Dual boot with 2000 server



banjo@dontspam.silent.com
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
My main PC has 2000 Server installed on C: formatted NTFS.
On F: I have 200 Server installed as a domain controller (also NTFS).

C was installed first and then F: was added as a dual-boot.

I no longer need the domain controller version on F: and I would like
to replace it with XP Pro installed on F:, still dual booting with
2000 Server on C:.

Is this possible?

Is there a version of Upgrade Advisor that will run on 2000 Server?

thanks
banjo

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Hi,

It's not an upgrade path, you would have to format or at least delete the
existing system folder, then do a clean installation.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

<banjo@dontspam.silent.com> wrote in message
news:fhc491to3na63om73rq4oqkh2j8ejdkdic@4ax.com...
> My main PC has 2000 Server installed on C: formatted NTFS.
> On F: I have 200 Server installed as a domain controller (also NTFS).
>
> C was installed first and then F: was added as a dual-boot.
>
> I no longer need the domain controller version on F: and I would like
> to replace it with XP Pro installed on F:, still dual booting with
> 2000 Server on C:.
>
> Is this possible?
>
> Is there a version of Upgrade Advisor that will run on 2000 Server?
>
> thanks
> banjo
>

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
<banjo@dontspam.silent.com> wrote in message
news:fhc491to3na63om73rq4oqkh2j8ejdkdic@4ax.com...
> My main PC has 2000 Server installed on C: formatted NTFS.
> On F: I have 200 Server installed as a domain controller (also NTFS).
>
> C was installed first and then F: was added as a dual-boot.
>
> I no longer need the domain controller version on F: and I would like
> to replace it with XP Pro installed on F:, still dual booting with
> 2000 Server on C:.
>
> Is this possible?
>
> Is there a version of Upgrade Advisor that will run on 2000 Server?
>
> thanks
> banjo

I suggest you do this:

1. Boot into Win2000 Server on C:.
2. Delete the Windows directory on drive F:.
3. Boot the machine with your WinXP CD.
4. Install WinXP on drive F:.

This will retain your dual-boot capability.

banjo@dontspam.silent.com
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
On Tue, 24 May 2005 12:35:21 +1000, "Pegasus \(MVP\)" <I.can@fly.com>
wrote:

>
><banjo@dontspam.silent.com> wrote in message
>news:fhc491to3na63om73rq4oqkh2j8ejdkdic@4ax.com...
>> My main PC has 2000 Server installed on C: formatted NTFS.
>> On F: I have 200 Server installed as a domain controller (also NTFS).
>>
>> C was installed first and then F: was added as a dual-boot.
>>
>> I no longer need the domain controller version on F: and I would like
>> to replace it with XP Pro installed on F:, still dual booting with
>> 2000 Server on C:.
>>
>> Is this possible?
>>
>> Is there a version of Upgrade Advisor that will run on 2000 Server?
>>
>> thanks
>> banjo
>
>I suggest you do this:
>
>1. Boot into Win2000 Server on C:.
>2. Delete the Windows directory on drive F:.
>3. Boot the machine with your WinXP CD.
>4. Install WinXP on drive F:.
>
>This will retain your dual-boot capability.
>


That worked, thanks very much. However ...

I now have XP Pro on F: and 2000 Server on C: as I wanted but when I'm
running XP and try to access C: with explorer I get...

C:\ not accessible
Access is denied

This would not be much of a problem except when I try install SP2 from
the Windows Update site I get an error telling me that I need 1 MB
more on C: for the install to succeed. As far as XP is concerned
there is zero free space on C: because it has no access to C:.

EXCEPT that I can change the default boot partition which presumably
means access to boot.ini is possible.

Can I tell XP not to use C: or can I give XP access to C: at all
times?

thanks
banjo

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
<banjo@dontspam.silent.com> wrote in message
news:4gac91hap4c968duh4r3s4a4483j27o918@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 24 May 2005 12:35:21 +1000, "Pegasus \(MVP\)" <I.can@fly.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> ><banjo@dontspam.silent.com> wrote in message
> >news:fhc491to3na63om73rq4oqkh2j8ejdkdic@4ax.com...
> >> My main PC has 2000 Server installed on C: formatted NTFS.
> >> On F: I have 200 Server installed as a domain controller (also NTFS).
> >>
> >> C was installed first and then F: was added as a dual-boot.
> >>
> >> I no longer need the domain controller version on F: and I would like
> >> to replace it with XP Pro installed on F:, still dual booting with
> >> 2000 Server on C:.
> >>
> >> Is this possible?
> >>
> >> Is there a version of Upgrade Advisor that will run on 2000 Server?
> >>
> >> thanks
> >> banjo
> >
> >I suggest you do this:
> >
> >1. Boot into Win2000 Server on C:.
> >2. Delete the Windows directory on drive F:.
> >3. Boot the machine with your WinXP CD.
> >4. Install WinXP on drive F:.
> >
> >This will retain your dual-boot capability.
> >
>
>
> That worked, thanks very much. However ...
>
> I now have XP Pro on F: and 2000 Server on C: as I wanted but when I'm
> running XP and try to access C: with explorer I get...
>
> C:\ not accessible
> Access is denied
>
> This would not be much of a problem except when I try install SP2 from
> the Windows Update site I get an error telling me that I need 1 MB
> more on C: for the install to succeed. As far as XP is concerned
> there is zero free space on C: because it has no access to C:.
>
> EXCEPT that I can change the default boot partition which presumably
> means access to boot.ini is possible.
>
> Can I tell XP not to use C: or can I give XP access to C: at all
> times?
>
> thanks
> banjo

You can probably solve your problem by creating and using
identical accounts/passwords for the two OSs.

banjo@dontspam.silent.com
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
On Fri, 27 May 2005 09:18:41 +1000, "Pegasus \(MVP\)" <I.can@fly.com>
wrote:

>
><banjo@dontspam.silent.com> wrote in message
>news:4gac91hap4c968duh4r3s4a4483j27o918@4ax.com...
>> On Tue, 24 May 2005 12:35:21 +1000, "Pegasus \(MVP\)" <I.can@fly.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> ><banjo@dontspam.silent.com> wrote in message
>> >news:fhc491to3na63om73rq4oqkh2j8ejdkdic@4ax.com...
>> >> My main PC has 2000 Server installed on C: formatted NTFS.
>> >> On F: I have 200 Server installed as a domain controller (also NTFS).
>> >>
>> >> C was installed first and then F: was added as a dual-boot.
>> >>
>> >> I no longer need the domain controller version on F: and I would like
>> >> to replace it with XP Pro installed on F:, still dual booting with
>> >> 2000 Server on C:.
>> >>
>> >> Is this possible?
>> >>
>> >> Is there a version of Upgrade Advisor that will run on 2000 Server?
>> >>
>> >> thanks
>> >> banjo
>> >
>> >I suggest you do this:
>> >
>> >1. Boot into Win2000 Server on C:.
>> >2. Delete the Windows directory on drive F:.
>> >3. Boot the machine with your WinXP CD.
>> >4. Install WinXP on drive F:.
>> >
>> >This will retain your dual-boot capability.
>> >
>>
>>
>> That worked, thanks very much. However ...
>>
>> I now have XP Pro on F: and 2000 Server on C: as I wanted but when I'm
>> running XP and try to access C: with explorer I get...
>>
>> C:\ not accessible
>> Access is denied
>>
>> This would not be much of a problem except when I try install SP2 from
>> the Windows Update site I get an error telling me that I need 1 MB
>> more on C: for the install to succeed. As far as XP is concerned
>> there is zero free space on C: because it has no access to C:.
>>
>> EXCEPT that I can change the default boot partition which presumably
>> means access to boot.ini is possible.
>>
>> Can I tell XP not to use C: or can I give XP access to C: at all
>> times?
>>
>> thanks
>> banjo
>
>You can probably solve your problem by creating and using
>identical accounts/passwords for the two OSs.
>

I was already using the same username/password combo in both systems.
What fixed the problem was going into Win2k and giving Everyone access
to C:. When I went into WinXP I had full access to C: and the SP2
installation worked fine.

thanks
banjo


Dual boot with 2000 server