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Dual Booting win3.1w/dos and win95

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Ok this is probably a no brainer but here we go. I want to make another partition and install win3.1 with dos. Then have another parition with win95. Then control the whole boot with system commander. I am doing it with 95 and NT right now and having no probs. But I know that win3.1 wants to be the main os also just as win95. Anyone know how to do this. Thanks in advance
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by:SJohnson
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BootMenu will allow you to boot multiple operating systems over multiple drives and will not affect any other boot loader (such as LILO, OS/2 Boot Manager or NT Loader).  Download it from ftp.bootmenu.com/pub/english/bootmenu.zip. Its shareware and only worth $12 to register.

This is a great little program!
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Or:
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Con97m.zip is FREE software that let you choose to run Windows 95, Dos prompt or Windows
3.x while you are booting up your system.
It has a menu for you to choose to run Windows 95, Dos prompt, Windows 3.x, and/or other
applications.
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by:aszure
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The question was also about how to install them. Different partitons same partiton etc.
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You install different operating systems onto different partitions.  For instance, you would put your primary OS onto your primary partition.

Like:

   Part1   Part2   Part3   Part4  Part5
   Win95   Win31   DOS62   Warp4  Linux   etc etc

You then add each partition to the boot manager menu and it does the rest.  

You will still need to read the documentation.  Boot management can be quite tricky, but BootMenu does take a lot of the work out of it for you.

Stuart.
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by:dew_associates
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If you don't mind spending a few bucks for a good program, take a look at partition magic along with it's boot manager. It makes system commander look bad, plus you get all the partitioning and transfer tools you could want.
Dennis
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by:robandrw
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Just for your interest have set up Win 3.1 and Win 95 on same partition if you don't mind using standard FAT partition.
Install DOS 6.22/Win 3.1 first, then install Win 95 in a separate directory. Don't perfrom an upgrade to the Win 3.1 install. You can then use the standard menu commands in config.sys to select what version of Windows to run.
Tip: In autoexec.bat you need to set the windows path based on your selection in config.sys. Also, the Win 95 boot sequence issues an implicit win command so you don't have to put win at the end of autoexec.bat.

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That's fine robandrw, but what does he do with NT?
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by:smeebud
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I go with Dennis, partition magic cost little and the benefits
are woth it.
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Althought it is being done with Win 95/NT at the moment I thought the question only asked how this be done with Win 3.1 and Win 95. If NT is also required then I agree with your solution, however mine was just a suggestion if only Win 3.1 and Win 95 was required. It saves having to purchase additional software.

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Only Azure can tell us the answer that is acceptable to him/her
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didnt work
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