Reply 20 of 23, by Glidos
Ok, a quick description, and then you can ask questions where I don't make thing clear:
1) Install XP on the drive. You may already have it installed
2) Use Partition Magic 8 to add a new primary partition before the XP partition. XP should still boot.
3) Install 98 on the drive, getting it to use the new partition (it will probably not give you a choice). Use thet boot from CD method of instalation. After that you wont be able to boot XP for a while
4) Run 98 and start XP installation from the CD. Don't use the boot from CD method. Run the installer from within 98. That works by copying files to the 98 partition, and then altering the boot block to dual boot. One option from the dual boot is to complete the XP installation. Don't let it do that. Let it reboot, but choose to go back into 98.
5) Edit boot.ini. Look for something like
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
Change the partition. Not sure exactly what the change should be 0->1 1->2 1->0, but its not too risky to experiment. If its looking uncertain, then first delete the files that the XP installation copied to the 98 partition. That will stop it from completing.