Accesing the boot sector.

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Guest, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've got this problem:

    I've made a virtual machine with a vhd linked to my
    3rd physical hard disk. I'm using it to boot an old MS-DOS
    5.0. It works.

    But now I want to install an old copy of OS/2 3.0
    Warp. I want to use the boot managerthat comes with OS/2,
    but for that I need to partitionate and format the disk
    from OS/2 itself, wich can't run on my physical system. I
    have tried to use it from inside VirtualPC, but it seems
    to block all writing access over the partition / boot

    The instructions seems to mention something about a
    checkbox for clearing for writing access, but i haven't
    found it yet.

    Can that be done? How?

    Thanks for your help
    Guest, Feb 15, 2004
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  2. Hi,

    Which version is it?

    You really might want to run it on a virtual machine using a virtual hard
    drive (overall it's the safer option, especially when you will be writing
    new boot sectors)

    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server] - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Feb 15, 2004
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