Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27410
Multi-boot win98 systems can no longer boot into win98
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:26 EDT
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I have a Dell Latitude CPx. My system is(was) configured to triple boot
between Win98, Win2k, and RedHat Linux 6.2. I installed RedHat 7.1 over
my 6.2 install. Install went cleanly, and appeared to work properly.
When I attempted to boot back into Win98, I cannot. Win98 starts to load
(splash screen appears), and then the system reboots. I re-install RedHat
v6.2, and my Win98 now boots properly. I continued to troubleshoot, re-
installing v7.1 to confirm that the problem re-appears. It does. I re-
install 6.2, problem goes away. I install RedHat v7.0 - problem re-
appears. Again, I re-install 6.2, problem vanishes. Notice a trend? As
a side note, if I boot Linux, then reboot into Win2k, I can then boot into
Win98 without a problem. If I boot into Linux, and then reboot into
Win98, failure. This problem seems to be an issue with both 7.0 and 7.1.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build a multi-boot workstation with Win98, Win2k, and Linux 6.2
2. Note that all OS's boot properly.
3. Upgrade to RedHat 7.0 or 7.1
4. Boot into Linux, then (attempt to) reboot into Win98.
Actual Results: Exactly as described in block above.
The first time you boot into Win98, it simply reboots after the splash
screen appears. If you attempt to load Win98 again, it comes to the mode
selection menu, from which you can choose to boot into safe mode. Safe
mode works. Rebooting into normal mode after a safe mode boot fails.
Sounds like a lilo problem - assigning there.
Worked for me back in those days -- do you still have this problem with newer
releases of Red Hat Linux?
Closing due to inactivity. If you have further information, please reopen this bug.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.