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Re: [TCLUG:4944] Re: Linux/Wimp95...

I have had numerous problems with Win98 but I think that my
ATI-ALL-IN-BLUNDER card is flaky. ATI even admits there are issues but have
yet to fix them, what ya gonna do?!?! Anyway if you are going to re-install
from scratch I would follow my FOOL (ha ha) proof method below.

If you want a really simple install (and your HD is larger than 8 GIG) do
the following :

1) Remove all existing partitions
2) Install Linux (whatever dist.)
3) Make sure you create a linux boot disk (you will need this later)
4) Install lilo (optional)
5) make sure everything works . . .

6) Create DOS (FAT/FAT32) Partition and FORMAT it (use whatever you like for
7) Install Winbloze 95/98
8) Reboot (Win95/98) will start by default
9) Reboot machine with Linux boot disk
10) re-Install LILO with new FAT/FAT32 partition included (follow man pages,

11) Reboot and Play StarCraft on Winbloze
12) Reboot and Spend many hours wanking on Linux (WINE Anyone???)

Hope this helps


-----Original Message-----
From: Lawrence L. Crisp <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, March 22, 1999 6:21 PM
Subject: [TCLUG:4944] Re: Linux/Wimp95...

>Well, after runnig RegClean, and having to reboot four times to get Wimp95
>to run Half-Life, I've come to the decision that I'm going to do a clean
>sweep and reinstall both Wimp and Redhat.  I had already planned on
>reinstalling Redhat.  When I installed it before, I did not set it up
>correctly.  Windoze just sucks, and I would avoid it altogether,  but I
>need my Half-Life, Total Annhilation, etc, etc.
>My question is this:  Should I fdisk/format my Linux drive to Dos,
>reinstall Windoze, and then fdisk/format for Redhat?  Or can I
>format/reinstall for Windows without losing the Linux drive in the MBR?  Am
>I way off base in suspecting this might be a problem?
>Also, can anyone tell me what version of Winlose will give me the *least*
>trouble?  All I really want it for will be games and a wery few programs I
>can't run in Linux.
>  -Larry
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