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By krussty1 ·
How can a dual boot be setup so that the two operating systems(Win2000/Win9 are on seperate drives and still selectable from the Win2k boot screen?

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by pcjockey2000 In reply to Dual Booting

This may not be helpful since it references NT 4.0 and not Win 2000, but here it goes.
In Windows NT 4.0 if you install NT from a drive that is booted into DOS from the hard drive and leave a small DOS partition on the boot drive after installation. From then on you will have an option to boot to DOS or NT on startup. If you choose DOS, you can safely install any other type of Windows from the DOS prompt. NT keeps control of the Boot sector and prevents the other OS from overwriting it's bootfiles. Then when you boot up, you are presented with a boot screen to select which OS you want to boot into. I can only guess if this works on 2000 since I haven't used it yet. However the NT version is as slick and any of the after market dual-booting solutions I have seen. Hope this helps.

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by Frobo In reply to Dual Booting

Hi,
this is very simple. Create two partitions for each OS. Install Win98 first on C:, it supports no other drive. Install W2k at last on the drive you want, be aware that you don?t want to upgrade and want a new installation. Since W2k supports Fat32 partitions, you should have no Problems with dual-booting both. I have 4 OS Installations on my Drive, Win98 (C: FAT), NT 4.0 Server ( FAT), NT 4.0 Enterprise (E: FAT), W2k Pro (F:NTFS).


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Frobo

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by Ann777 In reply to Dual Booting

Another option is to use System Commander and let it manage all the bootup options. Really easy to configure and add new OSes.

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