dual boot-rephrasing

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ok, I'll put it this way. Can I put win98 (fat32) on one separate drive and win NT on another drive and have it so I can have a choice which one to load? Also, I want to be able to format the win 98 drive without it destroying win-nt. Note: I'll be using a fat32 reader on NT.
 

yoda271828

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So you want 2 OS on 2 different hard drives? No problem. Install the Win98 first and then WinNT, and NT should configure your dual boot system for you (Win2K does, so I'm assuming WinNT does also).

When you re-format your Win98 drive you will have to set up the dual boot option again because re-installing Win98 will re-create the master boot record. So keep an NT boot disk handy.
 
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Whoa!

Hang about! How can you dual boot Windows 98 and Windows NT if you format the Win98 drive as FAT32?

As far as i understood it WinNT can only recognise FAT16.

Surely this can't work?
 

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Win NT can read FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS.

Win98se Can do FAT16, and FAT32. If you are running a dual boot you might stick with FAT32 so that you can read your NT Drive files from Win98. NTFS is also a little slower, but you don't have as mush fragamnetation. I like that.
 

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Be sure to be careful when going through the install of WinNT, and you'll be fine.

Rob
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