DOS 6.22 after Win2k?

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Hi everyone,

OK, I have Win2k installed on a first partition of my hard disk (NTFS). Well, I would like to play some of my old DOS games, and I want to install MS-DOS 6.22 now, on a another partition, so I can choose my OS with Win2k boot loader. Can this be done without uninstalling Win2k?
 

ejsmith2

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Yes, it can be done. But it's not a simple process.
You'd have to burn (hopefully, with a cdrw) a bootable win98se disk, with system commander or possible partition magic (i've never used pm), and dos 6.22.
You can install it on a freshly partitioned, primary FAT16 section, and set it as the 'bootable' partition. Restart the computer, let system commander load and find win2k. Then restart again, and set the FAT16 partition as 'active' (bootable), and restart one more time, using the bootable cd, and install dos 6.22 to the bootable FAT32 partition.
Now win2k is off in it's own little world (imagine the rage going on at msft) and dos 6.22 has it's own FAT16 partition. Oh, don't go over 2000meg on the FAT16 (2048 is the limit).