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Win98/ME/2000/XP Boot CD

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Hey

I want to create a bootable CD where I have windows 98, Millennium, 2000 and XP on the same disc to install ...

Who could help me with this ?

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That's not possible. Files from the OSs you mentioned do not share the same files with others. You're better off making a DVD disc of them.

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XP = 350 megs

95 = 80 megs

98 = 100 megs

98se = 110 megs

ME = 120 megs

It seems you could make a cd with xp, 95, 98, and ME. I've made one in the past.

-gosh

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This has apparently been done - I saw a multi-os cd for download some time back on a file sharing program.

How to do it is another question :)

I would assume you would have to make a root directory for each os and use some sort of third party software to allow the choices of which os to install?

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May not all.But its possible.911 cd builder program can make this.Linux boot,win98 or ME and xp on the same cd.

Bootsciptor program changing and writing new cd boot sector.I did.Working

911 cd builder and Bootscriptýor.You can find usefull programs :)

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It's very possible.

I will skip the details.

Create a boot CD with Windows 98's boot files. Edit the [menu] part to add the new entries. Optionally, you may want to set the CD-ROM Drive to a specific drive letter. Get the autoexec.bat to run setup based on teh menuconfig you created.

You will want to use the most recent windows 98 version for the CD, since previous versions apparently had a bug with being booted from a CD. Avoid Windows ME because the Autoexec.bat file might need a different name, and there will probably be version conflicts with Windows 98 files.

I recommend adding /is /ie /ib /im to the setup launcher line, because odds are that if the disk survived the format, scandisk is just going to be a waste of time. Plus you don't need a boot disk :)

If you want my opinion, there is no reason to have both 98 and 98 se, and Windows 95 is just redundant. As for ME, enough has been said :rolleyes:.

Good luck in any case!

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