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    Dual Boot

    Hello!

    I have a Win2000 OS with NTFS file system, while my HDD capacity is 60G. There is only one partition (drive c: ) which is formated with NTFS.
    Now i need to install Win98 OS. I know that i need a FAT16 or FAT32 file system and one more partition, but i have no idea how can i perform the task.

    Can anyone help me, please?

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    Tatiana
    Last edited by Tatiana; 06-02-2004 at 01:42 PM.

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    Well it would require that you reformat and repartition the hard drive...

    Here are a couple of good articles for you to read about it... Gives you some very good information...

    http://www.guru3d.com/tech/dualboot/
    http://www.winntmag.com/Articles/Ind...ArticleID=8312

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    Not necesisarily!

    You can "resize" your existing partition tables using a program like bootitNG (do a google search on it). I've used it to resize my partitions to allow for a dual-boot WinXP / RH9 system.

    Note of caution: when ever messing with partitions, ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR DATA FIRST!

    Also wouldn't hurt to do a defrag before as well.

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    True carl, but I have had more bad experiences with shrinking the partition... But I should say it the politically correct way...

    For best results when setting up a multi-boot on one hard drive, it is far better to do so with a clean formatted hard drive...



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    Fair enough.

    Of course if your on linux, you can set up LVM to allocate "partition chunks" as needed, but I digress.

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    Thank you all very much


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