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Win98 and NT 4.0 Dual boot

By erwinb ·
I have a 20.0 GB HD and I want to install Win98 on a 2 GB partition and install NT4.0 to the rest of the remaining HD space. I installed Win98 first and then NT4.0 but NT can only see 8 GB of space when I went in Disk Administrator, it doesn't see the other 12 GB of HD space. Does anybody know how to do this? Thanks in advance.

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Win98 and NT 4.0 Dual boot

by berickson In reply to Win98 and NT 4.0 Dual boo ...

ErwinB,

The system partition of NT 4.0 is limited to 7.8 GB of space. The remaining portion of your hard drive will need to be formatted in another partition.

Brett

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by dmonroe In reply to Win98 and NT 4.0 Dual boo ...

ErwinB,

Until you install Service Pack 4 or later - 6a is the current service pack - NT will not see anything larger than 7.8 gig partitions on even non-system partitions. Also remember, even with the latest service pack, NT will not see FAT32 partitions

Dave

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by jun1cez1 In reply to Win98 and NT 4.0 Dual boo ...

First of all, Win NT will never see the entire 18 gig you had left. Go back to the re-installation and this time, make 4 partitions.
C Fat32-----------Win98---2Gigs
\ Fat16 or NTFS---WinNT---4 Gigs
E Fat16 or NTFS-----------7 Gigs
F Fat16, Fat32 or NTFS----7 Gigs

Do not forget, and i assume you know that Fat16 nor 32 will not see NTFS. NTFS will see Fat 16 as long as its on a separate partition, but not Fat32.

Have your installation disk ready again and good luck.

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