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Old 01-03-2006, 02:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have got HD 40 GB it has been divede to 3 partitions :

1- 15 GB NTFS for winXP
2- 5 GB FAT32 Storage
3- 20 GB NTFS for Win2003

First I installed windows XP on 15 GB partition, then I installed win2003.

I have got with dual boot system,,,,now which bootloader was responsible for booting XP and win2003 ? Does it XP bootloader ?

Can I modify this bootloader (boot.ini) ?


If I installed win2003 first,,,,,does the bootloader change form the XP (previous ) to 2003 ?
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are you wanting to load one before the other?
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there's only 1 bootloader (that's the boot.ini) if you install server 2003 first, you won't be able to boot it once you 've installed XP cuz server 2003 is a newer OS than XP
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