Ubuntu Installation :: Make System Dual Boot And Reinstall Windows XP

Apr 3, 2010

I installed Ubuntu a while ago now and I like it but when I installed it I removed windows and now its starting to annoy me. I cannot sync my ipod touch, I can't play some of my games because they are all meant for windows and wine does not work for then so what I want to do is uninstall ubuntu and reinstall windows xp, then I will reinstall ubuntu and this time around I will make a dual boot. Only one problem, I don't know how to uninstall ubuntu.

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Fedora :: Reinstall Windows On Dual Boot System?

Jul 25, 2010

i have a dual-boot system running with Fedora 11 and (formerly) windows XP. The windows xp has become unbootable, and i installed Fedora on a separate partition so i could run the computer. is there a way i can reinstall windows XP to the other partition using Fedora 11?

Note: The reason i installed fedora Is because i dont have a Windows XP Boot cd, and i believe there is a backup somewhere on the hard drive.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstall 10.10 For Dual Boot - Host Windows XP

Jan 24, 2011

I need to reinstall Ubuntu 10.10 on my PC. Previously (first time installation), was from Ubuntu Desktop LiveCD using USB. I installed Ubuntu on different drive. I didn't make any swap-drive before (I just know about it). Also, I upgraded to Ubuntu Studio manually from terminal. It was my first time, and i did a quite little mess with my current installation during the course of learning sudo and setting up for audio related works.

The problem I have now,
1. No sound from the speaker (after replacing ALSA with OSS4, which was success, and trying to get back to ALSA, which was not)
2. I missed that speaker icon on default setting of Ubuntu Studio Desktop theme. It supposed to be on top-right of the panel. That icon also contains sub-menu to "Rhythmbox" and "Volume Setting".
3. I think I made a lot of sudo apt-get install and compiling from tar, I think I downloaded many unnecessary dependency files, which I'm not using it.
4. I downloaded and install complete Ubuntu Studio audio/video/graphic package. After trying all the stuff inside, I found out that i didn't need all of them. I decide to remove the package and just get necessary software that I need to use. However, I failed to remove the package using "sudo apt-get remove ubuntustudio-etc" I can't remember what I did during the course of sudo-ing things.

I just want a fresh new install of Ubuntu Desktop, and build from grown up again, and keep the Ubuntu Studio desktop theme on top of it. I did made a little Google and find out about GParted and Super Grub Disk. What I had in mind is,
1. boot to Gparted using USB,
2. delete/clean the drive where I installed Ubuntu
3. reboot to Super Grub Disk from other USB, to fix mbr things,
4. reboot to Windows,
5. reformat the drive I've installed Ubuntu before
6. re-install fresh copy of Ubuntu again.

However I failed to boot to Gparted as per instruction on their website. I did try clicking the makeboot.bat from the USB while I was on Windows, and I still got boot error. I don't know how to Gparted from Ubuntu. I had the Gparted package installed but I get this line :
Inhibit all polling failed: Only uid 0 is authorized to inhibit the daemon
If there is a better way to do this, rather than going through GParted and SGD to fix mbr. Again, it was my first time on Ubuntu, I just want a fresh new install of Ubuntu Desktop, and build from grown up again and keep the Ubuntu Studio desktop theme on top of it.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot - Windows Reinstall And Wipe The Partition

Feb 1, 2010

My old-ish Dell laptop is currently running Windows 2000 and Ubuntu 9.10. I originally installed 2000 to try and squeeze a bit more performance out of the laptop for general use, but in practise Ubuntu is running great and sees far more use than the Win2K installation so I've decided to create a stripped-down (i.e. non-networked) XP installation purely to run a few favourite audio applications.

I plan to do a fresh Windows install and wipe the current C: partition. Is there anything I should be aware of in terms of the GRUB bootloader. Will it simply recognise the new XP installation? Obviously I will back up my data before I continue, but are there any other precautions to take with respect to dual-booting? I could do without having to reinstall Ubuntu too!

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General :: Make Dual Boot System With Windows Xp And Fedora 11?

Jan 23, 2010

I want to make dual boot system with windows Xp and Linux fedora 11, please help and guide me in detail, also I tried it with fedora 10 and windows xp, it easily works without any problem, but in fedora 11 the grub boot loader is not detecting the installed Xp

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General :: Reinstall Ubuntu On A Dual Boot System ?

Feb 22, 2011

On my Ubuntu 10.04.1, the ethernet doesn't work for my dual boot (Windows Vista) machine. I can run Ubuntu 10.04.2 from a USB flash drive & would like to install it over the non working 10.04.1.

My Ubuntu is on my dev/sda6 partition (I think the swap is on sda7) but when I try to install on that partition I get a question about the root.

How do I install Ubuntu on that partition without messing up my Vista. (I did it wrong on my netbook & had to rebuild the whole computer). I think I can delete partitions, expand vista to take all the free space & then reinstall Ubuntu "side by side" but that seems like the hard way.

I don't know how to select the correct options to reinstall Ubuntu without changing the partitions.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 And Windows 7 - Make Special Changes To Get Dual Boot Properly

Apr 29, 2010

confirm or deny if 10.04 and Windows 7 cleanly dual boot? If Win7 is already installed and I plan on installing 10.04 after, do I need to make special changes to get them to dual boot properly?

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Ubuntu :: Dual Boot Gone After Windows Reinstall / Get It Back?

Nov 26, 2010

How will I go about getting the linux Dual boot screen back
ubuntu 10.10 desktop
Win XP H.E.

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Ubuntu :: Reinstall Windows Dual Boot Without Screwing Up?

Dec 9, 2010

I need windows because iscan under Ubuntu does not work well. So I have a dual boot. Trouble is that windows is only good for a month because I can't validate it because I have it on another machine also.

So, my month is up and I can not longer access windows. I could do a complete wipe and reinstall windows and then put Ubuntu next to it but that is a lot of work. Can I just reinstall windows and get my boot loader to operate properly again? Or is it actually easier to do a total wipe out and reinstall? I have tried to restore grub before and I failed miserably.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing To A Dual-boot Windows System?

Feb 16, 2010

I'm currently dual-booting Vista and Win 7. Do I have to install Grub or can I continue to use the Windows boot loader?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Remove Windows From Dual-boot System?

May 12, 2010

The thing is, i'm getting thin on hd space so i have to remove it. I have read that i could just format linux partition and than boot with windows cd and fix motherboard, but i do not have windows cd on me. Can i use another tool, that would allow me to fix the "damage" grub did? Acronis or something like that?

To avoid to complicated answers, just give me a solution that works without criptic linux commands, i get lost in that.

Also, i am actually a supporter of open source and free software, but i also think that linux is nowhere near being easy to use for the general population, no matter the microsofts conditioning. So i guess ill give it a go at 11.00 again to see whats going on

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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows Upgrade On Dual Boot System

Apr 7, 2011

I have a dual boot laptop (Acer Timeline 1830) working fine. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. I need to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional (Thats Winblows for ya.). My questions: Has anybody here done this upgrade, did it go seamlessly (Didn't destroy your master boot record, etc) and is there anything anything else i should know before doing this upgrade?

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Installation :: Dual Boot - System Starting In Windows Only

Jul 22, 2010

I have linux in my system with windows (dual boot). Now when I start my PC. It shows me only Linux, in splash screen. but when i press ENTER key on this. It starts in windows not in linux. And I completely unable to boot my system in linux.

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Fedora Installation :: Make A Dual Boot System (Vista And Linus) By Overwriting The Previous Suse?

Jun 26, 2009

I actually have a Suse running on a partitioned harddisk of 27GB but I prefer Fedore anyway. I would like to install Linus Fedora on my computer to make a dual boot system (Vista and Linus) by overwriting the previous Suse. My question is

Will I be in OS booting trouble (i.e unable to resurect the previous boot screens, windows might possibly be deleted, or not be present in the boot options) if this is done ?

Also, because I have only one disk (the first disk of Fedora 11 downloaded), will it be fine with just one first disk ? (there are several to download but I think I assume I am not going to use all of them during installation, right ?)

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Ubuntu Installation :: Remove Windows Xp Permanently From A Dual Boot System?

Sep 9, 2010

make ubuntu as my default OS by removing windows. I formated windows drive and removed all the programs associated with it. I just want to remove the boot menu too... whenever I switch on my laptop, I need Ubuntu to come up without any prior selection.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install It On A Dual Boot System With Windows Vista?

Jun 15, 2011

I have just downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 and am trying to install it on a dual boot system with Windows Vista. I get as far as "Allocate drive space" but there are no partitions to choose from. I currently have Windows and Linux Mint on the hard drive and want to install Ubuntu in the same partition as Mint to overwrite it.

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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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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Partitioning \ What File System Should Use For Windows Swap Partition

Sep 1, 2011

I am about to get a new laptop here soon and I was planning a dual boot like I have on my current laptop (Win7 and Ubuntu), but I have something special in mind. I looked around the forum to see if there was anything like what I had or if it was even possible but I didn't see anything quite like this.I was wondering if this was even possible, and if so, would anyone be able to tell me what filesystem I should use for my windows swap partition?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Clean 10.4 Reinstall In Dual Boot With XP?

Nov 7, 2010

I had a 100% XP machine, installed 9.10 into a dual boot a while ago, and eventually upgraded to 10.4 LTS.

Current partitions
/dev/sda1 ntfs
/dev/sda2 extended
---- /dev/sda5 ext4
---- /dev/sda6 linux-swap

Currently, dual boot is working and both OSes are working as expected (although there's that bit of inconsistency with intel 845 graphics). I want to do two things in a major re-install: move Home to a new, separate partition, and do a clean 10.4 install while still retaining XP dual boot. If possible leave sda1 untouched, but that can be reinstalled if necessary.

Only things in Home that need to be moved are documents and mozilla seamonkey prefs and emails. Those items I can save and restore manually, so I have no problems with backup needed files, then clean install, then manually restore.

I know enough to be willing to try suggestions, but also know enough to recognize I can get into trouble. So that's why I'm asking here first.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Windows7 11.04 Reinstall?

May 14, 2011

I have done some commands in ubuntu 11.04 and got problems, thinking of reinstall it. (laptop acer 5738zg)

Previously when i have dual booted win7 and ubuntu10 and linux mint i always get "grub rescue" when i try reinstall my linux partition, and it ends with i have to do clean reinstall of both windows and linux, which is a major pain in the rectum area

Is there a way to make my linux go back to original state without reinstall, and if i reinstall, how can I do this without loosing win7 partition and get this awful grub rescue message.

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Fedora Installation :: Reinstall 12 In Dual Boot?

May 20, 2010

I have pc containing 80 GB Hard Disc with 1 GB RAM. I am using 60 GB for windows and 20 Gb for Fedora 12. Recently i formatted the pc and reinstalled both. I installed windows 7 instead of Windows XP i am using earlier. Now i do not like windows 7. My system became very slow. perhaps as my pc is five years old and motherbord configuration may not be matching. Now i want to revert to windows XP. I do not know any method by which i can retain fedora 12 and change from windows 7 to XP. Earlier i formatted complete hard disc and installed fedora 12 (myself) after windows 7 (by professional). but now i do not want to reinstall fedora 12. It will lose all upgradation and installed packages.

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Fedora Installation :: Install The Original Version Of Fedora 15 And Make It Dual Boot With Windows 7?

Aug 17, 2011

So I want to install the original version of Fedora 15 and make it dual boot with my Windows 7. Problem here is that I don't have a cd/rom. and the iso file didn't have a .exe thingy.....

so now what? Also this is my partitions> http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9853/unledtlh.jpg

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General :: How To Make System Dual Boot

Feb 22, 2011

can any one tell me how i can make my system dual boot ie how can i install Linux with XP on my system.

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Ubuntu :: Does Having A Dual Boot System Effect How To Boot Into Windows Safe Mode

Apr 10, 2011

I have a jpeg file on my Windows system that won't delete. However, when I try to boot into safe mode to delete it, I can not get into the menu to select "Safe Mode". F8 just boots me right into Ubuntu.I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 on an Acer Aspire 5520.

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General :: Make Windows 7 Start Automatically With Dual Boot Fedora 14?

May 25, 2011

I have Windows 7 and Fedora 14 both on my laptop in dual boot configuration. When my computer starts up it shows a screen that says press any button to select another operating system to start, then I can make Windows 7 start. But after 2 seconds, if I DON'T press any button then Fedora starts automatically. How can I change this so Windows starts automatically when I don't press any button?

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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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General :: Editing Grub.conf To Make Windows Default In Dual Boot?

Mar 31, 2010

I installed Windows XP Pro and RedHat Linux Enterprise 5 on my PC for my purpose. The PC is used by other family members too and they need only Windows OS for browsing. It is becoming problem for them to reboot after the PC enters into Linux by default. I am still learning Linux and I want to edit the /boot/grub.conf file to make Windows as default OS to boot. The following is the content of my grub.conf file (FYI):



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Ubuntu :: Upgrading Windows On A Dual Boot System?

Apr 1, 2010

I don't use Windows that often but thought since I have a copy of Win7 I might upgrade from the XP I'm currently using. I'm anticipating several issues, first Grub, can I get it going again after the Win7 upgrade without messing with my current Ubuntu install? the next issue is Win7 will want to make a "boot" partition, does this create any problem with partition names for Ubuntu? can this be solved by making the windows "primary" partition and using an extended partition inside that? is there anything I'm missing?

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Ubuntu :: Deleted Windows From Dual-boot System

Jun 4, 2011

I had Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot. I decided not to use Windows anymore, so I deleted it's partition (using Gparted) and formatted it to ext4. Then I did update of grub.Here are few issues I am having now:

1. The new partition won't automount
2. I can not use new partition. It has only one directory - lost and found. I can't copy data there.
3. Grub still has Windows 7 option (it doesn't work of course)
4. Grub fails to boot (it says it didn't find /windows partition), so I have to always skip that manually

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstall On Dell Mini Via System Restore - Boot Error

Feb 1, 2010

My Mini13 came with hardy preloaded, and it's got pretty messed up since, so I'd like to restore factory OS via a grub entry that looks like this:
title System Restore
root (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

This points to a partition which, when mounted, has this stuff in it:
bootfs.img initrd0.img install.sh logo.png syslinux.cfg vmlinuz
boot.msg install.cfg ldlinux.sys rootfs.img vesamenu.c32

I'm not a computer, but that looks pretty good to me but when I select this grub option it just says:
Boot Error
Is there a log or something that might give me more info about the error?

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