I've got a SUSE LINUX Pro 9.3, IBM PC DOS 6.x(drive C:), MS-Win98E(drive
C:), IBM Warp 3(drive F:) on /dev/hda and booted using GRUB as a boot
manager.  GRUB has a number of features for booting most any OS which may
help your situation.   I hide and unhide various partitions as necessary to
get the drive layout configuration.  Notice that partition table entries are
not sequential.  IBM PC DOS 6.x boots as expected as drive C: while
/dev/hda2 is hidden; the reverse is used when booting Win98 SE from
/dev/hda2 instead of DOS.  GRUB has many features one may allow your
configuration  to work.

Here's the fdisk of it.....

Disk /dev/hda: 8401 MB, 8401010688 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1021 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1             199         783     4699012+   5  Extended
/dev/hda2              25         198     1397655   16  Hidden FAT16
/dev/hda3               2          24      184747+   6  FAT16
/dev/hda4   *           1           1        8001    a  OS/2 Boot Manager
/dev/hda5   *         199         202       32098+   4  FAT16 <32M
/dev/hda6   *         203         215      104391    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda7   *         216         267      417658+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda8   *         268         516     2000061    6  FAT16
/dev/hda9   *         517         782     2136613+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda10  *         783         783        8001    1  FAT12



On 8/30/07, Alain M. <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>
>
> Ray Davison escreveu:
> > The labels include the drive letters, if they boot to their physical
> > position.  And that is the challenge.  Booting FreeDOS 1.0, the W2K-D
> > primary picks up the letter after any extended partitions.  With DRDOS
> > 7.01 Fat32, they hold their physical position.
>
> Extra (more than one) primary partition get a letter after all extended
> partitions. *That*is*the*rule*. If you boot Win98 or MS-DOS or FreeDOS
> from the second (physical order) primary partition, the other primary
> will also get the last letter.
>
> FWIK, if there is an extended partition between 2 primaries, it makes no
> differece. But I am only 90% sure of that.
>
> Some DR-DOS version have an extra bug, it has to boot from the first
> primary partition, that one will allways be called C:
>
> Alain
>
>
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