[openbeos] Re: Such a simple question

  • From: "Scott MacMaster" <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 23:59:37 -0500

I've had trouble with XP and BeOS on the same computer.  The be boot loader is 
unable to boot XP.  For a long time I kept a boot floppy in my floppy drive.  
If I wanted to boot BeOS, I pushed it in.  If I wanted to boot XP I ejected it. 
 Because of how unreliable floppies are, I eventually converted my boot floppy 
into a boot cd.  Now, I have two PCs that are networked together.  One runs Be, 
the other runs windows.  So I don't currently have much need for boot disks.  
In any case, I recently skimmed over an article about how to configure the XP 
boot loader to boot into BeOS.  He even provided a example configure file for 
the XP boot loader.  Using it should make dual booting nice and easy.

Scott MacMaster
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Scott Donaldson 
  To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 10:01 PM
  Subject: [openbeos] Re: Such a simple question

  Who started off the Reference vs Pointer thing?

  Its snow-balled and it can't be stopped.

  Its interesting reading all the different views. I've only seen one question 
cause more trouble, the evil "Intel vs AMD?" question. And before you think of 
typing an anwser DON'T spare us all we love all CPU's because they run our OSes 
for us.

  Which brings me onto BeOS5 Personal edition, has anyone else had trouble with 
running it on an XP system? I've given it, its own FAT32 partition and it loads 
the bootloader from floppy, does some thinking then resets the system.

  bye, Scott

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