Dual Boot winME and 2000


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micky

I want to put Dual Boot winME and 2000 on my old laptop, but so far
googling is giving me the opposite results of what I expect.

IIRC, when I installed XP to a win98 computer, in order to get dual
boot, I had to boot from the XP CD itself. When I first tried to run
XP install while 98 was running, if I understood corrrectly, it was
going to eliminate 98 and replace it with XP.

But the only urls on dual boot 98-or-ME/2000 either talk about
everything but this, or say to install 2000 while running 98/ME.

Were things the opposite then? Did they change when they went to XP?
Or maybe my memory of what I did to install XP is wrong? None of
these seem likely.

Should I achieve dual boot by booting from the 2000 CD to install it?

Or should I be running winME when I install win2000?

Thanks.
 
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dadiOH

micky said:
I want to put Dual Boot winME and 2000 on my old laptop, but so far
googling is giving me the opposite results of what I expect.

IIRC, when I installed XP to a win98 computer, in order to get dual
boot, I had to boot from the XP CD itself. When I first tried to run
XP install while 98 was running, if I understood corrrectly, it was
going to eliminate 98 and replace it with XP.

Your understanding was wrong.
_________________
But the only urls on dual boot 98-or-ME/2000 either talk about
everything but this, or say to install 2000 while running 98/ME.

Were things the opposite then? Did they change when they went to XP?
Or maybe my memory of what I did to install XP is wrong? None of
these seem likely.

Should I achieve dual boot by booting from the 2000 CD to install it?

How else would you install it? Booting from the CD is not the same as dual
booting; the latter means you have both versions installed and choose which
to boot from a boot menu which is automatically set up when you install OS
#2 and which is displayed everytime you boot.
Or should I be running winME when I install win2000?

You wouldn't be running ME, you would have it installed and boot from the
Win2000 CD which is then controlling disk input/output, not ME. I have
never used either of your OSes so can't say definitely but generally, the
older OS is installed first. In the case of Win98/XP that is much easier as
Win98 MUST be installed to C: but XP can be installed on any drive, physical
or logical.

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M

micky

Your understanding was wrong.
_________________

Thanks for your reply.

Option 1:
How else would you install it?

Using Option 2 below. By starting winME, and while in ME, running
the setup.,exe from the Win2000 installation CD.
Booting from the CD is not the same as dual
booting; the latter means you have both versions installed and choose which
to boot from a boot menu which is automatically set up when you install OS
#2 and which is displayed everytime you boot.

I know. I had dual boot win3.1 and win96, and then win98 and XP. I
had the same choice about installing XP when I had only 98.

Option 2:
You wouldn't be running ME,

I was't clear. I could indeed be running ME, by starting ME and then
inserting the win2000 CD and running setup.exe there to install 2000.
One of the webpages I looked at seemed to say that was the way to do
it, but when I did the same thing running 98 and installing XP, it
didn't ask which partition I wanted to put XP. even though there was
an empty one, and apparently it was going to install XP in the same
partition as w98 was. I believe it said it was going to eliminate
win98, but maybe I am wrong about that, and maybe it was going to put
both OSes in the same partition. .

Whichever of these it was going to do, XP install wasn't stymied
because win98 was running, and up to where I stopped, it never
suggested I might want to stop the installation and boot from the XP
installation CD.
you would have it installed and boot from the
Win2000 CD which is then controlling disk input/output, not ME.

Yes, that was my option 1.
I have
never used either of your OSes so can't say definitely but generally, the
older OS is installed first. In the case of Win98/XP that is much easier as
Win98 MUST be installed to C: but XP can be installed on any drive, physical
or logical.

Hmmm I forgot abou tthat. I have 10 gigs allocated to winME. That
means the 2000 partition will be starting just past the 10 gig border.
As you say, that's not a problem for XP, but do you remember if is for
2000? I'll start googling for an answer to this, if I can think of
the right keywords.

Thanks. .
 
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