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By Rajneesh ·
I have Nt4.0 sp4 installed in a PII 450 . The Hdd is partioioned into C (500 MB, FAT) and D (3.8 GB NTFS). The NT system dir is on D drive .
I want to make this a dual boot with 95/98. Is this possible. The one tip pertaining to this tip requires 9x to b installed on D drive, which I cannot do as it is an NTFS drive.
Please Advise
Thanking in advance
Rajneesh
rajneeshs@hotmail.com

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by Andy Weight In reply to NT-9x dual partition

Step One -- Install Windows NT Server 4.0 on Drive One
Ran a standard Windows NT 4.0 server install. I installed into C:\WINNSVR in case I want to install Windows NT Workstation on the same partition in the future. I formatted C: as FAT and it spans theentire Disk One.

Step Two -- Use NT Disk Administrator to Partition Drive Two
Using the disk Administrator, I partitioned Drive two into two partitions. Drive is 1.0 GB and drive E: is 1.4GB. Both partitions were formatted as FAT.

Step Three --Create DOS boot disk
I created a DOS boot disk by hand using the DOS CD-ROM drivers that came with the CD-ROM drive. Configured a simple CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT which leads the CD-ROM drivers.

Step Four -- Install Windows 95 on D:Drive
Using te boot floppy created in Step Three above, I booted to DOS and inserted the Windows 95 CD (in my case Japanese version) into the CD-ROM drive. Then, I ran F:\setup.exe to install Windows 95. I installed Windows 95 into D:\WINDOWS.

Step Five -- Repair W

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by Rajneesh In reply to NT-9x dual partition

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by Abbot23 In reply to NT-9x dual partition

All u need to do is just to copy some where win98 setup directory, then run NT and from command prompt/cmd.exe/ run the setup. it will install win95/98 on c:, boot maNAGER will add win98 line to NT startup menu and all just fine!/copying win95/98 isnot nssesary but it will speed up instalation/
But if u need more space on c I recomended u to use partition magic/or some other utility/ to resize the d disk without formatihng enything

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by spooky In reply to NT-9x dual partition

I have tried installing 95 on a NT machine with no success, but Partition magic might be able to help you. First you need to convert drive from NTFS to FAT. I'm not sure if partition magic converts NTFS into FAT or not, but it would be worth looking ito. Also, you might want re-arrange the disk space on Since 95 doesn't see more than 2GB. Another quick solution could be uninstalling NT, install 95/98 and than re-install NT. Hope this helps.

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by Bill_H In reply to NT-9x dual partition

Check out the following article in the MSDN Library:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/winresource/dnwin95/s62a8.htm

This is part of the on-line Windows 95 Resource Kit. The article describes the process, and indicates other areas of the ResKit withpertinent information.

If you have 20-40MB available on C:, then you should be OK.

Note: update your NT Emergency Repair Disk BEFORE you start the Win9x install...just in case... :-)

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by dk_bennett In reply to NT-9x dual partition

You cannot install Windows'9x on an NTFS partition. However, the 500mb FAT partition you already have should be enough, provided you don't add too many programs. Your other alternative is to convert the NTFS partition back FAT32. The afore mentionedPariton Magic will do this, but you will take a performance hit. In addition, the Windows must be 95 V2.0 or higher. Anything less will not see the FAT32 partition. As already suggested, make a new NT rescue disk in case the install causes you to lose your boo information. Usually I install the 9x first, then the NT. Best of luck!
David K. Bennett

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