Originally Posted by jgundo
i got this to work a long time ago and i dont remember how i did it.
is there anyone out there who can help me?
The question is: why would you need to?
There are projects like DOSemu and DOSbox which make DOS redundant these days:
Both of these run under Linux.
If you just want to run your old games, DOSbox works as well as anything I've tried - including DOS itself.
Microsoft OSs need to be installed on primary partitions. DOS absolutely MUST be on the first partition of the disk. Windows 95/98 isn't as fussy, but it's partition must be marked bootable. Same with XP. Linux can go anywhere, so you should worry about getting all the Microsoft stuff working the way you want first.
With DOSbox available, and the fact that XP can run 95/98 programs, there is no point doing what you're trying to do IMO.
Regardless, here are some links which may help you: