I would find out if I can install Win 98 on a second drive and boot to it without having to switch cables.

My BIOS shows a primary drive 0 and 1, and a secondary drive 0 and 1.

Is that possible?

I looked at Bochs emulator, but decided that it was way too complicated.

Posted on 2009-09-26 07:29:13 by skywalker
Look at VirtualBox
Posted on 2009-09-26 07:36:05 by Ultrano
MS Virtaul PC - it's pretty much designed to run Windows on Windows ^^
Posted on 2009-09-26 10:17:14 by ti_mo_n
When I purchased my current P4 about 5 years ago, I requested that the supplied hard disk be partitioned with WinXP installed as the OS on the C partition and Win98 installed as the OS on the D partition. The technician then added a script to give me a choice on startup for which OS to load, XP being the default after some 30 seconds if no choice is made.

I would thus assume the same thing could be done with different hard disks.
Posted on 2009-09-26 22:58:40 by Raymond
Yes, the Windows XP bootloader has a configurable menu system.
You'd have to install Windows 98 on the D: drive first, then install Windows XP, and usually the installer will automatically detect Windows 98 and add a menu entry.
If you would install XP first, then Windows 98 will probably wipe out the XP bootloader, so you'd have to repair it afterwards, but it probably would still work.
There is a boot.ini on your startup drive, which tells the XP bootloader what to do. There are tools available to edit this bootloader, like VistaBootPro.
Posted on 2009-09-27 03:49:06 by Scali