On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 16:11:28 -0400 Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 10:01:16PM +0200, Nikola Lecic wrote: > > > On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 09:23:00 -0700 > > Garrett Cooper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > Rico Secada wrote: > > > > [...] > > > > I have another HD which used to be in the same box running XP. > > > > I set this drive to slave and installed it into the box in > > > > order to dualboot. > > > > [...] > > > > > > > 1. All windows disks must be primary if you're going to boot off > > > of them -- sorry, it's a stupid requirement that M$ setup a long > > > time > > > > What do you mean? I think he asked about slave (primary I suppose). > > I ask this because ... > > > > > 3. You'll have to setup the boot manager on the windows disk. > > > > ... "windows" can normally boot from slave position without > > bootloader, (in some cases with help of 'boot.ini' and > > ntldr/ntdetect.com, but AFAIK only if booting is impossible even > > when ad1 (D) is selected in BIOS as the first boot choice). > > HE is trying to dual boot the machine. He needs something on that > second disk that the MBR on the first disk can transfer control to. > That something is the MBR on the second disk. That's the way it > works. Yes :) I said that it's _possible_ to keep the second disk stay untouched (as it remained after xp installation). I replied because (1)+(3) of Garrett's e-mail implied (maybe, that's why I asked him a question) that xp cannot start from the second disk without _separate_ bootloader installed _there_ from the outside, which is not true. My statement doesn't say anything about contents of the first disk and doesn't negate any of the options you proposed. I did add two things: (a) a proposition to check ad1 separately -- doesn't hurt; (b) a possible help if xp cannot orientate itself. Nikola Lečić _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"