EasyBCD1.52, i will added Xandros-OS in Bootmenue

#1
:tongueout:oint: Hello all here.
I hav found in the Net this wonderfull EasyBCD 1.52 Version. I think, is it better as VistaBootPro from Pronetworks-Company. i can now easy light boot my eCS1.2R from the BCD.

I hav a Problem with my Xandros 4.0. I hav not set in Xandros the Bootmanager, that will write in the hda0 (my First Disk) a MBR. When i set this, will not start my BCD from Vista. I hav on my First HDD 3 Primary Partition and the 4.Primary Partition hav 7 logigal
Drives. The Xandros is on the HDD 0 zthe 10. logigal Drive.

My Question: We can i the Xandros OS add to the BCD-Easy 1.52 ?
I hav not installed a Grub or Lilo or another in Xandros. I not unterstand, what is the
"Neo Grub" ? can work this maby for my Option ?

See my Screenshots for my HDD and partitions.

Thank you for Infos...i waiting for answering.
Thank you all.
 

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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hey Pinarek, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies!!

I'm glad you found EasyBCD to your liking - anyone that tries both VistaBootPRO and EasyBCD can easily see what's the real deal and what's the imitation.

You have two options for Xandros:

1) Use "install-grub" from a Linux Live CD or something to install GRUB to the *bootsector* (and not the MBR) of your Xandros partition, then delete all Linux entries in EasyBCD and re-create them.
2) Install NeoGrub instead of Linux in EasyBCD, then configure the NeoGrub bootloader (there's a big button in there) the same way you would configure a GRUB configuration file:

It'll look something like this.
Code:
# Which listing to boot as default. 0 is the first, 1 the second etc. 
default 0 
# How many seconds to wait before the default listing is booted. 
timeout 30 
# Nice, fat splash-image to spice things up :) 
# Comment out if you don't have a graphics card installed 
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz 

title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.5 
# Partition where the kernel image (or operating system) is located 
root (hd0,0) 
kernel /kernel-2.6.5-gentoo 
root=/dev/hda3
 
#3
Hello Computer Curu...thank you for your Tipps.
Can you please spezifi for MY Harddisks please, you see my Screen attachment.
i not unterstand this:

# Which listing to boot as default. 0 is the first, 1 the second etc.
default 0
# How many seconds to wait before the default listing is booted.
timeout 30
# Nice, fat splash-image to spice things up :smile:
# Comment out if you don't have a graphics card installed
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.5
# Partition where the kernel image (or operating system) is located
root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.5-gentoo
root=/dev/hda3

This is your Tipp for Option 2, ok i will test this. I not undertstant, what is my
Partition in my Harddisk 1, is Partition Number 10 for my Xandros-OS.
We must i write or change for MY ! specific Install ??
can you write me this please.
Excuseme my bad englih, i German People.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
That's why I recommend that you stick to the normal way:

With your Xandros-OS DVD, boot into the "Recovery Mode" and run the program "grub-install":

Code:
grub-install /dev/hda10
Then in Windows, delete all Linux entries in EasyBCD then add a new one pointing to HD 1 Partition 10.

(unless, of course, you're on SATA or SCSI in which case it becomes sda10 in the code above.