|04-04-2002, 09:39 AM||#1|
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win 2k and 98se duel boot
I am in the process of building a new pc
I am considering duel booting between win2k and 98se
but i have never done anything like this before
what is the proper way to set this up?
which do i install first?
I have 60gb hard drive how should i setup up my partitions?
which fat systems should i use (fat32 or ntfs(i realize 98 will not see the ntfs))
using a win98se boot disk how should i partition
if i decide to only go with 98 what is the largest partition i can create
Dell Inspiron 5100 . XP Home SP2
|04-04-2002, 09:56 AM||#2|
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For a dual boot setup, fdisk and create 2 partitions (size of partitions depends on what YOU what). Install 98 first, followed by 2K.
As far as files system goes, NTFS is superior to FAT32. However, if you plan on sharing files/programs between the 2 OS's, you may want to use FAT32 so everything can be seen by each OS. Just my opinion. If that doesn't matter much, then by all means go with NTFS.
I think 98 will see 60GB...it sees my 50GB partition.
You can also create 3 partitions if you wish: 1 (c) for 98. 2 (d) for 2K. and 3 (e) for programs and/or important files.
|04-04-2002, 11:39 AM||#3|
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i would suggest you keep both file systems as FAT32 to begin with, then later if you want to get NTFS for win2k you can convert. you can convert fat to ntfs, but not the other way around.
also, i would suggest doing as deadeye suggested and making three partitions, a 2gb, 4gb, and 54gb. install 98 on the 2gb, win2k on the 4gb, then all of your programs and stuff on the 54gb. and keep the 54giger FAT32.
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