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    BartPE and two hard drives

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    by ryan_cl ·

    I am having trouble getting bartpe to boot off of a partition on a second hard drive. The computers are Dell Precision 380’s with dual maxtor 250GB drives. The setup is as follows:

    C partition drive 0 – 30GB
    D partition drive 2 – 250GB

    I would like to install bartpe to the D partition and then be able to boot to that partition. The partition is set to active and should therefore be bootable, but I cannot seem to set the right parameters in the boot.ini. I can disable disk 0 in which case the computer will boot to disk 2 which has bartpe on it.

    Could you help me with the boot.ini? This is using PE builder for bartpe.

    Thanks,

    –Ryan

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      Reply To: BartPE and two hard drives

      by wcp ·

      In reply to BartPE and two hard drives

      I am not a Linux person but I?d like you to consider Freespire from http://www.freespire.org as an alternative to BART PE. You can download it as an ISO file. You may use Nero or Roxio to make it a bootable CD/DVD. You then boot from the CD/DVD and install Freespire in a second partition or HD as an option. From then on, you get a startup menu from which you can choose Freespire, Windows, Diagnostics, and a few others.

      I installed it without any problem and I did not have to install any drivers! (I had to install Intel NIC driver on Windows XP!).

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