Ubuntu :: Installing Win7 Next To Dvd Driver?

Dec 14, 2010

I am using ubuntu 10.10, and I have to install win7 alongside for work, but when I inserted the disc, and started setup. It prompted me to insert the proper driver for my dvd drive. I researched the problem, and apparently it's a problem with Driver Signature Enforcement. To get past it, your suposed to reboot, and hit f8 to go to the startup menu, and disable the check drivers option, but in ubuntu I dont get that option, I think f8 opens grub or something. Is their any solution to this problem that you have encountered? I have done research, and I cant find anything,

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General :: Installing Ubuntu And Win7 ?

Mar 7, 2011

I just install ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and after that my 7 OS never boot at all.

(I before used linux with vmware on win7)

Any way... my friends say it related grub2.

I use this command :


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Fedora :: Multiboot - Installing F12 With XP / Win7 And Ubuntu?

May 14, 2010

I'd like to install xp, win7, fedora, ubuntu. I installed xp then I used gparted to create a partition before xp and installed w7 both can dual boot fine. I installed fedora 12 in grub I can see fedora and windows bootloader. I can get to win7 and login fine. When I go into grub, then win bootloader, then xp, I can get to the login screen, but I can't login. I enter my pw, it takes several seconds, seems to login, then quickly logs out. I see "closing network connections", then I'm back to the xp login screen again. I'm not sure why I can't login to the xp partition. Fedora and win7 work fine. Win7 & xp worked fine before fedora. Grub menu.lst looks ok. After fixing this, I'd like to next install ubuntu

hd0,0 - sda1 - w7
hd0,1 - sda2 - xp
hd0,2 - sda3 - extended
hd0,4 - sda5 - fat32 (data)
hd0,5 - sda6 - /boot fedora
hd0,6 - sda7 - / fedora
hd0,7 - sda8 - swap fedora

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Ubuntu :: Lost WIN7 After Installing U10.04 / Get That Back?

Oct 2, 2010

I have a harddisk which is partiotioned in C & D. I've installed WIN XP on C and WIN 7 on D. Then I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on D beside WIN 7. Now I can't access to WIN 7 and also to drive D in XIN XP and in Ubuntu.
What can I do to get back WIN 7 and drive D ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Boot Win7 After Installing 10.10

Dec 25, 2010

I had win 7 installed, decided to install ubuntu on this desktop computer. I had a windows partition, and a few other partitions, one with a wubi install of windows that I never used, so I decided to delete it, while installing ubuntu 10.10. I had free unallocated space for installing ubuntu, which was contiguous to the partition of the wubi install of ubuntu, so I decided to merge them, I did all this in gparted while installing ubuntu 10.10, 2gb swap, then 15gb root and all that remained to home.

Everything worked out fine (of course I never touched the win7 partition). After reboot grub doesn't show win 7, so I thought I'll just add it to grub, followed a few tutorials on this forum, but nothing worked. Then I remembered that the partition which I deleted to merge with the ubuntu partition, was an Active partition, and soon found out that my win7 partition was not active! (this is probably because I installed win 7 while I had still win vista, so that active partition was where vista was).

So now a ~100mb apparently unallocated partition was the active partition (win 7 hidden boot partition?), and trying the Startup repair of win 7 cd doesn't work, tried bootrec /fixboot, successfully, but bootrec /rebuildbcd can't find any Windows installation, even after setting the win7 partition as active with DiskPart. This is almost entirely a windows problem, but I just wanted to have Ubuntu working alongside Windows (I use a lot adobe's sw, which runs sadly only on windows, otherwise I would use only ubuntu).

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Feb 5, 2010

I am using Mac Pro with MacOS + Vista 32bit +Ubuntu installed. Using rEFIT with lilo bootloader. I want remove Vista 32bit and install 64bit Windows 7 instead. I am afraid of trying to install Win7, because it may delete bootloader. How can I remove Vista and do a clean install of Win7 to my Mac Pro without losing ubuntu and MacOs?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Xubuntu10.04 - Installing Win7 On SDB2?

Jun 24, 2010

I already have Xbuntu installed on /dev/sda1/ but i would like to install Windows 7 now on /dev/sdb2. My goal is to manually set boot priority in my BIOS to boot from either one. So my question is, by installing Windows 7 on sdb2 will I still be able to boot from sda1 if I select it as primary boot drive in BIOS, or will it still wipe my MBR and Grub2 on sda1?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Win7 Does Not Boot After Installing Grub

Sep 30, 2010

After install of Ubuntu 10.04 I cant boot WIN7 from the Grub menu.

root@asus:~# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xcb5bd2b2

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3890 31245312 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3890 3892 16154 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

Disk /dev/sdb: 31.9 GB, 31914983424 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3880 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0002ac5b

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 3391 27230840+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdb2 3391 3881 3931137 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 3391 3852 3701760 83 Linux
/dev/sdb6 3852 3881 228352 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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General :: Installing Win7 On Machine Running Ubuntu ?

May 15, 2011

I've assembled a new computer to replace a dead Xp/Debian dual boot machine. I have been persuaded to go for Ubuntu as a Linux-only box, running Win7 as a virtual machine. I had some help setting it up with two discs in a Raid1 array, and it works pretty well. One of those discs is, I notice, set up as bootable.

But.... it is causing a major headache in respect of USB when emulating windows. I cannot use devices such as my USB printer at present, and I have an urgent task which requires printing capability and Windows. I have spent time trying to sort the USB problem without success and have decided to take an alternative route for the present.

I have purchased two extra discs which are not included in the Raid array, with the intention of using one of them for a Win7 installation, making the machine dual-boot for now. Eventually the intention is to revert to Linux only with a 4-disc Raid.

And don't know how to proceed. I formatted one of the new discs to NTFS using Ubuntu's Disc Utility, and tried to install Win7 on that disc. I get a warning that Windows cannot find a suitable disc on which to install. I've tried with XP as well, and this copies all its files before proudly announcing that there is no suitable disc space on this machine. Two new 1Tb discs and no space!

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing 10.4 Inside Win7 Without Creating Partition

May 22, 2010

I am trying to install Ubuntu inside Windows 7 without the hassle of creating a partition. Here's what I have done: I downloaded the ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso and then burned it onto CD. Ran Wubi from the CD. Selected "Install inside Windows". Waited for the Ubuntu installer to finish and then rebooted. Selected Ubuntu. Ubuntu starts to load and all. Then it ask me to pick which partition where to install Ubuntu. I don't want to create a partition to install Ubuntu. I want it inside Windows.

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Fedora :: Re-installing Grub After Win7 Installation?

Apr 27, 2011

how do i correct my boot loader after installing Win7 on the free space available. i still have my fedora 13 partition intact. but of course, fedora option is not available. how do i re-install grub using the rescue dvd? tried alrerady.

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Debian :: Installing Win7 On Second Hard Disc

Aug 15, 2009

I have two sata HDs. One of these has Debian an Winxp installed. Grub is the bootloader. Grub resides in MBR (on the same disk). Now that I've added that second disk, I would like to test win7 on it. What I would like to do is to be able to choose -at boot time (maybe in bios setup)- between booting from the disk containing win7 or from the disk containing Grub with winxp and Debian. I thought that when installing win7 it would let me choose the disk where to install it and here is where the problem arises.

Win7 installer detects my partitions and lists them as if they were not on different disks. What would happen if I choose to install win7 on the partition I want to (second disk, partition1)? Will win7 create a new bootloader? Now I am a little confused and don't want to keep on going not being sure the results are what I expected. What steps should I follow to install win7 on the second hard disc not affecting the disc with winxp, debian and grub letting me choose between these two Operating Systems?

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Slackware :: Installing 13.1 On ASUS Eee PC With USB Stick From Win7

Nov 17, 2010

I have recently bought a Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005PX and it came with Windows 7 Starter Edition, it doesn't have any CD/DVD so I'm gonna/have been trying for some time now to install Slackware 13.1 from my 8GB USB stick. I downloaded the 13.1 ISO file and used Unetbootin to transfer it to my USB stick. I get stuck in the setup in the setup when I am to select the SOURCE DESTINATION. I've tried /dev/sdb1 which is my USB, also i've tried using mount into different directories but i'm new to Linux so that didn't go very well..

Some of you have recommended Alien BOB's guide but I have read the first parts of it. Is it really for people with Windows OS? It's a bunch of Linux CLI code and programs.. ?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Samsung R580 - Native Drivers Do Not Function And Having Identified The Driver Used By Win7 (net819xp.inf)

Oct 31, 2010

I've recently bought a Samsung R580 laptop. It is now configured as a dual boot system with Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 (64bit). The wireless network functions correctly under Win7, but I have encountered problems with Ubuntu. The native drivers do not function and having identified the driver used by Win7 (net819xp.inf) that works, I have tried to install it using ndisgtk, but get the message "incorrect hardware". I have followed the ndiswrapper howto carefully without being able to get the wireless network going.

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Fedora Installation :: Could Not Alllocate Partitions Installing F14 With Win7

Apr 16, 2011

I'm trying to dual boot F14 along side of Win7 and I'm running into partitioning errors - "Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough free space on disks" I used the Win7 Disk Management to shrink the C: drive by 100G, and the Disk Utility in F14 shows the unallocated space. Here is what the current layout looks like:

--210Mb bootable (sda1)
--168Gb (sda2) --Win7
--105Gb unallocated -- Future home to F14
--31Gb extended (sda 3) -- not sure what this is used for
--31Gb (sda 5) -- Lenovo drivers
--16Gb (sda 4) -- Lenovo restore

Am I running into the partition limit I have been reading about? If so, is there a way to get around this? I really don't want to delete the partitions yet.

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General :: Installing Fast Distro Alongwith Win7

Apr 4, 2010

I recently got an ASUS laptop with a Core i5 processor and an ATI VGA card. I would like to install a fast distro and keep my Win7 installed. [dual boot]. I hate Windows 7 because it boots really slow even on a 64-bit system like mine (they claim it's 60% faster, and it still takes about 2 minutes to boot). So I want a distro that boots really quick (in less than 25 seconds). Also, I need it to have the very latest drivers because my laptop is quite new, and I read that the same VGA card I have already has problems when running under Ubuntu. (Not sure though)

I like programming (Python and Processing), so I did lots of research and figured out that Fedora is pretty good for programmers (it has many programming languages and IDEs already configured in the system..no need to install anything!) + I think it's pretty secure since it is based on RedHat Linux + I read some stuff about Fedora 11 and their promise to boot in less than 20 seconds, donno about 12 though? is it true anyway?

On the other hand, some say that Fedora's package management is not very cool when compared to openSuse's decent package manager and system administration tools...etc. Linux Mint looks very elegant and it can run Ubuntu's packages [I suppose] so it's another possible choice too. CrunchBang is also really attractive and minimal, they say it's also quite lightweight..so that's another possible choice for me too

My questions are:
- Which of the above distros is the fastest when booting? This matters the most for me.
- Which one has better support for the most recent drivers? especially for laptops?

Is there any other distro that boots faster than the above distros (in less than 25 seconds on a Core i5) and still has good hardware support and security? I don't really care for the distro's appearance as long as it does the job.

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OpenSUSE Install :: After Installing No Win7 But Just Command Line Of SUSE?

Aug 21, 2010

well, gonna straight-explain what I`ve here: had a Win7 64bit installed machine and created a D drive as I was intended to install Suse there (so it`s `Extended`) after succesfully installed SLED and finally restarted the laptop to see use Win7 again there was no Loader for me to choose which Operation System (I have another machine with XP,Ubuntu and Pardus - never had sucha problem)then I had to chose SLED of course but this time it didn`t bring me to the login page but to the Command Line of SLED, and the thing is that I can`t use command line on linux. tried several times and with failsafe login but stıll having command line and there is no Win7 to run on Loader.

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General :: Win7 User Installing Dual Boot Slackware 13?

May 29, 2010

I'm a pretty experienced Windows user, and have coded in x86 and win32 API for a while, so I know the system reasonably well. I've used windows since the days of Win95, and prior to that I had an Amiga - so I'm pretty rusty in unix-like operating systems. I have little C coding knowledge beyond reading it, though I can understand what the programmer is doing from reading the source. My only experience with installing linux was on a 486 laptop that failed spectacularly when the CDROM couldn't be detected and used, so I'm necessarily a little wary of doing this, but I've become quite exasperated with Windows lately.

I have decided to make my life interesting (if not easier at first) by dual-booting Linux with Win7. My current machine is a dual-core intel laptop with 2GB of RAM and an ATI X1250 mobile GPU, with a 120GB HDD. I have two partitions currently on this machine - both 60GB-ish. The main C: drive is Win7. I'm aware of the hidden partition that Windows installs. I have an external 1TB USB drive for my applications and data, so space shouldn't be a problem. There is no floppy drive (unsurprisingly) and I can boot from the internal DVD drive.

I have chosen the Slackware 13 distro because it seems to be well respected as a learning tool for unix-like operating systems. My main aim here is not to abandon Windows at first, but to learn a new OS. I'm aware that Slack may not be the most user-friendly distro, but will give me knowledge that I might not gain under other distros. If I'm making a mistake here, then let me know! I have plenty of free time to devote to this little project, and I'm not afraid to learn. I am however afraid to destroy my Win7 fall-back. If all else fails, I need to be able to go back to a working OS to jump on the net to find the answer to what went wrong.

So my question, as per the subject title, is: What do I need to know before I do this? I have no idea what I'm doing with regard disk partitioning beyond Partition Magic - which I don't actually possess anymore. I can use the Windows disk management app. I have no idea how to manage a boot sector. So are there any gotchas that I need to bear in mind? I've already read this thread: [URL]. Which I must admit looks very complicated! I have a fair bit of time before my Slackware 13 DVD-ISO image downloads (20KB/Sec) so have some time to gather information.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing 11.04 As Dual Boot With Win7 / Stops After Setting Partition Size

May 5, 2011

I have Windows 7 on my laptop and am attempting to install Ubuntu 11.04 from CD.I boot from the disk drive, follow the prompts and eventually get to the screen where I can set how much space I want to give to the Ubuntu partition vs the Windows partition. My hard disk is 250GB, so I reduce the Windows one to 100GB (currently has 80GB of files on it) and set the Ubuntu one to 130GB (the other 20GB is split between the two hidden Windows 7 partitions).

I then click to continue and the progress bar for the install starts up but doesn't move, it just sits at 0%. I realised that the dialogue box underneath the progress bar can still be expanded and asks me to test using -n and -s, but when I type either of these into the box and hit return, nothing happens. I have checked my download of the .iso I used using WinMD5Sum and the hash matches up. I have already tried installing from USB but this threw an error, hence using CD. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1546 running Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Processor: AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-75 2.20GHz

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Jun 21, 2011

the only issue that i have: the wireless is always disabled.

when i install new updates, the wireless comes back enabled and everything is fine but when i restart ubuntu its disabled again !!

i have a DELL studio 1537 laptop (broadcomm wifi card)with a win7 service pack 1/linux ubuntu 10.04 LTS dual boot.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed Alongside Win7 But GRUB Doesn't Appear; Just Boots Win7

Dec 31, 2010

Just installed Ubuntu 10.10 onto my new netbook from a USB stick. The laptop came with Win7 Starter, which I kept on a small partition. Installation was apparently successful, but when I start up the computer, it will go straight to Win7 and GRUB doesn't appear.

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May 2, 2011

I had vista installed, then I installed Win7 on a dif. partition. Then I installed Ubuntu 11.4 over the vista partition (formatted first), and now I can't get into Win7. I'm really at a loss. I've tried the Win7 disk, and it doesn't detect the Win7 installation. I've also tried sudo update-grub, and it doesn't seem to detect the win7 install either. I've tried making the Win7 partition bootable using gpart as well. I'd like to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu, however I need to do that.

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Apr 23, 2011

i installed ubuntu after windows 7 but now i cant boot windows 7 i tried the start up repair and I've read through some questions answered on here and int figure out the problem i don't want to uninstall ubuntu unless it's my only option

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Ubuntu :: Cant Boot To Win7 From Grub / Win7 Partition Doesn't Appear?

Sep 1, 2011

i have ubuntu 10 and win 7 dual booting on one hdd, all of a sudden grub says error no such partition when i select windows at the boot menu. and i cant get to the win7 partition from ubuntu (to play music and stuff, this used to work, places, mount filesystem, 250 gigs whatever). i've tried the stuff in these links and nothing has worked so farpartition info

sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 29094 233697523+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 * 29095 30401 10498477+ 83 Linux

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Networking :: After Upgrading From Win7-32 To WIN7-64 Can't Mount Cifs Shares

Jul 21, 2010

This is the first time I have run into issues mounting windows shares but I really can't figure this out. Can someone put me out of my windows misery please.

First off, last week I rebuilt my work PC fromWIN7 32bit to WIN7 64bit since then I can no longer mount the window share on my ubuntu server:

I recreated my windows share called "Linux" and used the properties, advanced sharing and added everyone, full access and my domain account full access.

If I browse to \ipaddress I can see my share and access it. From a XP machine I can see the share and access it.

From linux I use the same mount point as before, /linux I use the same fstab and it fails


I try this manually now:


Next I try to mount it:


I looked at my firewall rules and they seem ok.

Next test was connecting to my 2nd pc on windows XP no probs mounted first time.

What is wrong with my new Win 7 setup?

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Jul 3, 2011

I'm trying to install ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run in my laptop with radeon x1200 series. While installing, I got this: Quote:

./ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run: linha 187: erro de sintaxe pr�ximo do `token' n�o esperado `(' ./ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run: linha 187: ` # echo "The program '$script' returned an error code ($res)" >&2'


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May 6, 2010

I have recently created a website that I have added a way to install the newer ATI cards into Ubuntu 10.04. Here is the website for more information. Just to let you know it is a lot easier than most people are making it out to be.

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Apr 18, 2010

Need to install b43 driver to use monitor mode on my card - versions are compatible, I ran
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
As told, but instructions end there. Pressed yes to download and extract firmware. Do I need to activate this driver somehow?

Info on wireless card:
tnt@Artemis:~$ lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
Broadcom STA driver is activated in the hardware drivers manager.

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Jul 8, 2010

I was trying to install drivers for my ati radeon 9550 and when i typed in the terminal this:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libgl

i got:

W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net karmic Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 5A9BF3BB4E5E17B5
a posle ove druge: Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree


how do i add this repo to sources list and how do i install the public key?

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Oct 14, 2010

I have a Creative Xi-Fi sound card. There is a driver installed currently, but unless my sound is at 100%, everything sounds distorted. My first inclination, as a Windows user, would be to update the driver. So, I downloaded the driver from their site in the form of a .tar.gz. I followed the guide here: [URL] But, as soon as I get to the step where I actually compile it (make), I get errors.

user@user-XFX-Nforce-680i-LT:~/Desktop/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00$ sudo make
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.35-22-generic/build M=/home/user/Desktop/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.35-22-generic'


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