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help re dual booting.

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by relate2, May 8, 2001.

  1. relate2

    relate2 Guest

    Hi,<br>
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    I have the following system:<br>
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    13 gig hard-drive in two 6.5gig partitions, with win2k Pro on drive c and only personal files on drive d.<br>
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    Can I set up a dual boot with win98 without uninstalling win2k. I have spent ages getting win2k just the way I like it and I really do not want to remove it just to load win98 on first followed by win2k.<br>
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    Is it possible to do a boot with a win98 boot disk and load win98 onto drive d and then have the option to dual boot.<br>
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    thanks<br><br><i>This message was edited by relate2 on 08 May 2001 08:42 AM</i>
     
  2. Aris

    Aris Master Guru

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    Unfortunately you can either install win98 and then reinstall win2k on the other partition or you can use a boot loader program (boot magic comes in mind). The above is valid only if you are using NTFS else you must delete win2k, install win98 (in c: drive) and then win2k (in d: drive).
     
  3. relate2

    relate2 Guest

    Thanks Aris for your information.<br>
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    Both partitions are fat 32. So are you saying that there is no way of doing this without deleting win2k and loading win98 onto C drive.<br>
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    Another thought I have an image of win2k on cd's. If I formated C drive...installed win98 on C drive....then loaded my image onto D drive would win2k then find win98 for a dual boot even though it was not on my system when it was made?<br>
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    I also have a lot of files on D drive which I could back up but I don't want to stuff up my system by making a mistake.<br>
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    Thanks
     
  4. Aris

    Aris Master Guru

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    I really think you should do a search for boot loaders over the internet. Boot loaders are the simplest and easiest thing you can do right now. Boot magic is the best for me (it comes with partition magic) but there are also some other free boot loaders available. <IMG SRC="smileys/wink.gif">
     

  5. SloppyGoat

    SloppyGoat Guest

    I may be wrong, but I have Partition Magic, and I bet I could load Win98 after Win2K on a different partition and make it work. You have the choice to set NTFS on a partition in 6.0. Although I didn't use it....I'm using FAT32 on both partitions. You could always try installing 98 on a separate drive or partition. If it doesn't give you a boot menu at startup, then just nuke W98 and go back to 2K. I'm sure there's a way to do this. I'm curious now, but I sure as hell don't want to uninstall everything to find out. <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif">
     

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