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Boot.ini file for Triple Boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Paul Nagel, Sep 21, 2002.

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  1. Paul Nagel

    Paul Nagel Thread Starter

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    Have a computer setup with 2 hard drives, a 30g and 40g. I have Win98se and W2Kpro on the 40g as dual boot. On the 30g, i have WinXPpro as a stand alone installation. I would like to modify the boot.ini file to include the option for the XP installation on the 30g drive. It currently is as follows:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=5
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
    C:\="Microsoft Windows 98SE"

    Could someone offer the needed addition to include XP on the other drive in the boot options please. Your help would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. Paul Nagel

    Paul Nagel Thread Starter

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    Thanks BrianF i will try your link and ideas. I currently pick which Hd in the bios if i want to go to the 98/2k drive. Have tried a few boot.ini mods with no positive results. I know if i had installed XP with the other HD hooked up, it could have gotten a triple boot option, but doing it manually seems a little more involved. I saw a guy on TechTv last week or so that had a system setup with i believe it was 38 operating systems installed. If he can get that many to work, i should be able to get 3!
     
  4. vijayr

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    Hi,

    i have a different answer to your question ,
    i mean you can boot 3 or more opertaing systems using any third party boot managers

    i have four operating systems:
    winme
    winxp
    redhat7 linux
    solaris 8

    i use "XOSL - extended operating system loader"

    you can also use pqmagic's boot loader

    may be theese will help ,
    the boot loaders are better and
    it is also very slick to look at than the drab dos look

    hope this helped??

    vij
     
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