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Problems boot nt4 sp6 after installing win 2k

Robert_FernandoRobert_Fernando Member Posts: 63
Hi al
For some unknown reason win 2k installation package cannot make intelligent
changes to boot.ini to cope with the creation of a second primary partition.
It appeared that the second primary partition was created with boot
partition id 2

old boot.ini as created by win 2k installer

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINNT="Robert's CDNET - NT Workstation 4
SP4"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINNT="Robert's CDNET - NT Workstation 4
SP5"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(7)\WINNT="REFLEXNTSE PDC - NT Server 4 SP4
+ NTSE3"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WTSRV="REFLEXSUPPORT - BDC + Terminal
Server 4 SP3"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(5)\WINNT="Workstation 4 SP3 Standalone +
Office97"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINNT="Robert's CDNET - NT Workstation 4
SP4" /debugport=com1 /baudrate=115200
C:\="Microsoft Windows"

increasing the partition id by 1 on the one used to boot nt4 sp6 from cured
this.
so the modified boot loader now lloks like

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINNT="Robert's CDNET - NT Workstation 4
SP4"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINNT="Robert's CDNET - NT Workstation 4
SP5"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(8)\WINNT="REFLEXNTSE PDC - NT Server 4 SP4
+ NTSE3"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(5)\WTSRV="REFLEXSUPPORT - BDC + Terminal
Server 4 SP3"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(6)\WINNT="Workstation 4 SP3 Standalone +
Office97"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(7)\WINNT="Robert's CDNET - NT Workstation 4
SP4" /debugport=com1 /baudrate=115200
C:\="Microsoft Windows"


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Robert Fernando
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