Joakim wrote on 2021-12-12, 12:11:
I like to use multiple partitions on my harddrives because it's easier to reinstall etc. Thing is however that windows automatically seems to make hard drive partitions the first letters of the alphabet. For compatibility reasons I want the CDROM drive to always be D: but I don't know how to do it.
I tried to partition the second partition after windows 98 was installed but it changed the drive letters anyway.. Is there a way to force windows 98 to use D: only for CDROM drive?
If needed on the DOS side only,
You can also create a very small partition (10MB) that the DOS algorithm will assign to D:, then assign your CD drive to something like F:, and then use the assign command to take back over the D: letter with your CD drive. Like this:
1. C Drive (Boot)
2. D Drive (stub disk 10 MB)
3. E Drive (Data remaining disk space)
4. F Drive (Actual CD drive)
LOADHIGH C:\DRIVERS\SHSUCDX.COM /D:IDE-CD /L:F /V /C
At this point both F: and D: will look like the CD drive. This has worked for most games I've tested.