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Old 04-01-2004, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was wondering if i install windows xp on a drive configured as a secondary master, and then i change the drive to a secondary slave
would i need to make changes in my boot.ini.

also does the boot.ini always reside in the primary master.
in case there is no primary master where does it reside?

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Old 04-02-2004, 01:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You shouldnt have to.

When you change the jumpers on the drives, the computer and hard drives should be smart enough to know to load the master on the ide channel.

The OS has the boot.ini regardless if its master or slave.

This is a copy my boot.ini file. I only have one hard drive and one partition.

[boot loader]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

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what happens if you change IDE connectors, change the hard drive from being a primary slave to a secondary slave?
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