Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot 10.04 And Windows With Each OS On A Separate Hard Drive?

Jul 28, 2010

I would like to have 1 hard drive operate with Ubuntu 10.04 and another with Windows 7 Pro, with a proper boot selection menu when I boot up my computer.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot With Win7 Separate Hard Drive

Sep 29, 2010

I have Windows 7 x64 on a RAID0 Setup and have a separate 120GB Hard Drive and want to DualBoot with Ubuntu! How do I go by doing that seeing that LiveCD is not detecting Windows 7 Loader?
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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Windows And But With Ubuntu Already Installed On A Separate Hard?

Jan 25, 2011

I just bought a new Windows 7 machine and want to install Ubuntu 10.10 for a dual boot environment.There's a lot of info describing how to do this, but it all describes re-partioning the Windows drive, burning Ubuntu on a CD, inserting that CD, etc. I had a dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu machine that just died on me. Windows was on one hard drive and Ubuntu - along with my entire software development environment - was on the other. As far as I know both drives are fine.

When my new (Windows) machine gets here I want to open it up and stick in the Ubuntu hard drive from my old machine... but then I'm not sure what to do. I'd really like to be able to boot to that hard drive (or the Windows one), just like I did before. It seems that this should be simpler than installing a fresh Ubuntu from a special CD, after all, everything is already expanded and working on the hard drive. Can someone give me some pointers that will help me solve this problem?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual Boot Windows 7 / 11.3 Using Separate Hard-drives For Each OS?

Oct 7, 2010

We were trying to install w7 on a reserved partition. W7 did not like the partition (whatever we tried).

Since we had 3 hard-drives, on the allocated drive we deleted all partitions and set the partition table type new to MSDOS (yast etc.....).

W7 installed fine. We did not time it, but it appeared that 11.3 installs faster plus considering 11.3 installs quite a number of applications.

There are plenty of postings re integrating W7 to the Grub-menu.

This system went through several Suse updates, hardware upgrades, basically was all over the place.... we did a "new" install of 11.3 allocating its own hard-drive.

Install......fine, and Grub entered W7 to the menu. Worked ! Mounted the windows partition to /home/yourusername/windows

So, if you really (?) need W7 and have a spare hard-drive, this maybe is a clean solution.

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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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Ubuntu Installation :: Natty Dual Boot On Separate Hard Drives

May 29, 2011

I've been trying to properly install grub for the past 3 days and failing every time.I recently bought a new computer and would like to dual boot Windows 7 64 and Natty. On my previous machines, ubuntu installer has automatically detected windows. It does not do so on this machine.I have three hard drives: 2 ssd's and a single 3 tb drive for storage.

I would like one ssd for windows 7 and one for natty.Currently, I am able to boot into both OS's but only by altering the boot sequence of the drives from the bios. I am hesitant to install grub to the windows drive for fear I will lose the ability to boot into windows. I did this early in the discovery process and ended up having to reinstall windows.

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Ubuntu :: Dual Booting With Windows 7 64 On Two Separate Hard Drives?

Feb 15, 2010

I finally have decided to give ubuntu a shot.Windows is becoming too familiar, and it's been forever since I have used command line since DOS.I really need some humility, and I think that Linux will teach me some.I am going to give it a whirl on a "spare" machine, dual booting with Windows 7 64 on two separate hard drives. I'm burning the ubuntu live cd x86 right now. I am going to unplug my windows drive and start the installation.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Partitioning Hard Drive To Dual Boot Windows 7 ?

Mar 1, 2010

partitioning my hard drive to dual boot windows 7 and open suse

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Slackware :: Dual-boot With Separate Hard Drives And Lilo?

Dec 16, 2010

After I complete a big project I'm working on I'm going to be wiping and re-doing my desktop machine, probably in the next day or three. I'm going to be setting up a dual-boot; my first in about three years. I'll be using separate hard disks for this, and installing Slackware second on the bigger of the two drives. When I've done this in the past I've used Grub; Is there anything I need to know or pitfalls I need to avoid doing it with Lilo?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Second Hard Drive Cant Dual Boot

Jan 12, 2011

i installed Ubuntu 10.10 on our second hard drive, and i cant dual boot it. it is set as slave, so should i set it to master, or do i need to hit a key @ initial boot. ive gotten a list that shows vista on it, which is on C: , but not ubuntu, which is on F:.

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Fedora Installation :: On Vista - Keep The Windows Boot Loader And Also Install On A Usb Drive Or A Separate Partition

Aug 16, 2009

install fedora 11 on Vista I want to keep the windows boot loader and also install on a usb drive or a seperate partition that has 10GB free "install doesn't see partition's". Recently I installed ubuntu and had a major problem with booting, without having the usb drive connected I couldn't boot windows so uninstalled it. I'm trying to install now but install does'nt give me any option to select partitions from my drives one 320GB "portable, 3 partitions" and 80GB "main os 2 partitions one partition has 10GB free"

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot On Hard Drive About 90 Percent Full

Mar 17, 2010

I have a pc with windows on it, about 90% of the hard drive is full. I want to install dual
boot ubuntu with ubuntu using about 70% of the hard drive, do I need to manually create space, or can I just set during the install will ubuntu just over-write that much. I don't care about the files I have under windows.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Getting Lucid Dual Boot On Hard Drive With Errors And XP

Oct 23, 2010

I'm trying to create a dual-boot system, and have been following the instructions here. However my hard disk has bad sectors, and GParted won't let me resize the Windows partition. It tells me to use ntfsresize with --bad-sectors as an option, after having done some checks, all of which I've done. I've successfully shrunk the NTFS volume in this way -

when I boot into Windows, it says the hard drive is the size I set it at. However, the Ubuntu installer and Gparted still see the Windows partition taking up the entire hard drive. So, for the installation, do I have to set the size of the volumes manually, or is there a way to make Ubuntu see what ntfsresize has done?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Messed Up Hard Drive In Dual Boot Attempt?

Jul 28, 2011

I was attempting dual boot my computer (ubuntu 11.04 and windows 7) and when I got to the stage to allocate drive space I accidentally formatted the largest partition of my hard drive to a linux swap. My computer froze while it was formatting the drive and I was forced to power off my laptop. Windows was my original operating system and was installed on the partition that is now formatted (or maybe not because of the crash during the formatting) as a linux swap. Therefore my windows no longer works and I cannot restore my computer for a backup because it wont let me restore it to the partition that is now a linux swap. Now when I boot from the linux install cd I get an error and am not able to install ubuntu or format/allocate drive space. Is there a way I can reformat and fix my harddrive so I can them restore windows.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting 2 Separate Hard Drives?

Jul 10, 2011

I am finding it hard to get 2 seperate hard drives to work each having different OS..... windows XP and Ubuntu 10.10. Making Ubuntu the master, it can recognise the drive but cannot boot from it. If XP is the master it does not recognise the Ubuntu drive at all.

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Ubuntu :: Installing 10.10 And Dual Boot With Windows 7 (Separate HDs)

Apr 5, 2011

I want to set up my PC so that I have Windows 7 installed on one hard drive and Ubuntu Studio installed on a completely separate hard drive. I currently have both hard drives installed in my PC and the larger one (640GB) has Windows 7 installed and is currently taking up that entire drive. My other hard drive (160GB) has a wubi install of Ubuntu 10.10 on it so it shows up on the Windows boot menu. What I want to do is wipe the smaller hard drive and install Ubuntu Studio on it and have it show up in the boot menu just like my wubi install does.

I need to know things like:
1. When I install Ubuntu Studio, do I install the boot loader to the MBR of the hard drive I'm installing it on?
2. How exactly do I add Ubuntu Studio to the Windows boot loader?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Win7 Dual Boot - Does Not Detect Main Hard Drive

Feb 23, 2010

A few weeks back I was trying to install this (alongside windows 7) and no matter what I tried it would not install. I tried both 9.04 32 bit and 9.10 64 bit. Each screen (language, keyboard, etc) took about 20 minutes to load, and when I finally got to the install it always stopped at about 2/3 percent, giving some type of I/O error. No matter how many times i reburned and redownloaded. (old thread if you're curious)

I eventually gave up but then realized I had an old xbox hard drive hooked up that I cannot boot or read or do anything. It was set as hard drive 0 in windows hard drive manager or whatever. So I unplugged it. Now my windows drive is drive 0, and I have a second internal drive.

I finally got back to installing this. I avoided the graphical installer at first because it was so slow, opting for the alternate cd. It went fast but when I tried to partition it was unclear to me which disk i was partitioning. Doesnt matter because when i clicked ok, it froze at 0% for 30 minutes so i had to do a hard restart. Windows ran the disk check, etc, etc, I checked the disk management in windows and it was just a single windows partition as it should be.

So I tried the graphical cd again instead. It goes really fast through the screens now, HOWEVER it will not detect my drive 0 windows drive! Just my second internal drive which of course I can't install on without wiping the entire thing. I have installed kubuntu 9.04 dual booted with windows xp on this exact hard drive, over a year ago successfully, so I don't get it. What do i do??

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot On Fresh Hard Drive With Shared Data Partition

Oct 8, 2010

I'd like the final layout to have a Windows partition (will start out as XP and will become Win7 when I can afford yet another copy), a partition for Ubuntu, and a shared Data partition that I can use for all my files between both OSs. I think this should be fairly straight forward with Linux on a Primary partition with / and swap. Only thing is, from what I've read (and yes I know this is a bit old school) it might be a good idea to put in a /Home partition so that I can reinstall new upgrades and maintain settings. But I don't want to max out my 4 primary partitions so I can use a 4th partition as a kind of sandbox for OS testing without using VirtualBox all the time.

This leaves me in need of some advice, I've never used Fdisk and I was planning on just using the Ubuntu installer to do all of this, but I don't know if I can create /Home as a logical partition in the main Ubuntu partition and still have the benefit of being able to reformat /root without losing /Home. I might have just confused myself, because no matter how many guides and How Tos I read I still don't really get extended partitions, I understand logical vs. primary but extended is...confusing. I need the Ubuntu partition to be bootable, so it needs to be a primary partition...I think. Unless I can have: /boot, /, swap, and /Home...

Also, if Ubuntu can read NTFS, and Win7 can read Ext3, what should a do with /Data? Or should I just go with FAT32 and be done with it. (It's a big HDD btw, 640 GB, so /Data will be fairly large)

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 And Windows 7 Dual Boot With Seperate Hard Drives?

Jun 21, 2010

I'm a n00b at dual booting and I plan on installing Ubuntu 10.04 on a separate hard drive than my Windows 7 64 bit one in a dual boot situation. I have read that you can do this by unplugging the Windows hard drive, install Ubuntu on the other one, and than plug the Windows hard drive back in and everything will be fine and dandy. Is this correct? If it is, will I have to manually set the Primary and Secondary drive (in the BIOS I think?), or will it automatically do that.

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Boot With Windows 7 On Same Hard Disk?

May 25, 2011

Today I decided to give Fedora15 a shot, mainly because of Gnome3, and so decided to install it over my Ubuntu installation. This is my partition scheme:Two NTFS partitions for Windows;

One logical partition, which inside has:
/dev/sda5 for /boot
/dev/sda6 for /

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Fedora Installation :: Grub In F13 X86_64 With Dual Boot From Two Hard Drive (Win7 In Control)?

Aug 27, 2010

Partition info:

sda2: Win7
sdb1: /boot
sdb2: LVM, containing , home, swap...

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed 10.04 On A New Hard Drive - Windows Won't Boot

Jun 11, 2010

So I JUST installed 10.04 on a new hard drive for the third time. I had it completely wipe the hard drive and install ubuntu itself (so i couldn't mess anything up). Well NOW it won't even boot up ubuntu much less my windows hd.

So the setup is, my first harddrive which is 640gb and has my windows on it, and then my second harddrive which is 80gb and has my freshly installed ubuntu 10.04 on it. Neither will load. I don't even get a loading screen, I just get a flashing line after my mobo's splash screen.

I ran some boot loader info script and one of the first lines was

Code:

No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda

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Ubuntu Installation :: Separate Hard Drive Keeping Current GRUB?

Mar 4, 2010

I'd like to install Lucid on a spare hard drive I have, so I can do my bit for testing it. I have a feeling that if I just burn the latest alpha .iso and install from that, it will replace my current GRUB, whereas I would prefer to simply add the Lucid install as an option in my current GRUB.

Of course I might be wrong, I just wanted to check before I went ahead with it. I was unable to find the info I needed via searching.

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Fedora Installation :: Windows 7 And F10 Dual-boot Single Drive?

Feb 1, 2009

After going back & forth between win7b & F10 installs, I can't get both to live on the same hard disk for dual booting anymore. win7 complains about fedora's GPT disk being unacceptable for installation. win7 blows away fedora's GPT partitions when it installs. Fedora doesn't recognize win7 partitions when it installs. I can't specify exact partition boundaries with windows even if I know what they are, and I can't seem to find any info how to do it in parted either. I have win7 installed in partition 3 in a known location on disk, but if I reinstall f10 (again), it's going to blow away the win7 boot data on the disk. How do I tell grub where to find the chainloader thingy? Can that still even be used? win7 no longer uses ntldr, and I haven't found an updated procedure for this new boot method.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Repartition Hard Disc - Combine Two Unallocated Partitions To Install Windows 7 Dual Boot

Jul 28, 2010

I would like to combine my Linux partition (/sda3) and /sad1 to give me more disc space. I would also like to combine the two unallocated partitions to install a Windows 7 dual-boot with Ubuntu. How would I do that without totally raping my current Ubuntu install?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot With Separate HDD?

Jun 15, 2010

I have 2 sata HDD, I wish to dual boot, but in a way to have Windows on one and Ubuntu on the other.

For some reason I could not get Ubuntu (10.04) to install from the live CD or Wubi or from Windows on the same HDD.

I downloaded the advanced distro and went with that straight onto the HDD and it has been a gem (love how it just works with no drama).

I want to install windows XP again on the 2nd HDD, as there is one game that I play in windows. (I've got it to work in Wine I just don't like / can't get used to it)

My Question is: installing windows on a 2nd HDD and then being able to choose which one to boot.

I've read about installing Windows after Linux in the user guide and reinstalling grub2 - I got the impression though, the they were installed on the same HDD and thought that what I want to achieve may differ?

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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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Debian Installation :: Install Grub On Master Bootloader / If Installation Is Going On Separate Hard Drive?

Feb 5, 2010

I am helping my pal to get into Debian (yes first timer).He is running W7 on a 500G SATA HDD and he has another 250G SATA HDD that he wants Debian to go to.Will Debian install grub on the master bootloader even if the installation is going on a separate hard drive?I have dual boot before but on the same hard drive.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Dual Boot 11.04 And Win 7 On Separate Drives

Jun 4, 2011

I have Ubuntu 11.04 on 1TB HDD and Win 7 on another 1TB HDD. Right now I have to unplug a SATA cable to get to boot into one or the other. What is the best way to be able to pick. I don't care which OS I do it in or which is the primary, if there has to be one. I have an MSI mobo.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Install On Separate HDDs / No Boot Selector

Oct 25, 2010

I'm 'trying' to dual boot WinXP and Ubuntu 10.10 from 2 separate HDD's. Currently I'm on attempt number 6 but my patience wore thin about 2 days ago - here's the current state of play: I have WinXP running fine (Was installed first) and I have Ubuntu running fine if I use a boot loader disc. I don't have any boot options at all - if I let the PC boot naturally then it just loads XP as normal. I followed this guide to the letter: [URL]

(For those that don't want to read the link: It get's you to create 4 partitions on a drive - 1: ntfs for winxp (not touched) 2: Linux partition 3: linux-swap partition 4: fat32 osshare partition) then if you get no boot options, it creates an ubuntu.bin file which you move to the C: and edit the boot.ini to include it in the options). But all the difference it makes is I get boot options, I press Ubuntu and my computer sits with a blinking cursor for as long as you let it.

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