And, of course, Win2K and WinXP CD's cannot create FAT32 partitions over 32GB in size during setup, but this has nothing to do with Win98SE.
I have successfully installed Win98SE on single partition 80GB hard drives without any difficulty or stability issues, although this was at the user's request, and it was certainly not my personal preference. What the upper limit might actually be, I can't say, since FAT32 supports an unlimited root directory. However, I doubt that Win98SE will end up being able to support the full 2 terabytes that is the theoretical maximum limit of a FAT32 partition. After all, no one knew that Win95 would have a problem with 32GB disks and media until hard drives began to reach a certain size.
Currently, I can think of no good reason to install Win98SE on a single partition that is 32GB or greater, but this is due to the inefficiency of the file system; not because Windows can't run on a larger partition. The operating system simply doesn't require this much running room, and it's a waste of disk space. IMHO, a good, average size for a Primary DOS partion that will contain Win98SE is 4GB. Any other disk space should be reserved for additional third-party programs and personal files on another partition, or partitions. Windows supports up to 4 partitions per disk, and this is easily accomplished with FDISK or a third-party partitioning utility.
I haven't checked, but I'd suspect that this was taken into account when the self-extracting files for the boot disks were posted.
But just to be on the safe side, after you make one of these boot disks, download the newest version of FDISK, and then copy it over to the floppy. Overwrite the other version that's already on the disk, and then you won't have to worry about it.
I was running Win95 on an 80GB drive, partitioned and formatted using a Win98 bootdisk. No, there is no limit that I know of. There MIGHT be a 120GB limit but even if there was, you probably don't plan one using a larger drive than that.
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