Dual boot to DOS
Posted on 1999-01-23
I have rebuilt my old computer and replaced the hard drive with a new 4G drive. It is partitioned into a Primary DOS partition of 3.5G with the FAT-32 file system (Drive "C:\") and an Extended DOS partition of 500M with FAT-16 file system (Drive "D:\"). The machine boots to the C:\ drive which has Windows 98 installed. There are no old DOS or Windows 3.x or Win95 files on the drive.
I have found a number of my older programs will not run properly even in a DOS window in Win98 (probably because of FAT-32). I would like to be able to install my old DOS programs on the D:\ drive (I still have my old DOS 5.0 disks available) and to have the option of booting to the D:\ drive at start-up.
How do I configure the system to allow this option? Do I need a separate floppy boot disk with my DOS drivers, autoexec.bat, config.sys files etc. or can it all reside on the single hard drive?
Thanks for your advice.