On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 09:36:58 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Boot Linux, BSD, and OS X from Vista
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| "NeoSmart Technologies has just released EasyBCD 1.5, complete
>| with support for Vista, Windows NT/2k/XP, and Windows 9x/ME.
>| EasyBCD 1.5 adds experimental support for dual-booting any of
>| these along with Linux, Mac OS X, or BSD -- straight from the Windows
>| Vista bootloader without any additional configuration needed!"
>| From the article:
>| "Windows Vista's new bootmanager is a double-edged sword. It's one
>| of the most powerful booting scripts in existence, and a far cry from
>| the very limiting boot.ini of legacy Windows operating systems. But
>| it overwrites the MBR without a second thought, and doesn't provide
>| any means for users of alternate operating systems and boot managers
>| to use their old system. That's where EasyBCD 1.5 comes in!" EasyBCD
>| 1.5 is free.
> ./ cited because the site is down (bandwidth quote exceeded/suspended for
> /.). I happen to know the developer and it's nice to have something to
> mitigate the arrogance of Redmondians.
The arrogance of Redmondians? Your own source says it's "one of the most
powerful booting scripts in existence", and you can't do anything but pile
> Vista scoots to new boot, but it's still kinda rooted
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| While Microsoft would like the world to believe that anyone running Windows
>| has no need of any other operating system, that attitude doesn't cut much
>| mustard with many of its users.
>| Why settle for one OS when your PC is easily capable of running two or
>| One of the more questionable tactics that Microsoft has implemented in
>| Vista is to automatically overwrite any existing MBR during the
>| installation process without asking if you mind or giving you an option
>| to back up.
And yet, EasyBCD gives you full control of booting your Linux system from
Microsoft's boot manager.