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Old 12-08-01, 11:16 PM   #1
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Dual Boot Win98 & DOS?

I figure I have to edit the boot.ini file (or at least that's how I do it with Win2k).

I've got the computer I'm going to use in my MAME cabinet that I want to either boot into Win98 for networking purposes or DOS for MAME (since I have frozen in Win98 when playing the last couple times).

Any easy way to do this? I've tried hitting F8 at the right time, but haven't gotten it right yet...perhaps the delay isn't long enough.

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Old 12-08-01, 11:58 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-01, 12:15 AM   #3
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Re: Dual Boot Win98 & DOS?

Originally posted by Blake
I figure I have to edit the boot.ini file (or at least that's how I do it with Win2k).
I don't think Win98 or DOS use a boot.ini file.
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Old 12-09-01, 12:53 AM   #4
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to get the boot menu in win98 hold down ctrl from the time it gives the "hit whatever to go into setup" until the menu comes up. this eliminates having to hit the F key at the right time

I used to duall boot win95 and dos, I'll check in my backup of that stuff to see if I can figure out if there was an edited line in a config file

I checked but couldn't see any obvious edits, but I did have versions of autoexec and config with .dos and .win extensions, and if I remember correctly they got changed to .bat and .sys depending on which OS I booted into, so there must have been a boot menu when it first started to boot
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Old 12-09-01, 04:31 AM   #5
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I tried holding the button like you suggested and it worked, but none of my arrow keys worked, so I hit to boot to the command prompt, but then none of my keys would work correctly, so I guess that's out of the question. Perhaps emulated DOS mode from Win98 will work...too late to work any more tonight, but I've got all day tomorrow.
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Old 12-09-01, 08:16 PM   #6
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Try this...

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