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    Fat16 vs Fat32 boot disk?

    Why can you not use a win98 boot disk, from a fat16 system to boot a fat32 system?
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    Re: Fat16 vs Fat32 boot disk?

    What says that you can NOT?

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    Re: Fat16 vs Fat32 boot disk?

    I keep getting a non system disk error. And I don't know why. I was told it was b/c I was using a disk from a 32bit machine on a 16bit machine. I assumed they meant file allocation size, but maybe they meant the sys bus. Why would I get a non system disk error?

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    Re: Fat16 vs Fat32 boot disk?

    Look at your question and then your reply to mine. You reversed the two.

    You asked about using a 16 on a 32 but tried a 32 on a 16.
    Yes, the command.com and the other SYS files are diferent on the two Fat's.

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    Re: Fat16 vs Fat32 boot disk?

    I apologize, you are right. I was using a Fat32 98 disk on a Fat 16 computer. So I guess your statement stands. Is that correct? It did have to do with the Fat version, and not the sys bus? Thanks for all your help by the way.

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