Triple Boot system

Posted: 09-29-2003, 07:14 PM
I'm a software developer for a university (just a student), and I'm trying
to make a computer with "clean" installations of the three target operating
systems for the software (98SE, 2000, XP) and was wondering how to go about
doing that.

"Clean" means: The computer will have just the install of the operating
system and patches.

I want to the computer go to a boot screen where I can choose either XP,
2000, or 98. I figure I'm going to have to put each on it's own hard drive
(or hard drive partition) to avoid conflicts and such, but how do I go about
the rest?

Any information regarding how to do this or articles on the web explaining
how to do this, would be much appreciated.

Thanks for the help

Jeff VanShaar


Triple Boot system


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Ken Briscoe
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Re: Triple Boot system
Posted: 09-29-2003, 09:03 PM
Start with Win98, install it on your first partition. Create 2 (or more)
partitions. Install Win2K next, but point it at your second partition
(probably named D. When your dual boot is up and running, Install XP, but
when prompted for install location, point it to your third partition,
probably E:.

KB


I'm Dan
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Re: Triple Boot system
Posted: 09-30-2003, 01:52 AM

"Jeff VanShaar" <jvanshaar@cc.usu.edu> wrote:
> I'm a software developer for a university (just a student), and I'm
trying
> to make a computer with "clean" installations of the three target
operating
> systems for the software (98SE, 2000, XP) and was wondering how to go
about
> doing that.
>
> "Clean" means: The computer will have just the install of the
operating
> system and patches.
>
> I want to the computer go to a boot screen where I can choose either
XP,
> 2000, or 98. I figure I'm going to have to put each on it's own hard
drive
> (or hard drive partition) to avoid conflicts and such, but how do I go
about
> the rest?
>
> Any information regarding how to do this or articles on the web
explaining
> how to do this, would be much appreciated.
Separate partitions, yes, but you don't necessarily need separate hard
disks. See if my webpage at www.goodells.net/multiboot helps understand
the process. If you're a developer, you're going to want to also get
yourself a partition imager and make backup images of your clean
installations once you get them configured the way you want. If you
don't already have DriveImage or Ghost, I'd recommend you take a look at
BootIt NG (www.bootitng.com), a partitioning/imaging/boot-manager 3-in-1
utility that's well-priced and works great.



MJ@MJ.com
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Re: Triple Boot system
Posted: 10-02-2003, 02:17 AM
On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 13:14:18 -0600, "Jeff VanShaar"
<jvanshaar@cc.usu.edu> wrote:
>I'm a software developer for a university (just a student), and I'm trying
>to make a computer with "clean" installations of the three target operating
>systems for the software (98SE, 2000, XP) and was wondering how to go about
>doing that.
>
>"Clean" means: The computer will have just the install of the operating
>system and patches.
>
>I want to the computer go to a boot screen where I can choose either XP,
>2000, or 98. I figure I'm going to have to put each on it's own hard drive
>(or hard drive partition) to avoid conflicts and such, but how do I go about
>the rest?
>
>Any information regarding how to do this or articles on the web explaining
>how to do this, would be much appreciated.
>
>Thanks for the help
>
>Jeff VanShaar
Partition Magic 8 to create 3 primary partitions, only one of which
will be visible on bootup, and all of which will be C, the other 2
being invisible. Bootmagic comes with it, giving you a boot menu to
select which OS to boot. The instruction manual has a guide on setting
up multi-boot systems.

MJ
 
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