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Re: [SLE] netscape plugins
- From: juergen.braukmann@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Juergen Braukmann)
- Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 18:07:02 +0200
- Message-id: <37CAAC26.7B7D9CF6@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Also check the FAQ at http://www.suse.com/Support/Doku/FAQ/
> The shockwave movies are not the problem. I can load and play them
> without okay after installing the appropriate plugin. It is the
> Macromedia x-director applications that won't run. I guess I will have
> to grudgingly make some space for Windows on my HD. Perhaps running
> vmware would keep me from having to dual boot?
you'd need the space anyway. And vmware (with 6.2) is limited in runtime. I'd
look for a partition that is below the 1023 cylinder limit. Not sure wether you
can use "fips" for repartitioning, the commercial "partition magic" will work.
> Since I have a clean Linux system, i.e., no Windows partition, I am
> wondering as to how to install Windows. Perhaps someone can point me to
I hope I can keep my system clean...
> the docs necessary to step through this. I'd like to avoid having to
> buy a full blown version of Windows. I would much rather like to
> install 3.1 from my ancient backup floppies, then upgrade to '95 using
> an old upgrade CD. Is this possible without wrecking my Linux partition?
> Linux currently boots from the MBR. Will that have to be overwritten?
> Anybody done this before?
Not realy. get a partition below 1023 cyl, make it the "activated primary"
partition with M$ fdisk and format it. /can probably be done with linux fdisk as
well). With the old and unwanted Win 95 upgrade start the win 95 install without
prior 3.11, when it asks for 3.11, insert the disks and change the directory to
A:. Feed it a few disks it asks for and continue your install.
Be aware that win doesn't like any OS besides it and overwrites the MBR, simply
boot the rescue system and rerun lilo after adding the windows bit.
(had the opposide effect last week: for demo purposes I installed a minimal
linux on one machine and our NT sysop had real trouble getting rid of lilo until
he tried fdisk /mbr. Loved it)
Other choise, get an other harddrive, make it primary (remove the proper one),
install Win onto it, make it slave, and tell lilo to boot dos/win from hdb1.
The tricky bit is repartitionating and formatting the *right* partition with
dos, the rest should be easy.
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