MCTS 70-680 training kit. Using bcdedit to add VHD to boot menu

Discussion in 'MCTS' started by japmac, Jan 24, 2010.

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    japmac Guest

    Hi I am currently going the Microsoft Press 70-680 training kit (Configuring
    Windows 7).
    I have created a virtual disk in disk management and formatted it with NTFS
    and the disk is online so all good, but when I follow the instructions to add
    the disk to the boot menu using bcdedit I receive the errors "the device is
    not valid as speciifed" and "the parameter is incorrect"
    The instructions are as follows:
    In an elevated command prompt enter:
    bcdedit /copy {current} /d "myvhd" - this returns the GUID , so far,so good!
    bcdedit /set {guid} device vhd=partition w: - i obviuosly have replaced
    {guid} with my specific guid and the volume label for my virtual drive is W
    but I still get the formentioned errors.
    Anybody any ideas where I am going wrong?
    japmac, Jan 24, 2010
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    LT Guest

    bcdedit /set {guid} device partition=w:

    This book is riddled with errors and makes self paced training painful. I
    am stuck at the very next line - bcdedit /set {guid} osdevice

    the kb posted does not have these corrections.
    LT, Feb 20, 2010
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    concretelizard, Feb 24, 2010
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    Radiance Guest

    Radiance, Mar 31, 2010
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    Radiance Guest

    the commandlines to which ik referred don't seem to work after all.
    Radiance, Mar 31, 2010
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