Originally Posted by status1
This is just my opinion but one good reason is that some older motherboards are a lot slower to boot with xp than windows 98 I know because I already went through that Another reason is that you can swap motherboards with windows 98 but not with xp
As far as the order. I believe It does matter which one you install first
The order is windows 98 first than xp otherwise windows 98 will overwrite the mbr and you won't be able to boot xp
This is true if you are using the built in boot manager that windows uses. If you have a third party boot manager installed or are planning to install one then this does not matter.
A persons reasons to dual boot is theirs and should not be questioned for validity. It could be as simple as wanting to experience dual booting and W98 is the only other operating system that they have or are able to use!