Re: Problems with Dell I5K, Mandrake 7.1, and Windows 98SE
- I have successfully ran my Win98SE and Mandrake 7.1 dual boot for
over a month now without any problems what so ever between the two.
I used dos FDISK to create a 3 GB partition for windows. Installed
windows and all was OK. Then I did setup for Mandrake, using its disk
manager program. I created a 3 GB partiton for Linux OS and another 5
GB partiton which I formatted as FAT32. I did not touch the already
created FAT 32 partiton which contained WIN98. I installed the boot
manager (GRUB) to the MBR. Both the Linux and the WIN98SE boot up
without problem. However, I have noticed that Windows cannot access
the FAT32 partition that Linux created.
Hope that helps.
PS: Any help with getting windows to access that partition (without
reloading windows) would be greatly appreciated!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, raskin@h... wrote:
> I was able to install Mandrake 7.1 along side Windows 98 SE (8 GB
> Windows, 3.5 GB for Linux). However, after about seven days, trying
> to reboot my system resulted in my being kicked out to the "grub>"
> prompt. Trying to boot up from the rescue diskette or installation
> failed completely.
> Someone at Dell got me to boot up on the Windows diskette and run
> FDISK /MBR; this enabled me to boot into Windows, but Linux was
> toast. I re-installed Linux, but nine days later the same thing
> Since both times this occurred the first time I tried to reboot
> Task Manager had automagically run ScanDisk and DiskDefrag, I
> that these programs may be causing the problem. I will, of course,
> disabling Task Manager to see if it makes a difference, but I was
> wondering if anyone else has ever experienced anything like this.
> - Alan