Ubuntu Installation :: How To Launch Windows First In Dual Booting?

Jun 29, 2010

I have install lucid, and windows, I want when the computer start it should launch windows first, now it launch ubuntu first.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting Windows 7 And 9.10 - Multimedia

Jan 22, 2010

I have a question about dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10. What I want to be able to do is store my multimeda and open office files on a partition that can be read by both windows and ubuntu, I just don't know how to do this. What kind of partition should I make it? Should it be done in windows 7 or ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting Windows 7 On Two Harddrives

Feb 1, 2010

i Have two Hard-drives a WD 500Gb Sata with windows 7 installed and an IDE Maxtor 40Gb mounted as slave .I want Ubuntu to be installed on the Maxtor.I usually used to choose grub to be installed on the MBR of the first one , but that meant that every time i needed to reinstall windows or Ubuntu i Would loose both of them, how to do so, without effecting the boot loader of the windows but still capable of booting both.Story made short, if i disconnect any of the hard drives i would still be capable of booting into the other.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting 9.10 Karmic With Windows 7?

Mar 5, 2010

Computer:
AMD 939 Athlon 64
Biostar 6100T Motherboard
Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
1tb Seagate hard drive

I did the install from the 64 bit edition Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala iso file and when I restart is gives me the no root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu. Unfortunately I don't know if it means the window installation or the Ubuntu one. I also don't know exactly how to get to it if it isn't the windows one. I also want a triple boot with Windows XP Professional SP 3 32 bit.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting Windows Without Having To Use GRUB2?

Jun 13, 2010

The Problem, installing ubuntu over top of windows and vice versa causes the windows boot menu to forget about ubuntu.The Solution:1. Using bcdedit from within windows to edit the boot menuClick Start -> Type Cmd.exe run it in elevated mode (as an administrator) by right clicking it and selecting "Run As Administrator" Inside the console type bcdedit, notice that the ubuntu boot entry is still there, for example i use three o/s , windows 7 professional x64, windows 7 ultimate x64 and Kubuntu and it looks like this

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}

[code].....

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting With Windows XP On New Netbook

Nov 21, 2010

I am going to be dual booting with Windows XP on my new netbook. I know that I will be required to re-install XP before I will have to reinstall Linux.

My question is about the /boot partition option. If I was to create a /boot partition, would that prevent Windows from erasing Grub when I reinstall Windows? I have been Googling and I can't find an answer so I figure it won't work but I better ask as it would make life a whole lot easier.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting 10.04 And Windows 7 With Truecrypt?

Dec 27, 2010

right now I have windows 7 encrypted with truecrypt and I want to dual boot Ubuntu 10.04(not encrypted). I'm going to shrink my windows partition to install Ubuntu. Is there a way to add ubuntu to truecrypts bootloader?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting With Windows On A Laptop?

Jun 10, 2011

Im looking at getting a laptop and dual botting it with ubuntu and windows and my boss said when he did that on his laptop it caused all kind of problems, but that was 2-3 years ago. Is it still a big buggy doing this or should i be able to dual boot on any laptop i get?

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Installation :: Add Existing Ubuntu To Dual Booting Windows Box

Dec 18, 2009

I looked through the install FAQ's etc.I thought I saw someone ask about doing this at one point but, of course, I can't remember where.I have a computer with a single SATA drive which runs Ubuntu9.1 I would like to use it in a dual boot machine. Typically I'd install windows first and then add my second drive and install Ubuntu to the second drive. That's how I usually do it.I want to put in a new drive, install windows, then get it to dual boot using this existing Ubuntu disk. I need to get Grub on the windows disk and get the option to dual boot to the existing Ubuntu disk. I think.

Is there a way I could do this without having to start all over on the Ubuntu disk?

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Booting Windows 7 And F11?

Sep 1, 2009

I tried to dual boot Windows 7 and Fedora 11 following the instructions in the link at the bottom of this post. Now fedora boots great, but when it tries to boot 7 i get the message "Disk Read Error Hit Ctrl+Alt+Del To Restart" is there anyway to fix this with out reformatting?[URL]..

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting Windows 7 On Separate Drives

May 31, 2010

I have tried (a few times now lol) to get this setup. I am using Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 10.4 64-bit. I have Windows 7 installed on one hdd, another hdd has the System Reserved partition along with a data partition for files, the third hdd is the one where I want to install Ubuntu. I have found numerous tutorials on installing them both on the same drive, but not on separate ones. The couple I have found haven't really worked.

I think that Ubuntu is installed correctly but there is no option to boot into it. Windows 7 just happily loads itself. I have tried reinstalling and selecting 'sdc1' (the native ubuntu partition) as the location for the bootloader to be installed and then used Easy BCD to add that location to the windows bootloader which gives the option to load Ubuntu but when selected dies complaining that there is a missing file (I think it just can't find the Ubuntu bootloader).

As an aside when I get to the installation screen the Ubuntu installer keeps on telling me that there are no operating systems detected on the machine (Even though I'm pretty sure the drive it is talking about 'sda' is where Windows 7 is installed). Not sure if that matters just seemed a little wierd.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing On Windows Machine Without Dual Booting?

Oct 14, 2010

i currently am running windos 7 (64 bit) and would also like to install ubuntu on a second hard drive. i understand a dual boot is easy enough to do, but i'd like to install ubuntu so that it and windows are completely isolated. rather than be prompted with a boot screen to choose os, i would do so by changing hd boot priority in bios. i'd like the end result to be 2 separte computers in one box. can it be set up this way, and if so, how?

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Booting Windows 7 Ultimate?

Jan 21, 2011

I'm having trouble dual booting Windows 7 Ultimate and Fedora 14. I am using Grub 0.97 (The grub before Grub 2). I installed Windows 7 after installing Fedora 14 so the damn Windows BL covered up Grub. But I can't get into either Windows or Fedora. I get an Error 17: Cannot Mount Selected Partition. And the system can't find the BL for Windows so it always tells me to restart. And I have both OS' on the same hard disk.

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Installation :: Dual Booting Windows Vista And Fedora 11

Apr 11, 2010

I had a fresh copy of Windows Vista installed (original from the factory)- and I followed a document of dual booting - however I think I did some mistake or automatic skip of install Grub boot loader-

Now my fedora 11 is running smoothly but windows vista is gone or does not boot - I don't have any boot disks- they give examples having floppy disk a boot disk- my laptop doesn't have floppy drive- I guess I could manage in cd or flash drive.

I see my computer's config in fedora desktop as
computer:///250%20GB%20ATA%20WDC%20WD2500BEVS-6.drive
computer:///250%20GB%20ATA%20WDC%20WD2500BEVS-6-1.drive
computer:///PIONEER%20DVDRW%20%20DR-KD08HB.drive
computer:///root.link

I noticed that the partition NTFS still exists and it has not been erased. I did install linux on hda5 since hda1 was partitioned with NTFS

Is there any manual and precaution to be taken while doing the same dual boot system ?

Or is it possible to have dual boot with the present config- although i am ready to install fresh window vista and fedora as my dual booting systems...

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting With Windows Vista - Access Denied

Aug 10, 2010

I'm installing Ubuntu 10.04 for a friend, dual booting it with windows vista. The installation was going just fine up until the 4th step- partitioning the drives. After designating space for vista and ubuntu and running it, it popped up the window and displayed 0%... for the next hour. After looking around on ubuntu forums for a solution, I tried manually partitioning the drives in vista. Vista wouldn't let me, saying that access was denied. I tried using gparted next, which had an error with it as well. Does anyone know what i can do to work around this?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting Windows On Separate Hard Drives?

Aug 25, 2011

I have been messing around with the ubuntu family for some time now, and usually have no problem finding my answers. This one, however, is giving me some trouble. I have been using ubuntu on my laptop for some time now, and recently got a new 2TB hard drive for my desktop. I cloned the old hard drive to the new one, and decided to install ubuntu onto a third drive. The third drive was IDE, the new one is SATA. I disconnected the other hard drive, and so my current set up is a SATA drive with Windows 7, and an IDE drive with Ubuntu (11.04 of course)

Well, I am unable to dual boot between the two, unfortunately, and would like to figure out how. I would like to say the problem is with Windows, since that is the primary drive. No GRUB shows up upon booting when both drives are plugged in, and the Windows Bootloader does not show my installation of Ubuntu, instead it goes right to Windows.

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Software :: Dual-Booting With Ubuntu Using Grub 2 And A Truecrypt Windows Installation

Apr 29, 2011

I've been trying to get a dual-boot system with a truecrypted Windows partition and grub 2 in combination to work successfully and to date, I haven't had much luck. I'm using the grub 2 version from Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS.I understand from searching through Google that there is presently no easy way to chainload the Truecrypt boot loader from Grub 2 in a similiar way that was done with Grub 1. This is because the Grub 2 payload is much larger and actually overwrites some of the Truecrypt boot loader, preventing it from starting.Does anybody know what might be going wrong here? I've been looking for ages now and can't seem to find any solution to this problem apart from restoring the Truecrypt loader to the hard disk and trying to chainload Grub 2 from Truecrypt. I'd rather use Grub 2 as the main loader though as Ubuntu Linux will be the main operating system in use.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting Windows (Vista Or Win7) 9.10 From Same SATA Drive?

Mar 2, 2010

I can dual-boot on my PC by using my SATA drive for Windows & a second IDE (PATA) one for Ubuntu.However when I try to install both OS's on the Primary SATA drive side by side only one is detected (and I have no option to boot the other).

I have a friend with the same problem who is trying to boot Win7 and Ubuntu off the same SATA drive and the same issue occurs on his (He doesn't have the second drive as an option as I do).

Does anyone know a way to get side by side installation to work on one (SATA) drive? Failing this is it possible to boot Ubuntu off and External hard drive and still be able to dual boot Windows & Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting With Windows 7 - A WBM Screen Says The File: Ubuntuwinbootwubildr.mbr Is Missing Or Corrupt?

May 8, 2011

First off I must state that I am basically completely foreign to linux. I have 2 hard drives, one with windows 7 and storage partitions, and the other with my linux partition, linux swap, and unpartitioned space.I initially partitioned my drives with Disk Management in Windows 7. I created an NTFS partition on sda and installed Ubuntu from within Windows (a Wubi install I suppose). I originally intended to install by booting from the iso I burned onto a CD,but the installer was failing to load (fonts would change and it would error message). LiveCD was failing to load too in the same fashion. After hitting alt and tweaking the F6 settings, LiveCD successfully loaded (my very first taste of Ubuntu, albeit somewhat bland). I then decided to reinstall Ubuntu with proper linux partitions from within LiveCD. Now when I select Ubuntu in the Windows Boot Manager, a WBM screen says the file:

ubuntuwinbootwubildr.mbr is missing or corrupt. I do not know if this file is the problem or merely a symptom of it Below I have copied my Boot Summary (my apologies for the length and extra partitions):

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda[code]....

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Make Dual Booting Windows And Ubuntu From 2 Separate Drives Work

Feb 28, 2011

I am new to Linux and was wondering how to make dual booting Windows and Ubuntu from 2 separate drives work. I have dual booted from the same drive but never different ones. If I install Ubuntu on the second drive how will I configure the system to let me choose on start up?

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Ubuntu :: Booting After Installation (Dual Booting With Vista) - Error: No Such Devide Found

Jun 24, 2010

i decided to install ubuntu in my PC,i downloaded the .ISO image and i installed it in my USB. After trying it and all that i observed that i really liked it and i decided to formally install it to my computer in the hard drive. When i reached the partition thing,i selected to dual boot with Vista and select between each them in every startup,when i clicked FORWARD it gave me an error which i did not read(because,again im a noob) so i clicked cancel.

Today i wanted to go through the process again and now really install it,so again i went to the time zone part and i clicked forward but then,instead of taking me straight to the partition phase,it appeard a window saying "The installer has detected that the following disks have mounted partitions: /dev/sda ...." I clicked yes,to unmount this partitions so it took me to the partition thing,once there i selected the option to install Ubuntu with Vista and select between them i neach startup,then i clicked forward and went to the username/computer name process,once i finished i continued to the next part,the installation,but i selected to import all of my WIndows VIsta default user data,after that i clicked forward and went to the installation process,i went down stairs to eat soemthing while it finishes,i came back and it was finished,it asked me to reboot so i clicked in Restart Now.

When it tried to boot,appeared an error saying: Error: no such devide found: #################### Grub load(or something like that) grub rescue: and it was a command line,since there i havent been able to boot into vista or Ubuntu,im really scared because is the first thing related to OS installing ive done,so i booted my USB and ran the trial and right now im trying to find out what to do from that trial version.
I just went to the INSTALL UBUNTU 10.04 LTS application under the System>Administration Menu and found out that in the partition phase the Install and allow to select between both systems in eahc startup option,i dont know what to do,i foudn out that my HD has still all its data(MUsic/Videos/Folders/Programs/ect.)its just that i cannot boot from it. Also in GParted it appears as /dev/sda1/ and a warning icon besides it,also when i go into information, thers this warning there [URL]

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Dual Booting SL6.1 And Windows - After Editing The Grub.config To Include Windows

Jul 2, 2011

i am having some issues with dual booting my SL6.1 and Windows. The situation is that i recently acquired an old hard drive from a non-working computer of mine with Windows already installed (i know the windows is functional, as i tested it on my new PC with SL6.1 currently installed & everything runs fine)

The problem is that after editing the grub.config to include windows, windows will no longer boot after an attempt to install a legit version of McAffee anti-virus software which coincidently was only after the first attempt at running both OS's in a dual-boot fashion. Except past the windows start up screen before the dreaded blue-screen.
Which is weird because SL6.1 OS will still boot & works perfectly fine like always, so it doesn't really make sense.

My current setup is:
Disk 1: Solid-State:
Boot Partition
SL6 LVM1: Root Partition
Disk 2: Hard Drive:
SL6 LVM2: User, Temp & Swap Space Partitions (Different LVM to Root)
Disk 3: Hard Drive:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

My guess is its windows MBR. The reason i say this is because the Hard Drive contents of the Windows software still appears intact when accessing the drive from the Linux OS. I don't won't to go through the rigmarole of re-installing both OS's. So hopefully their is a relatively simple solution.

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Booting Vista And / 11 Wipes Out Windows Vista?

Nov 18, 2009

i have recently started my masters degree program and i have to install fedora 11 for one of my courses. The problem is when i try to install fedora 11 on my laptop, it wipes out my windows vista installation. I want to keep vista. I have a sony vaio laptop model VGN-FW340D. 4GB RAM and 400 GB HD. i first shrink my hard drive to free up around 100 GB. Then i run fedora 11 DVD and let it make the partitions on my free space.. I have tried everything.. I chose use free space the first time, but i didnt work, it wiped out my vista, next time i chose custom layout and defined boot, root and swap partitions , but again it wiped out my vista.. I have read many guides to dual boot vista and fedora and have carried them out step by step, but nothing works.... Also i dont have vista installation DVD, i just have the recovery CDs, so everytime it wipes out my vista, i have to do system recovery, ive been trying for a week now, and its driving me crazy, i asked a friend of mine to help me out, he has dual boot system, and he tried it and it did the same thing, wiped out my vista... i just have one drive C: with two partitions, one small partitions which contains recovery files, and the rest of the partition has vista.......

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General :: Dual-booting Windows : Why Install Windows First?

Apr 1, 2011

I've read that, when configuring a dual-boot system, you should install Windows first to avoid any issues.Some questions: I'm assuming this has to do with the boot loader so: How is Windows boot loader so different that this matters? If I'm totally off, please explain.Is this the same case with Windows 7 and Windows XP? Depending on question 1 of course: Will installing Windows later on mean that it will definitely not work or just that you might encounter issues later on? Some tutorials are kind of ambiguous about that point.

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Ubuntu :: Dual Booting With Windows 7?

Jan 23, 2011

I've just got a Toshiba NB 250 netbook pre-loaded with Windows 7.

I'm hoping to dual boot this (Windows 7) with Ubuntu. There are three partitions (sda1, sda2, and sda3) already created on the disk. I'm thinking of reformatting the sda3 drive to EXT4 and loading Ubuntu onto this drive. I'm not sure what's on sda1, but sda2 appears to have the windows 7 on it (though I'm not sure about that).

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Ubuntu :: Dual Booting Using Easy BCD With Windows 7?

Apr 24, 2010

I'm using the latest version of EasyBCD (as of now) to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I added an entry "Ubuntu 10.04" to the boot menu, selecting Grub as the type.However when I choose Ubuntu upon startup I get this.Upon hitting any key I get this.Wanted to mess around with Grub and mbr, but I'm afraid I'll screw my hard drives up

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Ubuntu :: Dual Booting With Windows 7 Lock-Ups

Nov 21, 2010

Well to get started i need help understanding why grub locks up during boot. I installed Mint 2 weeks ago and this has been happening since day one. For some reason when trying to either boot from my distro or os the keys lock not letting me chose any of the options. what ever option is selected during the boot that would be the selection i will be entering into. This happen randomly not always sometime i would have to boot 4 or 5 times before grub let's me chose any of the option's. Here is where my Window's and Linux partition stand.

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Maybe i did something wrong during installation if so is there a way to correct this problem that is occurring with out me having to do any fresh in stall's on both part's.

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Ubuntu :: Booting Windows Without Dual Boot?

Jun 23, 2011

The problem is that I need to use windows as well every now and then for gaming. So I have an internal hard drive dedicated to windows out of my laptop and one inside for kubuntu. Changing hard drives out every time I game is a bit of a bother and wondered if anybody has booted into windows without fiddling about with the hard drives. Can windows be booted from outside the laptop? (e.g. by using a sata to USB converter frame)?

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Ubuntu :: Set Windows As Default OS When Dual Booting?

Jul 22, 2011

setting windows as the default OS when dual booting ubuntu. Have gone into system settings on both windows and ubuntus and chosen the option to boot windows vista first, but it has not worked.

ps. am using windows vista and ubuntu 10.10

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Fedora :: Dual Booting Windows XP ?

Jun 26, 2009

I run an Intel DP35DP motherboard with 3.0 gig Intel processor with 4 gig of ram. Two 500 gig Sata hard drives. The first hard drive is for Windows XP. The second hard drive is four 6 different flavors of Linux and Data backups. Drive 2 the first 120 gigs is split into six 20 gig partitions with a 2 gig swap file. The second 370 gig is for file backups and Norton Ghost 2009 images.

Install Fedora 11 on the second hard drive and use the automatic partitioning tool but don't put grub on your Master MBR put it on the root partition on your second drive. When you get to the Boot Loader Configuration screen make sure you check the Configure advanced boot loader options. The next screen will give the option where to put Grub Boot Loader. It should say like sda or sdb. Sda is usually your XP Drive. From their finish loading. Put Grub on Sdb?.

Now duel booting using XP boot manager.

Go to [url] and download Bootpa26.zip (It's freeware) Unzip the file and it will make a directory called Bootpart. From the Windows command line change directories to C:ootpartootpa26. Run the command bootpart. This is what you should see.

If youll notice I highlighted in red. That is you�re first Linux root partition 1: D:* Type=83

Run the command Bootpart 1 fedora11.lnx Fedora 11 Leonidas

This will add a boot line to your Boot.INI file.

My file looks like this:

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