Cannot add Mint 8 to Win 7 & Xp

#1
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.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
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.
 
#3
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.
Thanks