Install Win98 on /dev/sda4

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at
Sun Feb 27 01:38:07 UTC 2011

On Sonntag 27 Februar 2011, 00:15:07, J. L. wrote:
> Am 26.02.2011 23:32 schrieb Jerry Lapham:
> > On Sunday, February 20, 2011 08:28:44 pm Reinhold Rumberger wrote:

Way to quote...

> _Perhaps_ i may be wrong but from working also with Windows ever since
> Windows 3.0 i am nearly absolutely sure that old DOS-derived
> Windows-versions as for example Windows 98 can only be installed on the
> first primary partition i. e. sda1 or the C:-drive.
> Newer Windows-versions derived from NT (NT 3.x, 4, 2000, XP, Vista, 7)
> can under certain circumstances be installed on something else then the
> first primary partition but, at least to the best of my knowledge, they
> still do need primary partitions and can not be installed on sda5 and so
> on ...
> If my writing above really should be wrong i'd be thankful for any
> corrections or improvements.

While this is correct, we're long past this. Jerry tried making his free 
partition sda1 and it didn't work...


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