can only have 4 partitions on hdd xp will make c as primary
OK, pardon my slight illiteracy in this department, but I am possibly wanting to install XP to boot separately on two different partitions. But first, I am also wanting to create C: as a dummy/decoy partition for security reasons(just one more little thing I heard you could do to thwart, if even a small number of, possible attacks). Then I was creating multiple partions as follows(100 GB drive):
D: as a 15GB NTFS drive for general, everyday programs and apps (internet, email, office, etc.)
E: as a 25GB FAT32 partition for audio recording and production software (pro tools le, with plug-ins and other sampler/sequencer software)
F: as a 20GB NTFS partition for media file storage (mp3, jpeg, mpeg, etc.)
G: as a 20GB FAT32 partition for backup Norton Ghost images
H: as a 4GB NTFS partition for downloads, drivers, backup files, blah, blah...
My problem is (in addition to my relative ignorance and inexperience doing such things)that when I go through the XP installation process, I'm given no option to choose drive D: as my system drive. It automatically designates C: as the system drive even thought I install XP on D: and E:. I know this sounds like a big mess, but does anybody remotely follow what I'm trying to do? I'm not even sure what the difference between a system drive and a boot drive is. Thanks for any advice.