Second boot partition using Partition Magic 8



Grey
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
WinXp Sp1,
I have two physical drives, both partitioned down into active and logical
drives. I would like to have a second WinXP install on the first partition
of my second slave drive - which in my case would be H: How do I do this
with PartitionMagicv8? I have a split C: drive where I can boot to either XP
or Win98, but if I wanted a third drive, PM gives me a window telling be it
can't boot beyond *some* cylinder (or whatever). Am I stuck with just the
two? In a slightly better world, I would like Linux as another optional OS,
but I don't trust either PM or Linux installation to scramble by setup.

Beyond plugging and unplugging a drive, any ideas?

Graham

Jerry
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Do a Google search on multi-boot and you will find pages of info; as I just
did.

"Grey" <grahame9@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:d6l97b$uai$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
> WinXp Sp1,
> I have two physical drives, both partitioned down into active and logical
> drives. I would like to have a second WinXP install on the first partition
> of my second slave drive - which in my case would be H: How do I do this
> with PartitionMagicv8? I have a split C: drive where I can boot to either
> XP
> or Win98, but if I wanted a third drive, PM gives me a window telling be
> it
> can't boot beyond *some* cylinder (or whatever). Am I stuck with just the
> two? In a slightly better world, I would like Linux as another optional
> OS,
> but I don't trust either PM or Linux installation to scramble by setup.
>
> Beyond plugging and unplugging a drive, any ideas?
>
> Graham
>
>
>
>

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Jerry wrote:
> Do a Google search on multi-boot and you will find pages of info; as
> I just did.
>
> "Grey" <grahame9@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:d6l97b$uai$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> WinXp Sp1,
>> I have two physical drives, both partitioned down into active and
>> logical drives. I would like to have a second WinXP install on the
>> first partition of my second slave drive - which in my case would be
>> H: How do I do this with PartitionMagicv8? I have a split C: drive
>> where I can boot to either XP
>> or Win98, but if I wanted a third drive, PM gives me a window
>> telling be it
>> can't boot beyond *some* cylinder (or whatever). Am I stuck with
>> just the two? In a slightly better world, I would like Linux as
>> another optional OS,
>> but I don't trust either PM or Linux installation to scramble by
>> setup. Beyond plugging and unplugging a drive, any ideas?
>>
>> Graham



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Lil' Dave
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Just be careful. Some may not work with XP, recognize XP NTFS format, or be
able to work with its boot type. Some can only do multi-boot on the first
hard drive only irregardless.
"Jerry" <NoSpamChiefZeke@MSN.com> wrote in message
news:O$LlNlXXFHA.712@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Do a Google search on multi-boot and you will find pages of info; as I
> just did.
>
> "Grey" <grahame9@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:d6l97b$uai$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> WinXp Sp1,
>> I have two physical drives, both partitioned down into active and logical
>> drives. I would like to have a second WinXP install on the first
>> partition
>> of my second slave drive - which in my case would be H: How do I do this
>> with PartitionMagicv8? I have a split C: drive where I can boot to either
>> XP
>> or Win98, but if I wanted a third drive, PM gives me a window telling be
>> it
>> can't boot beyond *some* cylinder (or whatever). Am I stuck with just the
>> two? In a slightly better world, I would like Linux as another optional
>> OS,
>> but I don't trust either PM or Linux installation to scramble by setup.
>>
>> Beyond plugging and unplugging a drive, any ideas?
>>
>> Graham
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>


Second boot partition using Partition Magic 8