General :: Dual Boot Setup - Running Windows As Virtual Box

Jun 21, 2010

I currently run a Windows 7 Compaq laptop with an Athlon x2 and 4gig of DDR2. I want to either set up a dual-boot on my laptop, or make Linux the Primary with Windows running in something like a virtual box. I am very much into Android and I want to learn Linux as a result of that. So which Distro should be considered in a situation like this.

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General :: Newbie Looking To Dual-boot Gloria X64 Into A Box Already Running Windows 7 X64

Dec 17, 2009

I recently installed Windows 7 64-bit on my Quad-Core 3GB RAM machine. I am now looking to dual-boot it with Linux Mint 7 64-bit. While I am an IT Service Management major, I really only know enough to be dangerous, and I don't want to ruin the first computer that I have ever bought outright. (Nor do I want to have to reload Windows 7 again.) I also want to be able to run Microsoft Office (I despise OpenOffice, so this is not an option), other programs native to Windows, and iTunes. Anyone know how to do this correctly?

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General :: Mount A Removable Storage In Kubuntu 9.10 That Is Running On A Dual-boot Machine With Microsoft Windows XP?

Jan 22, 2010

How to you mount a removable storage in Kubuntu 9.10 that is running on a dual-boot machine with Microsoft Windows XP.

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Ubuntu :: Setup A Dual Boot With Windows 7

Sep 1, 2011

just spent hours trying to set up a dual boot with windows 7 and ubuntu. i now have both installed, however, i dont know how to load ubuntu. it automatically loads windows 7 on boot.

p.s both 64 bit if that matters.

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Ubuntu :: Kubuntu / Windows 7 Dual Boot Setup?

Feb 18, 2010

I just bought a Dell 537s machine and configured it for dual boot of Windows 7 and Kubuntu 9.10. On my old dual boot machine I had the Windows System and the Linux System on different disk partitions. That way I could write fstab in such a way as to make the Windows System read-only as seen from Linux, so Linux couldn't mess up any Windows System files (and since Windows can't read ext3, Windows couldn't mess up the Linux System).

But the new machine came with Windows 7 installed and gobbling up 3 primary partitions. Kubuntu installed itself in such a way that Linux can read/write to the Windows System. This makes me nervous that Kubuntu might be able to mess up Windows 7.

Is there any way to make specific Windows 7 directories/files unwriteable as seen from Linux without altering their behavior in Windows 7?

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Ubuntu :: Add Windows XP To Dual Boot Setup With Vista?

Mar 7, 2011

I 'm currently using grub to dual boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu 10.10.These are some of my partitions:

- one NTFS partition for Vista
- one NTFS partition for my Vista Data (shared with Ubuntu)
- one ext3 partition for Ubuntu (mounted at /)
- one very large ext3 partition for my Ubuntu home folder (mounted at /home)

I would now like to add Windows XP to this setup, but I am not sure where to start.I know I need to somehow shrink the large ext3 partition so I have an extra partition for XP, which should be NTFS.Then I assume I need to install XP on this partition, and somehow make XP appear in grub.how to do these things. Can anyone help? Please keep the instructions very basic, do not assume that I know anything.

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Ubuntu :: Setup To Dual-boot With Windows - Resizing Partition?

Jul 26, 2010

When I installed Ubuntu I set it up to dual-boot with windows and didnt put much thought into the partition sizes, and now I want to make the ubuntu partition bigger. I shrunk the windows partition from gparted fine and then booted up off my ubuntu 10.04 disk to make the ubuntu partition bigger, but it won't let me do so from gparted. Attached is a picture of how my hard drive's currently set up.

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Fedora Networking :: Dual Boot Comp Running Windows 7 And F13?

May 2, 2010

I have recently set up a dual boot comp running Windows 7 and Fedora 13 (test) and began noticing that after a short while,was taking forever to access web pages. When I look at my router which is running DD-WRT I noticed my active connections was over 500 whereas should only be around 200 maybe or less. This does not occur under windows,so am not sure where to begin.box is running 64 bit quad core processor.

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General :: Virtualization - Running Windows Virtual

Mar 26, 2010

I'm installing a new server after this weekend, and it musth have both windows server 2008 r2 and linux (probably ubuntu) running, but I'm wondering which one of them I should run virtual. Windows will be used mostly for rdp and for serving asp.net webpages, linux will host some django-applications and a postgreSQL server etc.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot With Windows XP On A 1TB RAID-0 Setup - Create A SWAP Partition

Mar 20, 2011

(This is for a 100% Clean install)

Q1) I was wondering if it is possible to Dual boot Ubuntu with Windows XP on a 1TB RAID-0 setup ?

Q2) Also, is it possible to create a SWAP partition (for Ubuntu) on a NON RAID-0 HDD ?

Q3) Lastly... I read GRUB2 is the default boot manager... should I use that, or GRUB / Lio ?

I have a total of 3 HDDs on this system:
-- 2x 500GB WDD HDDs (non-advanced format) ... RAID-0 setup
-- 1x 320GB WDD HDD (non RAID setup)
(The non RAID HDD is intended to be a SWAP drive for both XP and Ubuntu = 2 partitions)

I plan on making multiple partitions... and reserve partition space for Ubuntu (of course).

I have the latest version of the LiveCD created already.

Q4) Do I need the Alternate CD for this setup?

I plan on installing XP before Ubuntu.

This is my 1st time dual booting XP with Ubuntu.

I'm using these as my resources:
- [url]
- [url]

Q5) Anything else I should be aware of (possible issues during install)?

Q6) Lastly... is there anything like the AHCI (advanced host controller interface) like in Windows for Ubuntu?

(Since I need a special floppy during Windows Install...) I want to be able to use the Advanced Queuing capabilities of my SATA drives in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Setup A Dual Boot System With XP Running Side By Side On Thinkpad T41?

Jan 28, 2010

have been trying to setup a dual boot system with ubuntu and XP running side by side on my Thinkpad T41.tried it a few times and always causes the same problem. i have 40 gig HDD, on which i create a 13 gig NTFS partition and leave the rest as free space. then install XP on the NTFS partition. no problems.

then i boot from the ubuntu disk (9.10 Karmic) and install using the "use free space" option at the partition section. ubuntu installs ok, and boots fine from GRUB 2.0. BUT when i select the XP option from GRUB's list, it starts to boot XP, i get the standard XP loading screen for three seconds and then it crashes to a blue screen critical problem, and restarts the system. when i then boot from the xp cd and go into recovery mode CHKDSK will not recognise the disk, and DISKPART shows one HDD at 35 gig which it cannot access.

this means i cant run FIXBOOT and get my xp install running again. every time i do this process it produces the same problem. tried at first with xp installed on whole HDD, and reducing the xp partition size. killed XP. then tried ubuntu first and xp second - but this caused the same inaccessible disk problem - xp would not recognise the partitions and would not install. so i slipstreamed my XP install disk to SP2 hoping this would make it recognise the partitions, but no luck there. so had to format all and repartition the 13 gig NTFS for xp. installed xp again without difficulty but ubuntu install killed my xp in the same way.

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General :: Ubuntu - Running A Virtual Machine On Windows 7?

Jun 5, 2010

I want to do two things: Set up a virtual machine on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu Set up a way for the virtual machine to read the windows disk or windows to have read/write access to the virtual machine's disk. My goal is to have a place where both Ubuntu and Windows can read and write. What software is good for this task? Are their free programs that can run virtual machines? Also if my machine is running Windows 7 64-bit, can I install Ubuntu 32-bit? Or am I forced to use Ubuntu 64-bit? Or does it not matter?

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Fedora :: Running A Dual Boot Windows 7 Home Premium And 12 System On An AMD Phenom Platform

May 31, 2010

I am/was(?) running a dual boot Windows 7 Home Premium and Fedora 12 system on an AMD Phenom platform.

I thought that I would try the KDE desktop and installed it with the command

yum groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"

After tasting KDE for a while I decided that I far prefer Gnome.

I removed the KDE with

yum groupremove "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"

This appeared to work but I then found that whilst I can boot into Windows 7, I can no longer boot into Fedora 12.

I have tried booting the F12 DVD and going into to the Rescue function. I re-installed grub but still cannot boot into F12.

I have looked at grub.conf but can see nothing wrong.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgraded From Desktop 10.04 To Studio 10.04 And Running A Dual Boot System With Windows?

Nov 3, 2010

I upgraded from Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 to Ubuntu Studio 10.04 and running a dual boot system with Windows. On the grub screen there are four listings now for Ubuntu. Two recover modes and two ubuntu modes. Is this normal? Going to reboot and see if I can get a picture of it.

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General :: Virtual Machines And Dual Monitors With A Windows 7 Host And Guest?

Oct 4, 2010

I'm looking for virtual machine software that supports dual monitors on a Linux guest with a Windows 7 host.VirtualBox supports dual monitors only for Windows guests. VMware Player was extremely slow, so I gave up. I'm not sure it supports dual monitors, anyway. Can anyone recommend a product for what I want to do?

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General :: Attempting To Get BackTrack 5 Running With A VMware Virtual Machine On Windows 7

Aug 23, 2011

I'm running a 64bit Version of Windows 7. I'm also dual-booting 64bit Ubuntu 10.04 (if it matters). However, for this I'm trying to get this working on the Windows 7 side of things. I downloaded the BackTrack 5 32bit GNOME .iso file (BT5-GNOME-32.iso) to my USB stick fine and made a VM on VMware Player. I set the OS as "Other Linux 2.6.x kernel" (if it matters). However, when I go to play my VM I get the following screen. I know I'm supposed to type Startx to launch the GUI. However, nothing happens; it's completely unresponsive (and yes keyboard focus is routed to the VM). There is no response, the cursor doesn't even blink.

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General :: Setup Grub For A Dual Boot System Of Xp And Vista?

Apr 10, 2010

I want to set up grub for a dual boot system of xp and vista. The thing is that I have vista installed and would have to install it ance again after setting up XP in order to use the microsoft bootloader. And secondly I slowly want to get into linux...

This is how I tried it: I have four partitions on my HD and want to install the Bootloader on /dev/sda3. I started up the ubuntu live cd, mounted partition3, opened the console and tried this command line which I found in a tutorial

grub-install --root-directory=/media/hda3 --recheck /dev/hda However I get the following error message:

mkdir: cannot create directory '/media/hda3/boot': No such file or directory

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General :: HDD Setup For Dual Boot XP / Install On Slave Drive

Apr 23, 2010

Have older system, self-built around 2000 or so. My plan is to optimize the system for speed and utility, upgrade the OS from W2000 Pro to XP Pro, and include dual boot so as to install some version/distro (?) of Linux to learn on. Present system: X86 based (32 bit), using a P4, 1.8 GHz/400 MHz fsb, with 512mb of DDR RAM installed, can upgrade to 2 gigs total.Shuttle MV42 motherboard, including onboard video and sound (S3 Graphics ProSavage DDR P4M266/VIA 8751/8233 chipset, VIA AC'97 Audio Controller, 2.2 compliant)

If I should decide to use the available 160 gig drive as a dual boot system, in order to install both XP and some version of Linux, how should I set it up? How many partitions will XP and Linux need or work with best? How much space for each OS? What file systems? Should I format/partition it with the existing W2000 OS? What comes first, the chicken or the egg? (XP or Linux?) I have read somewhere that it matters which OS is installed first, due to boot records being overwritten by successive OS installs. I plan to keep W2000 on the first HDD at least until I move my files over to XP. Will I need to switch the master/slave designations after installing XP and Linux on the new drive, since I will want to boot from that drive?

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General :: Dual Boot And Windows 7 But Use The Windows Bootloader Instead Of GRUB?

Sep 11, 2010

Is it possible to have the Windows bootloader point to Windows 7 and a Linux partition instead of using GRUB to point to Windows 7 and Linux?

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May 5, 2010

Im running a virtual linux server on a low-end system, and i wold like to configure the server to boot in terminal window and not to the Gnome log in window, this is because of the low specs on the hardware.

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General :: Windows XP Failed To Boot In Dual Boot System?

Jul 5, 2011

The problem is this: I have a 320gb HDD splitted in 4 partitions. When I first installed Windows XP I formatted the HDD in 3 (Windows system partition, Media partition and another one I left for Linux). However Linux requires another partition for swap. Everything was just fine. One day Windows stopped working and I tried re-installing it. After the system was ready to start, Windows failed to boot with "NTLDR is missing" message. I tried to recover the Master boot record, even replaced NTLDR manually - nothing worked. I read that in order a HDD to be partitioned in more than 3 parts the so called "extended" partitions must be created. I think this may cause the problem but I don't want to wipe out everything (I have more than 100 GB of books most of which are not available anymore in the same locations I have downloaded them)

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Debian Hardware :: GMA 4500MHD - Ability For Dual Head Monitor Setup - Limitation On Virtual Desktop For Older Gma Cards

Jan 30, 2010

I want to buy a laptop with gma 4500hd WHAT I WANT IS

1. 2D AND 3D full support eg compiz, full functional kde4+effects (not to be slow)
2. full hd support
3. oss driver
4. ability for dual head monitor setup

searching in google find out that as fa as it concern the dual head setup there is a limitation on virtual desktop for older gma cards

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Software :: Virtual Windows Running - Allow That In Theory?

Apr 23, 2010

Shouldn't a virtual windows running on linux allow that in theory?

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General :: Dual Boot Ubuntu From Windows 7 64 Bit?

Dec 18, 2010

I've been reading many threads on the ability to dual boot. I am not a "newbe" but have installed linux and Fedora many times, included starting from Windows 7 using EasyBCD. I wish to install Ubuntu Studio 64AMD on my PC:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965
RAM: 8GB
HD: Hitachi HDT721064SLA360 SATA ~600GB C: 200GB & D: 200GB, Fedora: 100GB the remainder for Ubuntu.

My problem is that the installation instructions don't seem to talk about NOT installing grub on MBR as it was on the Fedora install. I don't want to accidentally overwrite my MBR. Is this option available? Will EasyBCD work with Ubuntu? No, I want Windows 7 left intact and do not want to dual boot from Grub!

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General :: Dual Boot Windows XP And Suse 10?

Feb 7, 2011

I Would like to dual boot my computer for it to have suse linux and windows xp professional I have an 80 GB hard drive partitioned in NTFS is it possible to dual boot and what software do you suggest to partition the hard drive.

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General :: Dual Boot Windows Xp And 10.10 Server?

Nov 15, 2010

install on my machine with windows xp an Ubuntu 10.10 server without losing windows xp..I can't find some step-by-step procedure on how to set up a dual boot

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General :: Installing BT4 Dual Boot Windows 7

Jun 10, 2010

I'm looking for a good partition scheme to install BT4 dual boot with windows 7, I've freed up about 160 G for my install and was going to use BT4 as an everyday distro and wanted enough space to install extra packages like vlc and what not as well as use wordlist.sh to create a substantial dictionary. These are my initial partitioning plans 3G /,6G usr, and about 3G swap with the rest being /home for word lists and whatnot would you mind sharing your partitioning setups so I can make this efficient as possible?

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Jul 25, 2010

i do not get this i have a computer here that i installed ubuntu 10.04 on it side by side with windows using the ubuntu installer now windows will not boot at all it just restarts every time we try to boot into it now im not stupid i tryed reparing the os many times with the disk no luck when i was exploring in the windows cds command line it showed that his intire os was moved to the d:/

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Sep 25, 2010

I wanted to know if I install Ubuntu on my virtual PC on Windows 7 is it just as secure?

If I have a keylogger or some spyware will that affect the session I have running on the Virtual PC? Can they still steal my passwords?

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Dec 18, 2010

i just finished successfully installing a virtual machine and windows xp. the windows setup finished no errors, but now when i try to boot up it gives me the blue screen of death (see attachment). after the bsod it just reboots.

note: in the screenshot it doesn't look blue but it is. i couldn't pause it so then it would show blue so it ended up black.

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