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By Kurt G ·
Where can I find some information regarding the setup of a dual-boot (or triple) system? I am interested in loading Win98 on my Win2K box since Win2K doesn't seem to support any of my peripherals (Video cam, external CD-RW, PCS phone wireless modem). Do I just load the other OS(s) and edit the boot.ini? Any help would be appreciated.

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Kurt G.

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by SyscoKid In reply to Dual-boot system

Don't think so. The preferred approach is to install Win 98 first, then install Win2K. If you have 2K already installed it gets trickier.

Here's one approach I found:

http://www.schooltechnologies.com/building/workstation/dual-boot.htm

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by Kurt G In reply to Dual-boot system

Thank you...

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by tony.colgrove In reply to Dual-boot system

Installing Win9x/Me after NT/2000 will over-right the MBR (master boot record). The only OS you could boot to would be Win9x. You can recover from this though. Install Win9x. After that is all done. Boot from the Win2K CD, and choose to boot into the command console (recovery console). Once you are into the console. Run the Fix MBR command. (Sorry I don't recall it off the top of my head).
The simplest way to dual-boot is start with Win9x, then install Win2K. Win2K will configure the boot strap for dual-booting.
TC

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by Kurt G In reply to Dual-boot system

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by DavidAndGoliath In reply to Dual-boot system

If you haven't done this type of thing before and are worried about losing data, I would suggest using Partition Magic (www.partitionmagic.com). It has wizards to walk you through multi-boot setup and can even move partitions if they aren't in the right order to install the OS's you want. I just setup my PC to dual boot 98 and NT and I would have never attempted it myself without Partition Magic.

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by Kurt G In reply to Dual-boot system

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by Baziite In reply to Dual-boot system

I agree with answer number 2 but would like to add that a FAT partition with enough free space is required inorder to dual boot with win98 .

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by Kurt G In reply to Dual-boot system

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by dsaim In reply to Dual-boot system

This is what I know,
If you deside to load win98 after loading win2k; win2k will not load anymore. To have it work correctly you need to load win98 first then load win2k. Be sure to select FAT as a file and leave the current system in tack other wise it will format the current partition and then load win2k. If you don't already know; to have it dualbootable it must be on a FAT16 partition and not FAT32.

Good luck,

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by Kurt G In reply to Dual-boot system

Thank you...

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