Create boot partition for memtest on windows xp
Posted on 2008-06-12
I have a lab full of xp machines, and I want to be able to run some sort of memory test on them.
The machines have no floppy, and no cd drives.
I know that UBUNTU auto installs a memtest partition when ubuntu is installed, so i added ubuntu to my model PC, with xp as the first boot option.
This worked fine on my model machine, but when I create a ghost image of it, and push that image to a new machine, it just loads into a black screen that says GRUB in the top left corner. I know grub is ubuntus loader, but why wont it just boot into xp like the model machine. I have pushed the same image back to the model machine and it worked fine.
Is there a way to use this configuration so that it works correctly with a ghost image?
If not, is there a way to create a separate boot partition to run memtest+86 in the boot list?
Everytime I turn on the computers, I need the computer to give me the option to run windows xp, or a memory test, with windows xp as the default.