Cannot add Mint 8 to Win 7 & Xp

Seven and Xp boot fine.
Mint 8 installed last WITHOUT GRUB2

Single drive with first primary partition(Z:smile: as active with XP installed. C: in XP, Z: in Seven.
Second primary partition(C:smile: is Win 7. C: in 7, Z: in XP.
Third is extended partition with 2 logical NTFS drives. (Part 3 & 4)
Partition 5/ SDA7 is EXT3 Mint mounted R/W as drive L: in Windows with Ext2Fsd.
Partition 6/ SDA8 is Swap

Snapshot from EasyBCD

There are a total of 3 entries listed in the bootloader.
Default: Windows 7 Professional
Timeout: 10 seconds.
Boot Drive: Z:\
Entry #1
Name: XP Media Center
BCD ID: {b5c1f1bb-510f-11df-bb90-ca03aa2a1299}
Drive: Z:\
Bootloader Path: \NTLDR
Entry #2
Name: Windows 7 Professional
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Entry #3
Name: Linux Mint
BCD ID: {b5c1f1c7-510f-11df-bb90-ca03aa2a1299}
Drive: Z:\ Tried C:, BOOT, L:
Bootloader Path: \NST\NeoGrub.mbr
Entry #4
Name: LILO
BCD ID: {b5c1f1c8-510f-11df-bb90-ca03aa2a1299}
Drive: Z:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\nst_linux.mbr
Entry #5
Name: GRUB 2
BCD ID: {b5c1f1c9-510f-11df-bb90-ca03aa2a1299}
Drive: Z:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr

Have tried various configs in EasyBCD.
With and without NeoGRUB.

Anyone able to tell me how to add Mint 8?

I had all 3 booting before after installing Mint with GRUB2 which chained to BCD,
but I wish to have 3 choices in BCD.

LILO (Part5) seems to go somewhere but will not boot.
All the other choices just report corrupt or missing file.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
You should install GRUB2 during Mint setup.

Then in EasyBCD, reinstall the Vista/7 MBR and add a GRUB2 entry. That'll do the trick and give you exactly what you're asking for.
Thought that might be so

but without the WIKI it was difficult to be sure.

I'll use the Mint CD to install GRUB 2 in the Mint partition and see if that does the trick.
If not I'll reinstall Mint with GRUB 2 then reinstall 7's MBR as you suggested.