I have tried this thread on a few forums, and not yet had much joy, so I thought I would drop this one in here to see if I could stir up some thoughts…
For those who are not sure what I am asking, please refer to the following website which has software which does just this.
However, there are some limitations with this software which make it not an option for me. The main one being, that to select the OS you want, you must boot into the last used system, select the new one, then reboot… how stupid is that… a simple boot menu would suffice!!
At present, my system is a dual boot XP build. I use BootMagic for OS selection (2 x 100mb Primary FAT partitions contain the respective boot files (BOOT VOLUME)… 1 Active & 1 Hidden), and have OS installed on drives D & E (SYSTEM VOLUMES). Ive set it up like this so its easy to backup and restore individual partitions.
I am thinking of increasing my XP partitions, to say about 6… for testing, games, burning etc… I DONT want to install the OS 6 times, and load drivers and settings…
HYPEROS has the ability to clone an OS install and stick it on any partition and will allow you to BOOT into the copied system. Is there any other way of achieving this. I dont mind having a single primary partition to host all the boot files, rather than one for each, which limits me to 3/4 primary partitions on one hard drive.
I have my boot files on C, and my original XP install on D, and I want clones of it on E, F, G, H… without installing each one seperately.
PartitionMagic/ghost and such programs are fine for cloning the partition, but you cant then boot to the cloned system.
Anyone got any ideas??