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reverse dual boot??

By bart.pittari ·
I currently have Windows 2000 on my system and was looking to throw 98SE and Linux on a separate hard drive partitions. The Linux part isn't going to be a problem as I've done a multiple boot with 2k and it, but is it possible at all to do this (adding 98 with an existing 2k OS) without screwing up the boot.ini file?? I've read conflicting reports on sites - a few saying that it's possible and that it doesn't matter which one gets loaded first, and most others saying that it MUST be done in hierarchy (98 first then 2k). I'm not in a position to do a complete reinstall of 2k if this is the case. Any options/suggestions/experiences would be most helpful.

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by mrafrohead In reply to reverse dual boot??

Usually what you would want to do is install Windoze 98 first and then Windoze 2000 as it sets up your system so you can select the OS to boot to.

But, if you can't do that, you can use an after market program and just install something like Bootmagic from Powerquest and that will do the same thing...

And something that I haven't tried, so I don't know for sure if it will work or not, but it's an idea. Install Windoze 98 and then boot using the Windoze 2000 CD. After you have done that - run the repair utility and it might correct your computer to recognize both systems.

If not, then you will have to manually edit your boot files to find it.

Any questions, please let me know.


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