ok I'm not sure what your trying to do anymore, but as far as your question on the boot ini lines, no they are not correct to load the OS on another physical drive.Merc said:I figured out how to edit my boot.ini file and messed around with it a bit.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons
I found if I added the line
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="win2k pro" /fastdetect
I get an error and it won't boot. It throws me back to the boot menu and I boot xp..... everything ok.
If I add
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\f:\winnt="win2k pro" /fastdetect
I get an error message "<windows root>\system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt.
there are some fixes for this posted on the 'net but they are a little beyond me.
do these boot ini lines look ok? BTW win2k is on a separate HD labeled as F: