And that's exactly why I don't want any os's to be tied to each other in any way, including boot loaders etc. What if I wanted to remove one of the os's? What if, as you say, I want to reinstall one of them and it happens to be tied into the other one, so that after reinstallation, neither boots?
I've set up many systems with multiple os's like this, and had very few problems. I can physically take one completely out of the computer, and the other os works just as it always has. I can add a drive (or array etc) and install whatever os I want on it. I just make sure that when installing any os, all others are not accessible to the system, either by physically disconnecting the data cable(s), or disabling the ports in the mb setup.
This motherboard is the only one I've come across that doesn't like this type of setup when more than one of the bootable systems is enabled. This isn't a big problem for me, if I want something out of the system I'm working in currently, I can just copy it to a network drive or usb or cd or other media before rebooting into the other os.
I love having my systems set up this way for the simple fact that I can ghost from one to the other and erase an entire os, test something else on the system, then erase and ghost it back just the way it was. Ghost works fine with both systems enabled because it's not running in Windows, which is what has the problem on this particular motherboard.
I don't use the latest version of personal Ghost; either 2003 or (preferably) Ghost Solution Suite. Can boot it from floppy, cd, usb, or hard drive (in dos or pcdos). Don't use usb boot if writing to a usb drive though, because to boot you must disable the ghost proprietary usb routines, and it will be very slow writing images to that usb device.
Thanks for the replies, always enjoy hearing others' thoughts and opinions.
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