I have just installed a CMD UATA 100 RAID card into my computer. Everything goes fine and the RAID Bios was able to detect both of my HDD (2X Seagate U10 10GB 5400rpm). I used striped mode for my HDDs.
After that, I partitioned my HDDs into four partitions :
c: WIN XP
d: WIN 98
I installed Windows 98 in the WIN 98 partition and everything goes fine.
I have set my boot order to boot from CD-ROM so that I can installed from DOS but the CD-ROM couldn’t detect the disc and I could not install Win XP from DOS(clean install). I received an error that says the the CD-ROM couldn’t load a file. Is it because of the RAID ? I have tried installing XP from DOS before and I didn’t face any problem.
So, I installed Win XP from Win 98 using NEW INSTALLATION. I formatted my WIN XP partition to NTFS and sucessfully installed XP. When I start my PC, I can choose whether to load Win XP or Win 98, I can start Windows XP but couldn’t start Win 98.
I tried to change the BOOT.INI file in XP but I still couldn’t start Win 98. I suspect that Win XP has erased my Master Boot Record (MBR). How can I fix this problem ? I could do a clean install of Win XP from DOS. There is no option to create a startup disk for Win XP and I have to install Win XP from Win 98.
How can I change my BOOT.INI file ? What commands I should put inside there ? Let’s say the XP partition is C: and Win 98 partition is D: and I’m using RAID. Shouldn’t it be like this :
multi(0)disk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS “MS Win XP Pro” \fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS “MS Win 98 SE” \fastdetect
- I installed both the OS in the “WINDOWS” folder in each partition.
- I’m using Striped mode for RAID.
- I have updated my XP to SP1.