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Boot from Hard disk drive
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How to add option to boot from hard disk drive
mr.neeo
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(09-19-2020, 09:31 AM)mr.neeo Wrote: How to add option to boot from hard disk drive
Have you tested F4 to boot from the local disk and then option "Search and boot Windows".
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worked well here, Windows 10 x64
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(09-19-2020, 12:17 PM)ChrisR Wrote:
(09-19-2020, 09:31 AM)mr.neeo Wrote: How to add option to boot from hard disk drive
Have you tested F4 to boot from the local disk and then option "Search and boot Windows".
It 
worked well here, Windows 10 x64
I've tried F4, but I went with "Boot the 1st local disk" to boot a drive with Grub2 and a variety of Linux distros on it. F4 does seem like what I'm looking for, but I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor. Have to hit the power switch.

There's only one hard drive and the thumb drive with Ventoy on it.

Anybody else experienced this? Any idea where I'm going wrong?

Even with this little challenge, Ventoy is the best thing since sliced bread.
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(05-04-2021, 10:54 AM)thunker Wrote:
(09-19-2020, 12:17 PM)ChrisR Wrote:
(09-19-2020, 09:31 AM)mr.neeo Wrote: How to add option to boot from hard disk drive
Have you tested F4 to boot from the local disk and then option "Search and boot Windows".
It 
worked well here, Windows 10 x64
I've tried F4, but I went with "Boot the 1st local disk" to boot a drive with Grub2 and a variety of Linux distros on it. F4 does seem like what I'm looking for, but I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor. Have to hit the power switch.

There's only one hard drive and the thumb drive with Ventoy on it.

Anybody else experienced this? Any idea where I'm going wrong?

Even with this little challenge, Ventoy is the best thing since sliced bread.

Does not work for me as well: seems that "Boot the 1st local disk" searches the active partition on the 1st local disk for booting. But I usually hide all partitions before I use Ventoy:
if Ventoy would use the bootcode in the MBR (as if BIOS boots the preferred disk), then it would start my boot manager, which is able to hide/unhide and activate/deactivate partitions according to a selected profile, before booting the active partition.

Could you change this behavior or add more boot options (boot MBR for legacy BIOS booters)?
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