what can I expect when adding Windows 7 64 bit on 3rd physical drive to current XP (1st drive)/Vista HP 32 (2nd drive)?
Sorry PCeye, but you can add a W7 entry to the Vista BCD.
W7 uses winload.exe, exactly like Vista, and you can just treat it as if it were another copy of Vista.
That's how my (currently) Vista/XP/W7 triple boot was set up and it works just fine.
HnS hides Vista and W7 from XP and chainloads to bootmgr, where I have the choice of booting to Vista (default) or W7 in the BCD.
PC eye, it can be done as confirmed by both Terry and myself now. Your entries aren't working because EasyBCD put drive U: in thier entries. Change it to the right place and it should work.
"U:\" is Easy's way of saying "I can't find it, you'll need to tell me"
Use change settings to change the two Us to G and H
Yeah, just boot from the Win 7 installation CD (by putting the CD-ROM drive first in the boot order of the devices in the BIOS), make sure to select the unformatted (raw) partition as where you want to install it, and then let it do its thing. Note that the Win 7 bootloader will overwrite Grub, and you will no longer have access to Ubuntu immediately after installation, though Win 7's installer should put a boot option for Vista and XP in the BCD which should give you a boot menu at startup to choose between Win 7, Vista, and XP to boot into. Select Win 7, press Enter, and once you're at the desktop, install EasyBCD (you'll want to have the installer placed somewhere you can access from Win 7), and then go to the "Add New Entry" section (or whatever CG is calling it these days) of EasyBCD, select the Linux tab, and add an entry for Ubuntu (selecting Grub or Grub 2, as appropriate for whatever version you have in Ubuntu). AFAIK, with the latest version of EasyBCD, you do not need to manually point the entry at the Ubuntu partition. So just add it, then reboot, and you should see an option for Ubuntu (with whatever name you gave it in EasyBCD). Select it, and you should be able to boot into Ubuntu.Sorry, I don't mean to revive this thread but I wanna know if this is indeed possible? And if so, can someone put up a guide on how to do so?
My friend set up my multiboot pc years ago, and I recently am trying to educate myself by searching online, that's how I found this forum! So my apologies if I say something wrong, etc. Basically I have Ubuntu/XP/Vista multiboot pc and when it boots up it goes to the grub menu (Ubuntu 8.10) and then shows the Vista boot menu which will lead me to choose either XP or Vista.
I want to install Win 7 on an unallocated partition (can I do this when I'm in Vista?) and then have it shown in the Vista boot menu... How can I do this? I downloaded the easyBCD but I havent tried it yet...
ANd lastly is it safe? I really dont wanna lose anything cuz all 3 OS are working fine Thanks in advance!
PS: I just want to add I only have 1 physical drive with 4 partitions (1 partition is unallocated, the rest for each OS)