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 properly2009/11/09 03:38:21- grub4dos BS/MBR and files are NOT installed properly2009/11/09 03:38:21- Installing grub4dos BS/MBR and files2009/11/09 03:38:21- Backing up MBR of disk #12009/11/09 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 #12009/11/09 03:38:23- Backing up BootSector of disk #1 partition #02009/11/09 03:38:25- Backed up BootSector of disk #1 partition #02009/11/09 03:38:25- Checking for grldr string in BootSector of disk #1 partition #02009/11/09 03:38:27- Saved BootSector of disk #1 partition #02009/11/09 03:38:28- Grub4dos bootsector not found2009/11/09 03:38:28- Checking for grldr string in MBR of disk #12009/11/09 03:38:30- Saved MBR of disk #12009/11/09 03:38:31- Grub4dos MBR not found2009/11/09 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 #02009/11/09 03:38:37- Saved BootSector of disk #1 partition #02009/11/09 03:38:38- Grub4dos bootsector not found2009/11/09 03:38:38- Could not install grub4dos bootsector2009/11/09 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 #12009/11/09 03:38:48- Saved MBR of disk #12009/11/09 03:38:49- Grub4dos MBR found2009/11/09 03:38:49- Copying grldr2009/11/09 03:38:50- Copying menu.lst2009/11/09 03:38:50- Copying default2009/11/09 03:38:50- grub4dos installed
After reboot in BIOS I set the boot order:
- 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
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
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