as i work twoard my goal of dual booting my pc i have windows 2k installed on my
primary ide master disk primary partition and xp installed on my secondary ide slave disk (only partition) how do i edit my boot.ini file to point to the xp installation? ie what should be in the line
“multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS=“Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /fastdetect”
i cant seem to find a site explaining the meaning of all the options and i know its not something i really want to screw up.
Nah, there’s no real magic here. It just takes a little messing around to get it right.
I know people hate to mess with things that affect the boot process, but if you’ve got yourself a boot floppy or a few minutes to learn repair mode of an install CD, it’s pretty hard to screw yourself as long as you stay away from partitioning or formatting. I wouldn’t send my mother on such a mission, but if you’ve got to the point where you even know what a boot.ini is and what it does, the odds are you’re competent enough to mess with it.
bad juju? well i DID set it up that way… i was advised to in a diffrent thread… now its just the matter of getting it so its selectable on my boot screen… i cant seem to find the proper boot.ini settings
Re-install XP. It will make your life a LOT easier. Windows isn’t happy having its drive letter changed around. There’s a bunch of registry settings you’ll need to change and configuration files for programs and all sorts of stuff, and none of it is documented. Easier just to re-install.