How to make XP / Vista dual-boot Independently Here's a guide using grldr the almighty
Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:30 AM
There's something i try to achieve but it's not going the way i want it to go. I'm stuck =P
I've read many forums and all I found was the advise not to do what i want to do. But that doesn't bring me forward. I'm aware of the risks and i'm trying to keep them at a zero level.
ok, i think you're ready for my question by now.
I want to create a dual-boot, both vista. One vista to work on, one to play games. When I want to play a game want to put the work vista into hibernate, and boot into the game OS. When i finish gaming I could just restart my pc and go on working. The two OS'es don't share partitions or drives to prevent problems when awaking from hibernate.
The problem is that vista disables the dual-boot option when going into hybernate. Is there a way to by-pass the hybernated OS and boot into the Game-OS?
I would really like it if it's possible..
Is it possible with the TS solution?
Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:35 PM
XOSL allows me to boot Server 2008 on my main partition, XP on my THIRD partition, and OSX on my second harddrive =)
I could never get grldr to work the way I wanted it, but this is a good guide! Anywho, for all those interested check it out at http://www.ranish.com/part/xosl.htm it works very well and its 100% free =) Peace
Sorry, there isn't. It's impossible. Somebody once figured out how to do it by editing the MFT to make it NOT boot the hibernated system, but then when they restored the original sctor blocks to "resume" the hibernated OS they always got BSOD's. Bummer. This is something I spent days researching friend, I know it's hard but just get over it and it'll be easier
This post has been edited by bboy_sonik: 11 January 2009 - 10:40 PM
Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:57 PM
Just a little hint:
you did not specify to copy ntdetect.com to E: . without it in E:, the only ntldrxp and boot.ini files won't allow Windows Xp to boot up....
thanks again! bye!
This post has been edited by setedivento: 04 February 2011 - 11:11 AM
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