I'm setting up a new system with an Abit KG7Raid mobo and a pair of 40 gig drives on the highpoint RAID controller as a raid-0 array. How do I set it up so I can do dual-boot between Win2000Pro and Win98SE? Since the combined drives will appear as 80 gig total, I'd like to carve off about 10 to 15 gigs for the Win98 usage, and give the rest to Win2000. How do I do this? Thanks!!
The easiest way i think would be to install win98se first and then install win2000pro. win2000pro will automatically set up a dual boot as long as you keep the system to FAT32 and not NTFS. This is only a suggestion get someone else to confirm what i've said because i'm not totally sure if it'll work us a RAID device.
Create the array and run FDISK, but only create a FAT32 partition of 20% of the disk. Watch your step...it's easy to pass and miss the percentage prompt.
Set up Windows 9x and then boot from the Win2K CD. It will prompt you to create a new partition, which you should make NTFS (so that Windoze 9x utilities don't get mixed up with Win2K). I would create one other FAT32 partition (so that you can store files on another partiton in case you later have to format - you save those files). What happens here is that Win2K uses the Win9x partition as a boot drive (MS calls this a system drive - go figger).
That's it - run Win2K setup.
Here is some very old dual boot help, but there still is some good reading.
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