OpenELEC and Windows 7

#1
Hi,

I am trying to build a dual-boot with OpenELEC and Windows 7, both installed on one harddisk. I had a lot of trouble installing OpenELEC on the harddisk. After all it is running on a fat32 partition (/dev/sda1) with an additional partition for the storage (/dev/sda2). The /dev/sda1 is a fat32 partition and to boot OpenELEC I have used syslinux. When this partition is set active OpenELEC boots. But I do not get it running by EasyBCD. I have tried the LILO-Option and also NeoGRUB. Additionally i Have tried the EasyBCD Beta 2.1 with Syslinux-option. Unfortunately all without success. Any idea?
Partitions:
/dev/sda1: primary part., fat32, OpenELEC, syslinux
/dev/sda2: primary part., ext3, Storage for OpenELEC, no system
/dev/sda3: primary part., NTFS, Windows 7, normally active

Messages when booting with
-LILO-Option: Boot Error
-Syslnux-Option: Boot Error
-NeoGrub: Try (hd0,0): fat32: No NEOGRUB

Thanks!
 
#3
Hi JustinW,

thank you for the reply! I also thought of this. But unfortunately without success:

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rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
It looks like you installed syslinux to the mbr of that disk and not its partition?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#5
The USB is probably the reason why it's not working.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
You need to play around with your BIOS's USB settings. If you have something called legacy USB, make sure it is enabled.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#9
That's good news. Did you have to do anything special to get it working?