Boot hard disk install under Windows 7 & 10

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Boot hard disk install under Windows 7 & 10

Postby sttgierr » 17 Dec 2016, 21:59

Just want to report an error in documentation concerning installation on hard disk under Windows7 & 10.
the line " C:> bcdedit /set {id} device boot "
should read " C:> bcdedit /set {id} device partition=C: "
That fixed my problems with loading grub4dos from the Windows bootloader under both Win7 & Win10.
The recipe given in the documenation is supposed to work in Vista/2008. Perhaps it is so - I don't have any Vista installation to give it a try.
Obviously partition=C: should be adjusted to account for the actual letter assigned to the Windows boot partition.
And a remark. These days there is almost always a small hidden system partition placed on the disk just in front of the Windows boot partition.
Therefore in menu.lst one should rather use:
root (hd0,1)
Otherwise a great software!!!

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