how can I modify my boot ini file to find my OS's - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2006, 11:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 501
Default

[boot loader]
;timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW

S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windo ws XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect <-- Will be your Boot.ini config with both Windows XP Home, and MCE.
__________________

__Camouflage__ is offline  
Old 10-17-2006, 12:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

what did I do wrong? it isn't working

[boot loader]
;timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windo ws XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
__________________

__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 10-17-2006, 12:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 501
Default

Take out the last, [operating systems], and only have 1 at the beginning of the entry.
__Camouflage__ is offline  
Old 10-17-2006, 12:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by __Camouflage__
Take out the last, [operating systems], and only have 1 at the beginning of the entry.
it say invalid boot path when I take it out in boot.ini path under msconfig, but it says it's fine when I leave it in. what does
noexecute=optin mean?
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 10-17-2006, 12:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 501
Default

Alright, I'll show you my dual boot Boot.ini file, just so you can get a better glimpse of it.


[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

The NoExecute=OptIn has something to do with DEP (Data Execution Prevention), I have no clue on it, but you could google it for more info.


EDIT : Are you sure you got your "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)" Settings right on the entries?
__Camouflage__ is offline  
Old 10-17-2006, 01:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

I figure this much out right now. my home boot.ini is on my second partition of my40 gig ide drive (there isn't much else there. i was planning to install xp 64 bit or xandros there) whereas my other boot.ini is on my sata drive

I'm going to set my ide drive to boot in the bios or I will reinstall acronis Os selector and point it to that drive

edit. I can now boot to whichever os that I set the hard drive to boot from (even though both os are installed on the sata drive), but I can"t get them to show up at boot together

bootcfg /rebuild didn't work either

I guest that I will have to unhook the ide drives to do what I want.
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 10-17-2006, 04:37 AM   #17 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

bootcfg /rebuild worked when I unplug the ide drives. i made sure that I deleted the boot files on the ide drive first

thanks guys
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 10-17-2006, 09:29 AM   #18 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Makaveli213
Eric try EasyBCD. It is the Vista Boot Loader editor. That might alow you to be able to get all 4 on there.
I'm trying this out. what do I do with it? I now have MCE, XP sp1, XP 64bit and vista installed (I delete everything but mce last night). during the install process, I seen (briefly) that it recognize MAC

__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 10-17-2006, 04:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default

I believe you just have to add the entries. I know the indivual who wrote the application. I will ask him personally how to accomplish this feat.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 10-17-2006, 05:28 PM   #20 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

it jack my setting up so bad that i lost complete access to mce and xp 64.
__________________

__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.