Hi,[quote=bevills1;2105929]I considered using percent instead of size in MB, but that still wouldn’t work due to use of the 80GB drive as Master, that Fdisk recognized as just 10GB, with 5GB for the Primary Win98 partition which is fine but only 5GB remaining for Extended partition while I wanted 15GB for the Win2k drive with remaining space going to another logical drive.[/quote]at first, disconnect the other drive for the moment. Also make sure, you don’t have more than 512MB of RAM installed.
Then only create a Primary Partition for your Win98 installation. The rest is done during W2k setup (or later, when W2k is running)
The Win2k installer gives option only to create and format primary and/or extended partitions with no option to create multiple drives within the extended partition.
I still don’t understand what you mean with “multiple drives partition”.
Is it this: In the extended partition of 60 GB you want to have 3 logical drives E: (15GB), F: (20GB) ;G: (25GB)?
If so, then just create the extended partition (you can only have one on each HDD), and then the logical drives of the size you like.
Mainboard is MSI model K8T Neo-V and has been updated to latest BIOS.
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR here. Win98SE+W2k dual boot does fine; Partitions are 1 Primary for Win98SE, 1 Primary for W2k, 2 logical drives in the extended partition. No problem to configure this without additional software (see screenshot). The Win98 partition was created using Win98SE fdisk and using the percentage method. Of course, the partition has the size I wanted to have.
I’m unfamiliar with the virtual machine option and wonder if older apps, which is mostly what I use Win98 for, could be run that way.
If the apps don’t need direct hardware access, such a virtual machine is fine. http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/End-user_documentation as example for some stuff to read.
Somebody suggested downloading and using WinMe Fdisk instead of Win98 Fdisk. Does anybody know whether WinMe Fdisk recognizes larger drives that Win98 Fdisk doesn’t?
If I remember correctly, then WinME fdisk should be able to handle a 80GB HDD.