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NT-9x dual partition

By Rajneesh ·
I have Nt4.0 sp4 installed in a PII 450 . The Hdd is partioioned into C (500 MB, FAT) and D (3.8 GB NTFS). The NT system dir is on D drive .
I want to make this a dual boot with 95/98. Is this possible. The one tip pertaining to this tip requires 9x to b installed on D drive, which I cannot do as it is an NTFS drive.
Please Advise
Thanking in advance
Rajneesh
rajneeshs@hotmail.com

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by jappleby In reply to NT-9x dual partition

while all of the above work...and since NT is already set up on
ERD first!
install Win98/95 on to c:
when everything seems well and good with W9x..then an easy solution would be to reboot with cdrom(NT) and you will get to the screen.."press Nfor new..no!..instead press R for repair...check box for boot and system files(I think).and after you remove Cdrom and reboot...Voila! menu(boot.ini) prompting for your choice ..W9x or NT

Hope this helps
Jim

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by Rajneesh In reply to NT-9x dual partition

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by j95661 In reply to NT-9x dual partition

Your in luck, I do dual boots all of the time. the main key to remember is that the c: partition or boot partition has to be fat to be able to dual boot with NT. Here are my steps for your situation

1: install windows 95 first on the d: partition. NTalways wants to be loaded after 95. you are going to have to format the d: partition with a windows 95 boot disk, when you run fdisk say yes to large block allocation. then delete the non-dos partition on the d: drive and create an extended partition that is the space you want. then reboot, format the d: drive and install 95 on the d: drive.

2: now you can install NT on the c: drive, you must leave the c: drive fat because if you convert it to ntfs 95 will not see it and will not be able to dual boot.

Have fun.

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by Rajneesh In reply to NT-9x dual partition

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by michael In reply to NT-9x dual partition

98 won't go on an NTFS partition, Period. You could repartition your drives with a utility like Partition Magic (http://www.powerquest.com) and manage booting between the different operating systems with a utility like System Commander (http://www.systemcommander.com). In this way you could have a C, D, and E partition with different operating systems on them and choose the desired OS on boot up. You would even be able to have FAT (95), FAT32 (98), and NTFS (NT) formatted partitions, although the FAT32 partition would not be visible from the 95 or NT OS and the NTFS partition would not be visible to the 95 or 98 partition. If you don't want to drop 49 bucks on System Commander, the Linux LILO program will accomplish the same thing witha less sexy interface.

Hope this helps!
MMc

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by fifee In reply to NT-9x dual partition

From my experience in order to dual boot a win 95/98 and an NT machine you need to install win 95/98 to c. This will destroy you bootloader for NT as it overwrites the master boot record. You then will need to reinstall NT on D. This will get you both OS and still keep your bootloader. If you do not want to use NT bootloader then a third party software utility will do it for you and save you reinstalling NT.

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by MRoyer In reply to NT-9x dual partition

All good suggestions but there's one I see missing. I do a dual boot with NT and 95, and NT was installed first. Start by making your ERD, you'll need it. Then download BOOTPART from any reputable freeware site (PC MAG, CNET, etc.) and install onyourNT partition. BOOTPART is a freeware NT bootpartion manager.
Boot to a DOS boot disk and install W95, it will only see C: and install there. When installation is complete boot to your NT Setup disks and use ERD to repair boot sector.
Boot to NT andrun BOOTPART to add W95 boot to boot.ini.
Make new ERD.

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