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William s

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multiboot
« on: August 22, 2005, 02:13:16 AM »
I have Windows XP Home and Windows XP X64 installed on 2 partitions on the same drive. I installed the X64 before the older one. Whenever I start up the computer, it just automatically runs the X64 OS and doesn't even prompt to run the other one, any advice?

Mac

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Re: multiboot
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 03:03:01 AM »
See if you can edit the boot.ini file.

E.G.

[boot loader]
timeout=10
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" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

William s

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Re: multiboot
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 02:50:00 PM »
Could you explain exactly how to do this?

Raptor

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Re: multiboot
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 03:20:35 PM »
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Could you explain exactly how to do this?


Additional information and help with the boot.ini

Mac

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Re: multiboot
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2005, 03:44:44 PM »
And don't forget this bit...

How to rebuild the Windows boot.ini

Gizmo73



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    Re: multiboot
    « Reply #5 on: August 22, 2005, 04:19:46 PM »
    In the boot.ini file, the line that says timeout may be set to 0, which is the how many seconds the boot select screen displays before it chooses the default selection. Change this to something like 10 or however much time you need to select a partition.

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    merlin_2

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    Re: multiboot
    « Reply #6 on: August 22, 2005, 05:07:34 PM »

    William s

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    Re: multiboot
    « Reply #7 on: August 23, 2005, 01:17:46 AM »
    Thanks guys, I got it working.