Dual-boot Linux on GUID Problem


Here is my setup: using EasyBCD 2.0 Beta 60, two hard drives: #1 MBR with Vista x64, #2 GUID with Gentoo Linux. I cannot get a dual-boot into Linux working. I've used the "GRUB is not installed to the bootsector" option, but it simply drops me to a grub command line. When I manually enter
root (hd1,0)
it tells me it cannot mount the filesystem (which should be ext2). Running the find command only lists one partition for my second hard drive (i.e. (hd1,0)), when it should have three. So, I suspect it may be that it is not properly reading the GUID partition map (is it only seeing the protective MBR)? Does NeoGrub work with GUID partition maps? I know it is a bit of a weird setup (ultimately, I was hoping to given OS X on the second hard drive a whirl, hence the GPT option). If anyone could offer some advice, that would be great.



Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hi Jim,

NeoGrub only supports GPT partitions created from OS X, which create a fake MBR partition table as a fallback for non-GPT software.