Dual Booting Win98 and FBSD

Dominic Mitchell dom at happygiraffe.net
Sun Oct 8 13:59:07 BST 2000


On Sat, Oct 07, 2000 at 11:15:54PM -0700, Heredity Choice wrote:
> 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
> install.

For a Win98 install, you'll need to use the Win98 fdisk.  I don't think
that any of the other fdisk's from previous versions of DOS allow you to
create a FAT32 partition, which you'll need to be able to get a honking
big C: drive, as opposed to several 2Gb partitions.

-Dom




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