Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22744
Dos won't boot after install 7.0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:19 EDT
After installing Windows 98, checking system, everything is fine. After
installing 7.0, everything with 7.0 works, boots fine. But, when trying
to boot Windows, nothing happens and freezes with disk spinning. Unable
to boot Windows with floppy or CD. Deleted the Linux partitions via expert
mode using fdisk. Windows comes up just fine.
LILO - writes to disk and can get graphical interface for changing OS,
linux or dos.
I did fdisk /mbr to get back to a clean mbr, then re-installed 7.0 again.
E6557 - Fujitsu
1 internal drive - 15GB
Windows on c: w/7.5G partition
Linux - everything else
What does the partition table look like (in effect, is the DOS
partition /dev/hda1 or somewhere else, and are all the linux partitions
primary, or logocals in an extended, etc)?
I have 1 15G disk, the first partition is win98, which I created
at 7.5G (to stay under 1024). fdisk (linux) shows the /dev/hda1 to
be a msdos partition. After that I created /boot swap and / with the
rest of the disk. When it didn't boot win98, I reloaded and then created
/boot swap /usr /home /, but was still unable to boot win98. LILO created the
I was unable to boot win98 off CD, so I'm not sure if Linux is in an extended
I have a similar situation. I have my win98 partition on /dev/hdb1 (primary,
pre-1024th cyl) & my all linux paritions /dev/hda.
I can't seem to boot windows no matter where i put it(ie. i copied it to an
extended /dev/hda partition & configured it & tried to boot & it it hangs at
the Loading dos screen.
/dev/hda :: 45gig IBM UATA/100 7200
/dev/hdb :: 8.4gig IBM UATA/33 5400
mobo: post 1998 (gateway/intel 440BX/ 400Mhz)
is there some special way to boot windows other than
is there a limit on the size of the windows partition it can boot?
compact & linear
compact & lba32
ALL WITH THE SAME RESULTS(hanging at LILO)
Does this work better in more recent releases?
Closing due to inactivity. If you have further information, please reopen this bug.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.