I have been trying to set up Dual boot using two existing XP PRO and an existing 98SE operating systems on two existing harddrives.
Xp is in 4 partition drive, (C),(D),(E),(F), and 98 is a single partition, (C).
Xp is drive 0 and 98 is drive 1
Xp is jumpered M/S
98 is no jumper Slave.
I tried to modify XP Boot.ini by adding the D:\="Microsoft Windows 98" line of code.
During boot attempt when menu comes up Win XP or Win 98, XP will boot ok and see 98 as drive G:\ and accessible. If I select 98 it will start reboot each time. I did try DEBUG in DOS to attempt to rewrite the BootSect.dos in 98 with no results.
Example of XP Boot.ini currently after adding D:\. Xp sees 98 as drive G:\.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
G:\="Microsoft Windows 98"
I understand now, being that both drives still function as stand alones, that I can start to reinstall XP and build the dual boot. Anyone got any suggestions. I really would like to know why 98 reboots when selected instead of booting normally.