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By dangeam ·
I want to install dual boot on a machine with 20 GB hard disk. One OS will be Win98 with FAT32 and other OS NT with NTFS.
Now from the scrach how can I can make three partition of 6 GB each and one partition 2GB.
Is it possible to make partition larger than 2 GB from Win98 or dos using FDISK while NT must see this as well. Partition larger than 2 GB (FAT32) can not be seen from NT.
Is there any other utility to make partition of larger volume. I tried Powerquest PM but after creating partionwhen I try to install NT, NT prompt for format again. But NT also can not format this unknow free space. All Comments are welcom.

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by teknik In reply to Partition again

When you install windows NT from installation disks or CD,A partition utility screen came and you can create,format FAT or NTFS partitions from that screen.Do not try to make partition with a utility(like FDISK) before intalling NT.Because NT's FAT or NTFS partitions are very different than FAT32 or FAT16 partitions.So first install NT and just create just one partition which is NTFS.
Then use FDISK to make Extented DOS partition and logical drives.
It's not possible NT to be able to see FAT partitions larger than 2GB
Good LUCK.

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by mphoffar In reply to Partition again

You should be able partition something around 4 gigs using NT setup to create your partitions...6 is too high though.

If you're using Partition magic, you should be able to create your partitions, either using fidks or NT setup, and then resizethem with Partition Magic to the two 6 gigs your stated in the begining

Good luck to you

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by cdobbin In reply to Partition again

NT does not need to "see" your fat32 win partition.
Use partition magic to set up your partitions,create you primary dos partition and format as FAT32, you can create other partitions in your free space and format as NTFS.
Install win98 first on your primary dos partition (fat32) once this is complete install your NT, during setup you will be asked which partition you want to install on,select your NTFS partition and away you go. The boot loader is contained on your FAT32 partition and simplypoints to the partitions in which your OS's reside. One OS does not have to be aware of the other.
Hope this helps.

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by William Jay In reply to Partition again

Fdisk with win98se can create the large partitions, with a ceiling of 8.4GB. NT can see and use partitions of any size if created and formatted properly first. One way is to create one primary partition, then one secondary DOS partition, then two logical partitions in this secondary partition. Mark the first partition active, then reboot and format it fat32, and it becomes the C: drive. Format the first logical drive with fat32 as well, making it the d: drive. Install win98 on the C: drive, then when it is in and running well, start the win2k setup and choose the unformattted third partition and choose format with NTFS ...

If you need more help, ask more questions and provide a status report on the project. All of my machines dual and triple boot, and I prefer to use no third party partition manipulation software, only appropriate methadology ...

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by richard_thomas_t In reply to Partition again

If u r plan to install Win2k(NT) then u can try my way
My way is : Since u have make 3 partition to u hard disk using fdisk, and dual OS in same harddisk.
First, u install Win9x at first partition (off course FAT 32) after complete setup Win9x at first partition and than u insert Win2k CD to CD-ROM and run from F:\i386\winnt.exe at CD-ROM. From here you can see an opinion will came during the installation and u can choice the option that partition to install Win2k at different directory/partition. Follow by select the Convert partition to NTFS.
With is u able to run dual OS in different partition and different system (FAT32 & NTFS)

I hope with these it will help u to solve your problem.

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