Joined: Dec. 2005
||Posted: Dec. 19 2006,15:55
|Quote (tp560e @ Dec. 11 2006,11:32)|
|I seen lots of praise for the frugal HD install, but I haven't seen anyone (else) mention booting straight from DOS by using loadlin.exe.|
The advantage here is that you don't have to change your master boot record in any way. I've set up my config.sys and autoexec.bat files to choose to boot into Windows95, DOS, of DSLinux. WHile I choose to use Linux 90 percent of the time, it's nice to still have the other options - and to retain those options without the risks involved in setting up Grub or Lilo.
Does anyone know of and disadvantages of using loadlin? To me, it seems the simplest way of booting linux on a multi-boot machine.
Windows95, eh? Neat.
I'd like to play around with Loadlin, but you can't really do it with XP for lack of DOS.
I guess I could go the route of downloading FreeDOS and then configuring Loadlin, and while I'd probably hacking around and trying to get it to work, I don't have the attention span right now.
Maybe after Christmas.
Heavens to Murgatroid!