No BOOT.INI in Vista? How do I add a third partition?

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Noozer

What is this BCDEDIT program and why can I not use it? I'm an Administrator,
and the only user on the system, yet I see the following:

C:\Users\Steve>bcdedit
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
Access is denied.

Microsoft, you've gone through all this trouble to get the world you use
your desktop, then start throwing out DOS (command line) applications. If I
wanted this I'd already be running Linux.

HOW can I add my third partition to the Vista boot menu?
 

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P

Pierre Szwarc

You need to run your command prompt as administrator. Then the "bcdedit"
command will work (BTW, I really wish someone would slap an UI over that one
<g>)
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"Noozer" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
%[email protected]
| What is this BCDEDIT program and why can I not use it? I'm an
Administrator,
| and the only user on the system, yet I see the following:
|
| C:\Users\Steve>bcdedit
| The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
| Access is denied.
|
| Microsoft, you've gone through all this trouble to get the world you use
| your desktop, then start throwing out DOS (command line) applications. If
I
| wanted this I'd already be running Linux.
|
| HOW can I add my third partition to the Vista boot menu?
|
 

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Z

Zack Whittaker

They will :o)

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"Pierre Szwarc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
> You need to run your command prompt as administrator. Then the "bcdedit"
> command will work (BTW, I really wish someone would slap an UI over that
> one
> <g>)
> --
> Pierre Szwarc
> Paris, France
> PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
> ------------------------------------------------
> Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
> ------------------------------------------------
>
> "Noozer" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
> %[email protected]
> | What is this BCDEDIT program and why can I not use it? I'm an
> Administrator,
> | and the only user on the system, yet I see the following:
> |
> | C:\Users\Steve>bcdedit
> | The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
> | Access is denied.
> |
> | Microsoft, you've gone through all this trouble to get the world you use
> | your desktop, then start throwing out DOS (command line) applications.
> If
> I
> | wanted this I'd already be running Linux.
> |
> | HOW can I add my third partition to the Vista boot menu?
> |
>
>
 

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N

Noozer

Hrm... My user IS ad Administrator, but I'll give it a try.

Reading through Microsofts website about BCDEdit, I still don't see how to
add another partition to the menu.

"Pierre Szwarc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
> You need to run your command prompt as administrator. Then the "bcdedit"
> command will work (BTW, I really wish someone would slap an UI over that
> one
> <g>)
> --
> Pierre Szwarc
> Paris, France
> PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
> ------------------------------------------------
> Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
> ------------------------------------------------
>
> "Noozer" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
> %[email protected]
> | What is this BCDEDIT program and why can I not use it? I'm an
> Administrator,
> | and the only user on the system, yet I see the following:
> |
> | C:\Users\Steve>bcdedit
> | The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
> | Access is denied.
> |
> | Microsoft, you've gone through all this trouble to get the world you use
> | your desktop, then start throwing out DOS (command line) applications.
> If
> I
> | wanted this I'd already be running Linux.
> |
> | HOW can I add my third partition to the Vista boot menu?
> |
>
>
 

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J

Jason

I usually do it via the installation on a freshly formated computer by
deleting all partitions and creating the partitions manually or using 3rd
party programs to create or resize partitions. Such as partition magic.

As far as your user, maybe you have to log in as the accual Administrator
Account and not just an account with Administator rights but I could be
wrong.

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"Noozer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hrm... My user IS ad Administrator, but I'll give it a try.
>
> Reading through Microsofts website about BCDEdit, I still don't see how to
> add another partition to the menu.
>
> "Pierre Szwarc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%[email protected]
>> You need to run your command prompt as administrator. Then the "bcdedit"
>> command will work (BTW, I really wish someone would slap an UI over that
>> one
>> <g>)
>> --
>> Pierre Szwarc
>> Paris, France
>> PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
>> ------------------------------------------------
>> Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
>> ------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Noozer" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
>> %[email protected]
>> | What is this BCDEDIT program and why can I not use it? I'm an
>> Administrator,
>> | and the only user on the system, yet I see the following:
>> |
>> | C:\Users\Steve>bcdedit
>> | The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
>> | Access is denied.
>> |
>> | Microsoft, you've gone through all this trouble to get the world you
>> use
>> | your desktop, then start throwing out DOS (command line) applications.
>> If
>> I
>> | wanted this I'd already be running Linux.
>> |
>> | HOW can I add my third partition to the Vista boot menu?
>> |
>>
>>

>
>
 

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N

Noozer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason" <[email protected]>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: No BOOT.INI in Vista? How do I add a third partition?


>I usually do it via the installation on a freshly formated computer by
>deleting all partitions and creating the partitions manually or using 3rd
>party programs to create or resize partitions. Such as partition magic.
>
> As far as your user, maybe you have to log in as the accual Administrator
> Account and not just an account with Administator rights but I could be
> wrong.


I'm able to use BCDEdit if I run my command prompt as Administrator.

My problem is that I see no way to add another partition to the Vista boot
menu.

I have one hard drive with three primary partitions. #1 is Windows XP, #2 is
Vista and #3 is Mac OS X.

The Vista boot menu shows #1 and #2, but I see no way to add #3.
 

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P

Pierre Szwarc

I'm not sure the Vista boot manager can handle non-MS OSes. But if you run
"bcdedit /?", you'll get a full synopsis of its capabilities. I've used it
to remove an obsolete entry and rename another, but I haven't needed to add
an extra OS yet.
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Pierre Szwarc
Paris, France
PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
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Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
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"Noozer" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
%[email protected]
|
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "Jason" <[email protected]>
| Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
| Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 12:37 PM
| Subject: Re: No BOOT.INI in Vista? How do I add a third partition?
|
|
| >I usually do it via the installation on a freshly formated computer by
| >deleting all partitions and creating the partitions manually or using 3rd
| >party programs to create or resize partitions. Such as partition magic.
| >
| > As far as your user, maybe you have to log in as the accual
Administrator
| > Account and not just an account with Administator rights but I could be
| > wrong.
|
| I'm able to use BCDEdit if I run my command prompt as Administrator.
|
| My problem is that I see no way to add another partition to the Vista boot
| menu.
|
| I have one hard drive with three primary partitions. #1 is Windows XP, #2
is
| Vista and #3 is Mac OS X.
|
| The Vista boot menu shows #1 and #2, but I see no way to add #3.
|
 

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A

Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

It supports Mac OS X x86, it places an entry on the actual Vista Boot
Manager.
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"Pierre Szwarc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> I'm not sure the Vista boot manager can handle non-MS OSes. But if you run
> "bcdedit /?", you'll get a full synopsis of its capabilities. I've used it
> to remove an obsolete entry and rename another, but I haven't needed to
> add
> an extra OS yet.
> --
> Pierre Szwarc
> Paris, France
> PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
> ------------------------------------------------
> Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
> ------------------------------------------------
>
> "Noozer" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
> %[email protected]
> |
> | ----- Original Message -----
> | From: "Jason" <[email protected]>
> | Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
> | Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 12:37 PM
> | Subject: Re: No BOOT.INI in Vista? How do I add a third partition?
> |
> |
> | >I usually do it via the installation on a freshly formated computer by
> | >deleting all partitions and creating the partitions manually or using
> 3rd
> | >party programs to create or resize partitions. Such as partition
> magic.
> | >
> | > As far as your user, maybe you have to log in as the accual
> Administrator
> | > Account and not just an account with Administator rights but I could
> be
> | > wrong.
> |
> | I'm able to use BCDEdit if I run my command prompt as Administrator.
> |
> | My problem is that I see no way to add another partition to the Vista
> boot
> | menu.
> |
> | I have one hard drive with three primary partitions. #1 is Windows XP,
> #2
> is
> | Vista and #3 is Mac OS X.
> |
> | The Vista boot menu shows #1 and #2, but I see no way to add #3.
> |
>
>
 

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N

Noozer

Really?

It didn't do this for me here...

Is there a way to create the entry after installation?

Thanks!

"Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
> It supports Mac OS X x86, it places an entry on the actual Vista Boot
> Manager.
> --
> --
> Andre
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>
> "Pierre Szwarc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> I'm not sure the Vista boot manager can handle non-MS OSes. But if you
>> run
>> "bcdedit /?", you'll get a full synopsis of its capabilities. I've used
>> it
>> to remove an obsolete entry and rename another, but I haven't needed to
>> add
>> an extra OS yet.
>> --
>> Pierre Szwarc
>> Paris, France
>> PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
>> ------------------------------------------------
>> Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
>> ------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Noozer" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
>> %[email protected]
>> |
>> | ----- Original Message -----
>> | From: "Jason" <[email protected]>
>> | Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
>> | Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 12:37 PM
>> | Subject: Re: No BOOT.INI in Vista? How do I add a third partition?
>> |
>> |
>> | >I usually do it via the installation on a freshly formated computer by
>> | >deleting all partitions and creating the partitions manually or using
>> 3rd
>> | >party programs to create or resize partitions. Such as partition
>> magic.
>> | >
>> | > As far as your user, maybe you have to log in as the accual
>> Administrator
>> | > Account and not just an account with Administator rights but I could
>> be
>> | > wrong.
>> |
>> | I'm able to use BCDEdit if I run my command prompt as Administrator.
>> |
>> | My problem is that I see no way to add another partition to the Vista
>> boot
>> | menu.
>> |
>> | I have one hard drive with three primary partitions. #1 is Windows XP,
>> #2
>> is
>> | Vista and #3 is Mac OS X.
>> |
>> | The Vista boot menu shows #1 and #2, but I see no way to add #3.
>> |
>>
>>

>
>
 

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Possibly, but I don't know, I am not verse in BCDEdit.
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"Noozer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Really?
>
> It didn't do this for me here...
>
> Is there a way to create the entry after installation?
>
> Thanks!
>
> "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%[email protected]
>> It supports Mac OS X x86, it places an entry on the actual Vista Boot
>> Manager.
>> --
>> --
>> Andre
>> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
>> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
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>> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
>>
>> "Pierre Szwarc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]P03.phx.gbl...
>>> I'm not sure the Vista boot manager can handle non-MS OSes. But if you
>>> run
>>> "bcdedit /?", you'll get a full synopsis of its capabilities. I've used
>>> it
>>> to remove an obsolete entry and rename another, but I haven't needed to
>>> add
>>> an extra OS yet.
>>> --
>>> Pierre Szwarc
>>> Paris, France
>>> PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
>>> ------------------------------------------------
>>> Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
>>> ------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> "Noozer" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
>>> %[email protected]
>>> |
>>> | ----- Original Message -----
>>> | From: "Jason" <[email protected]>
>>> | Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
>>> | Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 12:37 PM
>>> | Subject: Re: No BOOT.INI in Vista? How do I add a third partition?
>>> |
>>> |
>>> | >I usually do it via the installation on a freshly formated computer
>>> by
>>> | >deleting all partitions and creating the partitions manually or using
>>> 3rd
>>> | >party programs to create or resize partitions. Such as partition
>>> magic.
>>> | >
>>> | > As far as your user, maybe you have to log in as the accual
>>> Administrator
>>> | > Account and not just an account with Administator rights but I could
>>> be
>>> | > wrong.
>>> |
>>> | I'm able to use BCDEdit if I run my command prompt as Administrator.
>>> |
>>> | My problem is that I see no way to add another partition to the Vista
>>> boot
>>> | menu.
>>> |
>>> | I have one hard drive with three primary partitions. #1 is Windows XP,
>>> #2
>>> is
>>> | Vista and #3 is Mac OS X.
>>> |
>>> | The Vista boot menu shows #1 and #2, but I see no way to add #3.
>>> |
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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Jabez Gan [MVP]

Yes you can create an entry using BCDEDIT.

Please see:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/85cd5efe-c349-427c-b035-c2719d4af778.mspx
How to create a new Windows Vista operating system entry

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"Noozer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Really?
>
> It didn't do this for me here...
>
> Is there a way to create the entry after installation?
>
> Thanks!
>
> "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%[email protected]
>> It supports Mac OS X x86, it places an entry on the actual Vista Boot
>> Manager.
>> --
>> --
>> Andre
>> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
>> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
>> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
>> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
>>
>> "Pierre Szwarc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> I'm not sure the Vista boot manager can handle non-MS OSes. But if you
>>> run
>>> "bcdedit /?", you'll get a full synopsis of its capabilities. I've used
>>> it
>>> to remove an obsolete entry and rename another, but I haven't needed to
>>> add
>>> an extra OS yet.
>>> --
>>> Pierre Szwarc
>>> Paris, France
>>> PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
>>> ------------------------------------------------
>>> Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
>>> ------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> "Noozer" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
>>> %[email protected]
>>> |
>>> | ----- Original Message -----
>>> | From: "Jason" <[email protected]>
>>> | Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
>>> | Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 12:37 PM
>>> | Subject: Re: No BOOT.INI in Vista? How do I add a third partition?
>>> |
>>> |
>>> | >I usually do it via the installation on a freshly formated computer
>>> by
>>> | >deleting all partitions and creating the partitions manually or using
>>> 3rd
>>> | >party programs to create or resize partitions. Such as partition
>>> magic.
>>> | >
>>> | > As far as your user, maybe you have to log in as the accual
>>> Administrator
>>> | > Account and not just an account with Administator rights but I could
>>> be
>>> | > wrong.
>>> |
>>> | I'm able to use BCDEdit if I run my command prompt as Administrator.
>>> |
>>> | My problem is that I see no way to add another partition to the Vista
>>> boot
>>> | menu.
>>> |
>>> | I have one hard drive with three primary partitions. #1 is Windows XP,
>>> #2
>>> is
>>> | Vista and #3 is Mac OS X.
>>> |
>>> | The Vista boot menu shows #1 and #2, but I see no way to add #3.
>>> |
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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