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shifty_ford

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i decided just as a project to pull out an old 233 that was in the garage and see what i could do with it. What i would like to do is put several os's onto it. Not for any particular reason but just to see if it can be done.

I would like to put onto it
dos?
windows 3.11
windows 95
windows 98
windows me
windows 2000
maybe a small linux distro?

this machine only has a 6 gig hdd so i dont have alot of room to work with. but i dont want any updates or programs installed just the os's
although i do dual boot all the time this has me confused and i dont even know where to begin . any tips on how to do this. What sizes i should partition into. any bootloader that will be able to set this up with a gui.
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Officially you can't have Windows 95, 98 and ME on the same machine together. Every new version will upgrade/replace the existing installation as they were never designed to dual-boot with each other.

You can dual-boot with Windows 98*Guest and 2000 though if you install 98/ME first into a small partition and then install 2000 into another partition. Linux IIRC replaces the entire boot sector which then renders Windows 9x unable to boot at all.
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thats too bad. I would have liked to have a real multiboot system. Can i still have a 3.11 installed with 95/98/me? what about a linux distro that has a gui but doesnt need a lot of machine to run.
only has 64mb ram and a 233.

Anyone have any ideas for my little project here?
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