Posted on 2001-06-22
Can anybody tell me how to make the multi-boot system?
My harddisk is 30G. First I installed Windows 2000 Professional on first primary partition (C: 10G) and made the remaining 20G for the extended partition.
Now I need to install Windows 98 after Win2000 is installed. I know if I do this in the reverse order, there is no problem, the system will be multi-boot using Windows 2000 OS Loader automatically.
So, I use Partition Magic 6.0 to make a secondary primary partion first, it locates just behind the first primary partition. Now the partition map is like this: 10G(Win2000) 1st Primary Partition, 5G (Blank) 2nd Primary Partition, 15G (Some Data) Extended Partition. Then I use Partition Magic to hide 1st Primary Partition and Extended Partition, and then made 2nd primary partition to be active. After that I began to install Win98. I think at this time win98 setup routine will think that it is the only OS on the machine. The setup up procedure is successful. After that I use a tool named BootPart.exe to modify win2000 OS loader and boot.ini file, but at last failed.
I don't want to tell more about BootPart.exe. You just need to know my system's current status: Two bootable partition contains win2000 & win98, plus an extended partition. They can bootup separately after the partiton is activated. But how can I make then multi-boot after PC startup? Any tools? Any method?
Thanks a lot.