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5. Frequently Asked Questions:

5.1 Where can I find more information on using Loadlin?

http://elserv.ffm.fgan.de/~lermen/manual.txt

or

ftp://ftp.eskimo.com/u/p/praxis/manual.txt
http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/BootPrompt-HOWTO-2.html#ss2.2

5.2 I am not sure what partition Linux is installed on. How do I find out?

5.3 Where do I find the kernel image file and how do I copy it to my MS-DOS partition?

5.4 Does it matter if I install Linux or Windows 95/98/ME first?

5.5 I currently have LILO installed, but I want to use Loadlin instead. How do I remove LILO?



        fdisk /mbr


5.6 What if I already dual boot between Windows 95 and Windows 3.x, and I want to boot to Linux using this method?

5.7 Is it possible to initiate Linux from the Windows 95/98/ME desktop?



        loadlin f:\vmlinuz root=/dev/hdc2 ro


Now save the file on your Windows desktop. Next, right click on the Linux.bat icon, then left click on Properties. Now click on the Program tab, then click on the Advanced button. Click on the box next to "MS-DOS mode" and make sure the box next to "Warn before entering MS-DOS mode is checked". Click OK, then click on OK again. Now when you double click on the Linux icon, a warning box will appear before going into MS-DOS mode. If you click on "Yes" then Windows enters MS-DOS mode and executes the Linux.bat file.

NOTE: You must be in MS-DOS mode in order to use Loadlin. Please see the manual.txt file mentioned in Section 4.1 of this FAQ for more information.

5.8 Where can I get a plain text version of this document?

5.9 Is Loadlin the only alternative to LILO?


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