Patricia suggested writing to you as the maven or expert in this area. My new pc came much faster from Dell than I expected. It came with a 160gb drive which is the smallest that Dell will now sell and four times what I will need. It also has 4 gigs of ram. I would like to dual boot with win98se for the dos kernel for xywrite and wp5.1. Otherwise I will be in xp for windows applications(very rarely) and surfing the net (very frequently).
My pc comes with free dos as the operating system and a cd for freedos. I already own licensed copies of xppro and win98se. I also own partition magic 8.0 (still in sealed box).
I expect that I would partition my physical drive into about 6-8 logical drives of about 20 gbs each unless you suggest to the contrary and to format in fat32 since space is not an issue.
I would like to put win98se on my c drive and xp on the d drive and all my dos applications and data on e and f unless you suggest to the contrary. If I do nothing I would prefer that xp be the default operating system if on bootup I do not make a conscious choice as to the operating system. Does this make sense.
How in this case do I go about partitioning. Do I start with partition magic or fdisk and if fdisk do I get it off either of the win98se cd or the xp cd or is it on the freedos cd.
In what order do I install win98se and xp.