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Old 02-23-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default boot.ini help

I have a fue things I need to know about boot.ini file and I did go all over the net and just got more confused.

in a simple setup

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

Now let me tell you what I think every part is for and you can tell me what I am off on.

[boot loader]
timeout=30 will tell the computer how lonbg to display the menu screen to pick what you want to do if you have more then one Operating system.

Next line
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
default=multi(0) this is if you use an iDE Hard Drive
And this disk(0)rdisk(0) tells the computer to look on the First controler and on the First Hard Drive.

Is all of this right??????

Now for the
[operating systems]

please tell me what this is
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional"

And why is there no Default= before the multi(0)

Thank you
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: boot.ini help

Quote: please tell me what this is
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional"

And why is there no Default= before the multi(0)

Well, the "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" part is what appears in the boot menu as the name of the selection. And the Default= sets the default OS at the start of the boot.ini
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