Change system SCSI disk (dynamic type/ simple volume)
Posted on 2007-10-16
 identical SCSI drives on Adaptec 2940U2W card (LUN0, 1). Both are "dynamic".
System runs XP Pro SP2...everything updated (critical, security, software, drivers, etc.)
Wanted to break up boot/ system disk to a sytem and data volume (this wil be striped with 2nd SCSI drive equal volume), however can not do that on the fly since dynamic and 3rd party products like Acronis Disk Director will not work. Want to avoid destroying volume and reinstalling everything.
What I can do and did is clone XP Pro volume to 2nd SCSI drive, with hope to boot from that, use Disk Management to recreate first SCSI disk into 2 volumes, copy back, and establish as original boot drive.
Problem: can't get 2nd drive to be system/ bootable temporaily. I suppose if I could, I could just change LUN numbers and make that the primary/ bootable.
Changed SCSI adapter BIOS bootable drive to LUN 1 but does not boot.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP Professional Safe Mode" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /safeboot:network