OSSelector help needed please

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  1. RTShaw

    RTShaw Registered Member

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    lost most control of my fingers so pleaqe bear with me, it hurts like hell 2 type.& control wqAT i type. thank u 4 your patirnce & understanding.

    running winbloze xp with sp2

    i'm really having a problem with osselector. what i want to do is boot from one of 2 partitions. either kmain on disk 1 and either kmain2 or smain on disk 2. with booting between disk1&2 is really no sweat, i can define those in my bios or hit a key.. im running an asus p4c800E deluxe mobo with 1 gig ram, disk1 = 37gig raptort, disk2 is a serial ata drive, disk3 is a raid0 array on a promise tx4000 raid controller with 4 - 160 gig western digital 8 meg cache hdrives.theres other stuff but not important.

    i'd really like 2 fix osselector. what am i doing wrong? i thought about unhiding all partitions but that would leave them all visible in xp when i booted

    thank u
    ========================== disk info ========
    Disk 1
    Kmain (C:) (primary)17.98 gig NTSF Kmain2 (primary - hidden)16.49 gb

    Disk 2
    Smain (primary-hidden)14.906 gb unused 2 gb BackupZ 95.52gb NTSF hidden ACRONIZ SZ 35.67gb fat32

    Disk 3
    Xtra (D:) (primary) 151.8G FUN (E:) 160.3 GB Video (F:) 284.2 GB NTSF
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    OSSelector always sends me to Kamin as C:.. now looking at the partitions in PartitionExpert None are defined as the active partition although in (right click)->Advanced menu there is an item that says "Set Active" in the menuis of Kmain, Smain but not in the advanced menu of kmain2 why not.

    Im also having a problem in OSSelectors menu of tyring to define and change the selectable items entire thing seems overly compicated.I have used other selector/boot menus but dog im really having a problem understanding this one.

    thank u

    Ron Shaw
     
  2. LetzRoll

    LetzRoll Registered Member

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    Can't set kmain2 as "Active" while it is hidden. So unhide it and then the option to set it "Active" should be available. Also, its not a big deal to have multiple installs of XP visible at boot; works fine. That is a major reason to use OSSelector because it is unique in allowing that, as far as I know. Other boot managers I've used will not allow multiple installs to be visible, especially if they are on the same drive / partition. Don't know how OSSelector does with anything other than XP but I wouldn't try it with win2k. Unless I had a complete clone and lots of time to kill.
     
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