<CT> Re: CT Nostalgia - Fifth Anniversary?

  • From: Erwin Dokter <e.dokter@xxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2003 00:46:34 +0200

Stephan Grossklass wrote:
> BTW does anyone have a clue why a Win95 or DOS bootsector in general
> would fail to find io.sys on a primary FAT16 partition of a few hundred
> megs when NT 3.51 and 4.0 are installed (on another partition), with
> the Win95 boot sector being loaded via NT's dual boot feature? 'cause
> that's what happens on my 486 (5x86-133) machine.

Please dump your boot.ini file here, it is most likely the cause here.
The entry for Win 95 should read:

C:\BOOTSECT.W40="Windows 95" /win95

I have a tripple boot system with DOS 6.22, Win 95 and NT 3.51. My boot
ini looks like this:

[boot loader]

[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation
Version 3.51"
C:\BOOTSECT.DOS="MS-DOS Version 6.22" /win95dos
C:\BOOTSECT.W40="Windows 95" /win95

Note the /win95 switch, which is very important. It helps the NT loader
manage the boot files for each OS. Also defenitely disable multiboot in
win 95's msdod.sys, let the NT loader alone manage the boot files.

-- Erwin Dokter
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