can't figure this out

jwdd

New Member
#1
im using easybcd 1.7 to try to set up my triboot system but when i click on xp it reboots and when i click on osx it locks up for the 30 seconds untill it boots in to vista
heres how its set up
disk0
partition1 xp D:\
partition2 vista C:\
partition3 osx86 hfs
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi jwdd, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

1) For XP you'll need to make sure you have NTLDR and NTDETECT on the boot drive and that your boot.ini is properly configured. Full instructions on both can be found at http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Windows+XP
2) For OS X: try pounding the F8 or arrow keys or spacebar or esc during those 30 secs...
 
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jwdd

New Member
#3
ok xp works but osx wont
5: Select "Auto-configure Mac Settings" and then hit "Add Entry" to finish up.
my easyBCD dosent have that option heres the current bootloader

Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {acd68260-6efe-11dc-8dc3-00123f7e489c}
displayorder            {acd68260-6efe-11dc-8dc3-00123f7e489c}
                        {acd68261-6efe-11dc-8dc3-00123f7e489c}
                        {acd68263-6efe-11dc-8dc3-00123f7e489c}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 5
 
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {acd68260-6efe-11dc-8dc3-00123f7e489c}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (recovered) 
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {8a16a969-6f9e-11dc-acec-806e6f6e6963}
 
Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier              {acd68261-6efe-11dc-8dc3-00123f7e489c}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \NTLDR
description             Microsoft Windows
 
Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier              {acd68263-6efe-11dc-8dc3-00123f7e489c}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \NST\nst_mac.mbr
description             NST Mac OS X
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Yeah, that's from an earlier version of EasyBCD...

Can you try pressing a "function" key like Esc, Del, Enter, Space, or an arrow key during those 30 seconds?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
OK, it seems the correct thing to do is press F8 during the black screen.