Trying dual boot xp-vista: disk management console: Can't seepartition?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by zipgget, Mar 11, 2008.

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    zipgget Guest

    I have vista and trying to make it dual boot with xp. I used disk
    management console to shrink the vista partition and make a second
    partition. Then when I tried to install xp (blue installation
    screen) It only shows the vista c: drive (unknown drive). So it's
    only letting me to format the vista drive. What I want is to install
    to the second partition J: I even tried to rename it to B: drive,
    but still does not show up. Why would that be? thanks.
    zipgget, Mar 11, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Mick Murphy, Mar 11, 2008
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    Canuck57 Guest

    Vista Premium does not play well in dual boot situations. While
    diskpart.exe can shrink the volume, the problem comes in the MBR... Vista or
    non Vista are the choices premium users have. While I understand Ultimate
    has the ability to patch this I am not spending more money on MS. I have
    done this many times starting with Windows 95 but Vista was my nemesis sort

    How I beat it was my PC allows me to select the boot disk on startup. So I
    unplugged the Vista disks power, leaving a second disk. Installed Linux on
    the second disk. Then plugged the Vista disk power back in a whala, two
    OSes, 1 system, press F12 to select.

    But this is PC manufacturer dependant I suspect.
    Canuck57, Mar 11, 2008
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