How to get set up?


I have a system that is now operating well with XP and OpenSuSE Linux. I currently boot through grub in the MBR. I want to install Vista, and use EasyBCD to manage the boot. What is the best way for me to proceed?


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hey wmeyer, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies!

You have two options:

1) Install Vista then copy over your menu.lst to the neogrub configuration file from EasyBCD.
2) Install Vista, install GRUB to the bootsector (NOT the mbr), and then auto-configure a linux boot with EasyBCD.

Both are amazingly easy, though i think [1] might be a tad less complicated. Just email yourself a copy of grub.conf / menu.lst, and install Vista. We'll guide you through the rest!


Distinguished Member
My view is, load XP, create a partition your self for vista (If you haven't got a HDD/Partition ready)

Install Vista, then load EBCD and configure it as CG said, this seems to be the best option.