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The BIOS Boot Settings section is (A) Boot device priority 1st boot device Removable device 2nd boot device HDD: Hitachi <<<< this value depends from the next setting (B) Hard disk drives 1st drive HDD: Hitachi 2nd drive USB: Kingston (If pendrive isn't plugged in then no choice available) So, if I choose HDD:Hitachi at (B) Hard disk drives as a (A) 2nd boot device then nothing happens, as if no USB device connected (starts the old boot process) If I choose USB:Kingston at (B) Hard disk drives as a (A) 2nd boot device then starts the boot process from pendrive, but when the setup process ask where to install the system, it shows only the pendrives partition as possible choice. GRUB4DOS displax hd0 hd1 and rd as possible disks ... and SATA drivers for the internal hard disk isn't integrated into Windows (original WinXP+SP3 used as source)
Hi, Trying to install new WinXPPro on the Asus Eee 1005HA (on the 2. free partition), where I have already systems WinXpHome (1. partittion) and Ubuntu (3. extended partition) I found the next problem, what is probably the fault of BIOS. The actual boot manager is GRUB from linux in the MBR. I formatted my Kingston 1Gb pendrive with RMPrepUSB, options Boot as HDD / XP bootable. Settings in WinSetupFromUSB: - Force target disc drive: Removable - BOOT.INI adjustments: DiskNR 0, PartitionNr 2 At copying boot files get a message about problem around installing GRUB (log bellow), but it finishes the full process (copying Win files, etc.) 2009/11/09 03:38:21- Checking if grub4dos is installed properly 2009/11/09 03:38:21- grub4dos BS/MBR and files are NOT installed properly 2009/11/09 03:38:21- Installing grub4dos BS/MBR and files 2009/11/09 03:38:21- Backing up MBR of disk #1 2009/11/09 03:38:21- C:\WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\grubinst.exe -s=mbrdisk1-20091109-033439.dat -t (hd1) 2009/11/09 03:38:23- Backed up MBR of disk #1 2009/11/09 03:38:23- Backing up BootSector of disk #1 partition #0 2009/11/09 03:38:25- Backed up BootSector of disk #1 partition #0 2009/11/09 03:38:25- Checking for grldr string in BootSector of disk #1 partition #0 2009/11/09 03:38:27- Saved BootSector of disk #1 partition #0 2009/11/09 03:38:28- Grub4dos bootsector not found 2009/11/09 03:38:28- Checking for grldr string in MBR of disk #1 2009/11/09 03:38:30- Saved MBR of disk #1 2009/11/09 03:38:31- Grub4dos MBR not found 2009/11/09 03:38:31- Installing grub4dos bootsector to (hd1,0) 2009/11/09 03:38:31- C:\WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\grubinst.exe (hd1,0) 2009/11/09 03:38:35- Checking for grldr string in BootSector of disk #1 partition #0 2009/11/09 03:38:37- Saved BootSector of disk #1 partition #0 2009/11/09 03:38:38- Grub4dos bootsector not found 2009/11/09 03:38:38- Could not install grub4dos bootsector 2009/11/09 03:38:42- Installing grub4dos MBR to (hd1) 2009/11/09 03:38:42- C:\WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\grubinst.exe (hd1) 2009/11/09 03:38:46- Checking for grldr string in MBR of disk #1 2009/11/09 03:38:48- Saved MBR of disk #1 2009/11/09 03:38:49- Grub4dos MBR found 2009/11/09 03:38:49- Copying grldr 2009/11/09 03:38:50- Copying menu.lst 2009/11/09 03:38:50- Copying default 2009/11/09 03:38:50- grub4dos installed After reboot in BIOS I set the boot order: - removable - hard disk (sees 2 hard disks: the original Hitachi and the prepared USB pendrive) Unfortunately at hard disk selection I can only choose BETWEEN Hitachi and USB and not to SET ORDER. So if I set Hitachi the boot order looks like - removable - Hitachi In this case NOTHING happens, as if no USB device connected (starts the old Linux GRUB) If I select USB as Hard disk then the boot order is - removable - USB In this case starts the Win setup process, but the Setup program only sees the USB drive/partition and not the Hitachi partitions where should be install the new WinXPPro In both case the first "removable" parameter as boot device has no effect, everything depends what I set up (as a second boot device) for hard disk (Hitachi or prepared USB) I hope my problem is understandable (because of my poor English) and somebody have solution for my problem. Thanks in advance