Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Help me triple boot Win 7, Mepis (Linux) and Isotope (PC-BSD)

  1. #1

    Default Help me triple boot Win 7, Mepis (Linux) and Isotope (PC-BSD)

    I have read your docs and still confused. I have win 7 installed. I need to shrink my Win 7 partition down and make two new partitions each for the Mepis (Linux) and Isotope (PC-BSD). This, I know how to do. I have only ever dual booted with Windows and linux and let Grub handle the booting. I have no idea how to proceed after I have the partitions set up.. does it matter which Linux or PCBSD I install first? Do I install each of them and use the option "No Boot loader", then in Windows let EasyBCD find and configure the other systems?

    Can someone walk me through this? Thanks!
    Last edited by HalJordan; August 17th, 2011 at 05:32 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Source
    Posts
    4,270

     

    Install Linux and PCBSD as you normally would. From there you make sure to install their bootloader to their partition, NOT to the MBR. Then after you have all 3 OS's installed you go back to Win7, add entries for Linux and PCBSD and test out the settings. EasyBCD wont configure or find anything. You tell it where you have that specific OS installed and you select the type of boot loader it uses. So you would select GRUB or GRUB2 and then select your partition for Mepis. You would then select the PCBSD section and point that to where you installed Isotope. You do all of it. From there EasyBCD just sets up the BCD to add those entries and when selected, they boot said boot loader.

    So when you select GRUB or GRUB2 for Mepis, it will start the GRUB or GRUB2 bootloader and you will see that after making your Mepis selection. Same will go for Isotope. There is no perfect way to have the BCD just automatically boot into those OS's. So instead it just fires up their boot loaders.
    ~Alex~ .:Forum Moderator:..:Guinea Pig for Testing:.
    I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my Spaces page! .
    This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.




    All your posts are belong to NeoSmart!!

  3. #3

     

    I see.. got ya, Thanks.. I understand it cannot replace Grub or BSD's bootloader but I won't care as long as it works. It's easy enough and that's what I'm looking for. Going to try it now, I'll hollar back if I have major problems.

Similar Threads

  1. error message when trying to boot PC-BSD
    By roelof in forum EasyBCD Support
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: July 5th, 2011, 10:52 AM
  2. PC-BSD on second HD, boot fails
    By LuNa in forum EasyBCD Support
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 13th, 2011, 04:24 AM
  3. newbie wants to triple boot - Win7, Dt-BSD, & PC-BSD
    By donnybb in forum EasyBCD Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 13th, 2009, 02:45 PM
  4. Vista / PC-BSD 7 / EasyBCD
    By Braveheart_BSD in forum EasyBCD Support
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: October 25th, 2008, 09:34 PM
  5. Triple boot (XP Vista Mepis) difficulties
    By Muskt in forum EasyBCD Support
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 22nd, 2007, 06:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •