Windows 98SE and SATA drives

  octal 11:42 15 Jun 2007

I've just bought myself a nice new computer, when I tried to put Win 98SE on as part of a dual boot system it says the partition is NTFS and it can't load it. It's a 250GB SATA drive partitioned C, D, both 10GB FAT32 and the rest of the drive given over to my Linux Xandros which is working fine.

Any ideas, or would it be better to put an IDE drive and put 98SE on that instead?

Thanks in advance.

I only want 98SE to play with my Flight and Train simulators so I don't need XP and certainly not Vista!

  James1947 13:05 15 Jun 2007

I suppose one way round it would be to delete all partitions, create one large FAT32 partition, install WIN 98, the re-partition and install WIN XP (it will install to FAT 32 or offer to convert to NTFS whilst installing).

  octal 14:48 15 Jun 2007

Sorry James, I haven't got XP. I'm running into all sorts of problems trying to install Windows 98SE. I've managed to restore Xandros, I think I'll just reformat the two partitions and use them for storage.


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