It's very simple. What you tried was invalid.
"I plan to put Win XP on the primary master C:\ Winnt (new Seagate hard drive also, the 1st boot drive in bios). "
Supported dual-boot configurations have the older OS installed first, then you install XP on another partition.
Article about this? Absolutely -> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q306/5/59.asp
I did a search in Cnet and found no entries for this particular question....... I want to create a dual boot system. I have beloved programs that will not run in XP.
Have 2 hard drives partioned up C:\ thru I:\.
D:\ and I:\ are on the older hard drive. My CD drives are R:\ and W:\ in case you were wondering....
Installed Win 98 on the secondary master hard drive; the smaller older drive ( 2nd boot in bios). So Win 98 resides in the D:\Windows directory.
I plan to put Win XP on the primary master C:\ Winnt (new Seagate hard drive also, the 1st boot drive in bios).
I tried this configuration previousely and when XP installed it wiped out the D:\Win 98 files instead of ending up as a dual boot.
What did I miss? I installed XP in the FAT format so to be consistant.
I seem to remember having to edit the dos.sys or some other file some years back when I had another eairler Windows versions dual boot system set up.
I don't want to have to buy more software as I know this can be done without it. The directions from Microsft, I followed but they really are not detailed enough for a "do it and see what happens" stay at home "tech" like me. (using the term "tech" very loosley)
Can someone point me to some article about this??? Or better yet just give me instructions???