View Full Version : 1 partition...2 o/s?

05-16-2001, 10:42 PM
here's a question for the ages...

I'm working on a dell laptop that has one partition, fat32, 100%
It has win98 and win2k pro sharing the same partition. When I boot the LT I get a message asking me to select os. I thought this wasn't possible?

05-16-2001, 11:50 PM
Yes it is you can have up to 4 primaries with Fdisk. i.e. you can have up to 4 OSs on one hard drive but when you have 4 oss youll probably need 3rd party software to switch between them namely system commander. I think with system commander you can have more than 4 though.

Paleo Pete
05-18-2001, 01:32 AM
Win 2000 is built on the NT kernel, and probably uses the same boot loader as NT or similar. As long as NT is installed on a FAT partition it can be installed and either OS can be used. The repartitioning is done during the install, and fdisk might still report it as a single FAT32 partition. At least that's the best I can understand it so far...just getting into NT so I'm definitely no authority on it...

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