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    Dual boot using a removable microdrive

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    by sanjay.oza ·

    Is it possible to dual boot a laptop using the PC card removable microdrive? I need to do this to run applications that are only compatible with W2K but the laptop has WXP Pro on a Toshiba Satellite 1800.

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    • #3405178

      Dual boot using a removable microdrive

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Dual boot using a removable microdrive

      In theory, yes. If it is possible to boot the laptop from the microdrive.

      The “traditional” way:
      Have W2K installed on the micro-drive.
      Either edit boot.ini on the XP drive, or use the bootcfg command to add the option to boot to W2K.
      See thedual boot page at http://www.systeminternals.com
      Or search Microsoft’s site for boot.ini and bootcfg

      Or, the “un-conventional” way:
      If you can select the boot device, just change from the C: drive to the Microdrive.
      Depending on how often you need todo this, you may be able to disable the C: drive.

      Chas

    • #3405119

      Dual boot using a removable microdrive

      by timthetoolman ·

      In reply to Dual boot using a removable microdrive

      Hi,

      …but it all hinges on the microdrive being available when you boot. If it takes special drivers or software to work under Windows, then you probably wont be able to do it…

      Boot to DOS on a stock standard boot floppy. Is the drive available from the bootable floppy?

      If not, then I dont like your chances.

      Cheers,
      Tim.

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      Dual boot using a removable microdrive

      by sanjay.oza ·

      In reply to Dual boot using a removable microdrive

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