>> PS: I tried to install Win 2K on my PC. I even deleted all partitions >> and made them fresh and formatted the first one. Didn't work >> unfortunately--something to do with active partition. > > How big is the HD you're trying to install on? Original W2K installation > media understands HDs only up to about 128G. I don't know the details, but if > that's your problem, maybe you could get it to install by pre-partitioning > with a GLP partitioner from http://www/ultimatebootcd.com/ or > http://gpartedclonz.tuxfamily.org/download.php That was a stroke of genius, my friend. I don't think I EVER would have figured out that Win 2K can't handle a drive bigger than 137 G without a registry tweak. To install, anyhow, I needed nothing more than a Ubuntu LiveCD--setting up the NTFS partition (within the first 137 G of course) cleanly is doable there and then Win 2K can be installed onto that. Thanks!