my setup- 2 partitions #1 vista #2 bt3_usb (extracted and bootint ran)
what ive done so far- ran easybcd set up the vista boot loader
what i need to do-? when i get to the bootloader screen on boot up and i select bt3 i get no bootmgr found what do i need to do?
the way i installed it is by extracting the BT3_usb to the drive and running the bootinst file that is all i did
first the drive that i normaly boot BT3 from (which is a usb) i coppied the entire directory to the 2gig fat32 partition and ran the bootinst -f file. from there i used easy bcd and added what i thought was bt3 boot loader to easybcd. (this was all done in vista) am i missing something or did i do something that would not allow it to boot?
There are two ways of accomplishing the Dual-Boot, and I see that you chose the hardest way which Vista to boot BT3. The Windows Boot Manager won't load a linux partition without having the first 512 bytes of your Linux partition (which contains the Linux boot manager LILO). In order to do so use a live cd and:
note: remember to change sda2 accordingly to match your linux partition, and sda1 to match the mounted Vista partition.Code:dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/mnt/sda1/sda1.bin bs=512 count=1
Now simple configure the path of your BT3 entry in EasyBCD and point it to sda1.bin in your C:\ drive. Hope it helps!