Swapping dual-boot master and slave hard drives?

By abrie
Dec 19, 2005
  1. I guys, I'm new here...wassup?

    I have a question for you. I followed a thread posted in this forum where chocobogo_rct needed to change his boot.ini file in order to havea dual boot screen apon startup.

    I have a similar problem.
    I have a dual boot system set up at the moment with Windows 98 on the primary drive and XP pro on the slave.

    The boot.ini file on the primary HD looks like this:
    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
    C:\="Microsoft Windows"

    There is no boot.ini file in the root directory of the slave HD.

    So what I want to do is this:
    I want to make the slave (XP) HD the master, but when I plug it in as master the the computer cannot boot from that drive (no boot records).

    I think I need to change the boot records so that the slave hard drive is the master and the master is the slave. How do I do this? Do I delete the boot.ini file on the existing master (Win98), and create a new one on the existing slave (XP), then physicall swap the two?
    If yes, what do I change the boot.ini file to?
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