| 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?
|Pepe's Theory of everything: "Under the right circumstances, things
I have had some luck with the following (``your milage may vary''):
Using Tom's Boot Disk (see http://www.toms.net subject rtbt):
1. Using fdisk note the starting and ending block numbers for
the Linux partitions (you may have to use the u subcommand).
2. Using fdisk remove the Linux partition _definitions_.
Install Windows 98 (my experience has been with MSDOS and Windows/NT).
Using Tom's Boot Disk, using fdisk, restore the Linux partition definitions
using the block number definitions.
Using Tom's Boot Disk, using lilo with the -r parameter, rerun lilo to
rebuild your MBR (master boot record).
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