How to configure the boot menu if I have got two OS in the same primary partition?

Posted on 2003-03-23
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I have installed WINNT Server4.0 under FAT16 partition in the C:\ drive. Next, I installed WIN98SE into the same drive. How do I choose which OS to boot from at startup?
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kiranghag earned 200 total points
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install win98 first  and then install winnt
now u have removed the boot loader by installing win98
u need to rerun nt setup and ask it to repair the boot sector or installation

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It might have been better to install 98 on the c:\ but there are many boot managers available including bootmagic that comes with partition magic from powerquest that will do the job


but you could try finding a free or trial version of a bootmanager at


if you install 98 on the c:\ and NT on d:\ then it should create a boot menu for you.

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First install Win NT and then Win 98. Install the operating system on differant drives. This will automaticaly create a boot menu . To change the created boot menu options edit boot.ini using notepad which is present on ur primary partition (most probably c:\). here u can configure the boot options like first option on menu or the default OS or the timeout options (change [timeout] = 30 to any number of seconds you want the menu to be displayed).
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dear sandeep...u should install win98 first and then nt!
win98/nt4 can co-exist on same driver but not in same folders..

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As kiranghag indicates, you should install 98 first and nt second.  98 will overwrite the boot record.
"u need to rerun nt setup and ask it to repair the boot sector or installation"
try this as suggested above.
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