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    dual booting XP and 98 on separate disks

    as the thread title...

    how do you do it..

    XP was installed first and has been up and running for a while, but now he needs 98 on and wants to be able to select on startup.

    XP is on one drive (C: ) and 98 is on a second drive (f: ) 98 is installed, but, the boot.ini needs editing to point to it.. but what do i need to add obv i need to add the installation.. but what neds writing with it being on a second disk?

    (yes i know it's better to install xp second but that is not an option anymore...)

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    Re: dual booting XP and 98 on separate disks

    you cannot, CANNOT, boot MS-DOS and operating systems based on it from any disk other than the first partition of the first hard disk in the system. the only way it's ever been possible in the past is where 98 installs 99% of files on the "installed" drive - and the actual boot files on the first drive in the system. which, of course, cannot be NTFS.

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    Re: dual booting XP and 98 on separate disks

    ding dang dong,

    how would i go about setting 98 up inside a virtual machine (98 is basically just to use a scanner and a few ancient programs...)
    and i'm guessing that any files (scans) from the virtual machine would need to be put on an external disk to be accessable by XP?

    (i tried setting it up a while ago but it just wouldn't blend [couldn't get it to install 98 within the virtualmachine.])
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