Thread: Win2k boot.ini mod. ?
March 2nd, 2002, 11:02 PM #1
Win2k boot.ini mod. ?
I am working on a multi boot on a 40gig hd. I had some troubles instilling linux with the /boot 20 gig out. I set up a small partition between C:\dos and D:\Win98 to use with linux for the /boot and / dir.
I would use a picture in this post but I can't get the screenshot to save as a jpg.
Anyway, if I remove the partition it will change the boot order and I am told I must update my boot.ini file and reboot.
Problem I can't find the boot.ini file? I did a search that turned up nothing. Can someone tell me where the file is? This is in the Win2K system.
March 2nd, 2002, 11:07 PM #2
The boot.ini file is right off the root of the active partition. I think in your case it would be D:\ drive.
If you go into windows explorer and click tools --> folder options-->Click the view tab and then make sure that the show all files is checked. You should then be able to see the file and search for it.
Hope this helps.
On a side note I had a heck of a time getting W2K and Win98se to instll correctly so that I could choose which to boot into. Good luck
March 2nd, 2002, 11:41 PM #3
The install of Win2k set up a bootloader that enables to boot to the Win98 OS and If I hit the F8 key at the start of Win98 there is a boot Dos option.
The active partition is C:\Dos_6
It has very little
The partition I want to remove has not been used or have a FS or a drive letter. I may take a chance
March 3rd, 2002, 07:07 PM #4
I Can Not fine the boot.ini file anywhere.
March 3rd, 2002, 07:14 PM #5
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Go into Explorer
On the toolbar Tools --> Folder Options --> View tab
Check "Show hidden files and folders"
It should be there on the root of C:\ driveHelicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
March 3rd, 2002, 07:29 PM #6
Thanks, but there was one other check in the w2k folder options.
There is a check to hide protected operating system files. That exposed it so I can mess with it.
persistance is lucky
Last edited by brunix; March 3rd, 2002 at 07:32 PM.
March 4th, 2002, 01:06 AM #7
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Once you find the file, check the properties and make sure it's not read-only. You can edit the file with notepad.
March 4th, 2002, 01:09 AM #8
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Yep, you need to uncheck the "hide hidden operating system files"Setting the option to show hidden files and folders will not reveal the boot.ini file...[NDC]
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