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Old 08-11-2019, 01:46 PM   #1
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Dual Boot Antix and Windows 98se


I wish to dual boot antix with Windows 98se I know that I have to defrag windows first and disable the pager file and I know I have to shrink the Windows partition and I have make a new partition to install Antix to. However I've not installed Antix before and I'm only used to installing of the likes of Linux Mint which have a very easy and straightforward install menu. I wondered if there is an easy to follow install guide somewhere?
 
Old 08-11-2019, 01:58 PM   #2
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If you read the instructions when installing AntiX, & make sure the grub boot loader is installed to the mbr, it will add your Windows partition to it, & you should be up & running very soon.

http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/...#_installation

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Old 08-11-2019, 04:36 PM   #3
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Dual Boot Antix and Windows 98se

I hope you've got access to some ancient hardware... Win98 won't boot on anything halfway modern.

If you really need Win98, I'd suggest using Virtualbox to run it in a VM.
 
Old 08-11-2019, 07:35 PM   #4
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which iso antix iso did you download? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_uo...ature=youtu.be

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Old 08-11-2019, 08:46 PM   #5
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Okay well it's an old laptop already with Windows 98se installed. I use to run legacy software. It's a Pentium m 1ghz processor and 1gb of ram 20gb hard drive. Version of Antix is 17.4 32 bit.

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Old 08-12-2019, 01:32 AM   #6
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Can it boot from USB?
Have you tried to boot AntiX live?
Have you made all the preparations to your Win98 already?
 
Old 08-12-2019, 03:41 AM   #7
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Can it boot from USB?
Have you tried to boot AntiX live?
Have you made all the preparations to your Win98 already?
Yes it can boot from USB and I have tried Antix live but have not yet made the preparation for Win98. I'm just nervous about doing anything in case I mess up my Windows 98 installation. I 'm thinking of trying it first on Virtualbox first. I don't have any data to loose as that's backed up but my Windows 98 isn't. If someone could recommend free backup software that would do a disk image of my hard drive so I can restore windows easily I would be grateful. That's if there is one or a inexpensive one. (I've done a search and found several free programs for making a disk image). Not sure they support Windows 98.

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Old 08-12-2019, 01:10 PM   #8
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Been a while since I played with my IBM T23 or 390E

You got no sse2 support according to my old inxi reports on P3 Pentium M cpus.
So browser and youtube surfing will take some newly aquired skills from you.

Dolphin Oracle : https://www.youtube.com/user/runwiththedolphin

videos are my go to for reminders when I forget stuff.

Speaking of forgot stuff; I usually had to run a chk disk in Windows before booting up using the f8 key or something .

If I did not let windows run the file check after shrinking in gparted or another booted live session partition editor. Windows would not boot. Just error out.

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Old 08-12-2019, 01:18 PM   #9
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I used a PLOP cd to boot usb on that old stuff For Floppy . I made a PLOP floppy disc also. Google and youtube will tell you what PLOP is. Booting on usb 1.1 can be like watching paint dry though. You gotta be patient.
 
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Yes it can boot from USB and I have tried Antix live
On the same machine?
So why not commit.
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I'm just nervous about doing anything in case I mess up my Windows 98 installation.
Back it up first?
 
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To back up w98, I'd suggest you use Clonezilla.

https://clonezilla.org/
 
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