Vista booting Linux explained

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saikee

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NT versions of MS Windows can multi-boot Linux by its boot loader NTLDR. The steps are summarized in Task E4 of Just Booting tips.

I have been looking at Vista's new boot manager and use it boot Linux. The basics has not changed. The key features are using the bcdedit.exe to carry out 4 main steps (first 2 are done in Linux).

  • The Linux must has a boot loader, either Lilo or Grub, in its root partition.
  • The first sector of 512 bytes of the Linux partition is copied into the partition where Vista's bootmgr resides.
  • Vista BCDedit is informed of the name of the Linux. An identifier is issued by BCDedit.
  • User declares the identifier as a device boot.
  • User informs BCDedit the filename of the Linux's first sector.
  • User informs BCDedit the booting order of the Linux

In a nutshell Vista chainloads a Linux same as Grub or Lilo. However while Linux chainloads another system at the +1 position (starting from the second sector and load the entire boot sector) Vista only loads the first sector nothing else.

This is more to do with MS attitude towards other operating systems. It is a message saying I don't support you guys and there is no way I would come out to read your partition and fetch your boot loader. If you want me to boot you then place the first sector on a plate and deliver it to my "C" drive.

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Implementation

The best Linux for work with a Vista is possibly the current version of Slax which automatically mounts every partition it finds, already shipped with ntfs-3g so writing on ntfs partitions is seamless, offers root privilege to the user and permits user a complete freedom in the graphic desktop.

Thus if Vista is already mounted in /mnt/sda2 one can copy the first sector of any LInux partition, say sda7, to the "C" drive of Vista directly bt terminal command
Code:
dd if=/dev/sda7 of=/mnt/sda2/[COLOR="Green"][b]sda7.bin[/b] [/COLOR] bs=512 count=1
The binary file used is "sda7.bin".

Thereafter there are 4 steps in Vista to implement the booting. The work is done in Command Prompt but must be run as the adminstrator. Just right click the "command prompt" and select "Run as Adminstrator". Vista will drop you straight into c:\Windows\system32 directory where the control program bcdedit.exe resides.

Step-1 Vista BCDedit is informed of the name of the Linux.

This is done by command
Code:
bcdedit /create /d "[B][COLOR="Green"]Linux_in_sda7[/COLOR][/B]" /application BOOTSECTOR
[COLOR="orange"]The entry [B]{c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff}[/B] was successfully created.[/COLOR]
In the above only the Green bit is the input. The second line in orange is the response by Vista bcdedit. The entry {c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff} is internally generated by bcdedit sequentially as a unique identifer which must be used in the next 3 steps.

Step-2 User declares the identifier as a device boot.

This is by command
Code:
bcdedit /set [B]{[COLOR="sienna"]c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff}[/COLOR][/B] device boot
Step-3 User informs BCDedit the filename of the Linux's first sector.

This is by command
Code:
bcdedit /set [B]{[COLOR="sienna"]c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff}[/COLOR][/B] PATH [B][COLOR="Green"]\sda7.bin[/COLOR][/B]
Step-4 User informs BCDedit the booting order of the Linux

This is by command
Code:
bcdedit /displayorder [B]{[COLOR="sienna"]c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff}[/COLOR][/B] /addlast
The complete response the command prompt looks like this
Code:
C:\Windows\system32>[COLOR="blue"]bcdedit /create /d "Linux_in_sda7" /application BOOTSECTOR[/COLOR]
The entry {c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff} was successfully created.

C:\Windows\system32>[COLOR="blue"]bcdedit /set {c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff} device boot[/COLOR]
The operation completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>[COLOR="blue"]bcdedit /set {c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff} PATH  \sda7.bin
[/COLOR]The operation completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>[COLOR="blue"]bcdedit /displayorder {c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff}  /addlast[/COLOR]
The operation completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>[COLOR="blue"]bcdedit /enum[/COLOR]

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
displayorder            {current}
                        {c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 1000

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {e8709fb7-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
nx                      OptOut

Real-mode Boot Sector
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identifier              [COLOR="sienna"][B]{c4c13df3-7949-11dc-98f8-81e4e48608ff}[/B][/COLOR]
device                  boot
path                    \sda7.bin
description             Linux_in_sda7

C:\Windows\system32>
Lastly I used the command "bcdedit /enum" to list the booting choices, which are just Vista and the new Linux I added. In the above the blue bits are commands while the rest is response by Vista.

For using Vista to boot more Linux distros it pays to write a script to automate the process, as I did in here for booting 150+ Linux.

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Another masterful tome, saikee. Perhaps you should go to work for MS to help them implement their seeming new-found interest in interoperability.
 

saikee

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Elvandil,

There are quite a few sites and forums showing how a Linux can be booted by Vista. I am just making a connection of it with NTLDR and the Linux boot loaders.

NTLDR has a limit of booting no more than 10 images because its static screen. I think BCDedit has no limit as it fires up a booting menu of 158 choices. Its booting screen can only show 6 entries at any one time in a scrolling fashion.

The 158-system menu has 65,000 characters and I don't think this forum can take it. Nevertheless the same menu in EasyBCD is only 25,000 characters long so I post it here.

Vista occupies the Choice No.1. The rest was generated by a python script. The Linux were "sourced" from the 145-system thread I wrote earlier.

Code:
There are a total of 158 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 1000 seconds.
Default OS: Microsoft Windows Vista

Entry #1

Name:  Microsoft Windows Vista
BCD ID:  {current}
Drive:  C:\
Bootloader Path:  \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory:  \Windows

Entry #2

Name:  Puppy 1.0.6
BCD ID:  {938e68ef-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda6.bin

Entry #3

Name:  Videolinux 2.0
BCD ID:  {938e68f0-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda7.bin

Entry #4

Name:  Mandrake 9.2
BCD ID:  {938e68f1-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda8.bin

Entry #5

Name:  Turbo Linux V7
BCD ID:  {938e68f2-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda9.bin

Entry #6

Name:  elive 0.3
BCD ID:  {938e68f3-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda10.bin

Entry #7

Name:  Red Hat 9
BCD ID:  {938e68f4-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda11.bin

Entry #8

Name:  Lycoris 4
BCD ID:  {938e68f5-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda12.bin

Entry #9

Name:  Libranet 2.8.1
BCD ID:  {938e68f6-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda13.bin

Entry #10

Name:  Mandrake 10
BCD ID:  {938e68f7-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda14.bin

Entry #11

Name:  Debian Woody 3.0
BCD ID:  {938e68f8-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda15.bin

Entry #12

Name:  Yoper 2.0.0
BCD ID:  {938e68f9-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda16.bin

Entry #13

Name:  Knoppix 3.6
BCD ID:  {938e68fa-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda17.bin

Entry #14

Name:  Buffalo 1.5
BCD ID:  {938e68fb-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda18.bin

Entry #15

Name:  Kanotix 9.2004
BCD ID:  {938e68fc-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda19.bin

Entry #16

Name:  Kalango 3.2
BCD ID:  {938e68fd-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda20.bin

Entry #17

Name:  Blag 30001
BCD ID:  {938e68fe-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda21.bin

Entry #18

Name:  Fedora Core 4
BCD ID:  {938e68ff-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda22.bin

Entry #19

Name:  Debian Sarge
BCD ID:  {938e6900-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda23.bin

Entry #20

Name:  Red Flag 4.1
BCD ID:  {938e6901-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda24.bin

Entry #21

Name:  Linare Ed 2
BCD ID:  {938e6902-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda25.bin

Entry #22

Name:  Tiny Sofa 2.0
BCD ID:  {938e6903-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda26.bin

Entry #23

Name:  Slackware 10
BCD ID:  {938e6904-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda27.bin

Entry #24

Name:  Xandros 201
BCD ID:  {938e6905-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda28.bin

Entry #25

Name:  Vine 3.2
BCD ID:  {938e6906-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda29.bin

Entry #26

Name:  Specifix 0.15
BCD ID:  {938e6907-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda30.bin

Entry #27

Name:  Ubunto 5.04
BCD ID:  {938e6908-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda31.bin

Entry #28

Name:  PCLinuxos 0.91
BCD ID:  {938e6909-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda32.bin

Entry #29

Name:  Asian Linux 2.0
BCD ID:  {938e690a-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda33.bin

Entry #30

Name:  Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper
BCD ID:  {938e690b-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda34.bin

Entry #31

Name:  Wolvix 1.0.4
BCD ID:  {938e690c-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda35.bin

Entry #32

Name:  Mepis 3.4.2 RC2
BCD ID:  {938e690d-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda36.bin

Entry #33

Name:  DreamLinux 1.0
BCD ID:  {938e690e-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda37.bin

Entry #34

Name:  Slampp 1.1
BCD ID:  {938e690f-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda38.bin

Entry #35

Name:  Slax 5.0.6
BCD ID:  {938e6910-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda39.bin

Entry #36

Name:  PCLinuxos 0.92
BCD ID:  {938e6911-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda40.bin

Entry #37

Name:  Netsecl 2.0
BCD ID:  {938e6912-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda41.bin

Entry #38

Name:  Vector 5.1
BCD ID:  {938e6913-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda42.bin

Entry #39

Name:  Suse 10
BCD ID:  {938e6914-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda43.bin

Entry #40

Name:  Kororaa 2005 Beta 2
BCD ID:  {938e6915-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda44.bin

Entry #41

Name:  smgl 0.95
BCD ID:  {938e6916-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda45.bin

Entry #42

Name:  Lunar 1.6 rc3
BCD ID:  {938e6917-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda46.bin

Entry #43

Name:  Foresight 0.93
BCD ID:  {938e6918-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda47.bin

Entry #44

Name:  SkoleLinux Sarge
BCD ID:  {938e6919-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda48.bin

Entry #45

Name:  Nepalinux 1.0
BCD ID:  {938e691a-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda49.bin

Entry #46

Name:  Klax 3.5
BCD ID:  {938e691b-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda50.bin

Entry #47

Name:  SciLinux 2005
BCD ID:  {938e691c-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda51.bin

Entry #48

Name:  Progeny 2.0
BCD ID:  {938e691d-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda52.bin

Entry #49

Name:  grml 0.6
BCD ID:  {938e691e-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda53.bin

Entry #50

Name:  Karamad 1.4.2
BCD ID:  {938e691f-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda54.bin

Entry #51

Name:  Whax 3.0
BCD ID:  {938e6920-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda55.bin

Entry #52

Name:  Troppix 1.2
BCD ID:  {938e6921-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda56.bin

Entry #53

Name:  TopologLinux 6.0
BCD ID:  {938e6922-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda57.bin

Entry #54

Name:  Haansoft 2006 WS
BCD ID:  {938e6923-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda58.bin

Entry #55

Name:  Fedora Core 3
BCD ID:  {938e6924-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda59.bin

Entry #56

Name:  ScientificLinux 4.0
BCD ID:  {938e6925-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda60.bin

Entry #57

Name:  Slynux 2.0
BCD ID:  {938e6926-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda61.bin

Entry #58

Name:  Slax 5.1.8
BCD ID:  {938e6927-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda62.bin

Entry #59

Name:  Elive 2
BCD ID:  {938e6928-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hda63.bin

Entry #60

Name:  B2D Pure KDE 2005
BCD ID:  {938e6929-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc5.bin

Entry #61

Name:  CollegeLInux
BCD ID:  {938e692a-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc6.bin

Entry #62

Name:  Berry 0.76
BCD ID:  {938e692b-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc7.bin

Entry #63

Name:  Morphix 0.4
BCD ID:  {938e692c-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc8.bin

Entry #64

Name:  Feather 0.74
BCD ID:  {938e692d-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc9.bin

Entry #65

Name:  Buffalo 1.7.3.9
BCD ID:  {938e692e-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc10.bin

Entry #66

Name:  Cento 4.1
BCD ID:  {938e692f-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc11.bin

Entry #67

Name:  Vector 4.3
BCD ID:  {938e6930-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc12.bin

Entry #68

Name:  Tao Linux 4
BCD ID:  {938e6931-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc13.bin

Entry #69

Name:  Fedora Core 2
BCD ID:  {938e6932-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc14.bin

Entry #70

Name:  Agnula Demudi 1.2
BCD ID:  {938e6933-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc15.bin

Entry #71

Name:  Damn Small Linux 2.1
BCD ID:  {938e6934-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc16.bin

Entry #72

Name:  Monoppix 1.1.8
BCD ID:  {938e6935-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc17.bin

Entry #73

Name:  Sympony A4 beta
BCD ID:  {938e6936-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc18.bin

Entry #74

Name:  Pocket Linux 1.2
BCD ID:  {938e6937-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc19.bin

Entry #75

Name:  UltimaLInux 4.0
BCD ID:  {938e6938-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc20.bin

Entry #76

Name:  Vlos 1.2
BCD ID:  {938e6939-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc21.bin

Entry #77

Name:  Tinny Sofa Ceara
BCD ID:  {938e693a-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc22.bin

Entry #78

Name:  64 Studio 0.6
BCD ID:  {938e693b-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc23.bin

Entry #79

Name:  KateOS 2.2
BCD ID:  {938e693c-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc24.bin

Entry #80

Name:  Rubix 1.0
BCD ID:  {938e693d-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc25.bin

Entry #81

Name:  Sam 2006-1
BCD ID:  {938e693e-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc26.bin

Entry #82

Name:  Parsix 0.85
BCD ID:  {938e693f-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc27.bin

Entry #83

Name:  Foxdesktop 1.0
BCD ID:  {938e6940-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc28.bin

Entry #84

Name:  Kanotix 64 2005-4
BCD ID:  {938e6941-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc29.bin

Entry #85

Name:  Pardus 1.0
BCD ID:  {938e6942-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc30.bin

Entry #86

Name:  rPath 0.99.2
BCD ID:  {938e6943-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc31.bin

Entry #87

Name:  Stx 1.0 rc2
BCD ID:  {938e6944-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc32.bin

Entry #88

Name:  Stux 0.9.2
BCD ID:  {938e6945-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc33.bin

Entry #89

Name:  StartCom 4.0.4 Raam
BCD ID:  {938e6946-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc34.bin

Entry #90

Name:  Slackware 10.2
BCD ID:  {938e6947-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc35.bin

Entry #91

Name:  Foresight 0.9
BCD ID:  {938e6948-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc36.bin

Entry #92

Name:  Xandros 3.0
BCD ID:  {938e6949-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc37.bin

Entry #93

Name:  Ubuntu 5.10
BCD ID:  {938e694a-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc38.bin

Entry #94

Name:  Kubuntu Dapper
BCD ID:  {938e694b-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc39.bin

Entry #95

Name:  Gentoo 2006.1
BCD ID:  {938e694c-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc40.bin

Entry #96

Name:  LinuxTLE 8.0
BCD ID:  {938e694d-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc41.bin

Entry #97

Name:  Underground 2.2
BCD ID:  {938e694e-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc42.bin

Entry #98

Name:  DreamLinux 2.1
BCD ID:  {938e694f-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc43.bin

Entry #99

Name:  Linux Mint 2.1
BCD ID:  {938e6950-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc44.bin

Entry #100

Name:  Pioneer 1125
BCD ID:  {938e6951-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc45.bin

Entry #101

Name:  Ubuntu 7.04
BCD ID:  {938e6952-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc46.bin

Entry #102

Name:  Bayanihan 4
BCD ID:  {938e6953-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc47.bin

Entry #103

Name:  Mandriva 2007
BCD ID:  {938e6954-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc48.bin

Entry #104

Name:  Freespire 1.1.73
BCD ID:  {938e6955-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc49.bin

Entry #105

Name:  Caixa Majica 11
BCD ID:  {938e6956-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc50.bin

Entry #106

Name:  Ehad 2006 classic
BCD ID:  {938e6957-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc51.bin

Entry #107

Name:  Vlos 1.3
BCD ID:  {938e6958-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc52.bin

Entry #108

Name:  Backtrack 2006-2
BCD ID:  {938e6959-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc53.bin

Entry #109

Name:  Ubuntu 6.06
BCD ID:  {938e695a-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc54.bin

Entry #110

Name:  Blag 30002
BCD ID:  {938e695b-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc55.bin

Entry #111

Name:  Fedora Core 5
BCD ID:  {938e695c-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc56.bin

Entry #112

Name:  Suse 9.1 Professional
BCD ID:  {938e695d-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc57.bin

Entry #113

Name:  Vine 4.0
BCD ID:  {938e695e-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc58.bin

Entry #114

Name:  Wolvix 1.0.5
BCD ID:  {938e695f-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc59.bin

Entry #115

Name:  Mepis 6.0.4
BCD ID:  {938e6960-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdc63.bin

Entry #116

Name:  Wolvix 1.0.5
BCD ID:  {938e6961-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd5.bin

Entry #117

Name:  System Rescue CD 2.1.6
BCD ID:  {938e6962-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd6.bin

Entry #118

Name:  Knoppix 5.1.1.1
BCD ID:  {938e6963-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd7.bin

Entry #119

Name:  DSL 3.2 RC3
BCD ID:  {938e6964-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd8.bin

Entry #120

Name:  Grafpup 2000
BCD ID:  {938e6965-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd9.bin

Entry #121

Name:  Mutagenix 2.6.18.6.2
BCD ID:  {938e6966-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd49.bin

Entry #122

Name:  Sidux 6.0 Live CD
BCD ID:  {938e6967-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd50.bin

Entry #123

Name:  PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 2
BCD ID:  {938e6968-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd51.bin

Entry #124

Name:  Suse 10.3 Alpha 1
BCD ID:  {938e6969-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd52.bin

Entry #125

Name:  Mandriva 2007
BCD ID:  {938e696a-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd53.bin

Entry #126

Name:  Symphony 2006-12
BCD ID:  {938e696b-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd54.bin

Entry #127

Name:  SLax 6.0.0
BCD ID:  {938e696c-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd55.bin

Entry #128

Name:  Parted Magic 1.3
BCD ID:  {938e696d-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd56.bin

Entry #129

Name:  lg3d 3.0
BCD ID:  {938e696e-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd57.bin

Entry #130

Name:  SaxenOS 1.1
BCD ID:  {938e696f-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd58.bin

Entry #131

Name:  Sidux 2007-01
BCD ID:  {938e6970-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd59.bin

Entry #132

Name:  Mepies 6.0.4
BCD ID:  {938e6971-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd60.bin

Entry #133

Name:  Backtrack 2.0
BCD ID:  {938e6972-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd61.bin

Entry #134

Name:  Sam 2007 -T1
BCD ID:  {938e6973-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \hdd62.bin

Entry #135

Name:  Xenoppix 3.0.3
BCD ID:  {938e6974-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda2.bin

Entry #136

Name:  Musix 0.39
BCD ID:  {938e6975-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda3.bin

Entry #137

Name:  GeoLivre 5
BCD ID:  {938e6976-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda5.bin

Entry #138

Name:  Ututu x2 2005.1
BCD ID:  {938e6977-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda6.bin

Entry #139

Name:  Helix 1.7
BCD ID:  {938e6978-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda7.bin

Entry #140

Name:  MagicLinux 2 rc2
BCD ID:  {938e6979-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda8.bin

Entry #141

Name:  Zenwalk 1.2
BCD ID:  {938e697a-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda9.bin

Entry #142

Name:  MedianLinux  4.0
BCD ID:  {938e697b-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda10.bin

Entry #143

Name:  NetBSD i386 3.0
BCD ID:  {938e697c-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda11.bin

Entry #144

Name:  Arabian 0.6 rc1
BCD ID:  {938e697d-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda12.bin

Entry #145

Name:  Mepis 3.3.2
BCD ID:  {938e697e-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda13.bin

Entry #146

Name:  Slamd64 11
BCD ID:  {938e697f-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sda15.bin

Entry #147

Name:  System Rescue CD 2.1.6
BCD ID:  {938e6980-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb3.bin

Entry #148

Name:  Xfld 2.0
BCD ID:  {938e6981-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb5.bin

Entry #149

Name:  Kanotix 2006-1
BCD ID:  {938e6982-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb6.bin

Entry #150

Name:  Paipix 5.00 2006-3
BCD ID:  {938e6983-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb7.bin

Entry #151

Name:  Frugalware 0.4
BCD ID:  {938e6984-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb8.bin

Entry #152

Name:  Sabayon x86_64 3.0
BCD ID:  {938e6985-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb9.bin

Entry #153

Name:  Quantian 0.7.9.1
BCD ID:  {938e6986-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb10.bin

Entry #154

Name:  Suse 10.1 x86 64
BCD ID:  {938e6987-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb11.bin

Entry #155

Name:  Slackware 11
BCD ID:  {938e6988-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb12.bin

Entry #156

Name:  Knoppix 4.0.2
BCD ID:  {938e6989-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb13.bin

Entry #157

Name:  Mandriva 2006 0.4
BCD ID:  {938e698a-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb14.bin

Entry #158

Name:  Fedora Core 6
BCD ID:  {938e698b-8ae5-11dc-8bf6-00138f511089}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path:  \sdb15.bin
 

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Elvandil said:
Another masterful tome, saikee. Perhaps you should go to work for MS to help them implement their seeming new-found interest in in * operability.
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typo corrected by liberty...
 
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