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How do partition a drive correctly???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bpsman, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. bpsman

    bpsman Thread Starter

    Sep 15, 2004
    When you partition a hard drive and your intention is putting MS-DOS on one partition and win98 and XP on another. ( Three different partitions )
    You first need to make drive c: the dos partition and all of the boot information for the three operating systems will be automatically be installed on drive C correct?
    Then install wind 98 on drive D and XP on Drive E.

    They all boot from c: Drive correct?

    Or should I put Dos on D the actual OS.
    Then win98 on E and after that XP on F
    So I use c: for the boot only?
    Don't all OS put the boot information on Drive C?
    They all have there own boot information correct?

    I should also partition the drive so that I have one ACTIVE partition ( Drive C) and then make the rest of the drive an extended partition make the logic drives for 98 and XP out of the logic drives correct?
    Or if I have to put dos on its own partition besides C it would be: D dos, E 98, f XP.
    c Active.
    D dos
    E win 98
    F XP
    Any help would be appreciated Thanks in advance.
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