Upgrading to Win98 from 3.1 without killing Linux

Gerald Guglielmo (gug@fnal.gov)
Mon, 06 Dec 1999 10:25:24 -0600

I will need to upgrade my MS side of a dual boot machine from 3.1 to
98 soon so my daughter can use her new Barbie software. I suspect there
is little hope that lilo won't be nuked in the process, but is there any
way to keep from losing all of my linux partitions? I will soon after
upgrade my linux side too, but I have one partition that has a lot of
downloaded products which I would like to avoid having to re-install. I
have been warned that the install might want to reformat the disk
because win98 is not DOS based, but if so is there some way to restrict
that to just the one partition. Unfortunately I only have on disk or
this might be as simple as unplugging the Linux disk until the upgrade
was over. Is there any hope?

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