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win2k server and win98 dual boot

By Donno20 ·
I intend to install win2k server and win98 in a same hardisk. I try to find some article and howto in the net, but it was disappointed me. Can somebody give some idea ?

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TRY THIS ONE

by kiiru In reply to win2k server and win98 du ...

MAKE SURE YOUR PRIMARY HDD, WHERE YOU WILL INSTALL THE OS IS PARTITION USING FAT16 AND FORMATED USING FAT16. THEN INSTALL WIN98 FIRST AND MAKE SURE YOU INSTALL ON THE DEFAULT DIRECTORY ie. WINDOWS. THEN INSTALL WINDOWS 2000 SERVER AND MAKE SURE YOU RETAIN THE FAT16 PARTITION AND FORMAT. IN OTHER WORDS, DO NOT FORMAT OR PARTITION AGAIN. MAKE SURE YOU INSTALL THE WINDOWS 2000 SERVER ON THE DEFAULT DIRECTORY ie. WINNT

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same partition ?

by Donno20 In reply to TRY THIS ONE

Does you mean that install win98 and win2k server in the same partition which is in FAT16? Well, how to determine a boot disk is FAT16 or FAT32. Show me the command if have.

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How about FAT32

by Donno20 In reply to TRY THIS ONE

Why not install both OS in a partition in FAT32 ?

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Good news and bad news

by Nick L In reply to win2k server and win98 du ...

Good News: I do this and also have Linux, it works no problem at all as my everyday machine.
Bad News: I use a separate boot manager e.g. Partition Magic or System Commander - i.e. extra cost, but mainly because I want them to be seaparate e.g. theC: drive on win2k is different to that under Win 98, and also have "foreign" OSs, e.g. Linux (and also have had NT4)

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It sounds more challenge

by Donno20 In reply to Good news and bad news

I intend to be like you someday. Well, how many partition do you have and how you intall these ? (all the os)

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You need better aspirations than that!

by Nick L In reply to It sounds more challenge

Ok, current set-up is as follows. Use "System Commander" as the boot manager / partition manager and currently have Win 2k on NTFS partition as main OS I use. On partition 1 have win98 for games + Syscommander needs ms-dos compatable partition as the one to run from. Have Linux as something to gloat about on another. Then have a few logical drives such as data, progs etc in extended partition.
Partition magic is also good - better at partition management. But I think System Commander is better at bootmaneger / multiple OSs as its wizard driven and does all the hard work for you!

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Try this

by map6551 In reply to win2k server and win98 du ...

First partion your hard drive with at least 2 partions and on the first partion install win98 and get it running. Then install windows 2k on the second parition and it will see that you have win98 installed and will hvae a boot menu for which os to boot into.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask away.
Hope it helps

Mark

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what type of FAT

by Donno20 In reply to Try this

I'm currently have 2 partition, one for win98, another just for data. Well, if I use the second partition or create another partition to install win2k server, FAT32 or FAT16 ?
Will the os option menu will appear automatically or need to write something in the autoexec.bat ?

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well

by Awery13 In reply to what type of FAT

I have win98&win2k,and i also had mandrake linux on multiboot.For just running win98&win2k in mb,it's not that hard afterall,all u have to do is to install first win98(i used FAT32)and then win 2k on other partition.The win 2k will make a multiboot manager(u don't have to modify nothing,it makes it automatically when detects multiple OS's and it will appear at system boot).I also used ntfs for win2k partition,u will have to choose eather to keep fat or cnvert to ntfs,but i prefered ntfs becausewin 2k it seems to run better on ntfs.Also,keep in mind that ur win98 will not be able to see/read an ntfs partition.However,win2k sees fat partitions without problems.

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by drknght In reply to well

awery13 is correct... install 98 then w2k... w2k will do it for you automatically.

You can also uninstall w2k completely if there is a problem...Will look for the instructions and post them...

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