Adding win2000 to win98, dual boot?


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mm

Adding win2000 to win98, dual boot?

I seem to remmeber hearing that one can install win2000 Professional
over win98 and retain both OS's with dual boot.

Is this feature provided by win2000 or do I have to have 3rd party
software to do this?

If by 2000, do I just answer a clear question the right way during
installation, or is it subtle?

Thanks.

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Dave Patrick

To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or setup
disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your Windows 2000
CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom and execute
makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the
prompts.

(Note: If your drive controller is not natively supported then you'll want
to boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom. Then *F6* very early and very
important (at setup is inspecting your system) in the setup to prevent drive
controller detection, and select S to specify additional drivers. Then later
you'll be prompted to insert the manufacturer supplied Windows 2000 driver
for your drive controller in drive "A")

Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then begins to
install the Setup and driver files. When the Windows 2000 Professional
screen appears, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000 Professional.

Read the license agreement, and then press the F8 key to accept the terms of
the license agreement and continue the installation.

When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen appears, all the existing
partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard
disk. Then press C to create a new partition and specify the size (if
required). Windows will by default use all available space. (don't install
more than one operating system to each partition)

Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your new install before
connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx

Then

Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en



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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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Guest

I can't figure out how to make a new thread to this discussion of Windows
2000 so I'm replying to this question to ask my question but it isn't related
to this person's question. My computer has Windows 2000 as its OS and it
won't start. I don't have an ERD for it. I have used an ERD before on it and
it did boot up. I have looked up various websites to find a file for it to
download to a floppy on a Windows XP computer but I'm afraid I wasn't able to
find a Windows 2000 boot disk that would start my computer. Where could I
download a bootable disk for Windows 2000 using a Windows XP computer. I
managed to download two files from the OS CD before my computer stopped
starting-Ntdlr and Ntdetect.com but I got an error message about a ntoskrnl
file that is missing or corrupt and also an error message about the Boot.ini
file being invalid. I don't have the Boot.ini file on the floppy where these
two files I downloaded from the MakeBoot folder on the OS CD. I can't open
the OS to download the ERD and if I could then my troubles would be over.
What could I do to get the computer to start up? Where could I find the
download on another Windows XP computer if this is possible?
Dave Patrick said:
To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or setup
disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your Windows 2000
CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom and execute
makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the
prompts.

(Note: If your drive controller is not natively supported then you'll want
to boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom. Then *F6* very early and very
important (at setup is inspecting your system) in the setup to prevent drive
controller detection, and select S to specify additional drivers. Then later
you'll be prompted to insert the manufacturer supplied Windows 2000 driver
for your drive controller in drive "A")

Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then begins to
install the Setup and driver files. When the Windows 2000 Professional
screen appears, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000 Professional.

Read the license agreement, and then press the F8 key to accept the terms of
the license agreement and continue the installation.

When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen appears, all the existing
partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard
disk. Then press C to create a new partition and specify the size (if
required). Windows will by default use all available space. (don't install
more than one operating system to each partition)

Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your new install before
connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx

Then

Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en



--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

mm said:
Adding win2000 to win98, dual boot?

I seem to remmeber hearing that one can install win2000 Professional
over win98 and retain both OS's with dual boot.

Is this feature provided by win2000 or do I have to have 3rd party
software to do this?

If by 2000, do I just answer a clear question the right way during
installation, or is it subtle?

Thanks.

If you are inclined to email me
for some reason, remove NOPSAM :)
 
D

Dave Patrick

What happens when you try?

Try creating a boot disk. For the floppy to successfully boot Windows 2000
the disk must contain the "NT" boot sector. Format a diskette (on a Windows
2000 (or newer) machine, not a DOS/Win9x, so the NT boot sector gets written
to the floppy), and copy Windows 2000 (or newer) versions of ntldr,
ntdetect.com, and boot.ini to it. Edit the boot.ini to give it a correct ARC
path for the machine you wish to boot. Below is an example of boot.ini. The
default is to start the operating system located on the first partition of
the primary or first drive (drive0). Then drive0 partition 2 and so on.

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,1"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,2"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,1"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,2"

Another possibility is to try loading the controller driver also from
floppy. For the floppy to successfully boot Windows 2000 the disk must
contain the "NT" boot sector. Format a diskette (on a Windows 2000 machine,
not a DOS/Win9x, so the "NT" boot sector gets written to the floppy), then
copy ntldr, ntdetect.com, and boot.ini to it. Edit the boot.ini to give it a
correct ARC path for the machine you wish to boot.

In order for this to work you'll want to change the arc path in boot.ini
from multi syntax to scsi syntax to indicate that Windows 2000 will load a
boot device driver and use that driver to access the boot partition. Then
also copy the correct manufacturer scsi driver to the floppy but renamed to
ntbootdd.sys

Something like this below;

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,1"
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,2"
scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,1"
scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,2"


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect
 
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Guest

The computer won't boot up. It starts up for a second and then it stops. Then
I press the power button again and the computer won't start up. I can
eventually get the machine to start up, but it won't boot all the way up.
When I press the F1 key after the BIOS starts, I am taken to an error page
telling mat that the ntoskrnl file is missing or corrupt and to install a
copy of it. I then have to turn off the compter because it won't boot anymore
than that. Where could I get the files Ntldr and Ntdetect.com and the
Boot.ini files from to put on a floppy. I can't use my OS CD because the
Windows XP computers won't open it.
I found a website with a Boot.ini file on it and added to the floppy I had
with the two files Ntdlr and Ntdetect.com. The Boot.ini file is:

[boot loader]
timeout=-1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, first
partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, second
partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, third
partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, fourth
partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, first
partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, second
partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, third
partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, fourth
partition" /sos
C:\="Previous Operating System on C:\"

I don't know how to edit this file for my computer. any suggestiions. My
computer is homemade and I don't have a floppy drive nearby to use.


Dave Patrick said:
What happens when you try?

Try creating a boot disk. For the floppy to successfully boot Windows 2000
the disk must contain the "NT" boot sector. Format a diskette (on a Windows
2000 (or newer) machine, not a DOS/Win9x, so the NT boot sector gets written
to the floppy), and copy Windows 2000 (or newer) versions of ntldr,
ntdetect.com, and boot.ini to it. Edit the boot.ini to give it a correct ARC
path for the machine you wish to boot. Below is an example of boot.ini. The
default is to start the operating system located on the first partition of
the primary or first drive (drive0). Then drive0 partition 2 and so on.

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,1"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,2"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,1"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,2"

Another possibility is to try loading the controller driver also from
floppy. For the floppy to successfully boot Windows 2000 the disk must
contain the "NT" boot sector. Format a diskette (on a Windows 2000 machine,
not a DOS/Win9x, so the "NT" boot sector gets written to the floppy), then
copy ntldr, ntdetect.com, and boot.ini to it. Edit the boot.ini to give it a
correct ARC path for the machine you wish to boot.

In order for this to work you'll want to change the arc path in boot.ini
from multi syntax to scsi syntax to indicate that Windows 2000 will load a
boot device driver and use that driver to access the boot partition. Then
also copy the correct manufacturer scsi driver to the floppy but renamed to
ntbootdd.sys

Something like this below;

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,1"
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,2"
scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,1"
scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,2"


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

Suzie said:
I can't figure out how to make a new thread to this discussion of Windows
2000 so I'm replying to this question to ask my question but it isn't
related
to this person's question. My computer has Windows 2000 as its OS and it
won't start. I don't have an ERD for it. I have used an ERD before on it
and
it did boot up. I have looked up various websites to find a file for it to
download to a floppy on a Windows XP computer but I'm afraid I wasn't able
to
find a Windows 2000 boot disk that would start my computer. Where could I
download a bootable disk for Windows 2000 using a Windows XP computer. I
managed to download two files from the OS CD before my computer stopped
starting-Ntdlr and Ntdetect.com but I got an error message about a
ntoskrnl
file that is missing or corrupt and also an error message about the
Boot.ini
file being invalid. I don't have the Boot.ini file on the floppy where
these
two files I downloaded from the MakeBoot folder on the OS CD. I can't open
the OS to download the ERD and if I could then my troubles would be over.
What could I do to get the computer to start up? Where could I find the
download on another Windows XP computer if this is possible?
 
D

Dave Patrick

Use the example boot.ini I posted. Use Windows XP versions of ntldr and
ntdetect.com

What was done to cause the change?


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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
Boot.ini files from to put on a floppy.
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Guest

Thank-you for your help. I downloaded the bootdisk files and copied them to a
cd. I really like the CD burn software too. I tried to start the computer
and after a while of pressing the power button it started up with the help of
the cd. The bootdisk for old compters did work. I still am not able to boot
up to the desktop, but it does start. I keep getting an error message that
says, "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
corrupt: <Windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. Please re-install a copy
of the above file. I don't know how to fix this error. I may have to get a
new hard drive for it.
 
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Dave Patrick

You should put the three files on a floppy that's been formatted on Windows
2000 (or newer) machine.

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Suzie said:
I can't figure out how to make a new thread to this discussion of Windows
2000 so I'm replying to this question to ask my question but it isn't
related
to this person's question. My computer has Windows 2000 as its OS and it
won't start. I don't have an ERD for it. I have used an ERD before on it
and
it did boot up. I have looked up various websites to find a file for it to
download to a floppy on a Windows XP computer but I'm afraid I wasn't able
to
find a Windows 2000 boot disk that would start my computer. Where could I
download a bootable disk for Windows 2000 using a Windows XP computer. I
managed to download two files from the OS CD before my computer stopped
starting-Ntdlr and Ntdetect.com but I got an error message about a
ntoskrnl
file that is missing or corrupt and also an error message about the
Boot.ini
file being invalid. I don't have the Boot.ini file on the floppy where
these
two files I downloaded from the MakeBoot folder on the OS CD. I can't open
the OS to download the ERD and if I could then my troubles would be over.
What could I do to get the computer to start up? Where could I find the
download on another Windows XP computer if this is possible?
Dave Patrick said:
To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or
setup
disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your Windows
2000
CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom and execute
makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the
prompts.

(Note: If your drive controller is not natively supported then you'll
want
to boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom. Then *F6* very early and very
important (at setup is inspecting your system) in the setup to prevent
drive
controller detection, and select S to specify additional drivers. Then
later
you'll be prompted to insert the manufacturer supplied Windows 2000
driver
for your drive controller in drive "A")

Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then begins to
install the Setup and driver files. When the Windows 2000 Professional
screen appears, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000 Professional.

Read the license agreement, and then press the F8 key to accept the terms
of
the license agreement and continue the installation.

When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen appears, all the existing
partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard
disk. Then press C to create a new partition and specify the size (if
required). Windows will by default use all available space. (don't
install
more than one operating system to each partition)

Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your new install before
connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx

Then

Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en



--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

mm said:
Adding win2000 to win98, dual boot?

I seem to remmeber hearing that one can install win2000 Professional
over win98 and retain both OS's with dual boot.

Is this feature provided by win2000 or do I have to have 3rd party
software to do this?

If by 2000, do I just answer a clear question the right way during
installation, or is it subtle?

Thanks.

If you are inclined to email me
for some reason, remove NOPSAM :)
 
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John John

On another NT type computer (Windows Nt/2000/XP) (do not use a Windows
9x computer, if you do the diskette will fail) format a floppy diskette:

format a: /u

Copy the files NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from your Windows 2000 cd onto the
floppy diskette.

Copy and paste the contents BETWEEN the ===== to a notepad file, save
the file as boot.ini and copy it to the diskette. Try to boot the
computer with it.

=================================================================
[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 01" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT=" Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 02" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 03" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 04" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 11" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 12" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 13" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 14" /fastdetect
==================================================================

John
 
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