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Linload, What's That?

5. Linload, What's That?

Linload is a DOS executable which loads a kernel image from a DOS HD (or floppy) and then boots the rest of the Linux Operating System from an appropriate root partition. If you're a really good hacker, you can do a floppyless Linux install this way; however, this document will explain more traditional uses. When booting into Windows 95™ hit the F8 key when:

Starting Windows 95...

is displayed and select
Safe mode, command prompt only
Go to your directory where you put your kernel and run

C:\LINUX> linload.exe zimage root=/dev/hda2 ro

from there. If you are good with MS-DOS setups, you can code multiple AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files, so that you have a menu setup and can choose which OS to boot.