Linux/BSD Section Doesn't Display More than 9 Partitions

#1
I am having trouble trying to get a linux boot from EasyBCD 1.6 . I have multiple drives and operating systems.
HD0 SATA
0 - Windows XP
1 - Windows XP 64
4 - Vista
HD1 SATA
0 - Linux Boot Partition
I have installed Grub to the boot sector of the second HDD partition 1 (hd1,0). When I try to use EasyBCD to add this entry only the first drive shows up as a choices in the Drive combobox, so I am unable to select the boot partition for the linux install. Any suggestions and or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Interesting.

Can you go to "useful utilities" and run "EasyBCD Power Console" then type
Code:
bin\bootpart.exe
at the prompt?
 
#3
Hi i have the same problem.

I use xp home edition. (easyBCD work properly on this?)
I erased vista, but i kept his boot manager. (i like it)
I installed Ubuntu 7.04 on a Logical partition of my IDE hard drive.(the installation of Ubuntu 7.04 alternate read it as SCSI not IDE, so (sda1 not hda1 ect.)
I installed Grub on the same partition. (sda11)
I have only one IDE hard drive 100 GB.

in detail my partitions configuration:

sda1 c: ntfs Primary OS files 28,6 GB
sda2 Extended
sda3 Extended
sda4 h: fat32 Primary data files 8,6 GB
sda5 d: ntfs Logical data files 18 GB
sda6 v: ntfs Logical data files 20 GB
sda7 j: fat32 Logical data files 2 GB
sda8 raw Logical Truecrypt 2 GB
sda9 n: fat32 Logical data files 8 GB


sda10 swap Logical Swap ubuntu 1 GB
sda11 ext3 Logical / (root files) 5 GB



1 (Primary) 2 (Extended):5,6,7,8 3(Extended):9,10,11 4 (Primary)



The problem is :
EasyBCD ToolBox -> ADD/REMOVE ENTRIES -> Add an Entry-> Linux/BSD-> Drive:


At this point it show me 0 to 9 entry and then stop:

Disk 0
Partition 0 (HPFS/NTFS - 29GB)
Partition 1 (Win95 Xint 13 extended - 56 GB)
Partition 2 (HPFS/NTFS - 18GB)
Partition 3 (Extended - 20 GB)
Partition 4 (HPFS/NTFS - 20GB)
Partition 5 (Extended - 2 GB)
Partition 6 (Win95 Fat32 - 2 GB)
Partition 7 (Extended - 2 GB)
Partition 8 (Win95 Fat32 - 2 GB)
Partition 9 (Extended - 8 GB)
10 ?
11 ?
12 ? and others ? where is the other partitions?

It stop at 9 entry. So i can't add Grub partition.

Is this a bug or i wrong something?

Thanks.

 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Hi maquando, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

This is a known bug, fixed in the 1.61 beta builds.

Have a nice day.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
Yep, that'd work too. Our job at NeoSmart Technologies is to make your life easier though, not harder :grinning:

Anyway, the 1.7 release fixes that a billion other things :smile: - and it adds support for booting into Linux without having GRUB installed!!! :smile: