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modifying boot.ini file after completing software mirroring

Posted on 2006-06-21
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Hi,

I have just completed software mirroring in win2000 .my current boot.ini settings are

[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 Advanced Server" /fastdetect

instead of making bootable floopy with edited boot.ini , can i add another entry in the same ini which takes care of
booting from mirroed disk in case of disk0 failure (like dual boot)

looking forward to early help

regards
venkat
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by:Steve Knight
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Short answer, Yes.

You'll be wanting this more than likely:

[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 Advanced Server" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server" /fastdetect
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Steve Knight earned 500 total points
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You can of course change the decription too, i.e.

[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 AS (Normal)" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 AS (DR)" /fastdetect

Make sure the partition is marked as active on both drives too.

Steve
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by:venkataramanaiahsr
ID: 16957607
will the default  setting reamin same in boot.ini (i.e default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT)


or do i have to change the default setting also
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by:Steve Knight
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Just leave the default the same, it is just that - I.e. you will get the menu but you just choose the other option.

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