1. you can partition a hard drive to contain both NTFS and FAT32.
2. You can install application to a third partition.
3. win98 can only read fat32 partitions. but winxp can read both. (so you'll be able to use the files in the fat32 partition when your booted in WinXP but not vice-versa.)
How to dual-boot:
Partition your harddisk using FAT32. Install Win98SE on the first partition. after succesful installation of win98se you can now install winxp. boot from your winxp cd. follow all on-screen instructions until you're presented with the option of where you want to install winxp. choose your second partition. another option will show up where you'll be ask to format the drive or leave it as is. choose format with NTFS (quick) or just NTFS it doesn't really matter. if all goes well winxp will finishing installing and you now have a dual boot system on a dual-formatted hd. (and if you have a dual core processor and double-data-rate SDRAMs then you can call your system a ''dual everything''
note: you can only install win98se on fat and fat32. winxp on fat32 and ntfs only.
life is good.
I have an 80Gb WD-HDD with 512 Mb RAM for a P4 2.26Gb.
I understand that NTFS system is better in a lot of aspects(security,better use of space,etc,etc)but how can I multiboot with XP Pro and 98SE?
Can I formate different partitions with different files systems?
Do I need to install each OS in different partitions?
The other software(applications and so),can I install them in a 3rd partition for possible reinstallations of the OS?
Can I access every file from each one of the OS?Because if I need a FAT32 partition for files in order to be accessed by 98SE,then I?d rather leave the HDD FAT 32 as it is.
I already know I can?t use both OS to go on the internet.I have to use XP for that.
I know,they are a lot of questions but I?m sure a lot of people is wondering the same.
Thanks in advance!