dual boot installation

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by mark mandell, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. mark  mandell

    mark mandell Guest

    If I install a dual or multi boot setup with Win98 and XP and opt not to use
    Partition Magic to assist in this, wouldn't I first install XP to create the
    partitions and formats(say FAT 32 for the 98 and NTFS for the XP) then
    install 98. The Microsoft knowledge base recommends installing 98 first
    however.

    So maybe it doesn't really matter then?

    Thanks,

    Mark Mandell
    mark mandell, Oct 22, 2003
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  2. mark  mandell

    Michael-NC Guest

    Partition first, then format. Use a win98 startup disc to do this.

    One note. Win98 requires a fat partition and if you install XP on an NTFS
    partition, 98 won't be able to see the NTFS partition but XP will be able to
    read the fat drive. I would suggest formatting both OS partitions in fat32
    unless you have a reason not to.

    Install win98 to the C partition then install XP. It'll see the win98
    install and setup a boot loader for you.

    "mark mandell" <> wrote in message
    news:uuClb.14147$...
    > If I install a dual or multi boot setup with Win98 and XP and opt not to

    use
    > Partition Magic to assist in this, wouldn't I first install XP to create

    the
    > partitions and formats(say FAT 32 for the 98 and NTFS for the XP) then
    > install 98. The Microsoft knowledge base recommends installing 98 first
    > however.
    >
    > So maybe it doesn't really matter then?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mark Mandell
    >
    >
    Michael-NC, Oct 22, 2003
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  3. mark  mandell

    mark mandell Guest

    "Michael-NC" <> wrote in message
    news:jFDlb.3871$...
    > Partition first, then format. Use a win98 startup disc to do this.
    >
    > One note. Win98 requires a fat partition and if you install XP on an NTFS
    > partition, 98 won't be able to see the NTFS partition but XP will be able

    to
    > read the fat drive. I would suggest formatting both OS partitions in fat32
    > unless you have a reason not to.
    >
    > Install win98 to the C partition then install XP. It'll see the win98
    > install and setup a boot loader for you.


    Thanks for getting back. Actually, I previously used the 98 startup disk as
    you mention and then installed a Ghost image of 98 to the primary partition.
    The secondary partition I had created through FDISK had two logical drives.
    The problem, however, was that when I later installed XP it didn't recognize
    the separated partitions and only showed a single partition. Somehow, this
    corrected itself, the XP got installed and I have a properly working
    multi-boot setup on this PC.

    But it't now because I've just built a new PC(a novice no less!)that I was
    unsure how I was going to go about it this time. I had read elsewhere that
    with multi-booting that the XP should go first because it has the necessary
    booting files(like NTLDR).

    Mark
    >
    > "mark mandell" <> wrote in message
    > news:uuClb.14147$...
    > > If I install a dual or multi boot setup with Win98 and XP and opt not to

    > use
    > > Partition Magic to assist in this, wouldn't I first install XP to create

    > the
    > > partitions and formats(say FAT 32 for the 98 and NTFS for the XP) then
    > > install 98. The Microsoft knowledge base recommends installing 98 first
    > > however.
    > >
    > > So maybe it doesn't really matter then?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Mark Mandell
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    mark mandell, Oct 23, 2003
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  4. mark  mandell

    DeMoN LaG Guest

    "mark mandell" <> wrote in
    news:aoFlb.14356$:

    > But it't now because I've just built a new PC(a novice no less!)that I
    > was unsure how I was going to go about it this time. I had read
    > elsewhere that with multi-booting that the XP should go first because
    > it has the necessary booting files(like NTLDR).


    You heard /completely/ wrong. XP is multiboot aware. 98 is not. If you
    install XP first, then 98, 98 will not care that XP's bootsector and
    bootfiles are there and simply overwrite them all, leaving you with a
    Windows XP install that can't be booted until you repair the bootsector.

    Install 98 first, then install XP. XP's setup will see that 98 is already
    installed and set up a dual boot.

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    DeMoN LaG, Oct 23, 2003
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  5. mark  mandell

    Michael-NC Guest

    I dual booted a machine with XP and ME for well over a year. It got to be a
    PITA. You basically have double the work. 2 OS's to maintain, patch, update,
    backup...

    I'm on XP only know and got rid of the hardware that necessitated the dual
    boot setup.


    "mark mandell" <> wrote in message
    news:aoFlb.14356$...
    >
    > "Michael-NC" <> wrote in message
    > news:jFDlb.3871$...
    > > Partition first, then format. Use a win98 startup disc to do this.
    > >
    > > One note. Win98 requires a fat partition and if you install XP on an

    NTFS
    > > partition, 98 won't be able to see the NTFS partition but XP will be

    able
    > to
    > > read the fat drive. I would suggest formatting both OS partitions in

    fat32
    > > unless you have a reason not to.
    > >
    > > Install win98 to the C partition then install XP. It'll see the win98
    > > install and setup a boot loader for you.

    >
    > Thanks for getting back. Actually, I previously used the 98 startup disk

    as
    > you mention and then installed a Ghost image of 98 to the primary

    partition.
    > The secondary partition I had created through FDISK had two logical

    drives.
    > The problem, however, was that when I later installed XP it didn't

    recognize
    > the separated partitions and only showed a single partition. Somehow,

    this
    > corrected itself, the XP got installed and I have a properly working
    > multi-boot setup on this PC.
    >
    > But it't now because I've just built a new PC(a novice no less!)that I was
    > unsure how I was going to go about it this time. I had read elsewhere

    that
    > with multi-booting that the XP should go first because it has the

    necessary
    > booting files(like NTLDR).
    >
    > Mark
    > >
    > > "mark mandell" <> wrote in message
    > > news:uuClb.14147$...
    > > > If I install a dual or multi boot setup with Win98 and XP and opt not

    to
    > > use
    > > > Partition Magic to assist in this, wouldn't I first install XP to

    create
    > > the
    > > > partitions and formats(say FAT 32 for the 98 and NTFS for the XP) then
    > > > install 98. The Microsoft knowledge base recommends installing 98

    first
    > > > however.
    > > >
    > > > So maybe it doesn't really matter then?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks,
    > > >
    > > > Mark Mandell
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    Michael-NC, Oct 23, 2003
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  6. mark  mandell

    mark mandell Guest

    "DeMoN LaG" <n@a> wrote in message
    news:Xns941D122F6BA15Wobbly@216.168.3.30...
    > "mark mandell" <> wrote in
    > news:aoFlb.14356$:
    >
    > > But it't now because I've just built a new PC(a novice no less!)that I
    > > was unsure how I was going to go about it this time. I had read
    > > elsewhere that with multi-booting that the XP should go first because
    > > it has the necessary booting files(like NTLDR).

    >
    > You heard /completely/ wrong. XP is multiboot aware. 98 is not. If you
    > install XP first, then 98, 98 will not care that XP's bootsector and
    > bootfiles are there and simply overwrite them all, leaving you with a
    > Windows XP install that can't be booted until you repair the bootsector.
    >
    > Install 98 first, then install XP. XP's setup will see that 98 is already
    > installed and set up a dual boot.


    Yep, you're right after I took the time to re-read up on it.
    So I've now reinstalled a ghosted win98 to a new hard drive and will later
    install the XP.

    Mark
    >
    > --
    > AIM: FrznFoodClerk (actually me)
    > email: de_on-lag@co_cast.net (_ = m)
    > website: under construction
    > Need a technician in the south Jersey area?
    > email/IM for rates/services
    mark mandell, Oct 23, 2003
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