|I found this thread (google) ‘cause I want to do the same thing as Compgeke – I don’t think it’s that strange a thing to want to do. I want to (a) because I’ve got old programs that won’t run on my newer machines & (b) I want to learn to learn more about the fundamentals of how a PC works by ‘going back to basics’ (this is an area of computing I know very little about).|
I know this is done with fdisk, but I’m not 100% clear on exactly what the steps are. Do I fdisk the whole drive & then create a new, smaller primary partition + an extended partition, or can I 'shrink' the primary & create an extended without losing the existing Win 98 installation?
I’ve been told that I’d have a problem doing it with fdisk ‘cause “Windows 95 & 98 are hard coded in many places to C”, so I should use a boot manager (e.g. OSL2000). Does that hard coded bit mean that they’d both need to be in the primary partition, so there’d be a conflict? Have I understood that correctly?
i’d prefer to do it with windows/DOS functions if possible – I know this might sound like I’m making life deliberately difficult for myself but, as I said, one of the reasons I’m doing this whole thing is as a learning exercise.
Any comments/opinions/suggestions welcome.