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Windows Xp and 98 Multiboot probs. Boot.ini expert needed!!

Discussion in 'Software' started by therider, 22 Mar 2002.

  1. therider

    therider What's a Dremel?

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    Hi, Basically have XP as main os on primary HD primary. This HD is partitioned into two halves.

    Have windows 98 installed in secondary HD with single partition.

    Ok i know the boot.ini can be used to multiboot. Have used it to multi NT based OS's. Although I can find may examples of boot.ini files on the web and ms site, nowhere is there a list of definitions in which each part is spelled out.

    Am I trying to do what cant be done, is there a nice 3rd party prog that does the job? Something very configurable!

    current boot.ini...

    [Boot Loader]
    timeout =0
    Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

    [Operating Systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect


    I tried this as the 98 section but it didnt work.
    multi(0)disk(2)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 98SE"

    The numbers in brackets are hard to figure out

    HELP Please!

    cheers,
    Rider
     
  2. felix the cat

    felix the cat Spaceman Spiff

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    the easy way is to install 98se first then install xp ontop of that and it will do it all for you....thats the easy way....im sure if you tried long enough youd be able to fiddle it somehow...:p
     
  3. pszaro

    pszaro What's a Dremel?

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    In Windows XP, you can use MSCONFIG and BOOTCFG to configure your BOOT.INI

    Try this in your boot.ini:
    multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 98SE"


    Some Boot Managers:

    -BootMagic .............. http://www.powerquest.com/bootmagic/index.html
    -BootManager ............ http://www.bootmanager.com/
    -BootStar ............... http://www.star-tools.com/english/
    -BootWizard Pro ......... http://www.phystechsoft.com/en/BootWizardPro/index.html
    -MasterBooter ........... http://www.masterbooter.com/
    -MST Boot ............... http://www.mstboot.com/en/
    -Partition Manager ...... http://www.users.intercom.com/~ranish/part/
    -Power Boot ............. http://www.blueskyinnovations.com/pboot.html
    -PTS-BootManager ........ http://www.paragon.ru/
    -System Commander ....... http://www.v-com.com/


    NT/2000/XP WAS FIRST:

    -http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?SCID=KB;EN-US;Q153762
    -http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?SCID=KB;EN-US;Q136547
    -http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?SCID=KB;EN-US;Q104429
    -http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBA/TIP0200/rh0224.htm

    DUAL/MULTI-BOOTING GUIDES:

    -http://www.dalantech.com/dual-bootting.shtml
    -http://www.winmag.com/windows/guides/win2000/22.htm
    -http://www.arstechnica.com/tweak/win2k/others/multiboot-1.html
    -http://www.systemlogic.net/articles/99/9/multipleboot/
    -http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/multiboot1.html
    -http://windows2000.about.com/compute/windows2000/cs/dualboot/
    -http://www.win2000mag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=8312
    -http://www.itp-journals.com/Windows_2000_dual_boot_page1.htm
    -http://www.3dspotlight.com/articles/dualboot/index.shtml
     
  4. therider

    therider What's a Dremel?

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    flix; yea i know but trying to avoid a re-install

    pszaro; could you give more help in a single reply??:D

    I think my mate has PM7 i'll pick it up from him. I didnt want to use a 3rd party app unless i had too. But long term I might just have to re-format and do it properly. :(

    Thats my weekend tied up!

    cheers ppl,
    ride
     
  5. R121

    R121 What's a Dremel?

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    It should be like this remember your HDD 1 is classed as 0 so HDD 2 is classed as 1

    multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 98SE"

    I know its a late reply !
    but hope it helps
     
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