w4 and w2k again

w4 and w2k again

Post by Anders Hen » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 09:37:04


Can I install w4fp15 and w2k like this
Bootmanager
w4 500MB hpfs
w2k 15GB ntfs
data 35GB hpfs
data 7GB fat32
When I try to add w2k to BM in fdisk the add option is blued out.
But if I make it startable it starts just fine. It is updated from
windowsupdated.
Anders
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w4 and w2k again

Post by Trevor Hem » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 10:04:39

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 00:37:04 UTC in comp.os.os2.setup.misc, "Anders



Boot Manager from w2fp15 is not INT13X aware. You either need to install
a copy from LVM or shrink your W2K partition so that it resides entirely
within the first 1024 cylinders of the disk (normally 8GB).

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w4 and w2k again

Post by Wayn » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 10:05:05


> w400MBpfs >> w2k5GBtfs> > data35GBpfs> > data7GBat32> > When I try to add w2k to BM in fdisk the add option is blued out.> > But if I make it startable it starts just fine. It is updated from> > windowsupdated.

Doesn't win2k (or parts of it) need to be on the first primary
c: drive? Can't remember for sure!

Bootmanager
w2k5GBtfs
w4 00MBpfs
data35GBpfs
data7GBat32

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Post by Anders Hen » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 10:25:15

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 01:04:39 UTC, "Trevor Hemsley"



So if I use another bootmanager it may work?
Anders


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Post by Anders Hen » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 10:27:26


> > w400MBpfs >>>> w2k5GBtfs> > > data35GBpfs> > > data7GBat32> > > When I try to add w2k to BM in fdisk the add option is blued out.> > > But if I make it startable it starts just fine. It is updated from> > > windowsupdated.> > > > Doesn't win2k (or parts of it) need to be on the first primary> > c: drive? Can't remember for sure!> >

Yes I thougt so too. So I made both bootpartitions primary.
Anders

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Post by Wayn » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 10:31:40


I tried win2k a while ago too with OS/2 and had 2 primary c:
partitions. I think the operative word in my post was 'FIRST'
primary :-)

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Post by Will Hone » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 13:44:50


> > w400MBpfs >>>> w2k5GBtfs> > > data35GBpfs> > > data7GBat32> > > When I try to add w2k to BM in fdisk the add option is blued out.> > > But if I make it startable it starts just fine. It is updated from> > > windowsupdated.> > > > Doesn't win2k (or parts of it) need to be on the first primary> > c: drive? Can't remember for sure!> > > > Bootmanager> > w2k5GBtf>
> w4 00MBp>s
> data35GBp>s
> data7GBat32

Nope, just the first ACTIVE (bootable) primary. If you use BM, it can
be any active primary partition or any logical partition but if the
primary is not the first active one it will not boot absent BM. You
also play hell getting W2K (or any of the MS crap) to install on other
than C: without an active, writable-from-win primary it can put it's
own version of boot manager on - it still wants you to boot to C: then
select where you go from there.


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Post by Wayn » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 13:51:28


>> w2k5GBtfs >>> w4 00MBpfs>>>> data35GBpfs>>>> data7GBat32> > > > Nope, just the first ACTIVE (bootable) primary.IfouseM,tan> > be any active primary partition or any logical partition but if the> > primary is not the first active one it will not boot absent BM.You> > also play hell getting W2K (or any of the MS crap) to install on other> > than C: without an active, writable-from-win primary it can put it's> > own version of boot manager on - it still wants you to boot to C: then> > select where you go from there.> >

Well, I'm sure my layout above would give the least problems with
win2k :-) That is if your BIOS can boot the OS/2 W4 partition :-)

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Post by C. Brende » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 15:03:55

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 01:25:15 UTC, "Anders Henningsson" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



You could try to use AIR-BOOT. It is a nice Bootmanager.

Christoph
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Post by Trevor Hem » Fri, 03 Sep 2004 17:01:01

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 01:25:15 UTC in comp.os.os2.setup.misc, "Anders



Yes but bear in mind that you may have problems if you need to reinstall
OS/2 as it might want its BM to be present and accepts no substitutes.
Should be OK since it is a primary partition and you could always make
it 'startable' to fool it into believing that it doesn't need a BM at
all.

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w4 and w2k again

Post by Ted Edward » Sat, 04 Sep 2004 02:15:15


Why such a big W2K partition? Why not a relatively small partition for
the OS and then other (logical) partitions for SW and data?

I'm about to face the same problem and it has been suggested I use FAT32
not NTFS for W2K since then the W2K partition can then be zipped and
backed up from OS/2.

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Post by Will Hone » Sat, 04 Sep 2004 04:10:11

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 17:15:15 UTC Ted Edwards < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




From what I've seen, that size seems about right for W2K or XP -
expecially once it applies all the security fixes.

What disk hogs! I hesitate to even start without at least 4-5 gig
and then I don't count on getting much else on there.

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Post by Will Hone » Sat, 04 Sep 2004 04:10:11


The only way I install OS/2 on a C: primary is if it's the ONLY os on
the disk - which is rare. Every now and then I *** up and have to
live with that arrangement - but then I create another primary, make
it active and hide the OS/2 partition. Call me paranoid but NT4
worked me over so thoroughly a few times that I quit fighting it.

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