Help with OSS: triple boot Vista/XP/XP

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by AzzKickr, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. AzzKickr

    AzzKickr Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have a triple OS situation setup as follows:

    -Vista 32 installed first on part. A
    -then hid this part. and installed XP on part. B
    -then hid this part. also and installed another XP on part. C

    After all this I unhid all partitions, booted Vista and installed OSS.

    Now I have the problem that OSS detects and boots Vista but none of the XP's. It says "Unknown Operating System" for them and when trying to boot eather of them it says "File system not supported" or something ... ?

    Please help.

    Thx in advance.
     
  2. MudCrab

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I assume that each OS booted properly after its installation and before installing OSS.

    Are all of the Windows partitions Primary partitions?

    When you installed each OS, did you also make sure that the destination partition as set Active?

    It's possible that OSS didn't detect the XP installations correctly.

    Can you post a copy of the BOOTWIZ.OSS file (instructions can be found here)?
     
  3. rkh

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    There's a very good step by step somewhere in here that I followed when I created my Vista/XP/XP. It was simple but the steps needed to be followed in order. Like a fool I forgot to save the post so I'm back tonight looking for it. Don't know why it wasn't a sticky. If I can find it, I'll post a link.
     
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  5. AzzKickr

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    Hey there Mudcrab !

    Each OS booted fine indeed before OSS. All Windows partitions are indeed primary ones. Here's my .OSS file :

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <bootwiz>
    <disks>
    <id2236547589 bios_num="128" crc="2106806003" real_bios_num="128" serial="31108" size="1953541887" />
    </disks>
    <cds />
    <partitions>
    <id1105539281 begin="63" crc="36865" disk="2236547589" fs="ntfs" number="1" serial="5397883adc883aba" size="203093667" type="7" />
    <id857988636 begin="203093730" crc="63489" disk="2236547589" fs="ntfs" number="2" serial="b74fb81b141e21f6" size="314777610" type="7" />
    <id3068323761 begin="517871340" crc="63489" disk="2236547589" fs="ntfs" number="3" serial="36c41c09363a700d" size="106591275" type="7" />
    <id863641722 begin="624462680" crc="54011" disk="2236547589" fs="ntfs" number="5" serial="54843addc5f771c9" size="531044575" type="7" />
    <id3940925557 begin="1155507318" crc="54011" disk="2236547589" fs="ntfs" number="6" serial="44fdc5e6743e3be8" size="178642737" type="7" />
    <id2122817669 begin="1334150118" crc="36865" disk="2236547589" fs="ntfs" number="7" serial="a279175100bb1432" size="63279972" type="7" />
    <id2876092702 begin="1397430156" crc="54011" disk="2236547589" fs="ntfs" number="8" serial="90659faac52b137f" size="84164469" type="7" />
    <id2163017621 begin="1481594688" crc="54011" disk="2236547589" fs="ntfs" number="9" serial="3ba8c0ce7427a1e9" size="52420032" type="7" />
    <id2122701322 begin="1534014783" crc="54011" disk="2236547589" fs="ntfs" number="10" serial="ecb5061966265ab0" size="419521347" type="7" />
    </partitions>
    <oses>
    <id1923858441 boot_as_ms71="0" boot_as_os2="0" boot_cd_entry="0" boot_partition="1105539281" bootname="bootsect.sys" icon="icon_sys_vista" language="english" lba="1" name_template="%n%l %l(%ll%l)" nthide="0" os_type="ntvista" system_root_identifier="0000000000000000000000000000000006000000000000004800000000000000007e000000000000000000000000000000000000010000002f02300200000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000\Windows" use_manual_disks_order="0" write_boot="1">
    <partitions>
    <id1105539281 active="1" />
    </partitions>
    </id1923858441>
    <id1704605201 boot_as_ms71="0" boot_as_os2="0" boot_cd_entry="0" boot_partition="857988636" bootname="bootsect.sys" icon="icon_sys_unknown" language="" lba="0" name_template="%n%l %l(%ll%l)" nthide="0" os_type="unknown" use_manual_disks_order="0" write_boot="1">
    <partitions>
    <id857988636 active="1" />
    </partitions>
    </id1704605201>
    <id3790672337 boot_as_ms71="0" boot_as_os2="0" boot_cd_entry="0" boot_partition="3068323761" bootname="bootsect.sys" icon="icon_sys_unknown" language="" lba="0" name_template="%n%l %l(%ll%l) (2)" nthide="0" os_type="unknown" use_manual_disks_order="0" write_boot="1">
    <partitions>
    <id3068323761 active="1" />
    </partitions>
    </id3790672337>
    </oses>
    <checkfiles>
    <checkfile crc="0" name="io.sys" partition="857988636" size="0" />
    <checkfile crc="53809" name="ntldr" partition="857988636" size="251712" />
    <checkfile crc="45240" name="boot.ini" partition="857988636" size="212" />
    <checkfile crc="0" name="io.sys" partition="3068323761" size="0" />
    <checkfile crc="53809" name="ntldr" partition="3068323761" size="251712" />
    <checkfile crc="48579" name="boot.ini" partition="3068323761" size="211" />
    <checkfile crc="0" name="io.sys" partition="2122817669" size="0" />
    <checkfile crc="0" name="ntldr" partition="2122817669" size="0" />
    <checkfile crc="0" name="boot.ini" partition="2122817669" size="0" />
    </checkfiles>
    <bootmgr default_os="3790672337" disks_order_feature="1" />
    </bootwiz>

    Thx in advance !
     
  6. AzzKickr

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    Okay, I went through the second post you mentioned but that were the exact same steps that I followed as far as I can tell ... ?

    Thx already !
     
  8. MudCrab

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    Here is a modified BOOWIZ.OSS file. See if it will allow you to boot your XP installations.

    Also, can you please edit your above post and attached the BOOTWIZ.OSS info as a file (BOOTWIZ.TXT) instead of pasting it in as text (it's easier to read the file and keeps the thread cleaner).
     

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  9. AzzKickr

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    I'd like to but I can't ? IE 7 says there's a problem with the visual basic definitions on this page ??

    Anyway, I've tried your .OSS file and now I can boot my OSS properly. However I can no longer see the other partitions when booted ?

    Thx already !!
     
  10. MudCrab

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    I setup the file so that the OS partitions where hidden from each other. If you want them visible, start OSS and edit the properties of each OS and uncheck the Hide checkbox for the other partitions.
     
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    Yep, that did the trick !!!

    All works now the way it should. Do you have any idea what went wrong or what caused the issue ?

    Greatly appreciated !!
     
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