zBoot Manager Installation Wizard
hard disk has 3 primary partitions, the 1st is NTFS partition installed Windows
XP, the 2nd and 3rd are FAT32 LBA partitions. Now I what to install Windows 98
to the 2nd partition and share 3rd partition between Windows XP and Windows 98.
Create a DOS startup floppy disk. If you have one DOS startup floppy
disk, skip this step.
You can use the starting floppy disk of Windows 98/Me etc. If you
hard disk is bigger than 8G, you should not use the DOS 6.0 or older version
since they can't support the big disk. One easy way to do this is to make a
start-up disk from Windows, Control Panel-->Add/Remove Program--> Make
startup disk. You can also download a Windows
98 boot disk here. Insert a floppy disk to A: and run it , it will
automatically create a bootable floppy disk.
ZBOOT.EXE to your startup floppy disk, and restart your computer with
that disk. Then run zBoot Manager: A:\>zboot <ENTER>. At this
time, it will check your 1st hard disk, and read your current partition
information. When you see the Main Menu, use Disk tools->Backup current
MBR function to save your current MBR to a file. Obviously, you'd better
save it to your floppy disk.
From Main Menu, select "step 1 setup partition list". You can
now see your current partition list. Since you don't need to add new
partitions at this time, simply press <ESC> to return to Main Menu.
Form Main Menu, select "Step 2 setup
zBoot menu". There are
three windows here, you can use <TAB> to switch among them. In the
first window, you can find a menu item "operating system 1", it is
your current system (Windows XP with D:,E:). Press <R> key to rename it to "Windows
XP". The window below will list the partitions of Windows XP at
this time. Now, you can add another system. In the first window, press <C> to
copy to a new system,
input a name "Windows 98 without D:". In the panel below, delete
the one which has "B" sign ( It is your C: of Windows XP), and set
the 2nd one bootable with <SPACE>. Move the highlighted item in the
first panel to "Windows XP" and delete the 2nd partition(it will
be the C: of your Windows98) in the bottom panel. Press
<ESC> to return to Main Menu
Form Main Menu, select "Step 3 Install
zBoot Manager to hard
disk" to actually install it. Then remove your floppy disk and restart
will see a boot menu with two items "Windows XP" and "Windows
98". You can try to select Windows XP to see if it can
boot. Then restart your computer and select "Windows98" then
you may get an error message "OS Loading Error", now restart your
computer to install Windows 98 to C:(it was your D: in your Windows XP
before install zBoot Manager). After installing, your boot menu may
disappear, please run zBoot again and do step3 once.