BCDEdit from Mint?

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BCDEdit from Mint?

Postby Fishbowler on Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:25 am

I've happily set up Mint 10 using mint4win.

I can turn the machine on remotely from another box in the building using etherwake.
The bootloader chain goes BCD > GRUB > Mint, or BCD > Win 7 dependant on the choice within BCD (the latter currently being the default).
Of course, remotely, this choice isn't available, but I can use Windows to switch the BCD config to set Mint to be the default choice.

My question: If I perform the above, but decide that I need access to Windows, is there a way from within Linux to amend the BCD config?

I've checked out http://packages.linuxmint.com/ and drew a blank.
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Re: BCDEdit from Mint?

Postby AlbertP on Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:19 pm

Usually people put Grub in the MBR and let Grub load BCD (or linux), and then BCD load Windows.
Windows should also be a choice within Grub, so you can set Grub default and then set Windows as default in Grub (but with some seconds time-out, to be able to load Linux). You can do this in the Startup Manager of Linux Mint.
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