Easy BCD for Linux?

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  1. Wimsomnia

    Wimsomnia New Member

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    Hi,

    This is rather a minor problem but still...

    I couldn't find a linux based download for Easy BCD(maybe I overlooked it).

    From a great program to easily switch between the starting OS, I would expect
    a version for the OS wich is switched to the most.

    Like I said, it's a minor problem but I was surprised not finding a Linux version.

    That said, Easy BCD is a good and very useful program.

    Greetings from Belgium and Happy Holidays!!
     
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    You wont find one, as its name suggests, it's Windows software. You can however add a Linux partition to it in a multi-boot scenario.
    Click the image below to enlarge it and you will see what I mean.
     

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    I forgot, Merry Christmas :blush:
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up.
    I was just wondering....

    I effectively have a dual boot with Linux on a HDD and for Windows I have an SSD for Windows itself
    and software, and another one for data.

    Merry Christmas to you too and greetings from Belgium!!
     
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    :laughing:
     
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    Hi Ex_Brit, any chance for a fully fledged Linux version any time soon? Or ever?
     
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    It's not me you should be asking as I have no idea, sorry. @mqudsi can you help?
     
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    There are no plans to port EasyBCD to run under Linux natively. Due to the binary nature of the BCD bootloader and its Windows-specific nature, it's guaranteed that any EasyBCD users will have Windows installed on their device; at best porting EasyBCD to Linux would only enable Linux users to run EasyBCD without rebooting into Windows, a minor hassle compared to the trouble getting it working.
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     

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