Installation of Multiple Operating Systems

  PC Pete 21:29 20 Aug 2005

Have put together the hardware of my PC. I wish to install a number of operating systems e.g. Win98, Win2000, WinXP & Linux. Using PowerQuest Boot Magic to switch between them on bootup. Should I partition the hard drive into, C D E F & them install the Operating Systems on each in turn, or should just create C drive & let each OS do the partitioning / formatting during the installation process??

  woodchip 21:35 20 Aug 2005

You do not need a partition for Linux leave it while last and just leave free space for linux to install to, it will do all the work for you

  Catastrophe 05:16 21 Aug 2005

Sounds like you may need this:

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  Diodorus Siculus 07:43 21 Aug 2005

If you don't go for hyperOS as above, then be sure to install the oldest first of all:


then win2k

then XP

Those three will go on easily.

Most Linux will also install pretty well afterwards.

  Diodorus Siculus 07:45 21 Aug 2005

YEs, create the partitions first of all - otherwise they will install one over the other.

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