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  1. Hell ou, somewhere you could read that Windows 98 not working with PCI-E cards at all (people here know that its nonsense), somewhere even here you can read that Windows 98 GPU has to be in PCI-E slot. I did testing with GB Z97 board and ATI X600 + Nvidia Geforce 1030 and Windows 98SE (+some patches, rloew patches and other things for make it working on Z97) Important is that it was Gigabyte MB, which has in bios for some time, possiblity to select primary GPU slot (iGPU included), so have tried it with my setup, change primary gpu slot to 2 in the Bios, removed G1030 from 2nd slot, moved X600 to second slot, 1st slot empty. Reboot - drivers detection for X600 - fine, reboot graphics drivers fine, add G1030 to first slot - boot into Windows 98 - normal mode, all is fine, detect G1030 as generic VGA - disable device, reboot - all is still fine, same as with X600 in first slot or X600 in second slot without G1030. Of course you need to change bios setting for Windows 98 boot and for other oses but its better than fiddle with physical cards positions - you could even have hint in Grub bootloader options text, which card should be primary for which OS. Its definitly better use newer card as primary, default on multiboot systems.. WIth some DVI to HDMI cables and HDMI switches with input autodetection, you even dont need fiddle with cables in cable of multiple GPU setup.. Only fiddle with that 1 bios settting. Other avantage is not need for dual GPU stunt in XP+ OS, because your wanted gpu is primary slot and working out of box, you need only disable second W98 GPU.. This combination should work (dont tested it, yet because AMD cards simply better for Windows 98, even with rloew magic patches - in never made Geforce 6/7 working properly - sometime there were ugly exceptions - AMD970, everytime command.com and Dos mode in fullscreen ends with black screen at least with newest drivers.. but older dont support Geforce 6/7 at all..) even with Nvidia + Nvidia, which is otherwise problematic (at least i with some card combination i never get dual gpu stund working - nvidia code 43, not possiblity has 2 nvidia drivers with same filenames installed, modern gpu in second slot only in VGA safe mode other problem..) On not Gigabyte boards, maybe rloew or someone else could create some slot adress remaping tool for autoexec pre boot remapping too, or enable something like linux blacklist (remap them to some safer space, or make some detection loopback) for some problematic and unwanted cards in Windows 98... there is way how to handle it by software at least on Bios level..
  2. Boot Win 7 Paritition copied to Empty space after Win XP on old HDD? I plan to upgrade my main OS from Win 7 SP1 x64 to 8 to 8.1. But to take the risk out of it... I copied my main Win 7 Partition from my SSD to Empty space on old HDD after Win XP partition. (at night.. so I dont have to wait around for 200+ GB going over) SSD 240 GB: [system Reserved: 200 MB] [sSD_P1 240GB] HDD 320GB: [Win XP 33GB] [sSD_P1 Copy 240GB ][Free Space][OEM Recovery partition] I copied this using Paragon HDM 12 Pro I did not copy the [system Reserved] partition as I wasnt sure how it would fit in.. and since its 200 MB, should be easier to "move" / "copy" if needed. Now, I read that there is a way to make Win 7 bootable without the SysRrv 200 MB partition. Or do I need to copy the 200 M partition? Is there a way to make the Win 7 boot while letting the rest of the MBR & booters (Win XP and OEM Recovery) continue working? What way should I follow? What steps should I take? PPS: Once this experiment is successful, I'd like to upgrade my SSD with Win 8.. But I am wondering if I should keep the 200 M partn around or merge it.. It just creates additional 'partition's to worry about. What are the pros & cons of that?
  3. I have a 2001 Dell PC with Windows XP and Windows 98 SE. When I installed Windows 98 and re-installed XP about a year ago, I created a 6 GB (C:) partition for Win98 and the rest of the disk (D:) for WinXP. I edited boot.ini to give a nice menu upon boot, and all was well. Eventually, 6 GB became to small for me, and I needed to expand the partition. I booted up a live Linux USB pendrive a few days ago and used Gparted to expand the Win98 partition to 60 GB and shrink the WinXP partition. Apparently, Gparted touched something in the MBR that it shouldn't have, and I got the "Invalid system disk. Replace the disk and press any key" message when trying to boot Win98. XP had no problems booting after the partition resize. I booted up a Win98 startup floppy disk and ran sys c: which then allowed Win98 to boot up correctly, but I no longer get the boot menu to select XP. I can make XP boot again by booting up the recovery console from the CD and running fixboot, but then this makes Win98 give the "Invalid system disk" message when trying to boot it. My problem is that I can get either XP or Win98 to boot, but not both. How do I restore the proper boot sectors to allow me to dual-boot the OSes?
  4. OK, I'm just one week away of doing the real thing, so I'm going to review the process. It's the continuation of this thread but my last post was ignored, so I will start with a clean sheet now. I will use one SSD on MBR (UEFI on BIOS mode) with 2 partitions, XP on first, and 7 on second partition (that is, no 100Mb partition from 7). This is what I want: on XP: C: (SSD 1st partition) D: (2nd Drive) (for "Documents and Settings") on 7: C: (SSD 2nd Partition) D: (2nd Drive) (for "Documents and Settings") M: (SSD 1st Partition) I need 7 to watch XP partition for the SSD Trim, which XP can't do alone. Yet, I don't want it to override the default D: partition letter which will be used for Data on both OS, and both XP and 7 "Documents and Settings" folders. My questions are next, I pretend to use grub4dos as explained here, is that possible? I mean I will use UEFI in BIOS mode, and MBR type partitions. Also, what OS should I install first, maybe this question is linked to: what boot manager is recommended? (XP, 7, or 3rd party's). Then I also wonder what to do to avoid the 100mb partition Win7 creates. I have read that for that you better create partitions beforehand, that's fine. My question is, can I then format it to NTFS? My intention is to plug the SSD to my current XP, and partition and format to NTFS, the problem is that giving partitioning or formatting to a drive also "creates a proper boot sector on the drive", and that can cause issues. To make myself clear on a question I had on the previous thread I guess this guy had problems installing Win7 over MBR because he was on EFI mode (instead of BIOS compatibility mode), is that correct? This would be my grub4dos procedure, in the case of using 7's bootmanager: -make XP partition the root partition with:root (hd0,0)ls-check is the correct partition and make it active (as in C:), while hiding second partition (7's partition)makeactive (hd0,0)hide (hd0,1)-reboot, and install XP (7's "second" partition will now have a random letter and show as inactive), let it do the unattended, etc. reboot and load again grub4dos from CD to unhide 7 partition, make it active (default OS) by typing:unhide (hd0,1)makeactive (hd0,1)-Install Windows7, now Windows7 will install its boot sector on the XP partition (unhidden), so the 7's boot manager will recognize it and allow it to boot under the bootmanager. So in this case the Win7 boot manager will be used. Then you can go back to grub to set the XP partition active to make it the default OS.makeactive (hd0,0)The big problem here is the last step installing Windows7. I need the first (XP) partition (hd0,0) unhidden so 7 can install its boot sector on it, yet I want it hidden so in fact my Data drive which will be my default drive for "Document and Settings" is assigned the D: letter. I don't know how to make XP partition unhidden and at the same time not being D: (just a random late letter is ok).