You want to install w2k to a second primary partition, starting the
installation from w98, right.
To the best of my knowledge, w9x does not support more than one _primary_
The assignment of drive letters probably differs between w9x and w2k.
There is an option to defer the choice of partition until after the first
reboot (to the w2k setup program).
As I recall, you have to make sure that the temporary setup files are
accessible on reboot, if they are copied to C: that shouldn't be a problem.
An alternative approach might be to boot the setup program directly from the
I've found that the Promise (Ultra66) bios doesn't boot from CD, you may
need to temporarily switch to the internal IDE controller on the motherboard
(relevant for A7V?). Leave the internal IDE controller enabled when you
switch back to the Promise after a successful installation, or you may have
to edit boot.ini to address the appropriate controller (additional issues
here, "multi" vs "scsi" syntax)
> John, here are the specs:
> Asus A7V mb
> Promis controller ... IBM Deskstar
> 128 RAM
> installed from win98
> > What hard disk controller are you using?
> > --
> > John McCoy
> > ClubWin
> > > Hi;
> > > Can't install Win2k! Everytime I get the message
> > 'inaccessible_Boot_drive'.
> > > i partioned my drive to have c,d, e, f
> > > I used PartionMagic to create an OS primary partion for Win2k.
> > > PartionMagic positioned the new partion just after my C drive
> > > All my partions are FAT32.
> > > On the 'c' I got windows98 which is working fine.
> > > I checked my drive and found no errors in boot sector or anywhere
> > > What should I do?
> > > Please help
> > > Thank you very much
> > > wendy