Dual Booting Win98 and FBSD

Heredity Choice stork at qnet.com
Sun Oct 8 07:15:54 BST 2000

I have never installed WIN98 but have lots of experience with another
primitive M$ OS, MS-DOS. DOS wants to grab all the drive it can. I prevent
this by first using FDISK from a DOS boot floppy to create, format, and
mark bootable a partition the size I want it to be. I then install DOS
before anything else, because DOS is likely to format any other partitions
it finds.

One could presumably use a DOS boot floppy with FDISK to create a
partition for WIN98, but formatting will have to be done from the WIN98

Paul Smith
stork at qnet.com

> [1] Be careful, the default options for win98 install doesn't always
> give you a chance to partition your hard drive before proceeding with
> the install.  It just assumes you want to use the whole hard disk...
> There is a way out of it, though.  Wish I could remember how.  Probably
> by pressing F5 or F8 when the win98 setup disk boots, actually.

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