Installing XP with OS Selector

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by depoteet, May 24, 2006.

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  1. depoteet

    depoteet Registered Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    I'm attempting to install windows xp on a system currently running Linux. I've installed a second hard drive to install xp on. I've installed Disk Director w/ OS Selector which allows Linux to boot with no problem.

    When I attempt to install xp I have numerous problems. I've tried changing the disk order but when the windows install reboots OS Selector won't run. If I try to reactivate OS Selector it tells me it reactivation is unsuccessful.

    How do I use your product to do this?

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Darrell,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Partition and Disk Managing Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Could you please let us know the build number of Acronis Disk Director Suite which can be found in the Help->About dialog?
    Please also let us know the partition layout of the hard drive:
    - Where have you istalled Acronis OS Selector to?
    - Where does the boot loader of your Linux operating system reside?
    - Please let us know the exact error message which you receive after trying to re-activate Acronis OS Selector?

    Please also create Acronis Report in the way described below:

    - Download and run Acronis Report Utility;
    - Select the "Create Bootable Floppy" option;
    - Insert a blank floppy disk in the A: drive and proceed with creation of the bootable floppy;
    - Boot the computer from this diskette and wait for report creation process to finish;
    - Collect the report file from the floppy.

    Please submit a request for technical support. Attach the collected report file to your request along with the step-by-step description of the actions taken before the problem appears and the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    Kirill Omelchenko
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