Dual Boot?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tt600, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. tt600

    tt600 Guest

    Can anyone tell me how to set up my PC for Dual Boot? At the mo. I'm running with XP Pro, I want to install WIN 98 aswell, I have partitioned my hard drive but every time I trie to install 98 I get the message cant do it in MS-DOS, any ideas??:confused:
  2. Mardinium

    Mardinium Guest

    I think you need to install Win98 first then reboot your system and install WinXP, There should be some simple options to choose from and your away! Remember to use FAT32 beacuse windows 98 can't use NTFS!

    Hope this Helps mate!
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    you have to boot from the 98 cd or a 98 bootdisk then install..there is no need to re-install winxp, all you have to do after 98 is installed is run the recovery console from the winxp disc and type in Fixboot

  4. Binary

    Binary Guest

    Well, there is a slight twitch. Supposing you have one primary FAT32 partition and one extended (can be FAT32 or NTFS). By far the easiest is to do a clean install of Win98 and then WinXP. Yes, you can use fixboot from the Recovery Console, but probably WinXP is already installed. If that's on an NTFS partition there is no way you will get Win98 to boot from there. And it won't boot from an extended partition either, so either way, it's easier to do a clean install. Leaving XP and installing Win98 second requires some extra skills to get it working.