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Modifying BOOT.INI to start MS-DOS from the second drive?

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I have two hard disks on the same IDE bus (master and slave).
On the first drive (master) I have installed Windows NT 4.0 WS (NTFS).
After that I booted from my MS-DOS 7.0 system disk and SYSed the
second drive (with FAT file system).
How to modify BOOT.INI so I can start MS-DOS from the second drive?
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MS-DOS 7.0?  Is that Win95 w/o the GUI?  :)

Here's the answer...due to a the way NT works, there is a limitation that requires the first partition of the first drive to be FAT if you want to be able to boot off a FAT drive (that one or another).

Your options are to either 1) Make a small boot partition or make the FAT drive "first"  2) Use a boot DOS floppy for the other, it will not recognize the NFTS drive, and will treat the second disk as if it were the first (i.e. C:).

Each way has its advantages and disdvantages, the choice is yours.
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