I have an 80gb hard drive which I wish to partition. On one partition I would like to install Windows 98, mostly in order to play older games. One the larger partition, I would like to install XP, for anything else I need to do. I understand that Windows 98 must be installed on the first primary partition or it will not boot correctly. I would like, however, to have the XP partition be known as the C: drive (DOS generally names the first primary partition as the C drive, so I'm not entirely sure if this is possible).
I have already performed a partition where I installed XP on the first partition, used the included Disk Manager to create two more primary partitions, and installed XP on the last and largest partition. With even the first partition set as active, the largest and third partition was recognized as the C: drive. Will this work, perhaps, with 98. Do I need to try and set the third partition to active before I install XP, and then reset it to the first? I dunno...