|06 Jul 2012||#1|
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BCDedit cmd: How to focus the cmd onto a non-system partition
BCDedit (in the cmd window) looks like a powerful command to edit the bootmanager's configuration data store (BCD in short) usually located in C:\boot\ for Windows 7.
However, BCDedit always seems to operate on the BCD store of the currently active system partition, that is, on the BCD store in C:\boot\
I've also got another bootable experimental NTFS (Test Volume) partition for testing purposes that I've created with EasyBCD but I can't get the BCDedit command (in the cmd window) to focus towards the Test Volume's BCD store. So how can I get BCDedit to focus all its operations towards the Test Volume?
With DiskPart things are easy, just list the volumes, select a volume (number) and all DiskPart commands are all focused towards that selected volume; it is as simple as that with DiskPart. However, with BCDedit I couldn't find anything like that, and I know it exist because EasyBCD (running on my ACTIVE system partition) can focus all its operations towards the Test Volume. In EasyBCD's menu just go to File -> Select BCD Store, and all operations are focused towards the Test Volume.
thanks in advance,
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|06 Jul 2012||#2|
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I found the solution. One needs to use the /store option. But now another problem has popped up. If I change the path of *device* and *osdevice* from ramdisk=[boot]\.... to ramdisk=[F:]\.... it works for a few seconds, and then the path returns to its old setting ramdisk=[boot]\....
Any idea why that is? What should I do to get the new path permanent?
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