RELEASE: from_windows98_to_lfs_without_rebooting.txt

cedric cedric.de.wijs at softhome.net
Fri Apr 9 15:40:35 PDT 2004


Hope this helps anybody

Greets, cedric
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AUTHOR: Cedric de Wijs cedric.de.wijs<at>softhome<dot>net

DATE: 2004-04-09

LICENSE: GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.2

SYNOPSIS: How to get from windows 98 to LFS without a complete reboot

DESCRIPTION:
This hint describes how to prepare your dual-boot system to reboot from windows 98 to LFS faster

ATTACHMENTS:
Loadlin 1.6c: (86K)
http://suse.oregonstate.edu/projects/loadlin/loadlin-1.6/update-1.6c/loadlin.exe.gz



PREREQUISITES:
This hint expect you to have a dual boot system with both windows 98 and LFS

HINT:
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1 Introduction
2 Required Files
3 Preparation
4 Installation
5 Usage

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1 Introduction
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Linux can be loaded from windows 98. This hit explains how.

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2. REQUIRED FILES
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Loadlin 1.6c: (9.5k)
http://suse.oregonstate.edu/projects/loadlin/loadlin-1.6/update-1.6c/loadlin.exe.gz

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3. Preparation
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-Copy loadlin, your kernel and /etc/lilo.cfg or /boot/grub/menu.lst to the root of your windows C-drive
-Reboot to windows 98

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4 Instalation
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rename your kernel to something DOS understands i.e. bzimage
make a batfile "linux.bat" containing something like this:

loadlin bzmage root=/dev/hda4 ro

change the root= parameter to match your situation.
This, and the rest of your kernel options can be found in lilo.cfg or menu.lst

right-click on it and choose create shortcut
right-click on the shortcut and choose properties
choose program-advanced and check MS-DOS mode
drag the shortcut to your desktop

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5 Usage
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Double-click on the icon on your desktop to reboot to linux



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
None yet


CHANGELOG:
[2004-04-09]
  * Initial release


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