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

sanctimon

New Member
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
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
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
Ah. Thanks for clearing that up...
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
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......
 
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