K8V Deluxe (VIA SATA and EIDE used) boot.ini entry?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Bryan Morrison, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. Hello,
    I have the K8V and I use the VIA SATA as my primary boot drive. I just
    installed Win 64-bit XP pro on an EIDE drive I had. I have to hit F8 at post
    to get into the boot from device menu to show (where I can select the EIDE
    drive to boot into Win 64). The problem is I have to have a PS2 keyboard
    plugged in along with my USB keyboard because the USB keyboard doesn't
    respond. I am sick of switching keyboards and I want to modify the boot.ini
    file on my SATA (primary Win 32 XP) so that I can select the OS. I also have
    an Adaptec SCSI 29160 controller (tape backup) to thicken the plot. So that
    is 3 controlers that I am using (side note how can I find the NT load order)
    but I don't care about the Adaptec.

    SATA boot.ini(xp 32bit):
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional" /fastdetect

    I'm not sure how to find the multi or disk of the EIDE relative to the SATA.
    (disk management shows EIDE as disk 0 and the SATA drive as disk 1 (which
    conflicts with what I see in the boot.ini). I tried (since it is another
    controller):

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional" /fastdetect
    multi(1)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit
    Pro" /fastdetect

    Can this be done with the boot.ini?

    Thanks,
    Bryan
     
    Bryan Morrison, Feb 7, 2004
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  2. Bryan Morrison

    Sick Willie Guest

    No idea on the boot.ini. Have you tried enabling legacy keyboard support in
    the BIOS so that your USB keyboard will work?

    Sick Willie
     
    Sick Willie, Feb 8, 2004
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  3. Thanks for replying. I had it set to Auto (changed to Enabled) but I still
    can't get it to work. Something else has issue with USB on my board because
    some time my devices have to unplugged and plugged back in to be reconized
    (ati remote wonder, 6-1 card reader). 9 time out of 10 the usb keyboard
    doesn't work.

    As a folow up to the other part. I was able to get the settings for the
    Boot.ini by installing the system recovery software (recover option shows on
    boot as option). I booted to the recovery software (had a disk with via SATA
    drivers) pressed f6 to load the via drivers, and then ran bootcfg.exe
    /rebuild. It scanned all drives and asked me which system drives to add.

    End result:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP 32-bit Pro"
    /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP 64-bit Pro"
    /fastdetect
    C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

    still no success though,
    get an error stating missing or corrupt <windows
    root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.

    Bryan
     
    Bryan Morrison, Feb 8, 2004
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  4. Success with Dual Boot!
    I switched to EIDE drive as my primary boot drive (in bios) and I then use
    the boot.ini from the winXP 64-bit and it has no problems.
    It's funny that even though I would think there are 2 controllers (VIA SATA
    and VIA IDE) they are actually considered as one controller (multi(0)).

    My WinXP 64-bit boot.ini (win32-bit is VIA SATA HD1 and win64-bit is VIA
    EIDE HD1):
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit
    Professional" /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit
    Professional" /fastdetect

    Boot.ini explanation:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tr...prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prmc_str_masc.asp
     
    Bryan Morrison, Feb 8, 2004
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