Vista a no show in OSS, need help with Bootwiz

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  1. Embrodak

    Embrodak Registered Member

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    I have 3 XP Partitions (One for me to connect to Work on the VPN, one for my Wife for here to connect to work on the VPN, and one for the kids So I don't need to worry about them messing up my or my wives partitions...

    I recently added a Vista partition to do some testing.
    I can't see the Vista Partition in OSS.

    I googled and someone said modifiy your boot.ini to incude the Vista partition. See Below
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    [boot loader]
    ;timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Tom XP"
    ;multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Kids XP"
    ;multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Vista"/
    ;multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Kathleen XP"
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    Can some one help with the Bootwiz file.

    I'm new to this and not sure what everything means in the file.
     

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  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Are you using DD 10 build 2,160 or later?

    Was the Vista installation done using a standard Microsoft OEM or retail DVD?

    It looks like none of your Windows partitions are hidden from each other and they are all booting from the same partition. Are you now getting a sub-menu from Vista's boot loader when you boot into any of the XP installations?
     
  3. Embrodak

    Embrodak Registered Member

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    DD 2,160

    Retail version of Vista.

    I get the OSS loaded and it shows all the XP partitions.


    I have 3 Hard Drives.
    2 40 gigs, and a 1 TB

    each 40 gig are 1 partition each with XP loaded on it, then I have a 50 Gig XP partition and then a 30 gig Vista on the 3rd Hard Drive
     
  4. MudCrab

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    I still don't know which partition is booting Vista. Do all of the current XP operating systems boot normally? Do they boot as they did before you installed Vista?

    Do you get a sub-menu for any of them (Vista or Earlier Version of Windows)? A sample of this setup is shown in Part 1 of the guide linked here.

    Can you boot into Vista? If so, can you post a screenshot of what Disk Management shows?
     
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