[openbeos] Re: Such a simple question

  • From: "Commander Sozo" <CommdrSozo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 23:17:44 -0600 CST

For some reason, bootman simply can't load XP.  I haven't tried a 
different bootloader (you may want to try XOSL on BeBits, for example), 
which may help.  What I had to do to solve my problem is make a FAT32 
partition, do a minimum install of win98 (which will install the 
micro$oft bootloader on the 98 partition), and setup bootman again.  
Now bootman asks me if I want BeOS, Zeta, or window$, and if I choose 
window$ then I'm presented with another choice of 98 or XP.  Once I was 
sure the bootloader worked, I deleted just about everything on the 
win98 partition and went back to using it for storage (there are a few 
files that need to be in certain places or the bootloader will freak 
out, but I think I only have 45MB or so of win98 files).  It's very 
much a hack, but it works (if you have a large drive).


Commander Sozo

> 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.
> Later,
> 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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