Windows (yes, I know it's a Linux list).

Matthias Benkmann mbenkmann at
Wed Jan 3 04:57:53 PST 2001

> I've got my wonderful Linux box, runs great, love it to bits. Unfortunately, the
> real world dictates that I now have to install Windows 98 on it in a dual-boot
> manner (my poor machine).
> Here's the catch: WINDOWS 98 WON'T INSTALL AGAIN! I can't figure it out. I've
> got a fat-32 filesystem on a primary partition on the primary disk, and the
> install hangs up every time...Any ideas why?

Hangs in what manner?
And what exactly has changed since your last installation (you say "won't 
install AGAIN"). Adding a Linux partition should not affect the 
installation of Windows 98. I installed Windows 98 on a system that 
already had 2 Linux partitions without any problems.
Have you added/removed/replaced hardware?

Did you create and format the Windows 98 partition from a 
Windows 98/MSDOS 7 boot disk or from Linux?
I had trouble with an FAT partition created under Linux. I removed it 
completely and used the fdisk and format from a Windows 98 boot disk 
(rescue disk) and everything worked fine. 

I now use GRUB to boot between MSDOS 7 (the DOS from Win98 modified to 
work independently), Windows 98 (both installed on the same FAT 32 
partition) and LFS. 


In allen Kulturen haben Muetter ihre Babys mit Vorgekautem
von Mund zu Mund gefuettert.
Bis vor kurzem sogar noch in Schleswig-Holstein.

Irenaeus Eibl-Eibesfeldt im SZ Magazin, No.28

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