You're right about the partitions - it's been a while and I forgot.

You're also right about the Vista disks - none came with the computer.

And, it did blow away Vista so I'm committed now.

But at least the FreeDos Install was successful!

 

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Dalzell
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 12:11 PM
To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Can't install FreeDos on extended partition?

On Mon, 6 Aug 2007, Alex Horvath wrote:

AH >Hi,
AH >
AH >I have a new Windows Vista laptop. I would like to install FreeDos
on a AH >second partition and dual boot. 
AH >
AH >I created a small extended partition and formatted it as FAT using
AH >Partition Magic.
AH >I then boot to the FreeDos CD and start the install process.
AH >However, the FreeDos installer does not give me any choice to which
AH >partition it will install to and I think it wants to reformat the AH
>existing primary partition.
AH >
AH >What am I doing wrong?

I do not mean to sound as if I am talking down or anything but:

Normally you can have as many as 4 primary partitions on a harddrive. 
You only have to make logical partitions within an extended partition if
you need more than 4 primary partitions.

Here is a page with basic information on partitions.

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/structPartitions-c.html

Before you blow away your vista install make sure you actually have a
set of vista disks that came with your machine. These days some new
machines do not actually have a full set of operating disks.

Another partition editor which is free is Ranish Partiion editor 

www.ranish.com


AH >
AH >If I have to I can blow away windows but we'd like to be sure we can
AH >make FreeDos + our app work first on a second partition.
AH >
AH >Thanks
AH >
AH >
AH >

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