win 2000 Me dual boot

PatMcGroin

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I have a couple of questions and then ultimatly need some guidence.
My system is as follows
Microstar K7t 266 raid
1 40 gig on raid channel 1 set to 0/1 (extra hdd to be added later)
windows 2000 pro with fat 32
I want to have either win me or 98 on the back of the drive.
I know that 2000 generally uses NFTS but mine came preloaded with fat 32.
What are the pros and cons of that looking towards the future.
If I am forced to change to NFTS I suppose I will but I dont relish the idea of reloading 2000 on this computer as I have read other posts that state that it is a big pain in the arse.
I have also noticed in other posts that win 98 on the drive first seems to be recommended when using NFTS. Can it be done the other way around?
Are there any special considerations to keep in mind since all of this is being done on a raid setup?
I know that I can do all of this with partition magic but I prefer not to unless I find that it would be the best way.
I am new to win 2000 and this is my first raid setup so I really dont want to step on my johnson while doing this.
Depending on your answers could you provide some rather detailed instructions on how to do this in 2000. I am very familiar with 98 and I understand all of the concepts of hdd management in 98 but I dont seem to grasp all of the damn wizards in 2000.
Will 2000 automatically load a boot manager or will I need to set this up also.
If You need any other info from me about my system I will be checking this post quite often. I want to accomplish this soon.

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NickM

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I think <A HREF="http://www.zdnet.com/community/stories/main/0,9057,2662085,00.html" target="_new"> this </A>should help you greatly.
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PatMcGroin

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Thanks Nick,
Exactly what I needed! I knew It could be done I just wasnt sure how.

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