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I have 2 HDD's, one has Win98SE, and the other has Win2k. Stay logged in Welcome to PC Review! Log In or Register to post comments Gerry O'Brien (not verified) on Nov 24, 1999 Wow, I did not know this. Let Setup put the setup files... Source

killallMar 11, 2001, 3:34 PM if you can be bothered, really pointless but fine for me on my server, install one operating system on one drive, the other on the other nokoMar 12, 2001, 3:41 AM Don't know about your last question but a easy way to allow you to boot with either operating system is to use BootMagic by PowerQuest. Boot from a windows 9x boot disk, get to the command prompt and use the fdisk utility. ADDITIONAL EDIT: Create a boot partition with 2GB and FAT16. http://labmice.techtarget.com/windows2000/install/dualboot.htm

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Where can I get it? If XP's NTLDR would work, that should be able to boot both OSes. However, how, after install of NT can NT be run and use Dick administrator if it can't be booted - as booting the system will go straight to W98 ? French Gentlemen Necessarily Use a Scabbard for Dress Swords?

I've done it a bit differently. Just tell setup to put it on your second hdd if you like. Right now I am working in VMWare so I can use nonpersistent hard drives (IDE like the real computer) to recover from errors easily. http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/dual-booting-with-win98-win2k/ There are other ways to accomplish the same task, but none are this easy!

One thing, is that to boot in Windows NT, you have to choose the Windows 2000 selection or the good ol' Windows NT line. In my case I have a 1 GB FAT32 partition on my second hard drive for Win98SE. Start Windows 2000 by using the Windows 2000 CD-ROM or Setup boot disks. 2.. How should I think about this?

install WinNT on Fat16. I'll go over it again in simple steps.1. Chau (not verified) on May 28, 2001 Also works with windows nt 4.0 and windows me! I can see both drives in My Computer.If you have any suggestions, please reply if you can.Thank You! 16 answers Last reply Apr 4, 2001 More about dual booting 98se 2000

You'll need a big C: drive because some installers are stupid and like putting rubbish on the C: drive, regardless of where Windows is. this contact form Do the enchanted locations in the Harry Potter books occupy another dimension? LabMice.net makes no representations regarding either the products or any information about the products. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301680 It's easiest if you have access to another system running Windows 2000.

PC Review Home Newsgroups > Windows 2000 > Microsoft Windows 2000 Setup > Home Home Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Articles Articles The next thing I do is usually copy the contents of my win9x install directory to the hard drive (or you can install from the CD). Install Win98 (or Win95 or any other DOS-based OS) on a second partition that is sized and formatted to your liking. have a peek here After this happens your system will reboot and brings up a menu where you can choose which hard drive to install to.

EDIT: If you're using VMWare, why do you want the two OSes to share a single drive anyway? Yes - you need to be sure to install Win98 first, then Win2K. Do not install Win2000 in first place as installing Win 98 or DOS afterwards to set up a dual boot system will overwrite crucial system files which will ost likely make

How to Triple Boot to Windows NT, Windows 9x, & DOS MS Knowledge Base article Q157992.

Now here's something I found interesting. Reboot into NT and copy the bootsect.f32 file to the root of your NT partition. Use the second drive for data, downloads, etc. But the above method was when i dualbooted NT4/2000, Win98, and Linux. *penta(something)-booting means having 5 OSes on one system and booting in whichever i choose.

I still had the dual-boot option of NT and the boot.ini option had changed to Win98. You can do this if you will only use your DOS/Win98 for emulation. Windows Server 2003 does NOT start after installing or reinstalling a Windows XP dual boot? Check This Out Just make sure that all data is on a FAT32 drive or partition.

The bad thing about letting win2k bootload is you have no control over the order/designation of the drives after that.