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Dual Booting MS Windows XP Home with IBM OS/2 Warp 4

by pearljamkornfan / October 26, 2004 1:11 PM PDT

I have an 80 GB hard drive running Windows XP Home SP2 on the primary partition (C:\). On the secondary partition is some unneeded back-up info and some media (D:\). I was wondering if I could format (D:\) and make it OS/2's file system, then proceed to dual boot with an installation of OS/2 Warp 4. Anyone have a suggestion?

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Re: Dual Booting MS Windows XP Home with IBM OS/2 Warp 4
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2004 1:23 PM PDT

Sorry, but I dropped out at Warp3.

If I were to hazard a guess it would be this. PARTITION ONLY what you need for Warp4, install Warp4 and then let XP partition it's own space and install there.

I will not tell you how many want to try to add such an OS as you noted after XP but will share I have mild success in the method I noted above.

Bob

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Re: Dual Booting MS Windows XP Home with IBM OS/2 Warp 4
by pearljamkornfan / October 27, 2004 4:22 AM PDT

Thank you for the suggestion. So you do not think that XP would allow OS/2 to be installed and run from a second partition of the same HDD? I am not quite ready to do a backup / reformat / re-install of my whole system. If that is the only option, I guess I will wait. Thanks again for any replies/suggestions.

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Re: Dual Booting MS Windows XP Home with IBM OS/2 Warp 4
by pearljamkornfan / October 28, 2004 3:53 PM PDT

Alright, so say that I have my (D:\) partition on my current HDD. Should I run FDisk and erase that partition, and create a new one? What should I do with this partition? Also, I have an istallation cue with the *.bin file. The problem is that BurnAtOnce does not recognize my Sony DVD-Rom / CD-RW combo, so I am unable to write! Does anyone know how to fix this? Sorry for all the problems, I guess curiosity has gotten the best of me lately. I would appreciate any more suggestions.

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What I wrote.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2004 12:33 AM PDT

My successful method is simple. Install "other" OS first and leave space UNPARTIONED for XP to partition and use later. FDISK is NOT USED during the XP install. We use the XP NATIVE METHODS and tools. I know that old habits die hard, but in the case of NT/2000/XP/2003 we need to catch up.

As I suspected, you want to add Warp 4 after XP is installed. For that, you'll have to ask IBM if they support that. I don't know this one...

Bob

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