Posted 22 August 2005 - 02:52 PM
Posted 22 August 2005 - 05:22 PM
Do you want to dual boot with 98 on one drive and XP on the other or do you want to configure the new drive with 2 partitions (one 98 one XP)?
Win98 can read Fat16 and Fat32 drives but not NTFS.
XP can read them all.
What OS are you currently running on the master drive?
Posted 23 August 2005 - 12:07 AM
i want dual boot on one drive (2500). I have a laser printer with no drivers for xp!!
so i should go with FAT32? i am not clear what the FAT32 (i know it means file allocation table) and NTFS differences are; i think i has to do with how big the partitions read. (I do a lot of research cuz i'm such a cheapsake and am capable, just need a little help on this situation).
master drive (2500) right now has win98 but really doesn't matter since i want to make it a dual boot and start fresh. there are no programs or files on it just win98.
another note, the motherboard in a K76A/1700xp+AMD (new 06/02).
thank you for responding
Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:57 AM
If you go to the printer manufacturer's website you should be able to download drivers for it.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 05:55 AM
If all you want a dual boot system for is the ability to use the laser printer I just cannot believe that you cannot find the XP drivers for it. Go to the Manufactures site 1st and if necessary do a search on one of the many web driverís sites.
NOTE: I use a HP laser printer (Black only) that came off the Ark with XP
You do not have to load any OS before XP, if the XP disk is not bootable Microsoft has a download for XP bootable floppyís. Just pay attention to the version (SP1, SP2, etc.) I would go to The Elder Geek and follow the tutorial there for slipstreaming SP2 if your XP disk is not already SP2. Itíll save you a ton of update time and may come in handy for any future repairs to you OS.
If you just have to have a dual boot system there are good tutorials for that there also.
Microsoft has an excellent knowledge base that includes a very informative article on the differences between FAT32 and NTFS.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 08:41 AM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:11 PM
If your BIOís reads the slave drive but the OS doesnít, use your device manager and/or point the drive out with the Add New Hardware wizard.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:39 PM
XP can read any of the prior file formats that MS released.
As r7 said if you post the specs of the laser printer I'll bet someone can point you to a driver that will work for XP leaving you with having to install only XP.
This would be a better approach unless of course you prefer to keep Win98 as part of a dual boot for other reasons.
In which case (ideally) you would need 2 partitions to accomplish this.
You currently have Win98 on the disk you want the dual boot on so you need to create a second partition and install WinXP on that partition.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 06:01 PM
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:03 PM
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:17 PM
You'll have to create an account to get it but it's free...Just use an email address that's disposable(yahoo...hotmail...etc)...a lot of spam...
When logged in just browse drivers and do a search for your driver...There will lots of drivers for that one but somewhere near the bottom of the list is a driver for WinXP.
Posted 25 August 2005 - 09:31 AM
Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:53 AM
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