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Hard Disk Partition

I have got 10G hard disk (1 partition) on my old laptop, i want to use as dual booting between 2 operation system. What will be the best option:

1. Can i install both OS on same partition, since i have only only 1 partition

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2. Its good to make another partition so that i can install 2 different OS in 2 different partion.

Could you please provide me some solution to make more than 1 partion on my hard disk, at the moment i have single partition.

I am WinXP at the moment
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Which two OS do you want to install?

First install the oldest, so if you want to install Windows 98 and Windows XP, first install 98 on a partition of, let's say, 3 GB, and afterwards install XP on the remaining 7 GB.
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But i would like to make 2 partition and install
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You did not mention which operating systems you want to dual-boot but if the second one is Windows XP you do not need third party applications to create partitions. You can boot up your computer with Windows XP CD and delete current partitions, then create a new one (you can specify size and filesystem as well) and within Windows XP you can use "Disk Management" utility to create, format, etc. the second partition.

I also want to point out what Krompton said and also that FAT partitions does not allow files larger than 2GB. So in case you are, eg. making DVD-images you need NTFS partition.
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