Safe Mode and Linux entries

#1
Hi there. First of all let me just say thanks for easyBCD. Version 1.6 succesfully boots one of the Linux installations on my system, which the previous version never did. However, I have a number of questions/issues that someone might be able to answer:

First of all, I have three SATA disks in my system - Disc 1 (XP and FAT32 data partition), Disc 2 (Ubuntu), and Disc 3 (Debian and Vista). I can boot XP and Vista without issues, but when I add Ubuntu and Debian, whichever one I choose from the boot menu only the last distro launches. So if I added Debian as the last entry, then both the Ubuntu and Debian entries boot Debian, and vice-versa if I add Ubuntu last. is there a way round this?

Secondly, I wondered if there was a way to add safe mode options for XP and Vista to the BCD menu? F8 takes me straight into Vista safemode but I can't access XP safemode.

Many thanks
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
If you email your email address i can send you a copy of linux 1.61 which addresses the linux issue.
To boot into safemode:

Select XP from the BCD menu.
IMMEDIATELY after pressing enter start pounding the F8 key :tongueout:
 
#3
Computer Guru said:
If you email your email address i can send you a copy of linux 1.61 which addresses the linux issue.
To boot into safemode:

Select XP from the BCD menu.
IMMEDIATELY after pressing enter start pounding the F8 key :tongueout:
Thanks for the reply. I've sent my email address and will practice hitting F8 really quickly after selecting XP in the menu.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Sent.