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By rjsaulakh ·
plz guide me how to install winxp,win2000,winnt,linux,win98 on same pc

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by quintar51 In reply to installation of xp,nt,98, ...

wow, 5 operating systems!

I always 4 was the limit, but I might be wrong. The best thing to do when installing numerous O/S is having each O/S in it's own partition. You also want to install oldest to newest.

I would create a partition for each O/S using it's setup program. You'll have to create one partition using fdisk, then install win 98 on it. After that, When you install Winnt, you can create a partition for that during the setup. Then install w2k, again, creating a partition during setup. Then install winxp, same procedure. I saved the linux for last because it also has a multiboot utility called lilo. During linux setup, you can create a partition for that.

good luck! (if you can really fit 5 on one hard drive)

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by quintar51 In reply to installation of xp,nt,98, ...

After that, when you boot up, you should see the Linux boot menu. You can choose linux or windows. when you choose windows, it will show you the menu for all the windows O/S: Microsoft Windows (win 98), winnt, w2k and xp.

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by rjsaulakh In reply to installation of xp,nt,98, ...

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by TheChas In reply to installation of xp,nt,98, ...

Since you are planning Linux for 1 of your OS's, check out this boot manager that was featured in a Tech Republic article on multi-booting systems with Linux.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/gvollant/bootpart.htm

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I would definetly set up at least 5 drives on the system.
You may need a commercial boot manager to accomplish what you are after.

Chas

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