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SubjectRe: novice pest:win95 over linux?
> >You can install Win95, which will politely write your boot sector,
> >which then makes it necessary to boot from a Linux floppy and
> >rerun LILO to fix it. Win95 will leave your other partitions alone,
> >however so this should not be a problem.
> >
> It is not always true that Win95 leaves the disk untouched. In at
> least one circumstance it can mess up the whole format info. I think
> the fix is to ensure that your dos partition has it's first blocks
> zeroed (seen the Linux+Win95 HOWTOs (both)) but even this didn't seem
> to work for me.

Well I was only speaking from experience and my experience is: the 5 or so
times I've installed Win95 on the same hard drive with Linux, this
was the method I used and it always worked. Mileage may vary, I guess.
Take your chances and see.


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