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Bootit, WinXP, Win7, WinServer2008 and data partitions

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:46 am
by CaptainKen
I'm unsuccessfully attempting to setup Bootit v1.87, WinXP Pro SP3, Win7 Pro SP1, WindowsServer2008 and a data partition on the same PC.

I currently have BootIt, Windows XP, Windows 7, and a Data partition all as primary partitions (see screen shot).

From what I've read I can only have 4 primaries. Since the Data partition doesn't need to be bootable (but remain as NTSF), I guess it needs to be converted to another type of partition so that I can add Windows Server 2008 as the 4th primary.

Would someone please provide details on what to do and how to do it?

Thank you.

Ken

Re: Bootit, WinXP, Win7, WinServer2008 and data partitions

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:11 pm
by DrTeeth
On Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:46:44 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
CaptainKen disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>I currently have BootIt, Windows XP, Windows 7, and a Data partition all as primary partitions (see screen shot).

That's your four partitions, period. You can only have four partitions
with limited partitions; the file system type is irrelevant.

The four partitions can either be four primaries or three primaries
and an extended one. I have never limited partitions so have no advice
to offer about running windows in an extended partition - I can about
Linux though.
--

Cheers

DrT
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Re: Bootit, WinXP, Win7, WinServer2008 and data partitions

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:39 pm
by TeraByte Support
Disable the limit primaries then setup the boot items with the boot
partition and the data partition. http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/
is how you'd do the OS install.


"CaptainKen" wrote in message news:575@public.bootitng...

I'm unsuccessfully attempting to setup Bootit v1.87, WinXP Pro SP3, Win7 Pro
SP1, WindowsServer2008 and a data partition on the same PC.

I currently have BootIt, Windows XP, Windows 7, and a Data partition all as
primary partitions (see screen shot).

From what I've read I can only have 4 primaries. Since the Data partition
doesn't need to be bootable (but remain as NTSF), I guess it needs to be
converted to another type of partition so that I can add Windows Server 2008
as the 4th primary.

Would someone please provide details on what to do and how to do it?

Thank you.

Ken