You should not ignore all recommendations.
I haven't. My point is that there is no complicated scripts that need to be run or anything difficult that need to be modded. The bcd doesn't need to be modded. I am seeing all these post on how to INSTALL 7 or 8 from USB Hard Drive using friadisk and having to hit f10 and load cmds to point the path of the wim. I didn't make the INSTALL part known. This info is not to make a dual booted OS but to install Vista, Wn7 and Win8 from USB Hard Drive and not have to use any type of emulation.
You insist on providing partial info, that makes no real sense without my crystal ball working.
WHAT is supposed to be your post?:
I was replying with pics to your comment. You said mbr is not written to a partition but the whole disc and I was showing you could write boot info to partitions
The MBR is NOT on the partition, it's on the DISK
but as I have shown you, you can write boot records to partitions.
My point is Simple. Partition 1 (and all of this works flawlessly) has Grub4dos installed with BOOTICE. Partition 2 has the nt60 bootmgr record installed with BOOTICE. Partition 3 has the nt60 bootmgr record installed with BOOTICE. Partition 4 has the nt60 bootmgr record installed with BOOTICE. I copy all my source files from Vista to pt2, Win7 to pt3, and Win8 to pt4. Put this in my menu list
title 02. Windows Vista SP2 Setup.nOctober 2011 password --md5 $1$A$hzYlFap3SLNNQ/tA7c3.S. find --set-root /Vista.tag chainloader /bootmgr title root title 03. Windows 7 SP1 AIO Setup & Vista-Win7 Repair ConsolenNovember 2011. Password Tools, Boot Fix Tools and More password --md5 $1$A$hzYlFap3SLNNQ/tA7c3.S. find --set-root /Win7.tag chainloader /bootmgr title root title 04. Windows 8 Beta SetupnTesting Only password --md5 $1$A$hzYlFap3SLNNQ/tA7c3.S. find --set-root /Win8.tag chainloader /bootmgr title root
Restart my computer and grub4dos boots my USB and there is my menu. I scroll down to Windows 7 AIO and the loading is off with no problems. I sorry I didn't make the "installing from USB Drive" clear. You can mod the bcd and still get same results but I rather not mod. Takes me 5 mins to partition and another min to assign all the boot info to each partition. It takes me longer to extract each OS from iso to right partition.
My main goal with this thread was that I was getting that stupid fatal error from my 500gig USB Hard Drive and thanks to this forum(128 gig bios limit on USB devices), I solved that issue. Kinda got off track with this. I am thinking of making a detail write up on my method. If you can partition a hard drive, then you can use my method and skip all the friadisk to load Vista, Win7, and Win 8 from iso format from a USB Hard Drive.