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    dual boot

    I have a PC in which I am trying to dual boot both a win nt 4.0 and win 2000 server. I hace win nt installed on it with no internet access cause it doesn't recognize my NIC card, but that's another issue for later.

    When I try and put win 2000 server on it with the CD in it5 upon bootup it can not use unused space on the HD. IT looks to delete the primary partition. How do I solve this so I can have a dual boot, please.

    I appreciate any help.

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    you have to have a seperate partition to install your other OS on.....either find some software like partition magic or some other solution and then install ...also I'm not sure what sequence you should be installing also....someone else will know for sure.

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    is partition magic free? if not, does anyone know of a free partitioner, please

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    I havent tried any, but here are a couple:

    http://www.ranish.com/part/

    http://partitionlogic.org.uk/

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    Do you have a second hard drive? If so, just use that.
    If not...I'd blow away the NT 4 install....then re-install NT 4..this time making a small partition for it. Service Pack 6.0a it..then install 2K to the other partition.
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    Yos, they don't work on floppy. YOSC, don't have any spare ones.

    Does anyone know of any others. please?

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    Do you need to keep this NT4 install because it has data? I mean..deleting it...recreating a smaller partition..and reinstalling..it's done in 10 minutes and you can move onto the 2K install..and done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    Yos, they don't work on floppy. YOSC, don't have any spare ones.

    Does anyone know of any others. please?


    Ranish is a floppy one, download it, and then double click part.exe, it will ask for a floppy to be inserted adn then you reboot with the floppy and it can do the partition stuff.

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    Have you tried it cause when I put it on my NT machine it comes up with an error.

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    I just did it on a 2k box.

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    YOS, I just PM'd you...please read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    YOS, I just PM'd you...please read.
    I did more than read, I replied

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