Dual Operating Systems on 2 separate hard disks

By evilshatner2301
Nov 29, 2004
  1. Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help me out with this question.

    *I want to install an evaluation edition of Windows Server 2003 on my second hard disk and set the partition size to 5gb though it has 200gb. I don't have the serial card yet so that is why I'm just using this drive for educational reasons.

    *On my first drive I have Windows ME and want to ensure that remains untouched in this process.

    I basically want to be able to start my computer up and choose which OS I want to boot from and train myself to use the Windows Server 2003 OS.

    Any suggestions on doing this smoothly would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Welcome to TechSpot Forums

    Doesn't it work if you just install it normally?

    The textmode setup should ask you where to install 2003 and/or to create partitions. Depending on your computer it might have some problems with the 200 GB drive, as it is over 137 GB and therefore would require 48-bit addressing support, but if you just create a small partition in the beginning of the drive it shouldn't be a problem.
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