would it be wise to install a 2nd os on a seperate partition?

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by chrome_sturmen, Nov 26, 2006.

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  1. chrome_sturmen

    chrome_sturmen Registered Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    i am using isr on my c: partition, and was wondering, if it might be smart to make a small partition and install a secondary operating system on it, in case i ever needed to boot to it and check my c: partition for file system errors, do a virus check, or perform some other sort of maintenance to it. back when i used to have 2 operating systems, i sometimes found this ability useful, and though isr acts as different operating systems/partitions, obviously this isnt really the case, its still the same partition.

    if i did decide to do it, could i use rollback rx on that 2nd os, or would it conflict with first defense? thanks for input
  2. wilbertnl

    wilbertnl Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    A second system partition would not conflict with FD-ISR. You need to update the boot.ini in all your snapshots and archives.
    Or keep a XP bootable floppy at hand.
    FD-ISR and Rollback RX will have a conflict over the MBR. Although I imagine it working well:
    Install Rollback RX in the second partition, boot to the first partition.
    Enable preboot in FD-USR, the RB RX MBR will be saved.
    Or probably easier: keep a XP bootable floppy at hand to select the second partition to boot to.

    Whenever you feel like booting into the second partition, simply disable preboot in FD-ISR and the MBR with RB RX code will be restored.
    Or boot from the XP bootable floppy.
    I have seen this scenario working in a different context.

    Hmm, a bootable floppy would not enable RB RX... That was not a working suggestion for RB RX.
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