dual boot how again?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bootsy, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    I've been smoking too much crack again and forgot how to do this. I have 2 hard drives in my system. A 40 gig NTFS (xp on this one) and a 20 gig for storage. I want to make a dual boot with win 98 because of the damn infinite loop thing with xp I cant play warcraft 3. Please advise thnx
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Advise?? Give up the crack!
     
  3. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    It's easier to install Windows 98 on the first HD (make the HD you want to install Windows 98 on the first drive), and then install XP on the second drive.

    If you don't want to loose your WinXP stuff, you could try installing Windows 98 on the second HD and then do the following:


    START-->RUN-->CMD

    cd c:\

    edit boot.ini



    Add the line:



    multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 98"

     
  4. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Have you tried the compatability tab with WarCraft 3 to see if it'll run that way???
     
  5. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    well the thing is that I dont want to lose my stuff on the first (NTFS) drive. I tried to install win98 on the second drive but I don't remember how...
     
  6. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

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    Here's a goofy additional question, sans le crack:

    I've just installed XP Pro freshly; is there any operating system that i can install in addition for a dual boot scenario? is it too late to install a different OS? Thanks.
     
  7. netnut

    netnut Guest

    Try using a program called System Commander
     
  8. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    1) Install Windows 98
    2) Boot Off XP CD
    3) Start Recovery Console (have your XP install's Administartor pass ready)
    4) Run the command "fixmbr"


    JJB6486