RE: NT on drive > 2gig?

Richard Lachance ( (no email) )
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 14:22:47 -0400

> My goal is to install Windows NT on the primary drive of my secondary IDE
> controller (the 2 gig Maxtor drive). I just happen to be running
> Windows 98
> on my 4 gig boot drive and plan to dual boot each OS. I am also
> NOT going to
> use NTFS, as I don't need the security features right now.
> Why can't I just install NT on the 2 gig drive on the secondary IDE
> controller, and leave my 4 gig boot drive as is (running Win98)?

Sure. It is possible that the boot.ini file (hidden system file on your 4G
partition used by the NT loader) may be confused though. It should probably
look something like this:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Server Version 4.00"
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Server Version 4.00
[VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos
C:\="Microsoft Windows"

In theory, this should boot on the first partition of the second disk. Of
note, NT4 cannot handle FAT32 disk partitions - that may be where your
problem is...


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