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Old 10-13-2007, 01:09 AM
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Hi. I installed vista and PCBSD on my comp.
Vista is in the first partion and Bsd in the last.
THing is i did not want to loose vista bootloader. I was planning to use EsyBCD. SO i installed PCBSD without the bootloader option.
I then booted vista, loded up esybcd and added a new entry PCBSD. pointed it to the partion where i installed bsd.
THe next time i boot the comp problem arises. I can boot into vista but when i select BSd from the menu it shows a msg saying it is loading bootsrap and then hangs.....
What do i do now.........
Thanks fro you answers in advance
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:47 AM
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MMM ...
You could try the GAG Boot Loader .
I think that would do the trick .
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:23 AM
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Hi George thanks for the quick answer but i found an article to help me..... Thanks for the answer anyway.
This is the way to do it. No need to use any third party utility.
This method workd fine with vista and PCBSD 1.4

The actual thread is this

http://www.bsdforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48405

It is detailed. I will summarise.

Install vista first. I think you might need to give 10 GB space.
next install PCBSD into another primary without the bootloader. I think this is important as we do not want to overwrite the vista bootloader.
reboot into vista

1. Go to startmenu-all programs-accessories

2. right click on cmd and select run as administrator. (this is required even if you are an admin to be able to see bcdedit)

3. run cmd and browse to the system 32 folder.

4. C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /create /d "PCBSD " /application bootsector (write whatever you want in the place of PCBSD. this is what you will see in the menu. In the next line you will see a number like so{10eb5f84-792a-11dc-adfd-001676528b15}. THis is supposed to be a Registry subhive. For each comp this is unique. so do not copy. Please note down your number)

5. C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /set {10eb5f84-792a-11dc-adfd-001676528b15} device boot ( this makes the entry bootable)

6.This is the most imp part i guess. The file needed to boot into PCBSD from vista is called boot1. It is found in the boot folder inside the installation cd. Copy it into the drive in which vista is installed. In my case C:\.

7. C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /set {10eb5f84-792a-11dc-adfd-001676528b15} path \boot1 ( this command will set the path.)

8. bcdedit alows us to add enries to the start or end. Here i am adding the entry for PCBSd to the start.
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /displayorder {10eb5f84-792a-11dc-adfd-001676528b15} /addfirst

9. C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /default {{10eb5f84-792a-11dc-adfd-001676528b15} (This command can be used if you want to make PCBSD the default OS)

10. C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /timeout 10 finally we give a ooting time. here i gave 10 sec.

If you want you can type bcdedit to see the entries.
I am sure you will have vista and bsd up and running in no time.
PLease visit
http://www.bsdforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48405
this thread has explained in more detail the steps involved by using openBSD.
The only difference i think when we want to load different OS using the vista bootloader is to know which file to load, copy it into the drive where vista is installed, note down the number that you get while creating the entry, and setting the path to the file required to boot ( for PCBSD it is "boot1", openbsd it is "openbsd.pbr"). that is all i think.

I have written perhaps as a newbie would ( I am one and this is my first post lol) as i know what difficulty they face. I tries GAG but couldnt get it to run.

Hope this will be helpfull to anyone who want s to multiboot vista and PCBSD.

CHEERS

Hope this helps anyone wanting to multiboot PCBSd with vista
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:26 AM
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many thanks to ocicat from bsdforums...
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:03 PM
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We have a million threads about multiple boot topic, please kindly search first :wink:
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:06 AM
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Hey Maximus Gaius !
Yea ... So GAG did'nt work .
Good to know :wink:
Your VERY DETAILED details will help those who want to dual boot with Vista !
I have to say ... So far I don't like Vista . As far as I see ... XP is still fine for a Windows user .
I think Vista was rushed and is still sort of Bata software .
But if you dig it ...
It's all good :wink:
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When you are ready to be installed PCBSD to your machine, please download the ISO file and then burn a CD-ROM for installation. If you want to use VMware Workstation virtual machine for the installation, simply download the ISO files. Chinese edition of the need to install two ISO, the English version of a can.
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