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How can I separate system files from boot files?

By hamidaljaro ·
How can I put the operating system files on a separate partition from the boot files on windows server 2003?

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Boot files ARE system files ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to How can I separate system ...

Why would you want to find any distinction between them, when they are each entwined with the other.

What do you imagine boot files do?

They boot the operating system to generate a live OS.

Do you have ANY computer knowledge at all ??

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To,OldER Mycroft

by hamidaljaro In reply to Boot files ARE system fil ...

Your reply to the question indicates that you are in the wrong website altogether. I won't waste my time explaining to you the difference between them cos it's too complex for a RETIRED man like you to understand.
I would advise you to spend your time in an animal caring forum and just retired your mind from the IT you are too old for it really.
All the best on your search for a suitable forum .

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Er, um...

by seanferd In reply to To,OldER Mycroft

Never mind.

Good luck.

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This is your only post in 4 months with TR ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to To,OldER Mycroft

Yet you appear to have the gall to pop up here and talk down to me?

You really shouldn't get angry simply because you couldn't find a reasonably intelligent answer to my question. This attacking stance is the action of a buffoon, and until you provide a more detailed explanation as to your intended action of separating indistinct files from each other, I fear you will not get any further.

What are you hoping to gain by placing some in another partition - they'll still be on the same HDD.

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To,OldER Mycroft

by hamidaljaro In reply to To,OldER Mycroft

Hope you'll fid this useful,and I'm quoting from mindleaders.com coursware for MCSA (The system partition is the disk partition that stores the hardware-specific boot files (NTLDR, boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM) that are needed to load Windows NT-based operating systems (NT, 2000, and 2003).

The system partition must be a primary active partition in computers that use the x86 instruction set. Only primary partitions can be made active. The active partition is the one to which the computer looks first to start the boot process. This is usually, but not always, designated as C. The system partition cannot be stored on a logical drive.
The boot partition is the disk partition on which the root operating system files are located. This is the partition on which you install the operating system during setup (in the WINDOWS folder by default.) Windows Server 2003 prompts you during installation to create the primary partition it uses for the Windows boot partition. After installation, you can use the Disk Management MMC if you want to create more partitions.

The boot partition can be the same partition as the system partition. This generally occurs if you install the operating system to C. The boot partition can also be any other (inactive) primary partition, or it can be a logical drive within an extended partition. It is generally considered best to put the operating system files on a separate partition from the boot files. Then, if something happens to one of these vital partitions, you may be able to restore just the boot files or just the system files, rather than having to restore both.)

Please the third paragraph carefully.

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RE: "It is generally considered best.." -

by OldER Mycroft In reply to To,OldER Mycroft

Last time I heard that phrase, "generally" didn't mean UNIVERSALLY.

Until it does, I am just as entitled to my opinion as they are to their view.

However, by the same token: "Then, if something happens to one of these vital partitions, you may be able to restore just the boot files or just the system files, rather than having to restore both."

Why does this not say "you most definitely WILL be able to.." ??

Again, it is only an opinion and a tenuous one at that.

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Dual Boot ? {nt}

by Jacky Howe In reply to How can I separate system ...



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Why? doing this really doesn't accomplish much

by CG IT In reply to How can I separate system ...

This is the boot.ini file which specifies where the operating system is:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

So you can put the boot.ini files on a seperate partition [which is the primary active partition] and put the operating system somewhere else other than the default, but that simply complicates the the whole thing.

What's the point?

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Not to interrupt your flame war but . . .

by Kenone In reply to How can I separate system ...

Are you trying to install your OS system files to a partition other than your primary active partition?
When the OS installation program asks you where you want to install the OS to pick a different partition.
Don't usually see that done except in the case of multi boot installations.

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Hey hamidaljaro - MindLeaders being SUED !!! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to How can I separate system ...

"They have bad systems, age-old courses (office 97!!!), and even all their material are just cheap e-books bought from some others, put in html format and with some stupid pictures. Heck, for 5000$ I could build a mega e-learning platform better than this!!!

I am suing these poeple really soon, and they have a black file at the BBB too (http://centralohio.bbb.org/WWWRoot/Report.aspx?site=49&bbb=0302&firm=27001032), they say: Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record, a company has an "unsatisfactory business performance record" with BBB is based on the experiences reflected in BBB files.

They even have a high pressure sales complaint against them at Ohio Attorney General's Office (https://agcares.ag.state.oh.us/public/inquiry.aspx?id=164413), go there and search mindleaders!!!

Rubbish treatment, rubbish customer service, rubbish sales, rubbish everything.

STAY AWAY FROM THOSE PEOPLE OR YOU WILL REGRET IT HARD!!"

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/mindleaders-c107349.html

...So, there we have it. Of course, this particular complainant is probably also now RETIRED, and far too old to understand the complexities of separating Boot Files from System Files, based on one of MindLeaders' crappy, cheap, converted-to-HTML-with-stupid-pictures-publications that advises what they consider as "generally accepted".

Good luck with your exams - you might need it! :^0



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