Triple Boot: Windows 7, Windows 98 and Dos

I am trying to do a triple boot. I have msdos 6.22 on the very first partition on the drive. I then have windows 98 on the second partition.

Then the 100mb hidden Partition for windows 7. And then main partition for windows 7.

I give a drive letter to the hidden 100mb partition.

I installed easy bcd and added the things for the dos and windows 98. on reboot you will see the listing but if you happen to do dos or windows 98 it will always boot onto the first partition. It will never go to the second one.

I can see it looking at each partition on boot and giving a no ang0 there.

I don't know of anything else to try. Can anyone help me please. Thanks.

Here is the bcd that is setup

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=G:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {ea6b000a-4677-11e2-9248-96a7dbb42b9f}
resumeobject {ea6b0003-4677-11e2-9248-96a7dbb42b9f}
displayorder {ea6b000a-4677-11e2-9248-96a7dbb42b9f}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 10
displaybootmenu Yes
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {ea6b000a-4677-11e2-9248-96a7dbb42b9f}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {6af608f4-4ab1-11e2-b030-806e6f6e6963}
Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {ea6b000b-4677-11e2-9248-96a7dbb42b9f}
device partition=G:
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
description Dos
Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {ea6b000c-4677-11e2-9248-96a7dbb42b9f}
device partition=G:
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub1.mbr
description Windows 98


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Neither DOS nor W98 was designed with a multi-boot capability. That didn't come in Windows till XP.
All prior Windows expect to boot from a fixed place (the same for both) so I don't think you will be able to make a multi-boot which includes more than one OS pre-dating XP using a MS boot manager, even with the help of EasyBCD.
It might be possible with a third party boot manager which plays tricks with the disk addressing.
EasyBCD isn't a boot manager, just a way to make manipulation of the MS bootmgr's BCD store a lot easier.
Thanks for letting me know.

I did have dos, win xp and win 98 but I was getting boot magic to make it work. And boot magic doesn't like 7 from what I know.

I was trying to get this to do the work

Thanks again for the help.


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