- 02-24-2006 02:48 PM #1
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- Feb 2006
How do I multiboot Windows NT 3.51 and Windows2000?
Hi, I'm getting a NetServer LH3R with 6 9GB SCSI drives installed and 2 Pentium III 500MHz processors along with 1GB of RAM and 2 10/100 NICs and I would like to multiboot on it Windows NT 3.51 and Windows2000. I've tried googling around for information on this but could not find a good guide on doing this. Could someone here please provide me with the information I need to successfully multiboot these OSes? (e.g. partitioning setup, order of installation, etc) Thanks in advance!
EDIT: And if anyone's wondering why I would like to multiboot these two OSes the reason is that I've already bought Windows NT 3.51 off eBay for another NetServer I had gotten handed down to me (but unfortunately it was on its last legs and within a week just stopped working ) and am now buying a replacement server and thus would feel kind of guilty not putting this OS I just bought into use, but would also like to be able to use a more recent OS as well...and in case anyone's wondering no this is not going to be a production server, it's going to be something for me to play with (they come cheap off eBay...this one was only $350 with all these specs and in a used but good condition), so again thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
- 02-25-2006 01:39 AM #2
http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/ IT's to difficult to give a step by step process for this ,see the link and make a decision how it will apply to the set up your looking for.And wait for more replies from here.
- 02-25-2006 03:35 AM #3
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- Feb 2006
Hmm well does this sound correct:
I will use one of the 6 9GB HDs for the OSes
1) Partition 2 2GB FAT partitions to be used for NT (NT itself installed on one of the partitions, misc files to be used with NT on the other
2) Partition the remaining free space on HD as NTFS for Windows2000
3) Repeat for other 5 HDs
4) Format partitions as needed to prepare for use
5) First install NT on one of the FAT partitions
6) After NT is successfully installed and configured, install Windows2000 in the NTFS partition and at this point the Win2k setup should put in place a bootloader that'll allow me to boot between NT and Win2k
7) Apply patches as needed and enjoy!
That sound correct?
Oh and thanks for your reply!
- 02-25-2006 02:24 PM #4
What i should have said it's to difficult for me to give you a step by step process,That's why i gave you the link that appears to discuss all the things to take into account.There's a lot of information out there.And someone else here may be better at confirming your solution or idea i am not qualified it's above my abilities .