run grldr from boot.ini to boot 7PE iso from hdd

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by stayboogy, May 25, 2012.

  1. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    i want to run grldr from the boot.ini to boot a Windows 7 PE iso from hdd 0 that contains my XP install. the only real reason for this is to do it, and because this is a netbook without a disc drive.

    i do not want to install grub to the mbr but rather run it from the root of hdd 0--could run from usb but don't want to do that either, would rather it all be contained on the hdd.

    i have gotten grub to run from the boot.ini but not boot the PE disc or any other iso

    have not found what i need over at reboot.pro either

    **if there is a way to install the windows 7 bootloader to an XP install and use it without installing 7 in a dual boot config first that would nice, as i could get most any iso to boot from the hdd using easybcd**

    so any suggestions or links much appreciated
     
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  2. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    i got this figured out.

    i ended up just having to install grub to the mbr

    then just a simple menu.lst did the job...

    boots my 7 PE iso just fine
     
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    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Easiest is to use Neosmart EasyBCD (yes, you do NOT need to have Win7 installed)

    Like with everything computer, there is not just a single way to do it, but at least three

    sebus
     
  5. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    easy bcd DOES NOT WORK with XP bootloader... there is no way to use its features when using XP alone. it will work if there is a dual boot set up with 7 and/or Vista and XP running on the same machine but not when XP is the only OS on the machine...

    why did you suggest such a useless thing???
     
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