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bledhuk

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(Ask) Create XP in primary and logical drive
« on: June 07, 2010, 21:19:13 PM »
Any body can help me, my case like this:
GOAL: - Create 3 windows XP in 1 primary, 2 in logical drive
         - Each opearting system cant see each others
         - 1 partion share data

Question: How to create good install and profile to achieve my goal. thx

my partion would be like this:
partion 1 primary : 5 GB (Windows XP)
partion 2 extended : 20 GB split into
             logical 1 = 10 GB (Windows XP)
             logical 2 = 20 GB (Windows XP)
partion 3 primay : 206 GB (Share DATA)

Create windows Xp in primary, after success i create partion as follow
Extended = 20GB split into logical 1 = 10 GB and logical 2 = 20 GB
and then i install plop boot manager.
After plop boot manager install i create profile as follow:
Profile 1:
     HDA    *80H     HDA1
                          cleared
                          HDA3
                          don't touch
Profile 2:
     HDA               cleared
               *80H    HDA2         L1   
                          HDA3
                          don't touch

and i choose profile 2 and reboot, install windows xp.
at windows setup detect harddisk as:
23843 MD disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]
    unpartioned space                          4997MB
D: Partion 2 (New Volume)[NTFS]         10001MB
E: Partion 3 (New Volume)[NTFS]         19995MB
C: Partion 1 (DATA)[NTFS]                203480MB

After complete install windows XP, then install plop with option: WRITE MBR LOADER ONLY --> reboot
So, plop detect:
DETECT
WARNING! PARTION HAS BEEN CHANGED
DRIVE 80H NUMBER 2
PARTION NAME HDA2   
OLD: 00 00 81 7D 0F FE FF FF - 3D 26 9C 00 F0 62 A9 03
NEW: 00 00 C1 FF 07 FE FF FF - 2D 89 45 04 54 BC D6 18
IMPORT NEW PARTION DATA? [Y/N] -> CHOSE NO

DETECT
WARNING! PARTION HAS BEEN CHANGED
DRIVE 80H NUMBER 3
PARTION NAME HDA3
OLD: 00 00 C1 FF 07 FE FF FF - 2D 89 45 04 54 BC D6 18
NEW: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
IMPORT NEW PARTION DATA? [Y/N] -> CHOSE NO

 :'( then i chose profile 2, no windows xp show
if i chose profile 1, windows xp show the 1st installed


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Re: (Ask) Create XP in primary and logical drive
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 22:21:39 PM »
why do you want to install xp to logical partitions? use only primary partitions.

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bledhuk

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Re: (Ask) Create XP in primary and logical drive
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010, 22:37:47 PM »
elmar, just curious  ;D
ok if you said so.. thx

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Re: (Ask) Create XP in primary and logical drive
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 00:02:24 AM »
Maybe you need to correct the hidden sectors value (from 63 to the correct value) for your BPS of your Windows installation on the logical partition:
http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/ptedit.htm

@ elmar
Grub4dos can automatically correct this value, when booting such a partition