Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by guyz92, Mar 27, 2010.
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How do you think the loaders by Daz and others work??? All install the grldr on the 'System Reserved' partition
...reinventing the wheel ?
Try and think a little more before you shoot him down in flames.
FS, I think his idea is to set the partition to hidden afterwards so it cannot be mounted or used by Windows.
I noticed the 'hidden' part, but if is Windows is capable of booting from it, it is accessible to Windows, not?
Hmm. Yeah, that's a good point. Unless somehow it cannot be accessed once the OS is booted only when Windows is loading which is unlikeley.
Daz's idea was to store it on a linux partition which may need some complex setups but should be undetectable
A linux partition would be a better choice, i can't imagine MS Windows 7 can not access their own filesystem/bootmanager taken from a previous versions
besides, formatting the "System Reserved" partition will likely introduce a whole lot 'Windows can not start' topics around here
Better than Windows is rebooting
What about a Mac OS Extended file system?
BTW about the hidden partition thing, I have install that GRLDR on my second Harddisk(not second partition).
This is my setup:
First 160GB harddisk:
Windows 7 partition set as Active.(boot-loader is also in Windows 7 partition, un-touch)
Second 160GB Harddisk:
My First Partition installed with NTLDR with boot.ini. Boot.ini with c:\grldr command.
On my BIOS, I set it to boot from Slave(Second 160GB Harddisk). After bios show up, it will start to load GRUB, after that i notice that it seems like to scan for bootable device, even my floppy-drive light-up. Then after a second, it load windows 7.
That's all i have notice.
That makes more sense, yes that seems to be possible...
My guess is that Linux, or a MacOS partition like you say would be better as Windows has no build-in support to read these (to my knowledge)
I also have and other idea.
Booting from Any flash drive(Thumbdrive,SD)
Since HP Format tool can make a Bootable USB stick, why not make it boot from removerable drive, Since thumbdrive now almost everybody have.
Something like that is already made, check out post below:
Usb-slic-ldr : http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/7248-Usb-slic-ldr?p=90389
Cd-slic-ldr : http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6559-Cd-slic-ldr
btw thx for that link.
Since it is release before it would be Good.
Because When Windows is booting it will also disconnect with USB controller and reconnect it back.