Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Feb. 03 2004,23:46
To make a dual (or multi) boot on a NT, 2000 or XP system, you have to modify a file called boot.ini located under C:\ (this is a read-only file, you must first change the rights).
content of a boot.ini for dualboot :
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professionnel" /fastdetect
In bold the line I added to start an other OS (here DSL)
In that example you have to create a file called c:\bootsect.tux. This file is 512 bytes only.
This file is a copy of the bootsector generated by lilo.
If you have generated your boot sector, with lilo, on the drive hda5, you generate bootsect.tux like this (under linux)
dd if=/dev/hda5 of=/mnt/hda1/bootsect.tux bs=512 count=1
(I have supposed that the windows XP C: is mounted as /mnt/hda1)