System Makeover dual boot WinME-XP

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Davey7549

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Heres is what I would like to do, Currently have twin 30GB drives
"C" "D" WinME is on one big partion on "C" and "D" is just being used as a Ghost Drive. I want to get partition magic and start workin with Windows XP. What suggestions does everyone have for setup of both the drives. One prerequiste is I still want to be able to Ghosts the drives on the opposite Sister drives.
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Do you want ME to be able to see the XP partitions?

I would partition each drive into 2 partitions. Install ME on the first drive, first partition. Then install XP on the second drive, first partition. Boot menu will be setup for you by XP. Then you'll have the second parition on each drive to use for the ghost image of the opposite OS's partition.
Actually, I would setup two partitions for each OS to use (one for the OS and program installations and the other for data files). So I guess I'd say 3 partitions on each drive. Unless you want to share a data partition between each OS?
Or were you looking for specifics such as the exact partition sizes, etc.
 

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Sounds like a good plan and what advantage would it be for WinME seeing the XP partition?
Also if I divide by two on each drive I may be cramped for space.
Drive C:
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System FAT32
Size 28.61 GB (30,714,576,896 bytes)
Free Space 15.60 GB (16,750,329,856 bytes)
Volume Name LOCAL DISK
Volume Serial Number 273F11E3

Drive D:
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System FAT32
Size 28.61 GB (30,714,593,280 bytes)
Free Space 15.18 GB (16,302,325,760 bytes)
Volume Name LOCAL DISK
Volume Serial Number 273F11E3
 
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If you would like to store files that you'd like to access in each OS (downloads, outlook pst file, whatever), then you'll just need to make sure to keep that partition as FAT32.
How much do you ghost images compress? That would help determine how large those partitions need to be. Actually, do the ghost images need to be stored on their own partitions all by themselves or can you just throw them on any partition on the opposite drive?
 

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At this point I have not given any thought of sharing any info between the two and I think I would prefer to have them as two separate systems. As far as Ghost compression the image reflects basically the same size from one drive to the other right after ghosting. I also would prefer to keep the ghost on opposite drives. Another thought would be purchasing a removable for the ghost drives. Any ideas there.
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