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Old 04-16-2007, 04:33 PM   #1
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Is there a way to run 3 operating systems?


Is there a way for me to run dsl, windows 98, and windows 2000 all on the same pc?
 
Old 04-16-2007, 04:37 PM   #2
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You will need a larger HDD, there is really no way around that. 2 GB is just too tight to comfortably fit everything in. I mean, you could probably get them installed, but not with enough free space left over to really do much with.

You could try using an external USB HDD and install to that (Linux at least can handle installing to a USB drive, not sure about Windows), but judging by those specs, I assume you only have USB 1.0, or no USB at all for that matter.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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Its for a different pc, with a 20gig hd.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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Given your specs, you might want to continue to run run Linux off a LiveCD instead. Triple booting with just a 2 Gig hard drive sounds like you would be pushing it to much. You may have an option to create a file on the Windows partition, which would be mounted with the loop device, for your Linux home directory.

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Old 04-16-2007, 04:42 PM   #5
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Sure, I assume you mean multibooting vs virtual. Install W98 first, then W2K and last DSL. Use NTFS for your W2K vs FAT32.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 04:43 PM   #6
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Do not mind the notebook below, im wanting to do this on the following pc:
Compaq Presario 7855
Intel Pentium 3 1.13GHz
320mb of ram
20gig hd
DVD-ROM/CD-RW
Windows 2000 Pro
Integrated Graphics

What is the app?

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Old 04-16-2007, 04:45 PM   #7
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I have a similar question that may also help gatewaysolo9100, I have an 80gb HDD, and 2 twelve gig hard drives. Is it possible for Grub to recognize three different systems? I.e. 80gig=Debian, 12gig=Austrumi, 12gig=nUbuntu
 
Old 04-16-2007, 04:45 PM   #8
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Your gigantic sig is quite confusing, especially when you don't give the specs of the computer you are actually asking about, and even have a statement about dual booting in it.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 01:39 AM   #9
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Windows98 needs to be on the first partition of the first drive. So it would be easiest to do as michaelk suggested.
 
  


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