What is the meaning of the various Boot.ini parameters?
Posted on 2001-08-04
I have a dual boot system with Windows 98 and Windows 2000 Pro.
Win 2000 was on drive "D" which was a slave on the secondary channel.
I want to add a third drive which requires me to move my existing D drive and make it a slave on the primary channel.
When I make it a primary slave I get a blue screen error that it cannot find certain files.
This is the present boot.ini entry:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
1 What is the meaning of each of the parameters and what are the acceptable values. eg can partition be (0)?
2 Is there anything else that controls the boot process?
3 Can you suggest how the entry should be modified?