QRtP on a multiboot system

I’m currently running Windows 98, Linux Mandrake 7.0, FreeBSD 4.1, and
Linux RedHat 5.2 on my home machine. I’m using SystemCommander as my
boot loader.

I have no partitions available on the first IDE drive, and was looking
to install QRtP into the Windows 98 partition. In reading the comments
about this installation, I’m trying to understand if it will overwrite
my MBR…

Thanks,

jerry

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Jerry.Heyman@tivoli.com (Jerry Heyman) wrote in

I’m currently running Windows 98, Linux Mandrake 7.0, FreeBSD 4.1, and
Linux RedHat 5.2 on my home machine. I’m using SystemCommander as my
boot loader.

I have no partitions available on the first IDE drive, and was looking
to install QRtP into the Windows 98 partition. In reading the comments
about this installation, I’m trying to understand if it will overwrite
my MBR…

Ditto! I just subscribed to find out the same thing. I just have a dual
boot with Win98 and BeOS using Boot Magic, and I found it strange that it
doesn’t really mention this in any documentation I’ve found so far - which
is the only reason I haven’t tried it yet.

I downloaded the .iso file. The first thing you do from this is create
a boot disk to install RTP (at least in my case since my system won’t
boot from CDROM).
After booting from the floppy, you will be asked whether you want to
install the QNX boot loader, or rely on your own 3rd party product. If
you choose the QNX boot loader, it will overwrite the MBR. Simply say
you want to provide your own and it should leave the MBR as is.
Incidentally, I chose to install the boot loader, and don’t recommend
it. It’s cryptic and AFAIK not configurable. Linux’s LILO seems to be
much better.
I’m planning to reinstall and use Boot Magic.

Herring

102251.2176@compuserve.com (Francis Parsons) wrote:

Jerry.Heyman@tivoli.com > (Jerry Heyman) wrote in
I’m currently running Windows 98, Linux Mandrake 7.0, FreeBSD 4.1,
and
Linux RedHat 5.2 on my home machine. I’m using SystemCommander as my
boot loader.

I have no partitions available on the first IDE drive, and was
looking
to install QRtP into the Windows 98 partition. In reading the
comments
about this installation, I’m trying to understand if it will
overwrite
my MBR…

Ditto! I just subscribed to find out the same thing. I just have a
dual
boot with Win98 and BeOS using Boot Magic, and I found it strange that
it
doesn’t really mention this in any documentation I’ve found so far -
which
is the only reason I haven’t tried it yet.

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Yeh, dont do it! I run a Win98/Win2k/Beos dual boot system and I badly
messed up my system when I installed the QNX boot manager. When I agreed to
install the QNX boot manager and then continued the install, it could not
access my CD ROM for some reason, but by now it was too late, the MBR had
been written, when I rebooted I couldnt access any of my operating systems
at all.

I may well have messed up myself, but unless you really know what your doing
I would not bother installing it (the boot manager)

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I downloaded the .iso file. The first thing you do from this is create
a boot disk to install RTP (at least in my case since my system won’t
boot from CDROM).
After booting from the floppy, you will be asked whether you want to
install the QNX boot loader, or rely on your own 3rd party product. If
you choose the QNX boot loader, it will overwrite the MBR. Simply say
you want to provide your own and it should leave the MBR as is.
Incidentally, I chose to install the boot loader, and don’t recommend
it. It’s cryptic and AFAIK not configurable. Linux’s LILO seems to be
much better.
I’m planning to reinstall and use Boot Magic.

Herring

102251.2176@compuserve.com > (Francis Parsons) wrote:
Jerry.Heyman@tivoli.com > (Jerry Heyman) wrote in
I’m currently running Windows 98, Linux Mandrake 7.0, FreeBSD 4.1,
and
Linux RedHat 5.2 on my home machine. I’m using SystemCommander as my
boot loader.

I have no partitions available on the first IDE drive, and was
looking
to install QRtP into the Windows 98 partition. In reading the
comments
about this installation, I’m trying to understand if it will
overwrite
my MBR…

Ditto! I just subscribed to find out the same thing. I just have a
dual
boot with Win98 and BeOS using Boot Magic, and I found it strange that
it
doesn’t really mention this in any documentation I’ve found so far -
which
is the only reason I haven’t tried it yet.



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On Fri, 29 Sep 2000 23:27:57 +0100, “Gavin G” <gavinbin@exl.co.uk>
wrote:

Yeh, dont do it! <snip
I just downloaded the windows.exe rtp and installed it.

I’ve had no problems with it yet.BTW…I’ve rebooted several times
and am now posting thru windows.I’ve not configured tcp/ip in qnx yet.
I’ll post tomorrow thru a windowless system.

Sol