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Sarge

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I'm having trouble locating "boot.ini" file :angry: searching, show invisible folders... nothing.. its not there.. :wtf:
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
Aren't I glad I didn't try this beta...!

It actually wasnt all that bad. I really think this is a Alpha build more than a Beta though.:tongueout:

I actually thought it worked well. I am downloading new Vista ISO's right now. 1 without SP1 and 1 with SP1 so that i can install and test this and iReboot out.:brows:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Sounds like she knew what she was talking about, eh? May she rest in peace..

Question: for those of you that tried it, when you got the invalid boot.ini message, did you also see the text "NTDETECT failed" ?

thanks.
 

Sarge

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Did you uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" also?

Oh yeah, that was it, but after unchecking that, still boot.ini wasn't there.

Question: for those of you that tried it, when you got the invalid boot.ini message, did you also see the text "NTDETECT failed" ?

thanks.

Hmmm now I'm trying to remember, I think I saw something like that, but its only in my imagination :lup: I'm not sure at all. Sorry, this doesn't sound very helpful.. Mak! Can you remember? :grinning:

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Okay, I think I should create boot.ini and put it in XP partition only, right?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
No, put it in the boot drive (that's the one with BOOTMGR and the BOOT folder).

Anyway, I think I found the problem. If XP is on a different physical drive, I need to map the XP drive to be the first:
Code:
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)

Testing it now in a VM, will keep you all posted :smile:

Addendum:

Confirmed: the above fixes the problem with the invalid boot.ini thing.
Expect a new build {soon} that implements this + adds the finishing touches screen.
 
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Sarge

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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Guuuuuuys!!!! Boot files were NOT on Vista or XP partitions! :S:S:S They were totally on some other partition! Damn.. thats why I couldn't find them :|

In that same partition I found and boot.ini.hns :grinning: I'm so HAPPY! :happy:
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
That isnt necessarily true. It should be on your boot drive. Not all the time is that your XP drive. For a while i had it as my Vista drive. :wink:
 
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