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11-05-2002, 02:59 PM
Whats the easiest way to dual boot xp and 98? Can someone show me kind of like step by step? I also would like to know info. on dual booting linux and windows.
11-07-2002, 09:18 AM
I have done this 30+ times and works great. No need for a OS loader or anything.
Before installing Win98 boot your system with a floppy disk to DOS mode and FDISK your HD so that you create a FAT32 partition to install Win98 on. Win98 usually formats and installs itself on the whole HD. If you have a 20GB drive then use 10GB for 98 and 10GB for XP.
Install Win98 on C: then install WinXP on the remaining part of the drive. One thing I don't recommend though is installing XP on the same drive as 98 and always use NTFS for XP as it is faster and more reliable.
Win98 on C: FAT32
WinXP on D: NTFS
When you finish installing XP and reboot you will see a menu appear asking which OS you want to load, WinXP on top and Windows 98 on the bottom.
For dual booting Linux and WIndows you will need a OS loader, something like BootMagic but I believe you could get something from the Linux world free to do this. I have wanted to try something like this but never enough time.
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