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can i install boot manager on drive 2 or 3?

Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:31 am

Hi
i have 2 ssd and 1 hard disk

can i install the boot manager on disk 2 or 3 ?
and leave the disk 1 intact , untouched

everytime i tried to install a boot manager all the files went on the drive 1

my goal is install the boot manager on a drive without operation systems

because if i try to install to HD1 the TeraByte MBR will go to HD0

thanks

Re: can i install boot manager on drive 2 or 3?

Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:04 am

part of it has to go on the boot drive or it won't do anything. But the
manual install will allow you to assume a non-hd0 is hd0.

"giulia" wrote in message news:8824@public.bootitbm...

Hi
i have 2 ssd and 1 hard disk

can i install the boot manager on disk 2 or 3 ?
and leave the disk 1 intact , untouched

everytime i tried to install a boot manager all the files went on the drive
1

my goal is install the boot manager on a drive without operation systems

because if i try to install to HD1 the TeraByte MBR will go to HD0

thanks

Re: can i install boot manager on drive 2 or 3?

Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:01 am

TeraByte Support wrote:
> part of it has to go on the boot drive or it won't do anything. But the
> manual install will allow you to assume a non-hd0 is hd0.
>
> "giulia" wrote in message news:8824@public.bootitbm...
>
> Hi
> i have 2 ssd and 1 hard disk
>
> can i install the boot manager on disk 2 or 3 ?
> and leave the disk 1 intact , untouched
>
> everytime i tried to install a boot manager all the files went on the drive
>
> 1
>
> my goal is install the boot manager on a drive without operation systems
>
> because if i try to install to HD1 the TeraByte MBR will go to HD0
>
> thanks
yes
but let's say in the bios the boot drive is set to be hd1 (the second drive /second port)
i want to have all the boot manager in the second drive , also the terabyte mbr
can i do it?

thanks
sorry for my poor english

Re: can i install boot manager on drive 2 or 3?

Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:03 pm

you do the manual install and answer yes to the question about assuming it
to be HD0

"giulia" wrote in message news:8827@public.bootitbm...

TeraByte Support wrote:
> part of it has to go on the boot drive or it won't do anything. But the
> manual install will allow you to assume a non-hd0 is hd0.
>
> "giulia" wrote in message news:8824@public.bootitbm...
>
> Hi
> i have 2 ssd and 1 hard disk
>
> can i install the boot manager on disk 2 or 3 ?
> and leave the disk 1 intact , untouched
>
> everytime i tried to install a boot manager all the files went on the
> drive
>
> 1
>
> my goal is install the boot manager on a drive without operation systems
>
> because if i try to install to HD1 the TeraByte MBR will go to HD0
>
> thanks
yes
but let's say in the bios the boot drive is set to be hd1 (the second drive
/second port)
i want to have all the boot manager in the second drive , also the terabyte
mbr
can i do it?

thanks
sorry for my poor english

Re: can i install boot manager on drive 2 or 3?

Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:32 pm

TeraByte Support wrote:
> you do the manual install and answer yes to the question about assuming it
>
> to be HD0
>

hi
thanks for the answer
is there a tutorial about manual install and install the terabyte mbr on hd1 or hd2 ?

Re: can i install boot manager on drive 2 or 3?

Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:45 am

page 23 of the manual "choose the partition manually"

"giulia" wrote in message news:8832@public.bootitbm...

TeraByte Support wrote:
> you do the manual install and answer yes to the question about assuming it
>
> to be HD0
>

hi
thanks for the answer
is there a tutorial about manual install and install the terabyte mbr on hd1
or hd2 ?

Re: can i install boot manager on drive 2 or 3?

Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:25 pm

Just messing around with this and saw some strange results.

HD0 and HD2 were MBR disks. HD1 was EMBR.

8 MiB EMBRM is only partition on HD2. HD0 had no partitions.

Installed BIBM choosing..
Enable support for more than 4 primary partitions
Change all MBR type drives to EMBR
chose to do a Manual setup

HD0 and HD2 were still MBR disks. Both were then changed to EMBR.
The 8 MB partition on HD2 selected and clicked Setup
If I chose No for "Would you like setup to assume this drive is the boot drive?" all is OK. BIBM boots.

If I chose Yes for "Would you like setup to assume this drive is the boot drive?" all is not OK. BIBM doesn't boot and the message is "No Boot device available". Did I omit a step?

Re: can i install boot manager on drive 2 or 3?

Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:00 am

You'd have to change the BIOS to boot that second drive.

"Brian K" wrote in message news:8842@public.bootitbm...

Just messing around with this and saw some strange results.

HD0 and HD2 were MBR disks. HD1 was EMBR.

8 MiB EMBRM is only partition on HD2. HD0 had no partitions.

Installed BIBM choosing..
Enable support for more than 4 primary partitions
Change all MBR type drives to EMBR
chose to do a Manual setup

HD0 and HD2 were still MBR disks. Both were then changed to EMBR.
The 8 MB partition on HD2 selected and clicked Setup
If I chose No for "Would you like setup to assume this drive is the boot
drive?" all is OK. BIBM boots.

If I chose Yes for "Would you like setup to assume this drive is the boot
drive?" all is not OK. BIBM doesn't boot and the message is "No Boot device
available". Did I omit a step?

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