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bluedevlx 10-06-2004 08:54 PM

Do I Install w95, w98,xp to the same drive letter or ...
 
do i install win95,win98 to the same c: and create a seperate partition for windows xp? then gentoo!
or do i install all the windows to the same partition which is c:
but i know my windows xp partition will be fat32. so could i install it to it's own partition and make it ntfs. because i'm not going to need to view it from win98 or 95 anyways.

bluedevlx 10-06-2004 09:01 PM

well I just read that a basic disk which i have instead of a dynamic disk will allow me to only install four primary partitions. So i'm guessing that since Windows 2000 + now use ntfs i'd be alright with

Windows 95
Windows 98SE
Windows XP
And my Gentoo Linux!

But for the gentoo doesn't that use 3 primary paritions?
1./
2./home
3.swap

Please let me know how I could set my computer up like this. I just finished installing windows 95, and yes it was a hassle because I have an AMD 64 3200+ I was getting that ios error. But I'm lucky to have this computer here also or else i would have taken longer. But i'm installing them in the correct order and I also just read that the operating systems need their own partition. So right now i'm up to windows 98 and going to install another partition for that.

Will keep you updated!

{O_o} 10-06-2004 09:04 PM

xp can live on the same partition as 98/95, but its not really advisable, can cause headaches. I'd give it its own partition and make it ntfs.
98/95 should ideally go on c:, xp will go anywhere i think.

bluedevlx 10-06-2004 09:05 PM

But wait Is it possible that I could install
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, Gentoo to the same basic hard drive.
But basic hard drives only support 4 primary partitions.

Unless I get another hard drive which i'll be doing later but can I do that?

bluedevlx 10-06-2004 09:06 PM

ok so I could actually use one partition for windows 95, windows 98?

{O_o} 10-06-2004 09:07 PM

you can install gentoo all on one partition.

Can you not make the 4th partition an extended partition, then put "logical drives" in it.

Im not sure how 95 will react to having 98 on another partition as they both put there boot files (the same named files) on the c drive if i recall correctly.

{O_o} 10-06-2004 09:08 PM

Not sure. Ive had 98, XP, and ME all on one partition, but it causes problems. Why do you ned 95 and 98. They are pretty much the same os, i'd only install 98

Heres what i'd do

hda1 = win 98
hda2 = win2k
hda3 = winxp
hda4 = extended (iff poss, if not gentoo)
hda5 = gentoo
hda6 = swap

bluedevlx 10-06-2004 09:11 PM

Well i'm data recovery specialist or fighting to get better at what I do. And having windows 95 for back in the day backup software that need it. So it's great that I now have it installed. Alright so yes I'll have

1.Windows 95
2.Windows 98
But could I install linux to a logical drive?

{O_o} 10-06-2004 09:13 PM

You can install linuc to a logical drive (if thats what they are called, i forget)

windows 98 and 95 are the same. Ive never met an app that runs on 95 but not 98.

you should google dual booting 98 and 95, im not sure how its done

bluedevlx 10-06-2004 09:15 PM

Well i'll learn that tomorrow. So I guess i'm going to do

Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000 Server
Windows XP Pro

Then with Partition Magic with the extra hd space I have i'll create a logical partition and install my Gentoo to that!

Sounds like a leap! or Reads like a big leap!

{O_o} 10-06-2004 09:20 PM

hehe, good luck.

p.s. the 4th partition should be the extended one, and any others you need go in it

pps: http://www.infinisource.com/techfiles/dualboot.html (bottom part for dual booting 98/95)

bluedevlx 10-06-2004 09:20 PM

I said i'll learn that tomorrow because I ordered a tape drive that I must do recovery with and I was told the os I needed installed was for windows 95 only. So i'll see if that also works on win98 tomorrow. :) Right now i'm reading alot on this from the microsoft site. Many of their articles tell you good information.

bluedevlx 10-06-2004 09:27 PM

I'll just try my stuff right now. I'm going to create logical drives instead of those primary drives and have
windows 95one partition
windows 98extended partition
windows 2000 server primary
windows xp primary partiton
then i'll put gentoo on a logical

bluedevlx 10-06-2004 09:37 PM

Well i'll find out tomorrow really if windows 98 can run everything windows 95 can!

{O_o} 10-06-2004 09:43 PM

It can, the same is not always true in reverse though.

you may need some kind of dual boot prog to install both 9x's (theres a list at the link above)

Expect windows problems :) and be prepared to reinstall.

You might be interested in 98lite, when i used win it was the best investment i ever made

hope all goes well


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