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Boot Managers / Re: Dual Boot Windows 7/XP PC Issues
« Last post by ruuser on May 25, 2020, 18:01:40 PM »
Program here - https://www.sites.google.com/site/gbrtools/home/software/bootice-portable/bootice-downloads
version 1.3.3.2 is working fine.

just be careful, this is a program with great features
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Boot Managers / Re: Dual Boot Windows 7/XP PC Issues
« Last post by nkeller74 on May 25, 2020, 16:47:42 PM »
Thanks for the reply ruuser.  What I ended up doing is partitioning one drive into two.  I installed WInXP first on Drive D.  Then when I installed Win7 on drive C the boot manager listed both Windows 7 and XP.  When I installed windows 7 it found the older version of windows and setup the boot loader.  It was almost to easy.  When I had the two individual SCSI HDD's installed(using the Adaptec controller card) and I installed WinXP first then Windows 7, for some reason Windows 7 never found the older version of windows and therefor never set up the boot loader.  I even tried EasyBCD and it couldn't ever find the other windows install. When I would go to add it the program would throw some error and crash.  Maybe I'll give Bootice a try.  Where can I find it?  Thanks again.

-Nate
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Boot Managers / Re: Dual Boot Windows 7/XP PC Issues
« Last post by ruuser on May 20, 2020, 10:25:09 AM »
Probably Plop is not required, you can add the WinXP startup item to the Win7 menu. You can do this using the program bootice.exe - select the BCD tab, then EasyMode, click Add, select "New Windows XP/2003 entry" and select disk D on the right side of the window, and finally click "Save current system". After reboot, the menu with WinXP should appear.
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Boot Managers / Dual Boot Windows 7/XP PC Issues
« Last post by nkeller74 on May 19, 2020, 19:30:02 PM »
Hi All,

     I'm building a vintage PC to support some of my older lab equipment.  Seems dual booting windows is easier said then done.

Hardware details:

Motherboard: Asus A7V8X (latest and greatest in 2002)
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2800+
RAM: 3GB(Max)
Disk Drives: Adaptec SCSI controller card 29160N Ultra 160
                  IBM 18GB SCSI drive
                  Maxtor Atlas 36GB SCSI

Current config:

I installed WinXP on drive D.  Before installing Win7 WinXP reliably booted.  Then I installed Win7 on Drive C.  Win7 now boots and mounts Drive D(I can see the WinXP files).

Simply this, what's the path to get a boot loader on this PC?  I didn't try Plop yet.  Will it work with this application?  Any help is greatly appreciated.

-Nate



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Nicht ganz. Ich habe mit EasyBCD entsprechende Einträge hinzugefügt. Also 1 Eintrag pro Partition. 
Das Problem ist, dass die Primär-Partitionen 1-3 und Logische Partition 4 einwandrei funzen. ABER!! Wenn ich versuche von Partitionen 5 bis 10 zu booten - wird einfach von der Partition 4 geladen.... Das macht echt fertig....
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Die Frage ist auch, ob es mit Windows Boot Manager BCD machbar ist?

Meinst du ob man beim Windows Boot Manager die anderen Windows Installationen angeben kann?
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Ok, thx.

Ok, vielen Dank für die Antwort. Schade....
Die Frage ist auch, ob es mit Windows Boot Manager BCD machbar ist?
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Hello,

booting from the logical partitions with this configuration will not work with the Plop Boot Manager 5. It should work with PBM6.

Best regards
Elmar
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Boot Managers / How many logical partitions on one drive can i set as bootable?
« Last post by Shneider on April 28, 2020, 12:40:57 PM »
Hi, i have one SSD:

1. Primary, windows7 x86
2. Primary, windows7 x86
3. Primary, windows7 x86
*. Extended with:
4. Logical, windows7 x86
5. Logical, windows7 x86
6. Logical, windows7 x86
7. Logical, windows7 x86
8. Logical, windows7 x86
9. Logical, windows7 x86
10. Logical, windows7 x86

Can i add to plop boot menu and boot from partitions 4-10 too?


Thank you in advance
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Boot Managers / ifplop.c32 does not work in syslinux running from a disk image
« Last post by ruuser on April 23, 2020, 14:49:32 PM »
Hi all! I plan to use usb-hdd on different PCs, including old ones. To run on the old PC, I want to use syslinux(with Plop), but not install it on a usb-hdd, and run it from the disk image. I do this:

  title  sysimage
map (hd0,0)/sysimage.ima (hd1)
map --hook
root (hd1)
(hd1)+1

sysimage.ima - image with syslinux installed & plpbt.bin.


Syslinux itself(versions 4.01-6.03) is running normally, but the driver check does not work - no detections at all...

syslinux.cfg:
...
label __plop_check__
  com32 ifplop.c32
  append _plop_detected -- _plop_not_detected

label _plop_not_detected
  linux /plpbt.bin

label _plop_detected
  com32 chain.c32
  append ntldr=/grldr


If syslinux installed on a real disk instead of to an image, the check works perfectly.
Question: is it possible to make the check work when syslinux running from an disk image, too? Thanks.

PS. Many thanks to the developer of Plop Boot Manager, this is a really cool thing!

PPS. ifplop.c32 work correctly only if i use memdisk with option "harddisk" for mapping sysimage.ima, but memdisk is not that i need...
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