Disk partitioning for windows

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I used to have my machine installed with two win2k OSes, one in english and
the other in japanese version. I had the english win2k in the first primary
partition while the japanese one in a logical volume. There was sort of
windows boot loader, not too sure whether it's a true boot loader or just it
reads the boot.ini file to allow me in doing so, please clarify me if I'm
wrong, seemed to work fine.

However, recently, I came across that I can have more than just one primary
partitions, a max of four. I wonder instead of what I did before, is there
any benefits if I create two primary partitions for the two win2k OSes?

Moreover, I'd like to try the new Solaris OS, though I'm not familiar with
multiple OS and here isn't the right place to discuss, is there any good
boot loader that could accomplish this? Any good resources on the web that I
can take reference?

Thanks in advance,
Alex
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,microsoft.public.win2000.setup,microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

    You are using the microsoft boot loader that comes with the OS. You are
    mounting either OS from c:\.

    Only difference between a primary partition and an extended one with logical
    drives is the extended can't boot. Makes no difference in your present setup.

    I have booted all MS OS's, netware and linux on the same system but never
    sunOS so I can't advise about that.

    There is way too much information about multibooting to cover in a post
    here. Let google be your friend and research your questions. They will lead
    to answers and more questions. It is fun. Have fun learning.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,microsoft.public.win2000.setup,microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

    Hi Alex,

    > Moreover, I'd like to try the new Solaris OS,

    Does it run on x86 and IA64 hardware?!? If it does, you have to wonder
    if it's worth it, I mean surely the big deal with Solaris is running it
    on 4 way UltraSparc or similar? What kind of facilities have they got
    for fibre SANs and the like?

    --
    Gerry Hickman (London UK)
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    Gerry Hickman wrote:
    > Hi Alex,
    >
    >> Moreover, I'd like to try the new Solaris OS,
    >
    >
    > Does it run on x86 and IA64 hardware?!? If it does,
    > you have to wonder if it's worth it, I mean surely
    > the big deal with Solaris is running it on 4 way
    > UltraSparc or similar? What kind of facilities have they got
    > for fibre SANs and the like?
    >
    Running it on, say, i386 is a good way of finding out about
    the Operating System. Once you know what it can do, then you
    can decide if it supports the sort of stuff that you want to do.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general,microsoft.public.win2000.setup,microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

    Enkidu wrote:

    > Running it on, say, i386 is a good way of finding out about the
    > Operating System. Once you know what it can do, then you can decide if
    > it supports the sort of stuff that you want to do.

    Good point! I think I'll get a copy too. Does it kick more ass than
    Windows on the same hardware?

    --
    Gerry Hickman (London UK)
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