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Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:12 am
Make it easy for yourself. Use the Normal Boot Menu and not the Direct.
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:29 am
TeraByte Support wrote:
> if you using direct boot in unlimited mode, only a single partition is put
> in the mbr, so that partition has to both be the os and boot partition.
The boot files are all in the "Reserved" (100mb) partition. So I guess that partition is what embr is pointing to? Both win7 boot and "directboot" now point to the same reserved partition. So in this case, is there any difference if I use direct boot, or does Win7 access boot code through embr and the other direct boot access directly to the reserve partition?
> otherwise, disable direct boot, use boot items to control with partition
> your booting, and which partitions are in the MBR. Unlike XP, In many
> cases W7 has two partitions, a boot and the os. So you set to boot the
> small boot partition and also include the OS partition in the mbr.
Both direct boot and win7 boot now point to the came boot code in the reserve partition. When I click on direct boot it brings up as list of
partitions to boot from and you must select reserved partition to get the same windows startup gui.
So, again is there any difference in selecting direct boot as opposed to win7, and if so, for what purpose?
> "wizzleme" wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Sorry for late reply. My net access is sporadic (landlord did not pay the
> isp bill) these days.
> marshedmitten, reread my post. I am limiting the primaries.
> Brian, I am booting from the bootitbm that gives the option of direct boot
> which I assume is the windows boot code.
> I tried creating a boot profile under boot edit, but nothing I could do
> under that resulted in any difference. Still getting no boot manager error
> Never had that problem with the old bootitng, but that was under XP
> OP question remains unanswered. The link you gave seems to give reasons for
> this after you have modified the win7 boot partition which I have not done
> other than installing bootitbm.
> How do I correct the problem? Its not causing alot of pain since I can boot
> thru bootitbm but not direct boot.
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:04 am
In your particular configuration, either method would be the same result. In most cases, it's easier to use the Boot Menu since it allows more control over the partitions and it handles unlimited primaries.