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Windows 7: Can't Dualboot Seven, Vista;

10 Mar 2009   #1
kebabbaro

Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Can't Dualboot Seven, Vista;

Hello everybody,

I installed Seven Beta on a dedicated partition in my laptop so that now my hard disk has the following partitions:
C=VistaOS default OEM Operating System
D=Data for documents, pictures, etc.
E=SevenOS Seven Beta

This is when I read my HD from Vista, but from inside Seven the partitions are like that:
C=SevenOS, D=Data, E=VistaOS

My problem is that I CANNOT boot Seven as there is no dual boot menu showing at all during boot time.

I downloaded BCDEdit and added a menu entry for Seven, but that did not work. Again, no dual boot menu showing at all.

So here's my question: how can I set up a dual boot process using the standard tool of Vista, for BCDEdit didn't work and at this very moment I cannot boot Seven?

Thanks a lot to the community.

Keb


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10 Mar 2009   #2
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

how did you read the hard drive allocations from seven

but from inside Seven the partitions are like that:
C=SevenOS, D=Data, E=VistaOS
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10 Mar 2009   #3
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

boot from the seven cd and do a repair start up option and you should get the boot menu

cheers brad
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16 Mar 2009   #4
kebabbaro

Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
how did you read the hard drive allocations from seven

but from inside Seven the partitions are like that:
C=SevenOS, D=Data, E=VistaOS
As I mentioned before, I tried to add a boot menu entry using BCDEdit and that didn't work. Besides, BCDEdit ruined my boot process so that after the "fix" not even Vista could boot.

Fortunately, I created a recovery.bsd file thru BCDEdit so I just had to run BCDEdit and restore the original boot sequence. Of course I had to be able to boot any version of Windows to do that, hence I clean-installed Seven once again.
Once inside Seven I had the opportunity to read the hard drive allocations.

KEB
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16 Mar 2009   #5
kebabbaro

Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chinga69 View Post
boot from the seven cd and do a repair start up option and you should get the boot menu

cheers brad
how exactly can I do that?

cheers

KEB
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16 Mar 2009   #6
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kebabbaro View Post
how exactly can I do that?

cheers

KEB
repair startup is an option in the DVD boot menu and is kinda self explantory
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16 Mar 2009   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi kebabbaro and welcome to Se7en Forums

Can you post back with the results of the bcdedit command so that we can see if we could help you with it. See BCDEDIT - How to Use for details. We need the information similar to that shown in the example.
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21 Mar 2009   #8
kebabbaro

Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
repair startup is an option in the DVD boot menu and is kinda self explantory
FIXED IT

I turned out to be a very easy problem to fix, thanx a lot ickymay and Dwarf

Now if I could make my modem work under Seven that'll be great, but I won't discuss that here...

Cheers

KEB
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