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Bruinaholic

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If I were going to dual boot a system and I set it up the following way, I put on server 2000 on my machine and used the first 3 gb for the OS, when I was done with that, I then used the rest of the HD space (5GB) on server 2003, would that cause the server 2003 drive to be a logical drive instead of a primary drive?

If that is the case, what should I have done to make that drive a primary drive before I installed server 2003?


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Bruinaholic

Check out the following Microsoft Knowledgebase articles:

http://support.micro...kb/320472/en-us

http://support.micro...kb/322952/en-us

http://support.micro...kb/289283/en-us

http://support.micro...kb/323967/en-us

I've found that the best way to install different Windows OSs DUAL BOOT, is to first install ONE OS - limiting the space - i.e. leaving free, unparititioned space on the drive. Then install the second OS and it should give you the option of dual boot. I would check out the above MS Knowledgebase articles BEFORE attempting this.

Also, there are several decent 3rd party multi-boot solutions out there which allow you to configure multi-OS boot menus - such as PowerQuest (now Norton) Partition Magic. Do a Google search on "BOOT MENU SOFTWARE" and you should find LOTS of solutions out there.

Hope this helps.

- John Hook
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