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Old 03-19-2008
superboy@wheee.org
 

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XP/VISTA Dual Boot Question
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]
timeout=10
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?

Thanks

-SUPERBOY
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Old 03-19-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: XP/VISTA Dual Boot Question
http://apcmag.com/node/5162/

Pick the order you want to do it in!
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Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"superboy@wheee.org" wrote:

> 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]
> timeout=10
> 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?
>
> Thanks
>
> -SUPERBOY
>

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Old 03-19-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: XP/VISTA Dual Boot Question
You have answers at vista.general for this question.

You are a time waster!
DON'T multi-post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
--
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"superboy@wheee.org" wrote:

> 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]
> timeout=10
> 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?
>
> Thanks
>
> -SUPERBOY
>

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Old 03-20-2008
superboy@wheee.org
 

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Re: RE: XP/VISTA Dual Boot Question
On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 12:45:01 -0700, Mick Murphy
<MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>http://apcmag.com/node/5162/
>
>Pick the order you want to do it in!



Thanks

I'll peruse the items - but I already see that a lot of it has to do
with putting XP and VISTA on the same hard disk, which is not my
situation. But, maybe I'll see something that applies.

-SUPERBOY
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Old 03-20-2008
superboy@wheee.org
 

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Re: RE: XP/VISTA Dual Boot Question
On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:27:02 -0700, Mick Murphy
<MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>You have answers at vista.general for this question.
>
>You are a time waster!
>DON'T multi-post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



you're right.

I was struggling for help. It wasn't intentional.

Bye
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Old 03-20-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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Re: RE: XP/VISTA Dual Boot Question
You can cross post; then all the answers appear in all areas!
--
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"superboy@wheee.org" wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:27:02 -0700, Mick Murphy
> <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >You have answers at vista.general for this question.
> >
> >You are a time waster!
> >DON'T multi-post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

>
>
> you're right.
>
> I was struggling for help. It wasn't intentional.
>
> Bye
>

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