RE: XP/VISTA Dual Boot Question
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Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> I have been dual booting XP PRO for some time, with my main operating
> system on drive 1 (Primary Master) and my gaming system on drive 2
> (Primary Slave). I control which system to boot up by the simple
> modification of boot.ini thus:
> [boot loader]
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW s
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
> Professional DISK 1" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
> Professional DISK 2"=optin /fastdetect
> And it has worked flawlessly.
> Now I have bought VISTA Ultimate, removed my two XP drives, and have a
> beginning VISTA system up and running on a separate drive1 by itself
> (Primary Master). My plan now is to do a similar dual boot scenario,
> mixing my XP gaming drive as drive 1 with my new VISTA drive as drive
> 2. I figured I had to choose this order because I discovered that
> VISTA has no boot.ini file (?or does it?), and so will have to choose
> system selection from the XP drive's boot.ini file.
> When I tried it, booting from the XP drive worked fine. However, when
> I tried to boot from the VISTA drive, the bootup hung with a blank,
> black screen.
> So I figure I can't do what I am trying to do.
> How about it?