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Unable to swap drives

Postby eldiener » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:09 pm

I wanted to install Windows 8 on my second hard drive. So I followed the instructions in the document "How to Completely Install Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 to an Alternate Hard Drive".

Even though I followed all the instructions and saw the message from BIBM that it was swapping the drive, once the reboot occurred and the Windows 8 installation disk started the installation the result was that Windows 8 saw my hard drives in their original order and therefore would not install itself to the partition on the second hard drive designated for it.

Is there a reason why the Swap option would not work ?
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Re: Unable to swap drives

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:01 am

swap works for booting and real mode - a protected mode OS is going to see
the physical drives in whatever order they enumerate them in.

"eldiener" wrote in message news:8457@public.bootitbm...

I wanted to install Windows 8 on my second hard drive. So I followed the
instructions in the document "How to Completely Install Windows Vista,
Windows 7, or Windows 8 to an Alternate Hard Drive".

Even though I followed all the instructions and saw the message from BIBM
that it was swapping the drive, once the reboot occurred and the Windows 8
installation disk started the installation the result was that Windows 8 saw
my hard drives in their original order and therefore would not install
itself to the partition on the second hard drive designated for it.

Is there a reason why the Swap option would not work ?

TeraByte Support
 
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Re: Unable to swap drives

Postby eldiener » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:18 pm

TeraByte Support wrote:
> swap works for booting and real mode - a protected mode OS is going to see
>
> the physical drives in whatever order they enumerate them in.
>
> "eldiener" wrote in message news:8457@public.bootitbm...
>
> I wanted to install Windows 8 on my second hard drive. So I followed the
> instructions in the document "How to Completely Install Windows Vista,
> Windows 7, or Windows 8 to an Alternate Hard Drive".
>
> Even though I followed all the instructions and saw the message from BIBM
> that it was swapping the drive, once the reboot occurred and the Windows 8
>
> installation disk started the installation the result was that Windows 8
> saw
> my hard drives in their original order and therefore would not install
> itself to the partition on the second hard drive designated for it.
>
> Is there a reason why the Swap option would not work ?

So there is essentially no way of installing Windows 8 on a hard drive that is not HD0 ? Why then do you document such a way in a BIBM knowledge base article if it cannot work ?
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Re: Unable to swap drives

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:32 pm

You can install it following that, or installing it as a single drive
system, then moving it over and using swap. Booting a copy from something
other than HD0 doesn't mean Windows will see it as HD0 once the kernel is
loaded and it switches from using the BIOS to drivers.



"eldiener" wrote in message news:8471@public.bootitbm...

TeraByte Support wrote:
> swap works for booting and real mode - a protected mode OS is going to see
>
> the physical drives in whatever order they enumerate them in.
>
> "eldiener" wrote in message news:8457@public.bootitbm...
>
> I wanted to install Windows 8 on my second hard drive. So I followed the
> instructions in the document "How to Completely Install Windows Vista,
> Windows 7, or Windows 8 to an Alternate Hard Drive".
>
> Even though I followed all the instructions and saw the message from BIBM
> that it was swapping the drive, once the reboot occurred and the Windows 8
>
> installation disk started the installation the result was that Windows 8
> saw
> my hard drives in their original order and therefore would not install
> itself to the partition on the second hard drive designated for it.
>
> Is there a reason why the Swap option would not work ?

So there is essentially no way of installing Windows 8 on a hard drive that
is not HD0 ? Why then do you document such a way in a BIBM knowledge base
article if it cannot work ?

TeraByte Support
 
Posts: 2325
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 3:37 pm


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