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By arsandeep ·
I have Two Hard disks of 10GB each. I want to create a Multi Boot system in which I can have Win 98, Win NT Server ,Win 2k Pro, Win2k Server and RH Linux Running. and if possible all of them should be able to share a data Parttion too(Not a must)..can anybody suggest something on this ?

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by Gigelul In reply to Multi Boot

Four issue for planning Multiboot system
http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00320020528tcc01.htm&fromtm=e029

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by Gigelul In reply to Multi Boot

Later I see that this link is not available.
First you must make partitions. If you can seperate for each OS.
Keep in mind that the OS can use or not different types of FAT.
Win98: FAT16, FAT32
WinNT: FAT16, NTFS
Win2000, WinXP: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
As you see only FAT16 can be used with all the OS. Data partition must be FAT16.
You must perform install in order:
Win98, WinNT, Win2000, WinXP
About linux I'm not sure how can share the same data partition (mount vol x) but must be installed at end.

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by arsandeep In reply to Multi Boot

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by Azraelissime In reply to Multi Boot

An other way is to use Magic Boot (you can find it in magic partition 7). It works perfectly.
You'll have to check the order of system installation as written in the answer above.
I never try with huge system but only with 95, 98, Me, NT and 2000 on the same disk. I created 3 Primary DOS Partition and on Extended with 2000. Then uses the Magic Boot to boot on an other P-DOS partition to install the other os.
Hope it helps

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by arsandeep In reply to Multi Boot

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by TheChas In reply to Multi Boot

I suggest that you evaluate how much space you will need for application software for each OS.

In my opinion, you need a lot more hard drive space.
I would provide a minimum of 4GB for each "normal" OS, and twice that for the server versions.
Then, you still need the data partition.

Then, install the oldest OS first, followed by newer ones in sequence.

There are a couple of TR articles covering booting Windows and Linux.

They are worth the time to read.

Chas

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