Ubuntu Installation :: Install Manually The Dual Boot With Out Replacing Xp?

Feb 14, 2010

I am trying to install Ubuntu 9.1 on an existing xp op. It is prompting to replace xp.how to install manually the dual boot with out replacing xp

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Ubuntu Installation :: Replacing OS In A Dual Boot System?

Dec 29, 2010

Right now I dual boot into Kubuntu 10.10 and Vista, and I'm interested in possibly replacing Kubuntu with Mint 10. I do like Kubuntu but I feel like Mint will be a better option for me; I've played with it on a Live CD and in VirtualBox. Can I accomplish this replacement from the Mint Live CD? I want to completely remove Kubuntu, not install over top of it if that is even possible.

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Oct 5, 2010

I installed Fedora13 to dualboot w/ my windows 7. I quickly found out that I don't care for fedora. I was referred to Ubuntu, and put Ubuntu 10.04 on in VirtualBox. Lo and behold, I like Ubuntu a WHOLE lot more! So, I promptly went to Disk Manager (in win7) and deleted the Fedora partitions (told you i'm a noob). Of course that was a poor choice, and I was only able to get my computer to boot again by reinstalling f13. neat.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


SO what i was thinking is go back to Disk Manager, delete partitions sda 3,4, & 5 (the linux ones), then reboot from the Ubuntu live disk? But I don't know what the sdb1 partition is?

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Jun 30, 2011

Currently I have a dual boot Win 7 / Fedora 14 on my Dell Inspiron 1546. After being unable to upgrade to F15 I think it's time to try something different like Ubuntu 11.04. I'd like to format all the Linux partitions, install Ubuntu there and being able to boot to Win 7 from Grub (just like I currently do with Fedora). Can I just go ahead and install like usual, or is there anything else I should consider? Do you think Ubuntu will have a problem finding Win7?

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Oct 18, 2010

We're trying to replace XP with a XP/Ubuntu dual boot on a bunch of old desktops (P4, 512MB RAM) and IDE drives. Unfortunately I'm not old enough for experience with IDE drives and the whole master/slave thing

I do not want to install Ubuntu on same disk as XP and use GRUB because the transition needs to be seamless with as little margin for error as possible and enabling the users to boot into either OS on a separate disk So I've decided to plug in another old IDE HDD into each desktop and install Ubuntu on that. Each desktop is equipped with a Cable Select cable with clear Master and Slave labelling.

So what should I do w/ regards to the Jumper settings? What about bootloader? Should it go into the slave Ubuntu disk? Can Ubuntu be made master and then offload the booting to XP through GRUB somehow (whilst leaving XP's disks untouched)?

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Apr 25, 2010

how to dual boot os manually. i want to install backtrack 4 and ubutnu side by side. and i want to konw how to do it manually without destroying my data if possible !?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Install Or Boot 10.10 (dual Boot With Windows 7)

Oct 19, 2010

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a machine that already has Windows 7 on one partition. Obviously I intend to install it on the other free partition. So I downloaded the iso burnt it onto the disk and pop in the disk and the boot the machine. The installation screen comes up I selected the first option (Try Ubuntu without installation), I just see a prompt after a few seconds and then the screen goes blank and nothing happens. Unable to detect a signal, The monitor goes into standby. The same thing happens if I use "install Ubuntu" option as well. I downloaded minimal install version Ubuntu and tried to install with that. since its old school installation, the installation completed without any errors, but when I restart the grub come up and when I select to boot into Ubuntu, I see the same behavior i.e. the screen goes blank and never boots to anything. This is a machine on which I was using 10.4 until yesterday.

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Jul 9, 2011

I'm having a frustrating time trying to install Ubuntu as a dual boot with Windows 7 on a new Acer Aspire 5750.The initial install proceeded without incident until an error along the lines of "Cannot install GRUB to /dev/sda".I continued without installing GRUB, and attempted to install GRUB from the live CD:Code:sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mntsudo grub-setup -d /mnt/boot/grub /dev/sdaThis installed GRUB, but only linking to my Windows 7 partition (sda2).

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 - Install With Dual Boot ?

Apr 12, 2010

I want to install ubuntu with dual boot.

I already installed the xp.

I followed this step.


Hard disk partition:

Selected first option "install them side by side, choosing between them at each startup." to get dual boot.

All went fine until when i click the install button(setp 7 of 7).

Installation window appeared and showed 1% in the progress bar.

Then one blank screen appeared and go to Ubuntu Desktop.

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Dual Boot After 10.04 Install

Jun 16, 2010

I have a PC with 3 hard disks, one IDE (30GB) plus two Sata (80 & 180 GB). The IDE is the disk master. Previously I had Ubuntu on the IDE disk, the smaller SATA for Windows XP and the larger SATA for all data. I recently decided to do a clean Windows install and thought that at the same time I'd swap the two OS disks. After I successfully installed the two systems (Ubuntu is Grub 2) I don't get any options presented at boot up. If I boot from hard disk and choose the IDE disk Windows books immediately. If I try to change the disk boot order in the BIOS to choose the Ubuntu disk, nothing happens. Any idea how to get my dual boot back?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Install As Dual Boot

Jul 9, 2011

I want to install ubuntu as a dual boot OS (running Windows 7 at the moment). What would be the best way for me to do this? Would it be the windows installer option Ubuntu has?

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Do A Fresh Re-install In Dual Boot

Mar 27, 2010

I need to re-install ubuntu but I also have windows on the same computer(GRUB). Can I just boot from cd? Is there and option in the live cd for reinstalls or do I have to destroy the partition?

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May 3, 2010

I FINALLY convinced my wife to try Ubuntu on her laptop. We selected Install 10.4 side-by-side with XP. The grub menu shows up, but Windows is not listed. She's happy with Ubuntu so far, but I'd like to know why I can't use XP anymore. btw, I actually made the mistake of using the import accounts option, which filled up the new partition and made Ubuntu unbootable. I deleted some things from the command prompt, and it's running fine now.HP Pavilion1.5 GHz512MB Ram

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Install On Netbook ?

Jun 14, 2010

I am running Windows 7 starter on my Samsung N150 Netbook. I have successfully installed Ubuntu on the 4 GB flash drive, and I have been running it for several weeks in the "try mode" without any problems. Now I decided to permanently install Ubuntu netbook edition on my computer from a flash drive. I am following this guide [url] and ran into a big problem on step #5 of the guide and step #4 of the installation. I am not getting the option of installing them side by side, choose between them each startup! Which is what I want to do... I am only getting the option of erase and use entire drive, and specify partitions manually. My goal is to keep Windows 7 on my netbook, and have an option of dual booting into either operating system.

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Dual Boot Install Option

Dec 28, 2010

No option to install alongside another OS. I have Win7 Starter on this new netbook and need to install Ubuntu 10.10 netbook addition. Disk Management shows 4 partitions, one is C:, one is D:, and two I've never seen before they're so small. Is it safe to delete these or do they have a purpose for the current Win OS? I would gladly install the 10.10 to my D: drive which seems to be SDA2, the 131GB partition. What's the right sequence of partitioning and formatting to give Ubuntu the full install it needs manually? And what needs to be taken care of for a Swap drive?

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Ubuntu Installation :: F6 Options - Install A Dual Boot

Mar 20, 2011

I am trying to install a dual boot.

I was unable to make any progress until I tried the f6 options.

Is there a list of what the f6 mean.

I am trying to install 10.10, dual boot with xp pro

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Install 10.10 On Top Of Existing Dual Boot Set-up

Apr 10, 2011

I have a machine dual-booting with a Windows and an Ubuntu installation on it. I want to reinstall Ubuntu on top of the existing Ubuntu installation on this machine so that I have a fresh install of Ubuntu.I don't mind losing all my data on my Ubuntu partition, but I need to keep all the data currently available on my Windows partition.

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Sep 20, 2009

I am using Fedora 10, and was wondering if it is possible to install Windows XP on a free partition, without it replacing the GRUB boot loader?

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Mar 6, 2015

Is it possible to install Windows XP on a machine that already has Debian 7.8? I find lots of articles on installing Debian after but not before XP.

I would like to get a prompt at startup to select Windows XP or Debian 7.8 and then choose which one I want. The reason I want to do that is because I have Guitar Pro on XP and cant find anything as good and also I want to watch Netflix and cant seem to be able to find a way to do that on Debian 7.8 except windows emulator which defeats the point of Debian anyway. Also my Epson V500 will not work on Debian 7.1 and I have tried everything, been to Epson, installed drivers etc..

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Boot Install 10 With XP?

May 25, 2009

I already have windows XP SP2. i want to install fedora 10. how can i install it as a dual boot option. I current have

C: drive 40GB -- windows XP NTFS
D: drive 20GB NTFS
E: drive 20GB NTFS

tell me the steps to install fedora 10 as dual boot option.

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Fedora Installation :: How To Install Dual Boot Xp F12

Jan 6, 2010

Can I install Fedora 12 on a clean sata drive and have it run alongside my current Windows XP Pro? How do I do it?

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Apr 16, 2010

I have always use dual-booting vista--ubuntu, I am getting bit tired of windows, so I want to install ubuntu, specially lucid is coming soon. I want to have the possibility to install windows in case I will need it in the future, like working with Visual Studio, ubuntu always detect if windows is installed, if windows is installed first, does windows also detect if ubuntu is installed ?

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Aug 17, 2010

Im trying to install Ubuntu server for DVD/CD iso.The mdsum is correct: md5sum ubuntu-10.04-server-i386.iso ives 15342636441181f7a19c65984b44e24c ubuntu-10.04-server-i386.isoI have tried it a number of times and the same sequence re-occurs:The first error occur during �Installing the base system�First sign is a red screen displaying a �Debootstrap warning� After a few re-tries the system defaults back to the Installer menu:I then select to post the debugger logs to a web server that starts:the first sign of problems in syslog are:

Aug 17 09:35:35 net/hw-detect.hotplug: Detected hotpluggable network interface lo
Aug 17 09:35:37 hw-detect: Loading PCMCIA bridge driver module: i82365
Aug 17 09:35:37 kernel: [ 268.912151] Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.


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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot On System, Win 7 SP1 Wont Install?

Feb 23, 2011

So heres the thread i had a while back ( url) that had you guys help me setup the pretty standard dual boot of Win 7 and Ubuntu. I have 2 hard drives, main one (640gig) and backup (80gb). I have Win7 installed on the 640 and ubuntu on the 80.

So i have tried installing the SP1 twice today and it has failed. When i click on details on why it failed, it says: url

I can only imagine that this has to do with my Dual Boot. Is there anything i can do or am i stuck? I THINK that my grub and master boot and all that was on the second hard drive and it is the first drive in line to boot up...so i thought i wouldnt have any issues. Not totally sure though.

Im tempted to just remove Ubuntu, its cool to say i have it, but i honestly havent loaded up onto it more than 5 times since i installed it. When you have windows already...its near impossible to want to get onto a free OS that doesnt have the codecs or programs and im not familiar with it. If it was all i had though, (aka didnt own Windows) then obviously it would be my main OS and im sure id love it and have is customized and perfect.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Wish To Install As Dual Boot On A Nvidia RAID

Jun 2, 2011

I am currently with Wubi 10.04 under Vista and my Dell XPS 630i has a 1 TB Nvidia RAID controller.First image (Option A) suggests /dev/sda as device for boot loader installation, while second image (Option B) suggests /dev/mapper/nvidia_bcidhdja.I think that the way of keeping the RAID would be using Option B as the device for boot loader installation. Would Option A break the RAID instead?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Switching To Win7 After 11.04 Dual Boot Install

Sep 1, 2011

I installed ubuntu 11.04 to my Compaq Presario CQ61-402SA (Dual boot with windows 7 Home premium 64-bit, Via a partition) And now I can't get back to my W7! Disk Utility says that it is "unallocated"! It had lot's of important info on it! Sorry for urgency, but it's important I get this OS and files back, intact.

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Fedora Installation :: How To Install Win7 And F12 Dual Boot

Feb 7, 2010

I am a major noob to FC12. I need to install Windows 7 Pro and FC12 dual boot. I first used the windows CD to create 1 250 Gig partition on my 500 Gig HD. Of course windows created the 100 MB system partition. I left the rest unpartitioned. Windows installed okay. I then booted to the KDE FC12 Live CD and installed FC12. I specified to use the Free Space remaining on the HD. The installation finished but now only boots into FC12 and does not prompt me for the OS I want to boot.

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Fedora Installation :: 14 Install Failure With Dual Boot?

Aug 21, 2011

I downloaded Fedora 15 Live and Fedora 14 Live to try to see where Linux is for music and broadcast audio on a laptop. It turns out I have to use 14. 14 and 15 both sort of work as live out of the box, although why they ship with the common Broadcom wifi driver missing and the touchpad tap disabled beats me. I also never found the magic button to close down 15. There must be one, but blow me I couldn't find it. Then I tried to follow the instructions at [URL] which mostly seemed to work. I need to keep Win 7 as this is the 32-bit test machine. I used EasyBCD v2.1 rather than the older version the guide is written for.

Booting into Win7 at first worked, then a boot into Linux stopped at a line that said something about a kernel thread helper Then Win 7 blue screened on boot, although it would boot to Safe Mode. Removed Veriface from the Lenovo laptop and it would boot Win 7. Tried setting Drive in EasyBCD to "Boot" rather than "C:" for Fedora. Now booting Fedora gave a Windows missing file message and croaked. Repairing startup with the Win 7 boot CD cured Win 7. Repeated the loop with the same failures. Re-partitioned and re-installed Fedora and just the same - a screen of text that stops. I can now boot to Windows and need help to sort out the Linux boot. How do I start to investigate the screen of text saying things like "__bad_area_nosemaphore" ?

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OpenSUSE Install :: New Installation For Dual Boot Won't Start

Aug 20, 2010

I have just installed OPENSUSE 11.3 from a CD to a computer running WIN XP. The installation completed and I got to a desktop. I then shut down. When I restarted the computer with the installation CD removed from the drive, I got the message "missing operating system". I ran the installation again, and have left it running. As near as I can tell, the WIN Partition is still intact, but I'm afraid to shut it down for fear I once again will not be able to access either system.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual-boot Installation Of 11.3 With Windows 7?

Sep 29, 2010

Yesterday (Sept. 28) I managed to install openSuSE 11.3 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 laptop, side-by-side with Windows 7 which was pre-installed. In brief I'd like to report the problems I had encountered up to yesterday.

1. Upon inserting the DVD and after the start of the installation the system would take me to non-GUI (Text) Mode and would finally respond with the message: "No repository found."

2. After that I tried to install openSuSE 11.2 and 11.1. There, although the installation went through smoothly, I had to deal with a new problem; when I selected to boot Windows 7 from the grub menu the system responded with the message:

rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainload +1
BOOTMGR is missing

Upon booting the computer from the DVD with the Linux OS and before I hit ENTER I changed the Kernel by hitting F5 (or whatever key corresponds to Kernel at the bottom of screen) to "Failsafe mode". That did the job. The installation started and ended smoothly. Oh! one other thing I did is to edit the preselected disk partition and delete the swap partition since the disk has to have four and not five partitions.After that, I became root and edited "/boot/grub/menu.lst" file to correct the "(hd0,1)" for the Windows 1 to "(hd0,0)" since it is the first OS.

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