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Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2002 - 9:39 pm:   


Win 98 on old drive, set as master on ide 1

Win 2000nt on new drive set as slave on ide 1

Cdrw set as master on ide2
Cdr set as slave on ide 2

When I boot,(auto detect cmos) it attempt to boot from win 2000,(slave ide 1)?

If i set-up cmos as secondary HDD not installed it boots from ide 1 master.?

Whats wrong with this picture?

I have read below that others seem to indicate that a second HDD should be master on ide2?

What is difference?

Thank you
Posted on Friday, August 16, 2002 - 1:59 pm: I have put the HDDs as master on each primary and secondary.
And the CD's as secondaries on each primary and secondary

Everything seems to work.
The 2 HDDs are shown on the system device manger.

How do I get access to the information stored on the added second drive without reformatting it?
v (Vera)
Posted on Saturday, August 17, 2002 - 8:05 am:   

Check out these guides.
Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 1:11 am:   

for your friday 16th post:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
C:\="Microsoft Windows 98"
multi(1)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

what you need do is start the win98 disk (boot up) on the drive and unhide the boot.ini file in the root (C:\). then you need to edit the boot.ini with an entry such as the one above. this one is for a dual drive boot up with win 98 and win 2000.

this setup will detect and boot win 98 as the primary os after 30 seconds if you don't choose. the parameters here are drive c: is the win98, booting, and drive d: is win2000, booting from the winnt directory. partition refers to the which partition the drive. so you have to know where your drives are and how many partitions.

multi is the number of the IDE channel (the first channel is number 0 )
disk is the disk number on that channel (the first disk is number 0 )
partition is the partition number on that disk (the first partition is number 1 )
directory is the top-level directory of the operating system
menutext is the description which appears in the NT Loader menu.

don't worry about the rdisk part, you shouldn't need it for your setup. leave it at 0.

since the 98 drive is working and you can use it. you should only have to change the windows 2000 entry. nothing else and save it. check the properties of the files first so you can write to it, then put it back if it was read only after you're done. then reboot, you should be able to choose the one you want as long as nothing else you have done has changed.

now if you can't get to win98, you can boot with a 98 startup disk in dos and type the following commands at the a: prompt:

c:\windows\command\attrib c:\boot.ini -r -h and hit enter;

^^^that will make it writable and unhide it.

after you get back to the a: prompt:

c:\windows\command\edit and hit enter

^^^that will open up a dos editor where you press Alt, then F, then O, the use the arrow keys and the space bar to move around and choose the boot.ini and open it, you make your changes then close and save it with Alt, F, X, which you press Y to answer the question to save. you can then reverse the command to hide and make read only by typing at the a: prompt:

c:\windows\command\attrib c:boot.ini +r +h
then reboot.

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