EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Not Responding under Windows 7 RC, 64-bit

#1
Installed EasyBCD 2.0 Beta, release 61 under Windows 7 RC, 7100.

When starting the software it reacts normally. When accessing the "Add/remove Entries Tab" and clicking on "Linux", Windows 7 pops up a software failure window regarding BootGrabber, requesting to report the error.

BootGrabber does not crash, yet it remains stuck in the background at 49-50% CPU utilisation. The drive drop-down list never populates (automatically or otherwise).

The EasyBCD window remains infinitely unresponsive.

Both processes need to be manually terminated.

The system has:
1 IDE internal Hard Drive 80GB (Disk 1 or C: in Windows, which carries the MBR and the Windows 7 installation)
1 SATA internal Hard Drive 500GB (storage only)
1 SATA external USB Hard Drive 160GB
1st partition: Linux Swap
2nd partition: ubuntu Linux filesystem and Linux installation (including bootsector)
3rd partition: Mac OS X

1 SATA external USB Hard Drive 500GB (HFS+ TimeMachine storage only)
1 SATA external USB Hard Drive 1TB (Backup Storage only- GPT)
1st partition: Ntfs storage
2nd partition: HFS+ storage
3rd partition: HFS+ storage
This is an fdisk -l of the system:

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 969021 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa1589556

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 969018 488385040+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x36853685

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb2 13 10012 80313344 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdc: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xdebdd5a3

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 622 4996183+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdc2 623 6701 48829567+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdc3 * 6702 19457 102462570 af Unknown

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdh'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sdh: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdh1 1 121602 976762583+ ee GPT

Disk /dev/sdi: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x29ad3b0f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdi1 1 56667 455177646 af Unknown
/dev/sdi2 * 56668 60801 33206355 af Unknown
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Looks like the same problem reported with BootGrabber elsewhere to do with GPT disks....

Let me get back to you on this.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#3
It is the same problem CG, he's just moved it out of the other thread and opened a bug report I think.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Ah. Thanks for clearing that up...
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
Unfortunately GPT isn't properly supported by modern operating systems and their libraries - BootGrabber is relying too heavily on Windows code to get some info about the disks which is failing with GPT. I'm looking into alternate methods of pulling this off......