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== Windows Vista Help Pages ==
 
== Windows Vista Help Pages ==
GRUB can no longer boot the release version of Windows Vista, '''Unless''' a '''''Unique Identifier''''' is keepted in the MBR.
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GRUB can no longer boot the release version of Windows Vista, '''Unless''' a '''''Unique Identifier''''' is keept in the MBR.
  
 
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=== Steps ===
 
=== Steps ===
  
[ PAGE to be UPDATED ]  Very Soon !
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[ PAGE to be UPDATED ]  Very Soon!
  
 
Before you install bring up a Live CD/DVD and mount a USB pen, for example:
 
Before you install bring up a Live CD/DVD and mount a USB pen, for example:
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Where /dev/sda is your HDD.
 
Where /dev/sda is your HDD.
N.B. This also makes a backup of your partition table as that is stored in the MBR, if you just what to copy th boot loader code then use;
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N.B. This also makes a backup of your partition table as that is stored in the MBR, if you just what to copy th boot loader code then use:
  
 
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=== Common Errors that are Displayed ===
 
=== Common Errors that are Displayed ===
  
{{Template:Tip}} The file /Windows/system32/winload.exe can not be found or is corrupt. - This means that windows can not find its own boot loader in the MBR, it must now do some kind of sum check ?
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The file /Windows/system32/winload.exe can not be found or is corrupt.
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{{Template:Tip}} Other unknown issues more to be added...
 
{{Template:Tip}} Other unknown issues more to be added...

Latest revision as of 17:12, 11 June 2009

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[edit] Windows Vista Help Pages

GRUB can no longer boot the release version of Windows Vista, Unless a Unique Identifier is keept in the MBR.

Idea: Idea.png I was thinking that a option in Anaconda that reads "Windows Vista System" so Anaconda can install GRUB in a way that does not stop Vista from booting?

  • Anaconda could dd out the unique identifier from the MBR and then let GRUB install its self then reinsert the UUID?

Be warned if you are planning on doing a dual boot

It is recommended to use these steps to backup your MBR untill more is known!

[edit] Steps

[ PAGE to be UPDATED ] Very Soon!

Before you install bring up a Live CD/DVD and mount a USB pen, for example:


$su -

Now make a copy of your MBR to it like so:



Where /dev/sda is your HDD. N.B. This also makes a backup of your partition table as that is stored in the MBR, if you just what to copy th boot loader code then use:


bs=443

[edit] GRUB


rootnoverify(hd0,x)
chainloader +1
boot

No longer works.

[edit] Common Errors that are Displayed

Idea.png

The file /Windows/system32/winload.exe can not be found or is corrupt.
  • This means that windows can not find its own boot loader in the MBR, it must now do some kind of sum check ?

Idea.png Other unknown issues more to be added...