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What are the various methods to have a 60 Gig HD partitioned into 3 / 20 Gig
Partitions with a multi boot of XP and ME or XP and 98 or XP with ME & 98?

Thank you,

Jacque Dupre
New Orleans
Louisiana

CajunClickers@hotmail.com
www.clickers.org
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    For a multi-boot system in xp,try search at microsoft,type:306559
    The details on how are listed.

    "Cajun Clickers of Louisiana" wrote:

    > What are the various methods to have a 60 Gig HD partitioned into 3 / 20 Gig
    > Partitions with a multi boot of XP and ME or XP and 98 or XP with ME & 98?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Jacque Dupre
    > New Orleans
    > Louisiana
    >
    > CajunClickers@hotmail.com
    > www.clickers.org
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi,

    Partition any way you like as far as size goes, but to boot those systems
    the partition used to house the boot files (known in WinXP as the system
    partition, but commonly referred to as the boot partition) must use the
    FAT32 file system in order to boot Win98/ME. Also keep in mind that WinXP's
    drive mangement utility can only work with FAT32 partitions up to 32GB. It
    will use larger ones, but they must be created and formatted with a
    different partitioning tool. The partition that actually houses the WinXP
    system folders may be NTFS, but you will not be able to read that partition
    from the Win98/ME systems. Any partition that houses information that is to
    be shared amongst the operating systems must also be in FAT32, as Win98/ME
    cannot read an NTFS partition on a local system (at least not without third
    party help).

    How you partition is another story. If starting from scratch, you can do
    this with fdisk and the WinXP partitioning faculty. If some of the systems
    are already installed, or you want to shrink/change/add partitions to an
    existing drive with no free space available you will have to use a third
    party partitioning utility. Please post back with what you currently have
    for proper guidance.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Cajun Clickers of Louisiana" <CajunClickers@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uNpCTsYsEHA.3508@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > What are the various methods to have a 60 Gig HD partitioned into 3 / 20
    > Gig
    > Partitions with a multi boot of XP and ME or XP and 98 or XP with ME & 98?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Jacque Dupre
    > New Orleans
    > Louisiana
    >
    > CajunClickers@hotmail.com
    > www.clickers.org
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    The info worked well, new 60G hd , partitioned / 3 x 20 with Fat32 on the 98
    & ME and XP and server2000 did the rest into NTFS.

    Thank you,

    Jacque Dupre
    New Orleans
    Louisiana

    CajunClickers@hotmail.com
    www.clickers.org

    "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OcgycTdsEHA.3940@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Partition any way you like as far as size goes, but to boot those systems
    > the partition used to house the boot files (known in WinXP as the system
    > partition, but commonly referred to as the boot partition) must use the
    > FAT32 file system in order to boot Win98/ME. Also keep in mind that
    WinXP's
    > drive mangement utility can only work with FAT32 partitions up to 32GB. It
    > will use larger ones, but they must be created and formatted with a
    > different partitioning tool. The partition that actually houses the WinXP
    > system folders may be NTFS, but you will not be able to read that
    partition
    > from the Win98/ME systems. Any partition that houses information that is
    to
    > be shared amongst the operating systems must also be in FAT32, as Win98/ME
    > cannot read an NTFS partition on a local system (at least not without
    third
    > party help).
    >
    > How you partition is another story. If starting from scratch, you can do
    > this with fdisk and the WinXP partitioning faculty. If some of the systems
    > are already installed, or you want to shrink/change/add partitions to an
    > existing drive with no free space available you will have to use a third
    > party partitioning utility. Please post back with what you currently have
    > for proper guidance.
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    > www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >
    > "Cajun Clickers of Louisiana" <CajunClickers@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:uNpCTsYsEHA.3508@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > > What are the various methods to have a 60 Gig HD partitioned into 3 / 20
    > > Gig
    > > Partitions with a multi boot of XP and ME or XP and 98 or XP with ME &
    98?
    > >
    > > Thank you,
    > >
    > > Jacque Dupre
    > > New Orleans
    > > Louisiana
    > >
    > > CajunClickers@hotmail.com
    > > www.clickers.org
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    You're welcome, glad to have helped.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Cajun Clickers of Louisiana" <CajunClickers@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:utQlYZgsEHA.3788@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > The info worked well, new 60G hd , partitioned / 3 x 20 with Fat32 on the
    > 98
    > & ME and XP and server2000 did the rest into NTFS.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Jacque Dupre
    > New Orleans
    > Louisiana
    >
    > CajunClickers@hotmail.com
    > www.clickers.org
    >
    > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:OcgycTdsEHA.3940@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Partition any way you like as far as size goes, but to boot those systems
    >> the partition used to house the boot files (known in WinXP as the system
    >> partition, but commonly referred to as the boot partition) must use the
    >> FAT32 file system in order to boot Win98/ME. Also keep in mind that
    > WinXP's
    >> drive mangement utility can only work with FAT32 partitions up to 32GB.
    >> It
    >> will use larger ones, but they must be created and formatted with a
    >> different partitioning tool. The partition that actually houses the WinXP
    >> system folders may be NTFS, but you will not be able to read that
    > partition
    >> from the Win98/ME systems. Any partition that houses information that is
    > to
    >> be shared amongst the operating systems must also be in FAT32, as
    >> Win98/ME
    >> cannot read an NTFS partition on a local system (at least not without
    > third
    >> party help).
    >>
    >> How you partition is another story. If starting from scratch, you can do
    >> this with fdisk and the WinXP partitioning faculty. If some of the
    >> systems
    >> are already installed, or you want to shrink/change/add partitions to an
    >> existing drive with no free space available you will have to use a third
    >> party partitioning utility. Please post back with what you currently have
    >> for proper guidance.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Best of Luck,
    >>
    >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >>
    >> "Cajun Clickers of Louisiana" <CajunClickers@hotmail.com> wrote in
    >> message
    >> news:uNpCTsYsEHA.3508@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> > What are the various methods to have a 60 Gig HD partitioned into 3 /
    >> > 20
    >> > Gig
    >> > Partitions with a multi boot of XP and ME or XP and 98 or XP with ME &
    > 98?
    >> >
    >> > Thank you,
    >> >
    >> > Jacque Dupre
    >> > New Orleans
    >> > Louisiana
    >> >
    >> > CajunClickers@hotmail.com
    >> > www.clickers.org
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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