amend XP boot.ini for option to boot from ms-dos
Posted on 2011-02-13
On a single HDD, I have 2 partitions as displayed under Disk management:
-Disk0/partition2/149GB NTFS/Healthy(system) (ie. windows XP)
Drive letters shown in Computer Management:
C: windows xp
Active status: C is Active; if I mark ms-dos as Active then it boots straight into ms-dos.
I've tried various entries for ms-dos but doesn't work. The current boot.ini reads:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\MS-DOS_6= "MS DOS"
On an older laptop, I have an entry for ms-dos as follows which worked fine on old laptop:
C:\= "MS DOS"
but this doesn't work on the current laptop.
Thanks in advance,