he following header lines retained to effect attribution:
A) I am not a Windows support person.
B) I make limited use of Windows because some of the software I want to
use is only available on Windows.
C) I have built at least six multi-boot machines with some combination
of MSDOS, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, RedHat 6, RedHat 7, RedHat 9
or RedHat LTS on each. The most complex is a hexa-boot: Linux 7 and
LTS, MSDOS, Windows NT4 SP6a and 2 copies of Windows 2000 SP4 (because
I have some software products that can not ``stand'' each other).
D) I do not know whether an SGI 320 can boot from a CDROM directly; but,
I have the impression that it can from discussions in these groups.
E) I do not know whether an SGI 320 can boot from a floppy directly.
F) You may like to determine whether a SGI 320 can boot Tom's from
a floppy: http://www.toms.net/rb/ and run mkdosfs.
You may like to determine whether a SGI 320 can boot any version
of Partition Magic (a commerical product) from either CDROM or
floppy and use it to make a FAT partition. The standalone versions
run under an included copy of DRDOS.
You may like to determine whether a SGI 320 can boot a Knoppix
CDROM: http://www.knoppix.org/ and use the tools therein (perhaps,
mkdosfs, fdformat or mformat) to make the FAT partition.
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