dual booting....

By rom1l
Apr 2, 2003
  1. I know this subject comes up a lot but hold on..

    I had:
    Win XP on C: drive and
    Win 2000 on d: drive
    (two completley seperate hard disks)

    Unfortunately my XP died and i had to reformat the drive and put another windows 2000 on my c drive.

    So i have two Win2k's on two drives.

    I want to give the option on booting so i can choose which to load(as one i use for work and the other for home use).

    I cant use the Mcguire Guide to Booting as i already have two OS systems installed.

    My Boot.ini on the system that loads up look like this:
    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

    Is it just a case of me putting in another line under operating systems? and does anyone know what it should be?

    help needed for the slighlty technically imparied!

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Hi rom1l, welcome to TechSpot forums!

    You need to add another

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

    line to boot.ini, but you need to change rdisk(0) to something else.

    If the second hdd is primary slave, it should be 1, if it's secondary master, 2, secondary slave, 3.

    If the installation is not on the first partition of that disk, you need to edit partition(1) too to match the partition number.
  3. rom1l

    rom1l TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Worked a treat! thanks for the info.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Well done Mictlantecuhtli !!!
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