First post, by mikem
I’m putting together a 486 “dream system” and trying to figure out how to handle storage.
I’d like to setup multiple operating systems including Win98SE, Win95, OS/2 & MS-DOS (mostly for nostalgic reasons, not any real practical reason) so I want a fairly large drive. I have a couple of VLB EIDE controllers (Including a QDI QD6500 with an empty EEPROM socket), an XTIDE card, a variety of hard drives, drive overlay software, etc.
Would it make the most sense to use XTIDE with a VLB card and System Commander to manage multiple operating systems? Or would I be better off using drive overlay software? If I use drive overlay, I doubt I could use System Commander - but maybe I could use some other boot manager.
Just curious what you all would do with something like this. I would use this system mostly for gaming & just “playing around”, and being able to boot into separate Windows 9x & a DOS / Win 3.1 environments would be my minimum satisfactory outcome.