boot.ini

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Can someone give me an example of what boot.ini would look like if I wanted to boot Windows 2000 on my *slave* harddrive.
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[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(1)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
wait dont use that
what are you booting from the slave drive?
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Win2000 is on my slave hard drive.

WinME is on my master drive (well not really since I formatted my master drive)

I assume boot.ini has to be mo my master harddrive right?
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if the 2nd drive is the slave device of the primary channel.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

if the 2nd drive is the master device of the secondary channel
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(1)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(1)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

etc.

The MBR which was on your master drive which you formatted,, then the above boot.ini might not work.

Try this article:
www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/ WinXP/Q_20631244.html

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I installed a fresh copy of win2000 on on master drive and I am able to load it, but I'm still unable to load my win2000 installation on my slave drive.

My boot.ini currently looks like:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
multi(1)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect


It works for the first selection but not the 2nd.

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Got it working.

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