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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 patric.karlstrom In reply to NT-9x dual partition

Do like this.
ex 1: (single harddrive system)
First you set up c: and d:
make c: active
Install win95/98 on drive c: .
after that you just install winnt on drive d: and there you are. You might need to edit the file boot.ini to get Win95/98 onthe boot loader screen.

ex 2: (multiple harddrive system)

create the drives
c: - 10Mb
d: - xxxMb
e: - xxxMb
etc......
make c: active
Install Win95 on drive d:
Install WinNT on drive e:
edit the boot.ini file on drive c: and
tell it that it should boot directly from drive d: (no system folder or anything.

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by Rajneesh In reply to NT-9x dual partition

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by EGowen In reply to NT-9x dual partition

You can only set this machine up to dual boot if there is sufficient space on drive C for a minimal Win98 installation. Win 98 has no ability to use an NTFS formatted partition without resorting to third party utilities such as NTFSDOS. During the installation process drive D will be inaccessable. I would much rather see you get a second larger drive some drive bay adapters so you can swap operating systems by swaping drives as opposed to the dual-boot hassels. Check out http://www.circotech.com/hdkit.htm

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by IvanP In reply to NT-9x dual partition

18 Aug 99
DUAL BOOT WIN95/98 AND NT 4.0
MAKE TWO LOGICAL PARTITIONS ON YOUR PHYSICAL DRIVE. THE SIZES YOU HAVE NOW ARE ACCEPTABLE.
- NEXT INSTALL WIN95 OR WIN98 ON DRIVE 'C'.
- THEN INSTALL WIN NT (SELECT DRIVE 'D' FOR
DIRECTORY 'WINNT'WHEN PROMPTED)
- YOU MAY DURING INSTALLATION OF WIN NT ON DRIVE 'D' ALSO FORMAT 'D' AS NTFS.
- JUST IN CASE, AFTER YOU FINISH INSTALLING WIN NT, DO NOT FORGET TO CREATE YOUR 'ERD'
- NOTE YOU HAVE TO FIRST INSTALL EITHER WIN95 OR WIN98 AND NEXT WIN NT.
- IN THIS WAY NO SYSTEM FILES GET CORRUPT AND YOU CAN NOW DUAL BOOT WITH 95/NT.

BEST O LUCK.

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by djcmac In reply to NT-9x dual partition

If you're wanting to install WIN9X after you've installed NT, I'd say DON"T loudly. Only because I did and NT wouldn't boot up after that, no matter how much fiddling I did with boot.ini files & the like. If the NT install is new, I'd say format thedrives, install Win(x, then NT afterwards. Also, do not install support for large hard drives in fdisk or WIN98, because NT will not install on it - it has to have an FAT partition to start with, it does not like FAT32.

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by davy.rowland In reply to NT-9x dual partition

You would simplify things a whole lot if you considered re installing NT 4.0
Start a fresh, then install Win95/Win98 then NT4.0 on top of it. You could go the whole hog and install Win2000 RC1 and LINUX as well :-)

Regards, Davy

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