Easy BCD for Linux?

#1
Hi,

This is rather a minor problem but still...

I couldn't find a linux based download for Easy BCD(maybe I overlooked it).

From a great program to easily switch between the starting OS, I would expect
a version for the OS wich is switched to the most.

Like I said, it's a minor problem but I was surprised not finding a Linux version.

That said, Easy BCD is a good and very useful program.

Greetings from Belgium and Happy Holidays!!
 

Ex_Brit

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#2
You wont find one, as its name suggests, it's Windows software. You can however add a Linux partition to it in a multi-boot scenario.
Click the image below to enlarge it and you will see what I mean.
 

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Ex_Brit

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#3
I forgot, Merry Christmas :blush:
 
#4
Thanks for clearing that up.
I was just wondering....

I effectively have a dual boot with Linux on a HDD and for Windows I have an SSD for Windows itself
and software, and another one for data.

Merry Christmas to you too and greetings from Belgium!!
 

Ex_Brit

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#5
:laughing:
 
#6
You wont find one, as its name suggests, it's Windows software. You can however add a Linux partition to it in a multi-boot scenario.
Click the image below to enlarge it and you will see what I mean.
Hi Ex_Brit, any chance for a fully fledged Linux version any time soon? Or ever?
 

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#7
It's not me you should be asking as I have no idea, sorry. @mqudsi can you help?
 

mqudsi

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#8
There are no plans to port EasyBCD to run under Linux natively. Due to the binary nature of the BCD bootloader and its Windows-specific nature, it's guaranteed that any EasyBCD users will have Windows installed on their device; at best porting EasyBCD to Linux would only enable Linux users to run EasyBCD without rebooting into Windows, a minor hassle compared to the trouble getting it working.