Software :: Install Win7 HP Upgrade To Win XP On Dual Boot?

Dec 22, 2010

Current set-up:

Athlon 64 2800
2 GB RAM
340 GB on two HDD
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Win XP Pro SP3

After getting the Silver Ghost all set up and purring like a kitten for my daughter, she now informs me she'd rather have Win7 HP instead of Win XP Pro SP3. Ubuntu and Win XP Pro are on separate HDD. Can I do a "clean install" of Win 7 HP on the Windows drive without screwing up GRUB? Or will I need to do the dance described at [URL]. I've had to modify Ubuntu because of conflicts between 10.04 and the Ralink 2780 (?) wireless-n drivers.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Dual Boot From XP To Win7 HP

Dec 21, 2010

Current set-up:
Athlon 64 2800
2 GB RAM
340 GB on two HDD
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Win XP Pro SP3

After getting the Silver Ghost all set up and purring like a kitten for my daughter, she now informs me she'd rather have Win7 HP instead of Win XP Pro SP3. Ubuntu and Win XP Pro are on separate HDD. Can I do a "clean install" of Win 7 HP on the Windows drive without screwing up GRUB? Or will I need to do the dance described at [URL]. I've had to modify Ubuntu because of conflicts between 10.04 and the Ralink 2780 (?) wireless-n drivers.

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I've read just about everywhere that you first have to do Ubuntu install and partition and then Windows, which makes sence, and then change the GRUB. However, I'm unsure about this case.

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But that is not true in my case.

So i had 2 hard disks one had windows 7 installed and one was empty so i decided that i should get openSuSE 11.4 on the empty hard disk and dual-boot it with windows 7 (that i already had installed). Downloaded the DVD, put it on a USB and installed SuSE on the other hard disk normally, it detected my windows installation on my main hard disk but i didn't touch that, only formatted my other hard disk to ext4

After the installation it booted automatically into SuSE, but now every time on a fresh restart the system boots automatically into windows. Methods i have already tried to resolve this and it didn't work:

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mb gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3
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Code:
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