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Booting three different operating systems: RedHat Linux 5.2, SCO Openserver 5.0.5 and Windows NT 4.0

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From: Jonathan Maddox <maddoxj(at)> [ date: 2000-03-06 ]
Nice title -- but very little information.

You say that all three operating systems are booting from the same disk. But there is no information on the way that disk is partitioned. I have had endless trouble with SCO's partitioning schema. SCO doesn't seem to talk partition tables with other OSes; it "divvies" up the disk in quite a haphazard way (it seems to me) with its own private partition data. I have always just let it have the "whole disk" and used another disk for any other OS on the same machine.

How did you get SCO to mark out its disk usage on the standard partition table?

From: hiren <hiren_pat(at)> [ date: 2001-04-02 ]
I have HD loded with SCO , I remove this hd from machin and join it to the Linux Machin RH7
I now want to mount the sco partition of Linux system .. sco hd I attech is as slave to primery.

what r the commnad I should give in linux to mount SCO which is connected as hdb.

my mail is
From: TM <t_mahmood(at)> [ date: 2001-12-23 ]
It is quite helpfull for having three OS's on one machine. Did you used three different HD's for each OS or all OS's use the same HD. I am facing a problem in installing SCO openserver 5,05 during installation I get an error msg like"system error 2: while opening file \cdromfs\opt\archives\vol.000.000" Can you please recommend me anything.

From: tushar <tushar_chindarkar(at)> [ date: 2002-01-23 ]
hello sir,

i would like to know the number of partitions u made while installations of these three os'.

pl. mail me for the above topic.

thank you

tushar chindarkar
From: Scott Dong <yoohoo(at)> [ date: 2002-02-01 ]
You may use a cdrom disc which is a incorrect copy(clone) of the origin one.SCO UNIX & Linux use ISO9660 with rock-ridge extension for it's installation CD,if you use a Microsoft Windows based CDWriter program to make your own copy,and simply drag all files from origin disc to target disc,Windows convert the file name "VOL.000.000" into "VOL_000.000",then it will not work when installation.

Under Linux, you can make a ISO image file use MKISOFS with para "-r" or "-R" to support Rock-Ridge Extension,then burn it to CD-R with a CDWriter program.So it will be no problem to install SCO Openserver with this CD.

From: sarvesh sharma <sarvesh_sharma(at)> [ date: 2002-10-31 ]
I am having tripple boot with sco linux5.2 and windos nt on same hard disk.
but after upgrading linux version to 7.1 in lilo boot sco does not work.
i had started with loading sco first then nt and after that i loaded linux during linux installation i gave boot loader on mbr. but up to version 5.2 it works fine pl tell me why?
From: prakash rao <tprakash_rao(at)> [ date: 2003-03-11 ]
i want to know about the installation & partition methods
for Sco open server 5.0.5 . is it possible to have
Windows 98+Windows NT & sco open server on a single hard drive.

i am very confused during the installation procedure of Sco open server 5.0.5

From: Alfred J. Blum <alblum(at)> [ date: 2003-05-14 ]
I have looked for a long time for some information abbout triple boot between Windows 2000, SCO 5.0.5 and Linux. I even tried to get some help from Red Hat and SCO but neither of them could help me at all.
I will try what you did and will let you know how it worked.
From: mads klynder <mads(at)> [ date: 2003-09-23 ]
hello. i wood like now how to install just to operating systems
in my case it is win 98se and redhat linux 9.
i hope that you come up with a solution in the nearest future
From: Daniel Bautista <bacdmail(at)> [ date: 2004-06-02 ]
I need help for find the solution to the error: cdromFs/opt/archives/vol.000.000
I am installing it for first upon, and I want to konw how do it. I downloaded many manuals, but i feel that not is suficient.
thank you

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