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Dual Booting

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
ok, so i want to install both 98se and XP on a machine. i've found this guide. it says there may be a problem booting in xp once 98 is installed. now will i still be able to boot in 98 for the time being? as i do not have the xp disk to hand.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can I just ask, why do you want to use 98se when you have XP?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Generally you should install the oldest OS first.
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    Can I just ask, why do you want to use 98se when you have XP?

    Because a ton of stuff doesn't run under XP, because Compatibility Wizard is shite.

    Itstall 98 first, on mnie it detected it when installing XP.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    so it would be better to remove xp, then install 98, then xp as well. im guessing because 98 doesn't recognise xp but xp will recognise 98. or summat like that.
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    I XP is already on, and you DONT want a fresh install, you should get away with it. Although 98 may chose to delete XP anyway. ;P

    Yeah, XP detects 98, but not t'other way.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmm, Unless you're playing vintage computer games I'm not sure how something woulden't run in XP that runs on 98... except perhaps old fashioned parallel twain scanners.


    hmm o_O

    goodluck though, Maybe try a boot manager like EMRBRL to manage the different operating systems on the machine.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    If you install 98 first and XP afterwards you don't need a boot manager, XP's is supposed to work fine.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    noog wrote:
    Hmm, Unless you're playing vintage computer games
    .

    thats pretty much it. trouble is , xp is already installed on the machine.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    O_o wrote:
    thats pretty much it. trouble is , xp is already installed on the machine.
    Maybe reinstalling it would work (with no format)? Not sure
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Download XOSL for a decent boot manager, once the OSes are set up.

    I actually prefer 98 anyway. I dual-boot 98 and 2000.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    I think there must be a way to alter the boot.ini file to include 98, but I don't know how exactly... It's possible to make the windows bootloader load linux, so this must be possible too.
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