Adding Safe Mode 2 XP and Linux

#1
Hello

I have Win_XP, Win_7 (64bit) and Linux Ubuntu 10.10 (64bit) all loaded to separate HDs and running just fine with EASYBCD 2.0.

Win_7 has one additional feature. There is an F8 option to boot into safe mode.

Is it possible to add a F8 (of some kind) to both WINXP and UBUNTU letting them boot into safe mode as well from the menu. Or even just adding additional menu entries?

It now reads like:

1. UBUNTU
2. WINDOWS 7 (F8 SAFE MODE)
3. WINDOWS XP

IS THIS POSSIBLE:

1. UBUNTU (F8 SAFE MODE)
2. WINDOWS 7 (F8 SAFE MODE)
3. WINDOWS XP (F8 SAFE MODE)

OR WOULD THIS BE POSSIBLE:

1. UBUNTU
2. UBUNTU (SAFE MODE)
3. WINDOWS 7 (F8 SAFE MODE)
4. WINDOWS XP
5. WINDOWS XP (SAFE MODE)

THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOUR HELP!
 
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Terry60

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Staff member
#2
Select XP from the boot menu, then immediately hit F8. If you catch the point at which bootmgr chains to NTLDR to load XP, you will enter the XP extended boot menu.
Ubuntu installs with "standard" and various optional versions which are available from the grub menu.
If you have zeroed the timeout on the Ubuntu menu, you used to be able to hit "esc" to force the menu display, but I believe that's changed with grub2 ( "shift" iirc)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275