Partition hdd....and dual boot...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nedreplan, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. Nedreplan

    Nedreplan Guest

    I have a 60 Gb IBM 120GXP Hdd. At the moment I have it as one singel partition. (NTFS)

    I wonder if there are any pros and cons (speed, compatability..etc) by partition it up in, let's say, two different units. (and make them FAT32). You know... that eternal question if FAT32 is more suitable for games and so.

    And are there any drawbacks in dualboot with Windows Xp with any previous Windows version?
     
  2. adek

    adek Very xp-erianced

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    To create a multiple-boot system with Windows XP and MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me:
    Ensure that your hard disk is formatted with the correct file system.
    Install the multiple operating systems into separate volumes, in the following order: MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, and then Windows XP.
    Do one of the following:
    If you want a multiple-boot system with MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me along with Windows XP, install MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me, and then install Windows XP.
    If you want a dual-boot system with only Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me, install Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me, and then install Windows XP.
    Install each operating system according to the standard installation procedure

    Any other probs pls write back!
    :p :p :p
     
  3. Nedreplan

    Nedreplan Guest

    Thanks!
    So having each OS on a seperate partition there will not be any collisions (or limitations) between them?
     
  4. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    The important thing is to install XP last, otherwise your boot file will get messed up
     
  5. adek

    adek Very xp-erianced

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    i've never had a problem wth me and xp
     
  6. Nedreplan

    Nedreplan Guest

    I will do so!

    Thanks for your help!!!