MOving "boot partition" for xp within os selector

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  1. dannyr

    dannyr Registered Member

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    Hi,

    My hard disk is partitioned as follows:

    1 - 50g win me partition, which is working fine (c:)

    2 - 30g win 98se partition (also fine - d:)

    3 - 80g win xp home partition (NTFS) - was installed yesterday and is the one I'm having problems with (e:)

    4 - the remaining 30 gig is spare, and will be used for the swap area...

    When I installed the upgrade edition of xp home, it installed the "boot part" in c: alongside win me, and the rest of the system on e: as expected.

    The boot partition being on c: is causing problems with my USB modem, It just won't install properly (on boot up the lleds on the front start flashing, and then both go on permanently once it's connected properly - it just doesn't connect, the modem is fne under XP and 98se, and has been fine under XP with previous installations, so it must be because of conflicts with C:

    Does anyone know if I can move the boot partition to the same drive as XP? I read somewhere that it has to be in the first 2 gigs of the HD for 2000 - is this the same for xp?
     
  2. dannyr

    dannyr Registered Member

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    shared partition issues

    Hi,


    I have Acronis OS selector installed on my pc.


    Currently my partitions are:


    1 - 50gigs winme (fat32)
    2 - 30gigs win98se (fat32)
    3 - 80gigs winxp home (NTFS)
    4 - 30gigs shared (Fat32(


    All seems to be running ok, except my shared partition.


    when I formatted it through the os selector front screen, I could
    access it from my winxp partition, but on winme and 98se, it registered
    as unformated (despite being fat32). So I reformated from winme - I can
    now share files between winme and 98se, but when in my XP boot, the
    disk reports as empty, haven't tried copying files from XP yet,
    although last time the files were showing as corrupt under ME.


    Is this because it's an NTFS partition? should I change it to fat32?


    Any other ideas why?
     
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Re: shared partition issues

    Hello dannyr,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Multiboot Managing Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response. Could you please explain what the problem with Acronis OS Selector you have? I recommend you also to contact Microsoft Support with the detailed description of your problem.

    Thank you.
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    Irina Shirokova
     
  4. dannyr

    dannyr Registered Member

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    HI - I have sorted out the issue with the boot partition / windows partition now.


    This just leaves the issue regarding reading files on the shared partition, it seems they can only be read by win9x if copied on therer in a win9x session, and can only be read by winxp if copied by a winxp session. might this be because the XP partition is set as NTFS?
     
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