Dualboot Win2K & 98
Posted on 2000-03-29
6.4gb HD, two partitions.
Partition1: 3gb NTFS with Win2K installed.
Partition2: 3gb FAT32 with Win98 installed.
When i put: d:\="Win98" in the boot.ini it just makes the pc reboot when I select it. I figure, maybe its not thinking its drive D but rather E or F or something. Nope. No matter what i select, it just reboots.
I want to be able to boot 98 off the boot manager.
Please DO NOT suggest I put NT on the second partition and put 98 on the primary, thats not a solution. Also not suggest I go buy system commander or Boot Magic since both of those will not boot from a NTFS primary. Also do not suggest I take the 400mb which is unaccounted for in my partion map above and make a fat drive to boot from, since I don't want to screw up my NT installed programs which expect everything to be on drive C.
Oh, BTW. I have a second HD which is 1.6gb. To install 98, i put this drive in and removed the 6gb drive which allowed me to install 98 as primary on C. I then used PQ Drive Image to mirror the 1gb drive over to the second partition on the 6gb, so I know the boot files are fine. The 1gb is still installed so even if the PQ copy failed, the boot.ini should still find the 1gb as drive E and boot of of that. It doesn't.