new linux user

Georgina gena at
Sun Dec 9 08:17:00 EST 2001


I think that the sender wanted to know if they could boot MS ME and Linux,
which the answer is yes.  You don't need a DOS prompt to load Linux.  The
most widely used utility is called lilo.

Let's take one step at a time.


-----Original Message-----
From: speakup-admin at
[mailto:speakup-admin at]On Behalf Of Shaun Oliver
Sent: 09 December 2001 10:04
To: speakup at
Subject: Re: new linux user

for starters, what distro of linux are you planing on running?
and why would you want to boot to dos?
is there not some speakup bootdisks for your sdistro?
just t thought is all.
On Sat, 8
Dec 2001, Angelo Sonnesso wrote:

> I would like to run a duel boot system on my home machine I have a 10 gb
> hard drive, and a 2.5 gb scsi drive.  I am running Windows me on the ide
> drive and would like to run Linux on the scsi drive. Since windows me
> doesn't have a way to boot to dos can I still setup a duel boot system.
> Un fortunately I have to keep the windows operating system to remain
> compatible with my co-workers.
> Any suggestions?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Geoff Shang" <gshang at>
> To: <speakup at>
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 5:27 PM
> Subject: RE: new linux user
> > Hi:
> >
> > Having just done it, putting linux on a second drive and making a dule
> boot
> > system is really easy.  So if you do decide to go the second HD route
> > save yourself the fiddle, it's very easy to make the dule boot thing
> >
> > Geoff.
> >
> >
> >
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