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Trying to dual boot IBM laptop

By phildavis516 ·
I have an IBM Thinkpad 1 Ghz PIII, I want to install Windows 98 as a dual boot operating system, it has XP Pro now. I have been trying to use Partition Magic to partion the hard drive and XP or something has the whole 15 gig allocated and shown as used in the drive properties. How can I get the system to recognize that the drive actually has 12 gig free that I could partition part of?

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by saihib In reply to Trying to dual boot IBM l ...

In order to dual boot Win98/XP Windows98 has to be installed on the first partition. You might as well reformat and repartition your hard drive.

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by hinrgman In reply to Trying to dual boot IBM l ...

There is no way that i know of to do what you want to do without repartitioning and formatting the drive. This will allow you to create 2 separate drives which will be needed with W98 installed first. Make sure it is up and running to your liking before installing XP Pro as the second boot up option.

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by TheChas In reply to Trying to dual boot IBM l ...

first, do you have the latest version of Partition Magic?

The older versions will not work with XP.
You may also need 1 or mare of the XP fixes installed for Partition Magic to function.

Secondly, Don't Know Squat is correct in that Microsoftrecommends that you install operating systems in age order for a multi-boot system.

I haven't tried it yet, but it should be possible to add 98 on later. You will need to leave the boot drive with XP as an ntfs drive.
Direct the W98 install to the new "D:" drive (FAT32).
Then, you will need to manually add the option to boot to 98 to the boot.ini file.
For information on editing boot.ini check out the dual boot page at www.systeminternals.com
Or, search Microsoft's site on the terms boot.ini and bootcfg

Another option would be to use a boot utility. I haven't seen any that specifically state that they are XP compatable. There are a few links at www.bootdisk.com

Chas

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Trying to dual boot IBM l ...

You will need Partition Magic 7 to parttion the drive with XP Pro file system,earlier versions will not recognize XP

You will need to back up the curent files and programs that you need,using startup disk
FDISK the current drive and then partiton drive and format fat32
Install Windows 98 on the first partition,then Windows XP
You can try using partition magic to delete partitions

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