Dual Boot

GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 LifeAkron, PA
edited January 2008 in Science & Tech
wondering how you do Dual boot with Win 98 or 2k with Xp. Have a guy who wants it done but he has serial drives and I wanna get a grasp on what i am dealing with before i start


  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like
    edited January 2008
    Older OS first than newer. 98 or 2k before XP and XP before Vista. Not sure about 98 and SATA but install the first OS with sata drivers on a floppy and install XP from within that installation (choosing another partition).
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    edited January 2008
    98 can't do SATA at all.

    (EDIT: For the pedantic, this is not concrete, but it is the general rule)
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri
    edited January 2008
    Also make sure you have a separate FAT32 partition for your Win98 install, which will have to be on an IDE Hard drive. And your 98 partition won't be able to access any information on an NTFS Hard drive or partition.
  • JBJB Carlsbad, CA
    edited January 2008
    It might make more sense to run 98 in a virtual machine on Vista/XP.
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