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  • Created Mirror now how do you edit the boot.ini?

    Hi,
    I just created a windows mirror with 2 scsi drives. So this is what I have

    a 72gig scsi drive split in 2 partitions.
    We added a second drive, I updgraded the first to a dynamic disk and then ran a mirror exactly as the first one was.

    So I have a mirror for the OS partition and a mirror running against the data partition. The disks are now regenerating. When I created the mirror I got a prompt that I would have to edit the boot.ini?
    Does anyone know exactly what has to happen for that to work?

  • #2
    Already read the following article?: http://support.microsoft.com/default...69&sd=tech
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
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    • #3
      boot.ini

      I found that article but it doesn't tell you what to do to modify the boot.ini ahead of time so that you can choose which disk to boot from.
      Apparently you can add a second line in the boot.ini file and then set the timeout settings on the boot screen so that you can select the second drive. That is what I am really after with a sort of "how to" guide.

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      • #4
        http://www.google.com search for "how to edit boot.ini" Time taken 11 seconds (I type slow).

        http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q289022

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        2 2 was 1 2.
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        • #5
          Funny

          That is a funny reply. I use alot of tech forums and I am susprised coming from a moderator that you would post a response like that.

          I searched google as I normally answer questions and ask only few. I found that article and if you read my original post you will find that I was looking for what the specific edit I need was.

          That article doesn't do it.
          So in case you want to provide the right answer it is

          Take the first line of the boot.ini file and copy it, then just modify the Rdisk and add the value of your new scsi disk you put into the system.
          That is what I wanted to know.

          I also chatted with Dan and raved about this site but that post sucked.

          Thanks

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          • #6
            im just loosing you about what you want to know, so look at the following articles:

            http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q102873

            http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro.../11w2kadb.mspx

            Editing BOOT.INI for the Mirror

            Once you have an emergency boot disk, you need to edit the BOOT.INI file it contains so that the operating system loads from the secondary mirror. This file contains entries that look like this:

            [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)volume(2)\WIN2000
            [operating
            systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)volume(2)\WIN2000="Windows 2000Server"

            If the secondary mirror drive was on drive 2, you could update the BOOT.INI file shown earlier as follows:

            [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)volume(2)\WIN2000
            [operating
            systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)volume(2)\WIN2000=""Windows 2000Server"

            Note: For a more detailed explanation of BOOT.INI, see the section of Chapter 10 entitled "Updating the Boot Disk."
            and maybe this will help
            http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBJ/tip4700/rh4788.htm
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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