-bootable. 
> That's fine if Jose only wants to boot Win98 on the machine,
> but I thing that may not be the case as he was fairly keen on seeing
> that windows 2000 did boot up OK after the Knoppix install was done.
> Cheers,
> Peter.

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