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By jaleel_mohammed ·
How do i dual boot between WIN NT workstation and WIN98,NT should be on NTFS format,and WIN 98 should be on FAT32?

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by tomas.sundkvist In reply to Dual Boot

The best thing to do is install W98 on FAT16 hosting the OS and applications and then install NT on NTFS partition. Data can be put on a separate FAT16 partition if you like.

Remember that the only common type is FAT16, unless you want to use drivers like NTFSDOS to be able to read NTFS from W98. You can then access data on FAT16 from either W98 or NT or even a bootable floppy in case you run into difficulties.

// Tomas //

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by dmiles In reply to Dual Boot

If they both are to be put in the same directory,use FAT file system after you have determined the partition size,you can convert the partitions later,then proceed to load your operating systems,during setup it should,you can partition the drive using FDISK,or third party software like Partition Magic.

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by jaleel_mohammed In reply to Dual Boot

i want WIN 98 to be on FAT 32,and WIN NT on NTFS

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by evadyllek In reply to Dual Boot

You should install Win 98 first as fat 16.
If you are on a network do not log into it until you have installed NT. Install NT as fat16,when complete join domain, this will eliminate any ID problems when connecting to the network.

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by evadyllek In reply to Dual Boot

Convert the file systems after the installation.

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by eyek In reply to Dual Boot

Partition your hard drive into two partion. Assign a primary active partition and install Win98 on it. Install your NT on the second partition which is your extended partition. Use the utility from your Windows 98 accessories (Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Convert to FAT32) This will convert the primary active partition to Fat32...leaving the second partition to Fat16 (NT). To convert your extended (loaded with NT) to NTFS, boot your system to NT then execute your command prompt.Use convert command to convert your extended partition to NTFS. (c>convert d: /fs:ntfs . This is assuming that the extended partition has a label. Good luck!

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by danson In reply to Dual Boot

Best bet is to create a FAT32 partition and put W98 on it, then create an NTFS partition and put NT on it. So long as 98 goes in first you'll be able to dual boot.
All apps will have to be installed under each OS, and any data / files that need to be shared will need to be on a FAT16 partition.

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