Entries appear in Windows, not in Windows Boot Manager


I'm using EasyBCD on a ThinkPad T61p. The partitions on the only hard disk are organized as follows (according to EasyBCD):
Partition 0 (???? - 7GB) [Rescue & Recovery partition]
Partition 1 (HPFS/NTFS - 106GB) [Windows Vista x64 (C:smile:]
Partition 2 (Linux Native - 34GB) [Ubuntu root partition]
Partition 3 (Linux Swap - 2GB) [Swap]
Here's the overview from EasyBCD's Display Mode:
There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 10 seconds.
Default OS: Ubuntu Linux

Entry #1

Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2

Name: Ubuntu Linux
BCD ID: {default}
Drive: U:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\nst_grub-AE682521A437F339B2BFCB8298EC6882.mbr
Additionally, the Startup and Recovery dialog of the System Properties control panel has both OSes listed as options for "Default operating system".

When I start up my computer, however, Boot Manager is not displayed and Vista boots immediately. If I force Boot Manager to display by pressing F8 at boot time and pressing Esc, only Microsoft Windows Vista is displayed on the menu.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Also forgot to mention: the behavior is exactly the same if I set Microsoft Windows Vista as the default.
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Hi rcsheets, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

The "drive" value for the Linux entry is not correctly set. Go to the "Change Settings" page of EasyBCD, and change the drive for Ubuntu (in the second half of the screen) to C:\ then save settings and reboot.

Good luck, let us know how that works out for you.

i got a same problem and i did the same things and now i can see a boot menu

but when i try to load a ubuntu the vista boot loader say to me the

\NST\nst_grub.mbr cant find
state: 0xc00000..f


here some more info

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista

Entry #1

Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2

Name: ubuntu
BCD ID: {3c67a7c4-78b8-11dd-8183-001f3b1aa7db}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\nst_grub.mbr


Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device boot
description Windows Boot Manager
locale es-ES
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {d40bd8e4-ef5b-11db-ac51-fa030570c097}
resumeobject {d40bd8e5-ef5b-11db-ac51-fa030570c097}
displayorder {d40bd8e4-ef5b-11db-ac51-fa030570c097}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {d40bd8e4-ef5b-11db-ac51-fa030570c097}
device boot
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale es-ES
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice boot
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {d40bd8e5-ef5b-11db-ac51-fa030570c097}
nx OptIn
detecthal Yes

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {3c67a7c4-78b8-11dd-8183-001f3b1aa7db}
device partition=C:
path \NST\nst_grub.mbr
description ubuntu


here a screenshot , i know it's in a spanish , if u guys dont know a spanish tell me and i translate =)




dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/nst_grub.mbr bs=512 count=1

BUT this thing dont explained in the manual in official page. why?
why i have to do this and some one no?

GURU :smile: please explain it to me :smile:

por favor :smile:)))
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Hi ressac, welcome to NST.

It's not in the manual because you shouldn't ever have to do it; EasyBCD takes care of that for you, or it should at any rate.

Looks like there was a problem generating the bootsector files for some reason, probably software that interfered with physical access to the hard drive.