[Solved] clear up boot.ini

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bdtodd50

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I would like to learn what each section of the boot.ini actually means. I have STFW with no luck, (probably just looking in the wrong places).

[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

I know what the time out is, I have a SATA as C:\ so One of the things i'm wondering is why does the lower line start with multi instead of SCSI?

thanks for the info
 

DaveBurnett

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Multi is any hard IDE/SATA attached device and I think even a SCSI disk would still be multi.
mutli = any disk (0) is always 0, and is set/unchangable
disk = relative hardware disk starting from 0 as first device on the first controller. So for example the slave on the second channel would be 3
Partition is self explanatory
Windows is documentory
/fastdetect is a switch that is passed to windows on startup and tells it that usually you have the same hardware that you had when it was installed- so don't bother interrogating each device in detail.
 
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