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Anonymous
September 6, 2004 6:46:27 AM

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[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003,
Enterprise" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\XP="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
/fastdetect



First, please tell me what is this option for and where should I add it?
/NoExecute=OptOut
I believe that it is for the memory execution restriction future is XP-SP2.

Second, why is it added to the Server?

Third, how could Your software be so stupid to make changes to the wrong
volume? The system starts from another physical hard-disk!
September 6, 2004 11:42:00 AM

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this is for a single os, hope it helps



[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
"George Valkov" <null@somewhere.com> wrote in message
news:eSRZaK6kEHA.3612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> [boot loader]
> timeout=0
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003,
> Enterprise" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\XP="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
> /fastdetect
>
>
>
> First, please tell me what is this option for and where should I add it?
> /NoExecute=OptOut
> I believe that it is for the memory execution restriction future is
> XP-SP2.
>
> Second, why is it added to the Server?
>
> Third, how could Your software be so stupid to make changes to the wrong
> volume? The system starts from another physical hard-disk!
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 6, 2004 4:26:51 PM

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"BigJIm" <Jim10277@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:cxU_c.302916$eM2.198090@attbi_s51...
> this is for a single os, hope it helps

Thank You very much, Jim!
It is e exactly as I thought - this option is for XP and not for the Server
(at least not yet).

Microsoft Windows XP-SP2 is stupid enough to write it to the wrong place and
even on the wrong hard-disk.



>
>
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
> Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
> "George Valkov" <null@somewhere.com> wrote in message
> news:eSRZaK6kEHA.3612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > [boot loader]
> > timeout=0
> > default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
> > [operating systems]
> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003,
> > Enterprise" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\XP="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional"
> > /fastdetect
> >
> >
> >
> > First, please tell me what is this option for and where should I add it?
> > /NoExecute=OptOut
> > I believe that it is for the memory execution restriction future is
> > XP-SP2.
> >
> > Second, why is it added to the Server?
> >
> > Third, how could Your software be so stupid to make changes to the wrong
> > volume? The system starts from another physical hard-disk!
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
September 6, 2004 4:26:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

"BigJIm" <Jim10277@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:cxU_c.302916$eM2.198090@attbi_s51...
> this is for a single os, hope it helps

Thank You very much, Jim!
It is e exactly as I thought - this option is for XP and not for the Server
(at least not yet).

Microsoft Windows XP-SP2 is stupid enough to write it to the wrong place and
even on the wrong hard-disk.



>
>
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
> Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
> "George Valkov" <null@somewhere.com> wrote in message
> news:eSRZaK6kEHA.3612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > [boot loader]
> > timeout=0
> > default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
> > [operating systems]
> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003,
> > Enterprise" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\XP="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional"
> > /fastdetect
> >
> >
> >
> > First, please tell me what is this option for and where should I add it?
> > /NoExecute=OptOut
> > I believe that it is for the memory execution restriction future is
> > XP-SP2.
> >
> > Second, why is it added to the Server?
> >
> > Third, how could Your software be so stupid to make changes to the wrong
> > volume? The system starts from another physical hard-disk!
> >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
September 6, 2004 4:26:52 PM

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George

Exactly where would you expect SP2 to load bearing in mind it is an XP
update?



"George Valkov" <null@somewhere.com> wrote in message
news:%237R7dP$kEHA.3428@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>
> "BigJIm" <Jim10277@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:cxU_c.302916$eM2.198090@attbi_s51...
>> this is for a single os, hope it helps
>
> Thank You very much, Jim!
> It is e exactly as I thought - this option is for XP and not for the
> Server
> (at least not yet).
>
> Microsoft Windows XP-SP2 is stupid enough to write it to the wrong place
> and
> even on the wrong hard-disk.
>
>
>
>>
>>
>>
>> [boot loader]
>> timeout=30
>> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
>> [operating systems]
>> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
>> Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
>> "George Valkov" <null@somewhere.com> wrote in message
>> news:eSRZaK6kEHA.3612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> > [boot loader]
>> > timeout=0
>> > default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
>> > [operating systems]
>> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003,
>> > Enterprise" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
>> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\XP="Microsoft Windows XP
> Professional"
>> > /fastdetect
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > First, please tell me what is this option for and where should I add
>> > it?
>> > /NoExecute=OptOut
>> > I believe that it is for the memory execution restriction future is
>> > XP-SP2.
>> >
>> > Second, why is it added to the Server?
>> >
>> > Third, how could Your software be so stupid to make changes to the
>> > wrong
>> > volume? The system starts from another physical hard-disk!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 7, 2004 12:41:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

What it does:
1. On the partition where Windows is installed (the computer doesn't boot
from it, I just keep a backup copy of boot.ini)
2. Open boot.ini and find the first line.
3. Make changes.

What it should do:
1. Enumerate boot partition.
2. Parse boot.ini and find the line which start the OS.
3. Make changes.

What wrong it does:
1. Chooses the partition - changes may not take effect.
2. The line points to different OS - changes the boot options for another OS
which is a very bad idea.



"Mike H" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:nP__c.5703$Nd6.226534@news20.bellglobal.com...
> George
>
> Exactly where would you expect SP2 to load bearing in mind it is an XP
> update?
>
>
>
> "George Valkov" <null@somewhere.com> wrote in message
> news:%237R7dP$kEHA.3428@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> >
> > "BigJIm" <Jim10277@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:cxU_c.302916$eM2.198090@attbi_s51...
> >> this is for a single os, hope it helps
> >
> > Thank You very much, Jim!
> > It is e exactly as I thought - this option is for XP and not for the
> > Server
> > (at least not yet).
> >
> > Microsoft Windows XP-SP2 is stupid enough to write it to the wrong place
> > and
> > even on the wrong hard-disk.
> >
> >
> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> [boot loader]
> >> timeout=30
> >> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
> >> [operating systems]
> >> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
> >> Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
> >> "George Valkov" <null@somewhere.com> wrote in message
> >> news:eSRZaK6kEHA.3612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> > [boot loader]
> >> > timeout=0
> >> > default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
> >> > [operating systems]
> >> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003,
> >> > Enterprise" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
> >> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\XP="Microsoft Windows XP
> > Professional"
> >> > /fastdetect
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > First, please tell me what is this option for and where should I add
> >> > it?
> >> > /NoExecute=OptOut
> >> > I believe that it is for the memory execution restriction future is
> >> > XP-SP2.
> >> >
> >> > Second, why is it added to the Server?
> >> >
> >> > Third, how could Your software be so stupid to make changes to the
> >> > wrong
> >> > volume? The system starts from another physical hard-disk!
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
!