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Well I think this How TO may help any newbies like me. Key factors are installing the non-NT/2000 OS first and keeping each set of system files on its own partition (also you generally have to install applications on each OS individually as but he already has 3 drives. I have Win 2K on C:\ when I tried to install Win ME the set-up did not allow me to do that. check over here

If you are not a registered user on Windows IT Pro, click Register. Exited the installation and started partitioning again using the win98 boot floppy fdisk. Actually, a computer can be configured to boot Windows 2000, Windows NT, either Windows 95 or Windows 98, and MS-DOS. I have attached a different HDD, to see if that might help - the new one I intend to use with XP - BIOS of course sees it but WIN2000 is https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-98-2000-wont-work.74653/

the MBP loads ntldr which in turn looks at boot.ini. Put your WinME CD-ROM in the drive and reboot. I wonder if this would also apply to having Win XP Pro added to win 98.

Your kindly Log In or Register to post comments Steve Linna (not verified) on Jan 29, 2001 I have a home computer with a single 30Gb hard drive. Once it was able give me the option to use the repair disk but eventually could start W2k. I have played with dual boot for some time now and have recommended to many in the microsoft.public.windowsnt newsgroup that they use FAT16 on the Primary Win9x partition. The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down.

In this Master Class, we will start from the ground up, walking you through the basics of PowerShell, how to create basic scripts and building towards creating custom modules to achieve I partitioned a 2GB hard disk with three partitions, 50MB, 950MB, and 1GB. What happens now is that win98 automatically boots on atartup and I no longer get a choice between win98 and win2000. http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/dual/ In this case, however, boot.ini has entries pointing to both operating systems.

I dual boot OS/2 and this behaviour has raised a lot of heat in OS/2 circles over it's malicious action. User your turbo switch to to activate single pole switch your master jumpers on your disks leave bios in auto detect on drives and off and running! Log In or Register to post comments Gypsy (not verified) on Jul 19, 2000 Has anyone tried duo-booting W98 and W2K SERVER? Windows 2000 Magazine published several articles about multibooting with Win2K in the past year or so.

I use Win2K Pro as my primary OS, so it gets applications such as Microsoft Office. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000346.htm JSI Tip 4122. Even Microsoft doesnt seem to know there is such a simple way to create a BOOTSECT.DOS file! The installation should now go on as usual.

I wouldn't mind upgrading the 80gig drive to w2k, but you leave open the question of telling w2k setup that, no, I don't want you to trash disk1, but yes, upgrade http://pseudoblog.net/dual-boot/dual-boot-with-2000-and-98.html Log In or Register to post comments Please Log In or Register to post comments. By default, Win2K will offer to upgrade your NT 4.0 installation--­which isn't what you want to do. Still a repair install?

  1. Another way is with Linux or BeOS but thats another story..
  2. It helped verify a number of issues by clarifying the steps for me.
  3. This will result in a multiboot.Doing this out of the order I posted will result in issues of not booting xp.

very puzzled... However, this dream won't be a reality for a long time, considering that Microsoft's Millennium project (a Win98 follow-up) doesn't use the Win2K kernel. if u haven't got too much linux data (user files or storage) on it, u may wanna consider reformatting. this content u might wanna search the forum for grub specific stuff, i'm sure there are others with similar issues.

If you need to reset your password, click here. For curiosity, you might want to look in C: to find the system files we've been talking about (ntldr, msdos, etc.). Software ▼ Security and Virus Office Software PC Gaming See More...

I am somewhat computer literate, but this will be my first attempt at this type of install.

You'll need to override the default and complete a clean install. 2. A quickie way to do this is to open a DOS window and type: DIR C:\ /a The /a includes files that have attributes set. That attempt rendered my Win2K Pro partition unbootable. I installed XP first, and did not have the XP CD in hand when trying to get the machine to dual boot.

You can, however, convert your Windows XP boot partition (i.e. Once at this prompt we recommend that you do a diskless installation. Easy Dual Boot: Adding Win2K Pro to Win98 Creating a dual boot is easy if you start with Win98 already installed—just run Win2K Pro setup and decline the option to upgrade, http://pseudoblog.net/dual-boot/dual-boot-2000-xp.html Firstly, recall that the newer OS will install a new bootsector over the top of the old one.

NT doesn't create the bootsect.dos file or update the boot.ini to reflect the two OSs. Log In or Register to post comments Ramesh Chawla (not verified) on Feb 29, 2004 A very good and really helpful article. Boot the machine with a DOS bootable floppy that contains Fdisk, and mark the partition that contains NT as active. Does it really let NT4 to read FAT32!

Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Computer problem? Now open a console and as root, enter this line: dd if=/dev/hda1 bs=512 count=1 of=bootsect.lnx Remember to substitute /dev/hda1 for the location of your Linux root partition mount point.

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