There is, but it's somewhat tricky. Here's a way to do it:
- You'll need to create a FAT16 or FAT32 partition on the system itself. If you don't have disk space free, you'll need to do so with a tool like PartitionMagic.
- Copy the Win98 install files from the CD onto that partition from Windows 2000.
- Using an existing Win98 system, create a boot floppy -- FORMAT A: /S. If you don't have a Win98 system handy, you can also get a boot disk from the Web at http://www.bootdisk.com/.
- Boot the boot floppy, go to the FAT partition, and install Win98 by running SETUP.
- To dual-boot between Win98 and Win2K, you'll now need to repair the boot sector. Boot the Win2K CD-ROM and run Repair to repair the hard disk's boot sector.
- You should now have Win98 and Win2K dual-booting on the same system.
This was first published in June 2002