What exactly does it mean to partition the hard drive when you have two, and how does it effect performance??
duff beer dragon said:The win98 I'm using here runs MS-DOS in a window off it's own menu system, and it works fine. DOS is an OS. It used to be you'd load windows from DOS on IBMs! had to type something like win or /win at the c prompt.
I'd definitely get another drive if I was going to add another OS to my existing machine set-up, my only experience with partitioned drives was on a Win95 OS, not my own, seems too schizoid a technique for overall safety - one device that thinks it's more than one device - that to me smells like trouble.
duff beer dragon said:Put it this way right - see if you have a hard drive and you partition it into two - so one part has an OS and the other has apps and files, so your drive knows to look in 'another' drive for running apps and files (even tho' it's actually looking at itself), and the apps and files know that they are being run from 'another' drive - but it's not really it's the same drive ; wouldn't that - at the least - inhibit performance, even if just beacuse there's only one arm on the hard-drive that reads the information on each drive? I think it sounds like a recipie for disaster.
Marc said:Oh I dont really see the point of putting apps and o/s in a separate partition seeing as windows is so freakin messy anyway unless I missing something ?