I have two hard drives and they are both on there own.
C Drive contains my xp windows operating system
D drive is a seprate drive and I have nothing on it yet.
I tried to install a Linux system onto D Drive and I wanted it to Dual boot with C Drive.I can not get D rrive to dual boot I did download Vista Beta and tried to set it up to dual boot.When I got to the final stage of the installation I was informed that Vista had failed to install completely. When I tried to open up my XP Windows on D Drive it was not possible all I got was a blank screen. I blamed Vista for this and I should have more sence than to try. Is it possible to dual boot a seperate hard drive and put a different operating system on the drive. Thanks
I believe its the new Vista boot manager to be the culprit, even when uninstalled, Vista boot sector gets left behind. You need to boot to Recovery Console with XP Cd and use fixboot and fixmbr commands. Then use bootcfg /scan to check if XP being picked up. Then use bootcfg /add to rebuild your boot.ini