Dual booting


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Guest

Okay guys(and gals). I need some urgent help here. This is a problem I'm
having at school and I need some help. I'm trying to get a dual-boot
configuration to work. It's two seperate hard drives, so there is no
partitioning like that. What it is is that there is this empty bay installed
in one of the slots and then students(me) are assigned a enclosure that has a
hard drive in it. The problem i'm having is getting to boot to my hard
drive. It's not a jumper setting and there is nothing wrong with the
instilation of the OS(server 2003) on the removable hard drive. Here I will
post the information in my boot.ini file for you to look at.

[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Removable Drive" /fastdetect

Okay that first one there is the traditionally installed hard drive that has
windows XP on it. That boots normally. The second is for the removable
ones. I've tried playing with those numbers all class and I still can't get
anything. When I select removable I get a message something along the lines
of "can not read from the selected drive."

Edit: This also doesn't work.

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Removable Drive" /fastdetect
 
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G

Guest

Hi Brad,

When you installed Server2003 on the removable drive, did you do so on the
computer that already had XP installed on the fixed drive, or did you install
2003 on its own and simply add the hard drive to the computer and then edit
the boot.ini file? If the latter, you probably need to repair the boot sector
and bootloader files to recognize Server2003. Boot to the 2003 CD in order to
invoke the Recovery Console

How To Use the Recovery Console on a Windows Server 2003-Based Computer That
Does Not Start
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326215/en-us

When at the Recovery Console, key in the fixboot command
Next, copy the Ntldr and Ntdetect.com files from the I386 folder on the
Server 2003 install CD to the root folder of the XP drive (probably C: drive,
but use appropriate drive letter for the computer that you're using)

I would think that the sample boot.ini that you included beneath your EDIT
would work after running fixboot and copying the bootloader files.



Regards,
 

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