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By falbaadani ·
How can I partition my c: drive to install W2k Pro? Can I create a seperate partition and choose a title for it like G:?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to partitioning c: drive

Yes.
You can set up a partition, install Win2K on it, and then in the BOOT.INI file, it will ARC path will just reference this drive/partition. No problem.
When you go dual boot or multi boot (multiple operating systems on the same box) the recommended way is to install the other OS' first, THEN put on Win2K (same goes for XP).
So, go ahead, make G: drive, then install Win2K on it.

hope this helps

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by TheChas In reply to partitioning c: drive

For an existing drive, you have 2 options to add a new partition;

Start over again, and redefine the partition table using fdisk.

Use a partition utility such as Partition Magic.

As a general rule, Microsoft assigns drive letters in a specific order:

This is how a 2 drive system might look;
Drive 1: primary dos partition, and 2 logical drives in the extended partition.
Drive 2: primary dos partition, and 4 logical drives in the extended dos partition.

C: drive 1 primary
drive 2 primary
E: drive 1 logical 1
F: drive 1 logical 2
G: drive 2 logical 1
H: drive 2 logical 2
I: drive 2 logical 3
J: drive 2 logical 4
K: CD drive

In XP, and I suspect W2K, you can re-assign some drive letters. However, I have seen postings that you cannot change the boot, or OS drive letter.

In Windows 9X, you can only change the drive letter for removable media IDE and SCSI drives.

There was a link to a utility called letter assign at www.aumha.org
This utility is suppossed to allow you to re-assign drive letters in 9X.

Back up all critical files before using any of the above options.

Chas

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