On 11/09/2013 09:34 AM, Rugxulo wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 4:06 AM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote:
>>>>> - InitDiskWARNING: using suspect partition Pri:1 FS 0b: with calculated
>>>>> values
>>>>>      81-194-63 instead of   75-254-63
>> BIOS and partitioning disagree about CHS geometry and
>> your partition type 0b is FAT32 CHS. You could switch
>> to FAT32 LBA where geometry is irrelevant. Note that
>> Windows does not show this warning, it just tries.
> How exactly shall he do this? I vaguely remember having to do similar
> once before, but I can't remember how I did it. I had thought BTTR's
> BOOTMGR, but a quick look doesn't show any (obvious) way to change
> partition type. Maybe I just used GParted, dunno. Or maybe "sys config
> c:\kernel.sys FORCELBA=1" would work here??
>
>>>> Since you say Win98, I'm assuming this is FAT32, which means you "may"
>>>> have a backup boot sector somewhere.
>> Win98 FAT32 typically does, but the message suggests that
>> you installed DOS on the partition. You can of course use
>> a Win98 DOS 7.x boot disk and just "SYS C:" again if the
>> rest of Windows is still there...
> Assuming he still has the disks. Otherwise TestDisk might be a good option.
>
>> You can install FreeDOS and Windows 98 on the same partition:
> Yes, but that's complex, and that doesn't sound like what we wants to do.
>
>>> So if this was not the right way, how am I supposed to install freedos
>>> on a multipartitioned drive?  Can I write over the fd with lilo.  My
>>> concern is that I have a lot of important data on this DOS computer.
>> If the computer has important data, doing a backup now seems
>> quite important:
> Yes, backup backup backup.
>
>> This thread mentions that the computer has
>> 16 MB RAM and the last time I ran SuSE (6.x, maybe 5.x) on
>> such hardware was 10 years ago. The harddisk must be very
>> old unless you replaced it recently... Note that that SuSE
>> version ran Linux 2.2 which did not even support USB yet.
> Presumably it works well enough for him. Though the way things are
> these days, you can't run hardly anything without tons of RAM. I think
> minimum is often i686 PAE and 128 MB RAM, and most don't even bother
> supporting that. Swapping like mad is not a lot of fun.
>
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Wow!
As usual when I present problems on these mailing lists, the solutions 
are complex.  Nothings easy!  I also have a tendency to not explain 
completely.  Usually I'm pretty precise.  I am not running any MS 
Windows on this computer.  I am running the "DOS 7.10" from Win98 on 
this computer so I can make use of Fat32, getting more efficiency on a 
UK MB HD.  I primarily use this computer to connect to a DOS network 
("Little Big Lan") in my office.  This computer also has Suse on it.  UK 
which version, but I have been using Ubuntu (on another computer in my 
office not connected to this lan) since shortly after it was announced. 
Unfortunately there is email on the suse partitions and I would like 
(need to?) keep/recover.   I have a usb driver for DOS that I use to 
backup.  Usually only selected directories, but this time I'll back up 
the entire 630 MB.  According to a text file from Ranish Partition 
Manager, this is a 10GB HD with 3 fat32 partitions, a linux swap, and a 
linux ext2fs partition.  I have some pretty detailed in re: partitions, 
sectors, cylinders, etc. from rRPM reports I saved to disk that might be 
helpful.  I cannot run RPM yet because it requires a DPMI? program.  I 
have found some system files (created by me) that date about 2004, but 
there is no reference to Linux.  I can now run RPM if that helps.

John


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