Re: booting Linux from a dos box in win3.1

Eamon Hughes. (
Tue, 03 Sep 96 12:28:47 +0100

> On Mon, 2 Sep 1996, 0xdeadbeef wrote:
> >
> > Another thing that would work (though this is really off-topic) would be
> > a program runnable from a DOS box that would kick the computer back to
> > DOS, in a stable enough state to use LOADLIN.
> I have been told the following:
> Under Windows'95 you can have a batch file containing a Loadlin
> commandline. If you link this to a clickable icon and set the
> properties to using native DOS, then clicking the icon will exit
> Windows'95 and boot Linux.
> Hans
> <>

I run linux from windozs 95 by using the configurable config.sys and

These kick in when winDOS is in the DOS (Surely some mistake) mode and
works will for me (1.2.X to 2.0.16).

It's faster as you don't have to wait for windozs to start.