'm trying to figure out how to do this installation. I just bought a
new computer (P4 3GHz, 200 MB SATA WD drive), and can't figure out how
to get these systems working together. I'd like to install
dos 6 on c: (primary), 250 MB
Win98 on c: (primary), 15,000 MB, primary
d: 30 gb fat32 for both win98 and ecs (running the fat32 ifs driver)
e: hpfs 2 gb
f: hpfs 2 gb install ecs
g: hpfs 60 gb
h: fat32 30 gb
rest of drive hpfs
but I'm having problems. First I used ecs's volume manager during the
install to set up boot manager, a 250 mb primary, a 15 g primary, then
an extended logical. I checked the boxes to make the 2 primaries and
drives f and h "visible to other operating systems" (I assume that's
what people mean when they say "compatibility volume").
The ecs install went fine-- i could format e: f: g: and i: as hpfs and
install ecs. Next I booted, and used boot manager to boot the dos 6.2
partition. Of course, it didn't boot since the partition wasn't
formatted, but it made that the active primary. Then I used a dos
setup disk to format c: /sys. DOS worked fine off of boot manager.
next I used boot manager to make the 15 G partition active, and used a
win98 setup disk to format c: /s. The formatting went fine as fat32,
but when i tried to boot that c: partition, I got an "system not
found, insert system disk" message. That was true even though when I
booted from floppy I could read the partition. Next I used dfsee to
edit that partition from 06 to 0b. Now I could boot from that
partition, but windows scandisk told me that the size was screwed up
because I didn't have LBA enabled!
So I tried again.
this time I started by installing boot manager and the dos primary
only. I booted from a dos floppy and formatted that partition (250
mb). next I booted from a doze98 setup disk and used the doze fdisk
to create a 15 GB primary and re-booted. Interestingly, doze saw the
250 primary, but called it "non-dos" eventhough dos 6.2 was installed
and running fine from it. I used boot manager to make that primary
active, and then re-booted from the doze floppy to format that
partition /s. Then I did an install of win98, which went normally.
next I continued with the installation of ecs. Ecs recognized the
primary dos and the primary fat32 partitions. In an extended
parittion, I created a 30 gb partition (d) to be recognizable by other
operating systems, a 2 gb partition (e) that was not recognizable (ie
lvm), a 2 gb partition (f) to install ecs, a 50 gb partiion (g) under
lbm, a 30 gb partition (h) recognizable to other os'es, and a
partition with everything left (~55 gb) for lvm. I was able to format
e, f, g, and i as hpfs.
Next i re-booted to doze98 and formatted the 2 remaining partitions (d
and h under ecs, d and e under doze) as fat32. I seemed to be able to
format them, but I can't read them with doze. On re-boot, I kept
getting errors on the h: partition.
Also, ecs's volume manager says that those 2 partitions are
unformatted. I also remember hearing that doze98 can't handle 48 bit
lba and so has problems recognizing partitions that span the 137 gb
boundary, which might explain my problems with the h: partition.
However, I don't understand the issues with that d: partition. I
suspect that there's a problem with the type of partition that ecs
I have a licensed c