Well, to answer your question... uhm, you tell me....
(Another long-winded post....)
VBP overview mode of my backup BCD, shows the following, for the Xandros Presto section:
Real-mode Boot Sector
description Xandros Presto
In the root directory of the Vista boot drive, besides "xanldr.mbr", there is also a "xanldr" file and a "Presto.lst" file.
Presto.lst is simple text and contains:
title Xandros Presto
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.29-presto fastboot ahci.ignore_sss=1 quiet PRESTODEV=/dev/sda1 PRESTOPATH=/PROGRA~1/Presto WINDEV=/dev/sda1
Selecting 'Xandros Presto' from the bootmenu, causes you to -pop- (well, in 10-12 seconds for me, anyway) right into the Presto desktop.
It's reason for being is... quick-booting ...when you need to get to a desktop, surf the 'net, check email, access a .doc, and don't want to wait for Windows to boot.
I inherited this Toshiba notebook and had slapped Vista on it... works fine (except multimedia buttons). Then installed Win7 separately, works well too. I made Macrium Reflect image backups of Vista and Win 7 partitions.
I wanted to put (Toshiba Recovery disk) Win XP on this notebook as well; Toshiba only has XP drivers for their multimedia buttons, and I wanted to see what applications came with the system.
Well... after I booted the XP partition, it didn't assume C: drive letter... so it didn't auto-setup well. Rebooting to Vista, it started having trouble finding my user profile, so.... I just used the Toshiba Recovery to wipe the whole drive, all partitions, everything... and install the factory Win XP to one large partition. Worked great... then I used EASEUS Partition Manager and carved out some partitions for Vista and Win7 again (and a little extra (FAT) space). Used Macrium, restored Vista and Win 7... (and, sorry, grabbed a competing BCD editor to set up a bootmgr for Vista, etc). That seemed odd, no real response, but worked to reboot into Vista... then I added a bootmenu entry for WinXP... however, while XP booted fine, eventually Vista/Win7 boot attempts complained about the file signature on winload.exe. So...
I was told, by a Windows screen, that I had to run Vista install-disk 'repair'... and I did, except, it supposedly found nothing... no errors. But subsequently, Vista booted fine... and... now I am here, in forum, checking back
. Strangely now, your BCD editor doesn't enumerate the -WinXP- boot choice on the bootmenu when in Overview mode... although the entries are again still there in 'detailed' mode.... so... I haven't made any further changes. Haven't figured out how to -manually- 'add' a 'Xandros Presto' boot selecion that points to the \xanldr.mbr file... or do it with any other program... except by reinstalling Presto. I don't want to fuss with the command line editor
...with other gui software, if I try to add a linux entry, it doesn't use the \xanldr.mbr. Anyway...
Too bad I can't just text edit the darn stuff... I have backups of the old BCD's but I don't want to try them... as the drive lettering has changed. XP, which -was- C:, now insists on being H: and Vista won't let it be changed. Whatever... I haven't tested booting back into Win 7 yet... although the backup restore ran fine, just as the Vista backup restore did... and I can see the files, and expect it will do fine.
I can reinstall Presto... to get the boot menu settings back for it... I think. Don't know if my long, sad story is of use to you, but... thought I'd mention the quirks to someone. I should backup XP now... then I could experiment (if I was a glutton for punishment???
(This forum software is behaving oddly too... it doesn't like the length of my post, I guess, and jumps/scrolls up while I'm typing... after one window/'page' worth, perhaps... using IE8. Ahhha, I switched to 'compatibility view'... now I can type without the 'jitter' ...since I'm finished, oh well).