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    Multiboot goes to GRUB prompt after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04

    The beta build works! I simply installed the beta build, deleted the Linux entry, and then recreated it per the latter part of your instructions, and it now works. Grub2 now loads and gives me all the boot options therein. I did not need to install Grub2 to the Linux boot partition per your...
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    Multiboot goes to GRUB prompt after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04

    When I installed Ubuntu, I installed Grub2 on the Ubuntu partition (Disk1, Partition2). Since I normally boot from Disk 0, I added an Ubuntu boot entry there with EasyBCD. When I select the added Ubuntu entry from the Disk 0 (Windows) boot menu, it takes me to the Grub4DOS prompt (I assume that...
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    Multiboot goes to GRUB prompt after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04

    I had a multi boot setup with Ubuntu 15.10 for a couple of years with no problems, but after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, I get the GRUB prompt when trying to boot Ubuntu. I have Windows 7 and Windows 10 on Disk 0 and Windows XP and Ubuntu on Disk 1. Both disks are BIOS setups (non-UEFI). I...
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    [EBCD-526] EasyBCD does not find Windows XP install

    It looks like bootgrabber has some problem getting the correct boot information ... Output from Win 7 install (Disk0, Partition3, UEFI boot/GPT-formatted HD): BootGrabber utility. Copyright NeoSmart Technologies 2009-2011 <http://neosmart.net/> WARN: Unable to get volume information for...
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    [EBCD-526] EasyBCD does not find Windows XP install

    Some additional info - I can add my backup Win8 install on D1, P1 to the UEFI boot menu (on D0) with EasyBCD. Note that D1 is a MBR-formatted disk. When I am in the UEFI boot menu (on D0), I can select either my Win7 install (on D0, P3) or my Win 8 install (on D0, P4), and both boot fine...
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    [EBCD-526] EasyBCD does not find Windows XP install

    GC, Thanks for the response. Let me provide some additional information: - My main Win 7 install (with UEFI boot) is on D0, P3. D0 is the GPT-formatted disk. - My Win 8.1 install (with UEFI boot) is on D0, P4. - I have a Win 8 backup install (with BIOS/MBR boot) on D1...
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    [EBCD-526] EasyBCD does not find Windows XP install

    You are correct Terry in that I am running XP x86 and I can boot the the XP install via BIOS. I will check in periodically for further guidance. Thanks again.
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    [EBCD-526] EasyBCD does not find Windows XP install

    Windows XP does not allow access to GPT disks for me. Therefore, I would not be able to assign a drive letter and point EasyBCD to the BCD store on the GPT disk. I did try several things manually. From my Win 7 install, I put the Windows XP ntldr, boot.ini, and ntdectect.com in the...
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    [EBCD-526] EasyBCD does not find Windows XP install

    Here it is: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect Again, thank you for your help.
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    [EBCD-526] EasyBCD does not find Windows XP install

    I have a Win 7 and Win 8.1 dual UEFI boot on a GPT disk (Disk 0). I installed Windows XP on an MBR disk (Disk 2). When I try to add an XP boot entry with EasyBCD (running on the Win 7 install), I get an error that EasyBCD failed to detect a valid installation of Windows NT-2003 on all mounted...
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    Problem with dual boot Win7 and Win8 install on UEFI system

    Terry, I want to thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I actually got the dual boot of windows 7/8 working perfectly, but it certainly wasn't easy. Basically, I did the following: - Backup Win 7 install (working) and Win 8 install (not working) - Re-install clean Win 8 from DVD...
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    Problem with dual boot Win7 and Win8 install on UEFI system

    Terry, Thank you for your quick response. I tried your suggestion of replacing the Win7 winload.efi file with the Win8 winload.efi file. After messing around with permissions, I copied the Win 8 file over to the Win 7 \Windows\System32 folder. I tried to reboot into Windows 8, but it gave me...
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    Problem with dual boot Win7 and Win8 install on UEFI system

    I built a new system and installed Win7 on a new SSD. The system is UEFI capable, and I performed the Win7 install with UEFI boot. I created another partition on the SSD, and I transferred a Win8 install from a hard drive (with MBR and BIOS boot) to the newly created partition on the SSD. I used...
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    [FIXED] EasyBCD 2.0.1 writes boot.ini to wrong partition

    Yes, I did. Regarding Harddisk1, Partition 3, that is the Linux install with Ext4 (iirc) file system. Windows wouldn't recognize that, right? edit: Oh, I see. It looks like bootgrabber is returning Disk(1)Partition(5) for that one ...
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    [FIXED] EasyBCD 2.0.1 writes boot.ini to wrong partition

    I modified boot.ini to keep just the OCZ XP install - multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="OCZ Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect Attached are the requested screenshots ... just let me know if anything else is needed.
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    [FIXED] EasyBCD 2.0.1 writes boot.ini to wrong partition

    FYI - I ran bootgrabber and got the same result. Here is the info from view settings: There are a total of 6 entries listed in the bootloader. Default: OCZ Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Timeout: 3 seconds EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\ Entry #1 Name: OCZ Microsoft Windows 7 Professional BCD...
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    [FIXED] EasyBCD 2.0.1 writes boot.ini to wrong partition

    Actually, I have a 7(SSD)-XP(SSD)-7(HD)-XP(HD)-Linux(HD) install when booted from the SSD, and I have a 7(HD)-XP(HD)-7(SSD)-XP(SSD)-Linux(HD) install when booted from the HD. Both boot without a second menu for all installs (except, of course, for the Linux install). FYI, my installs are...
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    [FIXED] EasyBCD 2.0.1 writes boot.ini to wrong partition

    I re-read the XP support tutorial, and I think I understand how things should work, but I still can't create the ebcd.00# files. I do have the \WINDOWS directory with the \WINDOWS\System32\ntoskrnl.exe file, version 5.1.2600.5857. Not sure what is wrong. Here is the bootgrabber /tlist output...
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    [FIXED] EasyBCD 2.0.1 writes boot.ini to wrong partition

    That addresses most of my questions. If I can only get EasyBCD to create the ebcd.00# files without getting the "no valid XP install found" error, then I can manually edit them with the correct Arc paths, if necessary. Thanks.