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This page here
states that "This hightly configuable bootloader can easily boot Vista, XP, OS X, or Linux Systems. If you don't have vista, you can use this bootloader too! Download Easybcd en click the 'Install Vista Bootloader' button."
This is not true, I just wasted an afternoon trying to make EasyBCD work on windows XP-64 without a copy of Vista.
Seeing as how I despise Vista (I call it Fista), and refuse to even download it until SP2, I am SOL with this program, and if you don't have a copy of Fista lying around, you will be too if you try to use it on XP alone.
If there's something I'm missing here, by all means, enlighten me. If not, then fix the damn wiki so others dont fall into the same trap

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Well I tried and truly it does not work but there is a way, you only need some files and EasyBCD

Once the files are in the boot disk you can use EassyBCD to change settings.

Just one observation, in order to boot XP it needs that device points to "BOOT" instead of C:\

I created the BCD file on XP in Fusion.

Files needed: bootmgr and Boot\BCD

I also included the NST\nst_mac.mbr

BCD contains 2 entries, one for XP and other for Mac OS

I gues it needs to be reconfigured in order to recognize your Volume/Disk

Here is the attached file:

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I don't understand how to configure EasyBCD or neogrub to find the GUID formated HFS+ partition on my second hard drive. I've tried a lot of commands, and went so far as to use the neogrub command line to figure out that kernal (hd1,1) is the partition i need, but I don't know where the boot kernal is located, nor do I understand how to avoid getting an error that says something like, "the partition is not mbr formated, and should be fixed with fdisk" which I am fairly certian is the wrong thing to do... Any help would be awesome, see my post at:

http://forum.insanel...howtopic=100660

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Thank macgirl for the files.
Work fine!
I made a compilation with all the files needed. The rar archive is available on my SkyDrive.

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Well I tried and truly it does not work but there is a way, you only need some files and EasyBCD

Once the files are in the boot disk you can use EassyBCD to change settings.

Just one observation, in order to boot XP it needs that device points to "BOOT" instead of C:\

I created the BCD file on XP in Fusion.

Files needed: bootmgr and Boot\BCD

I also included the NST\nst_mac.mbr

BCD contains 2 entries, one for XP and other for Mac OS

I gues it needs to be reconfigured in order to recognize your Volume/Disk

Here is the attached file:


Could you elaborate on this for people who are new to this?


Where exactly are we copying these files to?





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