Re: error loading os



Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Walter and BING are impressionable. :o)

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"David Cockram" <david.cockram@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> Walter,
>
> Great advice - I'm very, very impressed. I have a 120GB drive which so far
> has 3 XP partitions cloned at various stages of installation. It really
> couldn't be easier using BING. I love being able to resize, and also the
> fact that the partitions are all hidden from one another is a great help.
> The website videos and tutorials make a complex job seem very
> straightforward.
>
> Yes, I'd give BootIt NG 5 stars and wholeheartedly recommend it to
> anyone. As you know my hassles with Acronis and Ghost were unbelievable.
> Yet this has worked perfectly, first time, and it does more than either of
> those programs.
>
> Thanks again!!
>
> Dave Cockram
>
>
> "David Cockram" <david.cockram@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
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>> OK Walter, that's excellent. I'm awaiting a new drive which I'll just use
>> for the OS's and I have my copy of BING ready to go.
>> From what I've read so far it seems to be a phenomenally useful little
>> prog. It will do everything I want.
>>
>> I'll post a follow up when it's working and let you know how it panned
>> out.
>>
>> Thanks again,
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>
>> "Walter Clayton" <w-claytonNO@SPmvpsAM.org> wrote in message
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>>>
>>> "David Cockram" <david.cockram@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
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>>>> Walter
>>>>
>>>> I'll keep you posted as to how all this works out. I've looked at the
>>>> tutorials on BING website, and they are very clear and helpful.
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> The trick to making this work with the least amount of pain is to
>>>>> install BING and enable the unlimited partitions capability.
>>>>
>>>>> This does complicate usage though since in this mode you have to tell
>>>>> it how to populate the partition table on each drive whenever firing
>>>>> up a given OS instance and there's not much automation in this regard.
>>>>
>>>> Hmmm what exactly is involved here? The tutorials have always opted for
>>>> sticking with 4 primary partitions, and once set up correctly you just
>>>> boot from the menu, so I wasn't aware of this. Do you mean that if I go
>>>> for unlimited partitions then I will have to enter partition table info
>>>> every time I boot to a different OS? That seems like quite a high price
>>>> to pay. Or is it not as compicated as it sounds?
>>>
>>> It's a one time configuration per defined OS instance. The only time
>>> you'd need to change it is if you had a drive/partition and then only
>>> for the new drive/partition.
>>>
>>> The first time you set up an OS instance, the partition table entries on
>>> the right will be empty. For each physical drive hit the partition table
>>> position then hit the fill button. That will bring up a list of
>>> partitions on that physical HD. Simply select the partition you want to
>>> appear in the select spot and repeat for each partition slot you need to
>>> define. In this instance, you'd only load a single OS instance since you
>>> don't want them seeing each other.
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> The big advantage is that you can fire up any NT kernel from any
>>>>> primary on HD0 with the same boot.ini. Without this feature enabled,
>>>>> you'd have to alter boot.ini in each OS instance to reflect the
>>>>> position of the OS instance in the partition table.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Again, if this setting up was a one off process that would be fine. I
>>>> don't expect to be testing OS's as a hobby or anything, so once set up
>>>> not much is likely to change.
>>>
>>> Not a problem. It's set up once and change only as needed. :-)
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Dave
>>>>
>>> --
>>> Walter Clayton
>>> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
>>>
>>
>>
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Re: error loading os