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Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.2

Q: Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.2

Well nobody in the Ubuntu forums could help me so I thought maybe you fine folks here could. I have a 120 g ssd that I have tried several times to install Ubuntu on and cannot do it, no way , any way, whatsoever! I know the disks I have burned are good. I have a GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Gigabyte motherboard. I have changed settings in the BIOS and any thing I could think of to no avail. I have dual booted Ubuntu on every computer I have ever built but not this one! Huh uh! Anyone have thoughts on this? It's totally unnecessary, I just like to play around with Ubuntu. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.2

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A: Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.2

Try this - just substitute LinuxMint for Ubuntu:

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux

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A long title indeed, but it pretty much sums it all up. I have installed Ubuntu first and then dual booted windows XP. I soon found out that the fact Ubuntu wasn't compatible with many programs (even through wine) I wanted only Windows XP on my pc.
I've searched many topics, but all described how to uninstall Ubuntu when Windows was the primary OS. In my case Ubuntu is the main OS and it dual boots with Windows and I want to rid myself of Ubuntu leaving only Windows.

What do I need to do to get the desired computer setup? Or is it irrelevant which OS was installed first and will a guide describing how to remove Ubuntu from windows work as well for my case.

Important addition: I could very well be the biggest computer-noob you've encountered thus far. So talk to me as though I am 4 year old
 

A:Uninstalling Ubuntu dual-booting Windows XP with Ubuntu installed first

shouldn't matter the install sequence if you want to only have Windows. Boot into Windows and then delete (from disk management) the linux partitions. This may leave your computer in a state where you can not boot into Windows. To fix this you'll have to boot off the XP install disk and boot to the recovery console, once there type 'fixmbr' without the '
 

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Hello everryone!
I am running Windows XP and would really like to share the hard drive with another OS "Linux" and dual boot. Trouble is i don't have a clue so would appreciate any help or even a tutorial that this old git can follow. Thanks folks
 

A:Dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu

xlanou said:


Hello everryone!
I am running Windows XP and would really like to share the hard drive with another OS "Linux" and dual boot. Trouble is i don't have a clue so would appreciate any help or even a tutorial that this old git can follow. Thanks folksClick to expand...

Hello there i see you would like to dual boot with another operating system, this is a rather simple process.
Choose which operating system you would like to dual boot with windows (in your case this is Ubuntu)

Next boot off the Ubuntu live cd and wait till it enters the main desktop where it gives you the option to install it.

Then just follow the instructions, thats all I did and it worked fine.

When you come to the bit where you need to partition let Ubuntu do it automatically as i think that it does have that feature.

When you have installed it and rebooted you will get a grub loading message then you will get the chance to boot windows xp or Ubuntu and away you go.

Let us know how far you get and we will try and help
 

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My eMachines laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) has stopped booting un-expetedly after trying to resize the Linux partition. The Windows rescue disk is ineffective and Ubuntu does not reinstall. opensolaris installs from Live CD, but I cannot see my previous folders or files in Windows or Ubuntu.
 

A:Dual booting with Windows/Ubuntu crshed

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Hello all,

I am trying to dual boot my laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 10.10.

I have shrunk the partition and made a new partition from the unallocated space (10GB). I then booted into Ubuntu with the live CD option and went onto GParted. I then tried to create a simple partition from the unallocated space to install Ubuntu on, but I got an error message saying that you can only have up to 4 simple partitions.

I have the following partitions:



What am I doing wrong? I'm not sure what's on those partitions, I didn't make them but I don't think I need them.

Thanks in advance,

Tom

A:Dual Booting Windows 7 Ultimate & Ubuntu 10.10

Tom
This may help with some of the information that you need:
How to delete OEM Partition | Jared Heinrichs
http://en.community.dell.com/support.../19329028.aspx

The OEM partition is normally to restore to factory specs, but yours seems too small for that and it appears to be empty; OEM is used by Dell and some other companies. In the case of Dell, you also received a DVD to restore to factory specs, so I would not be too concerned. Normally, it may contain boot information. Since your appears empty, this is not likely.

As for the other partitions, it appears that they can be deleted. To be sure of what is on them you may want to download:
WindDirStat to see exactly what is on them, if anything.
WinDirStat - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
They could have been created by software that you dowloaded.

Once you are fairly sure that there is nothing on the extra partions you can make an image with Macrium Reflect and try to delete.
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

Once you decide to delete, if you have problems, Partiton Magic may help. If that is a pay sofware, this one may also be of help.
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html

This recent post in Seven, may also help. I think that it would equally applicable to Vista.
http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...ml#post1163567

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So I dual booted my laptop with ubuntu a while back and had no problems. But when I tried to do the same for a friend I somehow managed to get to the point where i can no longer boot into windows(10). The ubuntu install in fine and usable but there's no boot menu that prompts which OS to boot into and the one time there was a boot menu windows wasn't there. Only an ubuntu/advanced ubuntu and 2 options called something to the effect of a memory test. I deleted 2 partitions in order to be able to dual boot ubuntu which was a recover partition and another partition with about 500mb of space. I'm assuming the latter was the partition with the windows boot on it. The large partition with his files on it is still there. What's the easiest way to get back into windows?
 

A:Can't boot windows dual booting ubuntu

Yep....never delete partitions with out knowing what they are and whats on them.

You may be able to recreate the MBR using some 3rd party partition software or using the install media to recreate the MBR.

NOTE: It's never a good idea to dual boot Winidows and Linux on the same HDD....as the Grub overrides the MBR and you have to jump through hoops to boot into windows if you delete the Linux OS.
 

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Hi,
I was wondering if any of you know how to change the dual screen when the computer starts up, as Ubuntu does not appear in the option, only Vista and "older versions of windows" appear, but for some reason Ubuntu isn't there anymore.
This is how I installed, I had 3 partitions in the HD.
First, widnows XP came installed with the computer, then with ubuntu and some tools i repartitioned the HD in 3, 1 for XP, one for common files as FAT32, and the other one for Ubuntu. That was working fine, I had in the boot screen the choice between XP and Ubuntu. Then came Vista, that partition that was empty, the common ground for XP and Linux, i reformated it to NTFS so it could take Vista.
Then I installed Vista, and now the only OSs appearing in the boot screen are Vista and "older versions of windows". Does anyone know how to change this so as to have Vista, XP and Ubuntu in there?
Thank you very much for your answers.

Dre0745
 

A:Windows Vista + XP + Ubuntu dual-booting

Take a look at EasyBCD:

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

The download link is listed under "EasyBCD Links" about 1/4 way down the screen.

As always, backup first.

Randy
www.techguy911.com
 

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I'm having some troubles trying to get Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit dual-booted with Windows 10 64 bit.

Firstly, I burned the latest ISO from the official Ubuntu website to an 8GB USB formatted to FAT-32 using Universal-USB-Installer.

I then restarted my computer and changed the USB boot order to position 1, proceeding to boot through the USB and then selected the 'Try ubuntu' option. The computer successfully launched into the Ubuntu operating system, however when I selected the install desktop icon and have confirmed setup installation, I am greeted with the following error:





Force UEFI Installation? This machines's firmware has started this installer in UEFI mode but it looks like there maybe existing operating systems already installed using BIOS compatibility mode, If you continue to install Debian in UEFI mode, it might be difficult to reboot into any BIOS-mode operating system.




I looked around to find the cause, I've tried disabling Fast Boot in the BIOS and Windows 10 operating system as well as looking for alternative installation approaches using Legacy (non UEFI) BIOS, however the issue still seems to be occurring.

Could anyone help me with this please, can provide more information on request.

A:Issues dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10

This tutorial worked for me:

Installing Ubuntu/Linux Mint on UEFI System with Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...ndows-8-8-1-10

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I had Windows 8 64-bit installed in My HP Envy 15-j048tx and everything was working fine. I dual Booted My laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I had to Boot into Ubuntu by pressing ESC Key as soon as I Powered On the Laptop, If I wouldnt, then the Laptop would boot into Windows 8.1 I had turned Off the Hybrid Shutdown so as to access partitions on Ubuntu. After Dual Booting, My Windows 8.1 started giving problem as none of the Updates were getting installed after dual booting. Everytime, it downloaded the Updates and then, ERROR appeared that the Updates weren't installed. If Restarted, it came "Problem while Updating WIndows, Reverting back changes" I refreshed my windows again (By selecting Refresh Your PC) but then also, the updates were not getting installed. Kindly help me with this problem as my laptop doesn't have the necessary updates as it has reverted back and all my applications have been removed.













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A:Problem with Windows Update after Dual Booting with Ubuntu

Did by myself..... Reinstalled everything. First Windows (Legacy Mode, not UEFI) and then installed Ubuntu... Grub took over and now it is working fine.... Thanks anyways 

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Hey folks, please let me know if this is the inappropriate place to post this thread.
My laptop is quite an old model & has none of the UEFI problems which plague more modern ones. Moreover, I have completely disabled Hibernate both through Power Options as well as "powercfg ?h off" in elevated cmd.exe in addition to dedicating a very minimal 1408MB to the paging file in Virtual memory.

Of my single 500GB HDD, 350MB is System Reserved while 60GB is Windows 8.1 System partition (of which 32GB is in use with programmes such as MS Office '13, Chrome, Firefox, Java JRE + SDK, Malwarebytes, CCleaner, Skype & 6GB of personal files - is this kind of space usage normal, by the way?).

Previously, I had split the remaining space up with:
- 80GB dedicated to a NTFS Data partition which both Ubuntu & Windows could access
- 20GB for / (root)
- 40GB for /home
- 4GB for swap area (same as my ram capacity)

This had worked pretty well but much of the /home was empty and I had to manually mount the Data partition each time to work with the files/media there since I stored & accessed everything from there for both OSs.

Some time later, I had to submit the laptop in for repairs due to unrelated hardware failure (external speakers ceased to function on a laptop almost 5 years old, imagine that) so I wiped the hard drive clean and now I have a completely blank slate to begin again. Like before, 350MB is System Reserved & 60GB for Windows 8.1, the rest is purely ... Read more

A:Dual Booting Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14 (with room to expand)

Unless you frequently update Ubuntu, having a separate Home partition is of little use. Besides, clean installs are generally a better route than upgrade installs. I've used only /(root) and /swap for years and never encountered a problem -- but then, I do clean installs, not in-place updates.

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Hi All,
I received my Inspiron 7567 Laptop yesterday. It has 512 GB Toshiba NVMe SSD. Windows 10 is preloaded on the laptop. SATA is set to RAID 0 in the BIOS.
I downloaded and created a bootable usb drive for Ubuntu 17.04 using Rufus. Tried installing Ubuntu from usb. Laptop didn't detect the usb. Disabled the secure boot and changed the SATA to ACHI in the Bios. After this, I was able to install Ubuntu 17.04 along with Windows 10 in the free space of 30 GB which was created by shrinking the C drive.
But after ubuntu installation was completed, I was able to login into Ubuntu when as SATA is set to ACHI. But Windows 10 failed with error "no bootable device found". I changed the SATA to RAID 0, then Ubuntu 17.04 doesn't load.
I restored the laptop to factory setting. Still the Ubuntu Grub remains in the system. Currently I have changed the boot order to 'Windows boot manager' in boot sequence. I am able to login into Windows 10 successfully. 
I would like guidance on setting up Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04 in dual boot mode. I already have a working Inspiron 5520 laptop which has Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.04 in dual boot mode. But it has HDD. 
I never knew I will run into issues (dual boot) while ordering NVMe SSD. Any help/guidance in this matter is highly appreciated.
Regards,
Joseph M

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I have had an Ubuntu/XP system for a while now, but yesterday it started bluescreening just after the windows logo on every attempt to boot. Also, while I can boot into Ubuntu fine, I cannot access the data partition which is pretty scary! I havent backed up in a good few weeks.

I dont have a recovery disk to run chkdsk from, what can I do?

Thank you for your time.
 

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i was wondering if anybody tried dualboot ubuntu and howd they like it?

A:Has anybody tried dual booting ubuntu?

I've a dual boot ubuntu 11.04 (unity) with win7 ultimate (x86) and it works fine, if you want to know more then be specific

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I have been running XP and Ubuntu, dual booted from separate hard drives using GRUB2 boot loader. No problems.
I wiped XP and successfully installed Windows7.
A problem has arisen in that whilst GRUB still boots Ubuntu OK, when I select Windows7 from the GRUB memu I get the Windows option to 'fix start up problems' or 'start windows normally'. None work.
I am fairly sure I have some sort of MBR problem. Under XP I could get a terminal via the install disk and just "fixmbr" and all was well.
Following the same procedure in Windows7 gives me an X:> prompt. fixmbr doesnt work.
Can anyone advise please how to fix the MBR in Windows7 ?
Thanks.

A:Dual Booting problems with Ubuntu

All former bootrec and bootsect commands are automated in Win7 Startup Repair. You only have to run it enough times for it to attempt to repair and then rewrite the MBR - usually about 3 separate times with reboot.

I believe that dual booting Win7 with Ubuntu requires removing GRUB before Win7 install and then reinstalling it.

?How to? Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 (Ubuntu installed first) - Ubuntu Forums

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I am sorry. I had posted this query under a solved thread. Thought it would be inappropriate, hence putting up a new thread.
I need some help in solving the fix that i am in.

I have received () a new laptop: Amd E2100 processor, 2GB RAM, win 8.1( 64 bit)(UEFI-boot)pre-installed on it.

Now i have to install an Ubuntu Os on this system as win 8.1 should only serve as secondary OS.
The win 8.1 performance is very slow on my computer(i guess cause of the RAM).
Now for me to install an Ubuntu OS 64 bit, i guess i might need more RAM( please do give any alternatives here).
Is it possible to install 32 bit version of 14.10 TT Ubuntu on my laptop. What modifications do I have to make.
Please do understand that my knowledge about this is beginner level.
Should i go with Xubuntu, as it is light weight ?
What bit of Xubuntu should i use(32 or 64 ) ?
How should i go about all this, if it is feasible ?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance.

A:Dual booting Win 8.1 and Ubuntu( 64 or 32 bit versions)

U can definitely install 32 bit ubuntu with 64 bit windows or vice versa. I also did the same thing but i installed 64 bit ubuntu with 32 bit windows. U also don't need any modifications.
But i am assuming that u are aware about the process of dual booting windows and linux machine and the inconveniences associated.

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I had previously had Vista 32 installed on my pc. I partitioned the hard drive, and installed Ubuntu 8.04 on the second partition. After that, Ubuntu became my default OS, and would boot in 10 seconds, unless I chose otherwise. Everything worked fine, with no help from me.

Yesterday I reinstalled Vista on the main partition, but didn't touch the others. Since then, there is no boot OS option, it automatically loads Vista. I can't figure out how to access Ubuntu even temporarily, let alone change my boot preferences to allow me a choice at startup.

Help is much appreciated
Chris

A:Dual Booting Vista and Ubuntu

You might try right-clicking on 'my computer' and selecting 'manage'. From there, go to disk management. Look at your hard drive and see if it is still partitioned. Vista might have copied over it. And, I found some info from the Ubuntu forum:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351

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Hi,I am currently trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows installation but have had with no success. The issue is that I am trying to make a UEFI Ubuntu installation but I can't get the USB to boot at all. I have made the bootable USB using Rufus 2.15 with the following settings:Partition scheme: UEFI GPTFilesystem: Fat32ISO image: 64 bit version of Ubuntu 16.04 (written as ISO image, not DD)Regarding my BIOS settings I have turned off secure boot, USB ports are always turned on, USB boot is enabled, CSM/Legacy is off. Furthermore I have turned off fastboot in Windows.Trying to boot via USB-FDD, USB-CD or USB-HDD does not work, it just proceeds and initializes the Windows operating system. Therefore I would like to hear if any of you have had any success dual booting a UEFI Ubuntu installation alongside your Windows installation. Help would very much be appreciated.Thanks in advance/Rvillebro

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FIrst post here, hope you can all help me.

I recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my laptop, meaning I could run it from another hard drive without altering XP. It worked fine the first time, apart from the wireless card not picking up and working. Someone suggested reinstalling, so I did so. During the installation, something broke down and it froze, so i restarted. Since then, the laptop has gone past the initial start-up screen and then gone blank, apart from a blinking pointer in the top left hand corner.

I assume that the Ubuntu installation is corrupt, and so start-up fails when trying to dual boot, but I have found no way to get around this.

Due to this being a new-ish laptop, I have no floppy drive for boot disks, and a multitude of boot CD-ROMS have proved unsuccessful. The last I tried was a CD to boot into DOS, but from there, I found no way to access the D drive (second partition where Ubuntu, and only that, is installed).

Any help as to how to destroy any reference of Ubuntu and give me back control would be much appreciated! I'll try anything.

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So i two days ago i installed Ubuntu on my Secondary hard drive. I already had windows 7 installed on my primary drive. When i installed Ubuntu i didnt realize it at the time but i installed GRUB over Windows Master boot record on my primary hard drive that has windows installed. GRUB has been working but i wanted to restore my Windows MBR on my primary drive and have GRUB only on my secondary drive, and then if needed i could switch back and forth via the bios. As of right now i have NO Master boot record. At least not a functioning one. I am getting the error : Missing Operating System every time i turn my pc on. I tried using my windows 7 installation disk and repairing my computer, unfortunately when it shows a list of operating systems it isnt showing anything. I can then go and try to load a "device driver" while in System Recovery Options and i can indeed see that my hard drives are not at all formated. I still have windows installed. Also when i run the command prompt from system recovery options i can run fixmbr and other similar commands which say that they recognize windows is installed on a hard disk but having some kind of issue with the drivers for my hard disk. So i tried to FixMBR and then i now think, im not sure, but i would think i need to get the drivers for my Hard disk, or hard drive and install them in system recovery options. But thats where im really stuck, how would i even find something like that out? What can i do?

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A:Dual Booting Ubuntu Bad Master Boot Record (MBR)

Obviously you'd need to start Win7 to be able to add EasyBCD which can configure a Windows Dual Boot with Linux distros.

The problem is that GRUB can corrupt Win7 beyond Repair when on the same HD, so using a separate HD is always a better option if you can do so. In that case, unplug the extant OS HD to install the new OS, then boot your choice via the BIOS Boot order or one-time BIOS Boot menu.

Now as to repairing your Win7. First mark Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved (preferred) partition Active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Next boot into DVD or REpair CD to see if it will now discover a Win7 installation. If not, click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line to run bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr then reboot.

If Win7 doesn't start, boot back into DVD/Repair CD to see if installation now shows up to accept offered Repair. If not run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times anyway.

You can copy out your files using DVD/Repair CD this way: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or using Paragon Rescue CD.

You can see your partitions graphically and mark Active using free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Then click on Win7 HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, OK, Apply to see if this will start Win7 which may preclude the need to run Repairs. If not, you can wipe the Ubuntu partition by rightclicking>Wipe. Now try the Win7 repairs again without the GRUB code on the HD.

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I have Ubuntu dual booting on Win7. After the bios load, is there anyway that I can make Win7 boot right away without selecting anything on the OS selection? The same way it would boot without dual boot...if that makes any sense.

If the above exists: Let's say I use Win7 all the time, but one day I decide to boot into Ubuntu. Is there a way that I can press a button, before Win7 loads, to make the OS selection come up?

I tried to make myself as clear as possible and I hope that you understand what I'm trying to say.

Please ask if unclear.

A:Booting Win7 automatically, dual boot Ubuntu

Use separate HD's booted via the BIOS:

image or install Win7 to separate HD while Ubuntu HD unplugged,

set Win7 first HD to boot,

then if you want Ubuntu use the BBS key given on first boot screen.

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Hi guys, I have Alienware 17 R3. I have dual booted with Ubuntu 16.04.

Now when I select windows in grub menu, the generic windows 10 animation shows up with 1024x768 resolution. Is there a way to restore my Alienware boot animation?

Thank you.

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Hi, I have a problem which I'm lookin for some advice.
I've downloaded and loaded up ubuntu 11.10 on my win7 laptop.

I assumed I required several partitions to run ubuntu alongside win7 - but having freed up some space (100gb) in gparted ? which then stayed ?unusable? - I then (initially) rebooted back into Win 7 fine (after a 5min chkdsk at startup) - saw my free space, and formatted it as fat32 (why I did that, I?m not entirely sure ? but I supposed gparted could see/use it.

So far so good (or so I thought). Fired up ubuntu, set the install partition (mount "/" - ex4, etc) - but with no swap partition. So I repeat the process - resize the main Win7 sys partition by another 5 gb - and then try and reboot into win7...

And now nothing. I load the Win7 recovery environment - and startup repair states chkdsk fails due to "system volume on disk is corrupt". load up diskpart - select the dist - but now shows the main hdd has no volumes - and status is invalid. Also - there is an * denoting it's a dynamic disk. ???

If I reload ubuntu from a dvd- all ok, from gparted - I see in disks: the ntfs partitions with all the data -and the 100gb free for ubuntu (all of which are unaccessible in windows recovery env - or so it seems).

how can I repair the win7 boot option? I'm not too fussed about the ubuntu (and wouldn't have ventured if I'd have known what lay in store) - however, it all seemed straightforward at the time, and I'm drawn by a quick boot time, et... Read more

A:Problems dual booting with ubuntu - now Win7 wont start

Ouch! Yep, you have to be a bit careful dual-booting Windows and Linux, in that order, but it can be done quite easily - I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint 12 dual-booted, although I chose to go to separate disk for the Linux installation.

Do you have the Windows 7 installation DVD handy? I speak under correction, but I believe it is possible to fix the bootmgr from the Windows 7 DVD, but I've never done it myself....and certainly never after a borked Linux installation. I'll see if I can find someone that has, and point them this way.

Help has been requested - locate your Windows 7 installation DVD and sit tight.....

Regards,
Golden

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Hello everyone!

I've made my Sony VAIO into a dual-boot machine (Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux) and I'm having trouble getting into the BIOS.

When powering up, even though I repeatedly press and hold down the DEL key it always goes straight to the GRUB menu:



And then when I select to load Windows 7, I keep pressing DEL but it goes straight to Windows.

It doesn't seem to matter how fast I am on the keys - I can't get into the BIOS.

I have a should I be trying to enter the BIOS before getting to the GRUB menu, or after?

Also, (and this may be irrelevant) I've checked my registry to determine what kind of BIOS I have (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / HARDWARE / DESCRIPTION / System ), where I found that the SystemBiosVersion variable = Sony - 20110905 BIOS Date: 09/05/11 11:20:58 Ver: 04.06.03

(I would have thought the BIOS would be something like American Megatrends!)

Anyways... is there any way I can get into the BIOS from Windows, i.e. after Windows has loaded? Do I have to remove Linux from my computer? I hope not!

Thanks so much for your help and have a great day.

A:can't enter BIOS when booting (Win7 / Ubuntu Linux dual boot system)

Best to keep in mind that the BIOS is completely different from ANY operating system. There is no connection between the two things, other than the BIOS handing off control to an OS.

You press DEL (or whatever key enters the BIOS) before any operating system begins to start up.
You can start pressing the key repeatedly (once a second) just as soon as you hear the POST beep or see anything happen on the display screen.
Once you reach the Grub loader it is too late. Start over.

You can't get into the BIOS from an operating system. You can only shut down and/or restart.
Nothing in the operating system's registry has anything to do with your system's BIOS, other than communicating with it initially.

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Hey guys! In terms of stability, usability, and security which would you choose? I am interesting in browsing the internet with more privacy in mind but I wish to do semi heavy tasks such as downloading things and streaming Youtube videos.

Tails: Tails - Release notes
Ubuntu: Releases - Ubuntu Wiki
 

A:Which To Use? "Dual Booting with Win 10" Tails or Ubuntu

are you paranoid and/or want to do illegal stuff? Tails.
if not then ubuntu.
 

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Acer Desktop PC Model: AM1610
sis ethernet adapter
webstar dpx 2000 series cable modem

After setting up a dual boot system successfully,
Vista connects to internet via ethernet, Ubuntu does not.

sis ethernet driver is updated to latest version

I can access the internet from Ubuntu however, after shutting down the pc, unplugging the power cord, removing the cmos battery and reinstalling. I reinsert the power cord and boot up as normal into Ubuntu, and have full access to internet.

Simply removing/reinserting ethernet cord, removing/reinserting pc or cable modem power cord, or resetting cable modem, does not work.

I am asking if there is a solution as to where I can log off Vista and restart pc into Ubuntu and have internet access automatically, bypassing all these steps I've explained?

After perusing multiple forums where people have described similar if not same issues, I've yet to find a solution to this.

I ran ipconfig in Vista and have the results. I ran ifconfig in Ubuntu 9.10 and have the results.

As these results may contain information that can present a vulnerability regarding system/ip identification, I have omitted them here.

If needed, I will respond via personal message with the contents.

Thank you in advance for your continued contributions in aiding the computer world "handicapped".
 

A:Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

Ubu 9.10 has known issues

If you are using Ubuntu 9.10, it has known issues with the built-in Network Manager and DSL modems (and presumably Cable modems as well)..

Currently, there is no fix (short of going back to 8.10 or hoping it is fixed in Ubu10 due out in April (iirc). Sorry.
 

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Was Wondering because When I used to do it on windows 7 I would Choose Install along side windows but it seems after installing windows 8 Grub Boot Loader is getting bypassed.

A:Any One Duel Booting Ubuntu 12.10 With Windows 8?

My laptop is configured this way. I lost GRUB after reinstalling 8 over 7 (fresh install after getting the $40 upgrade ISO). I plopped in my livecd and did take some steps to restore my GRUB though. I used an online article to help me.

11.10 - Recovering grub after installing windows 7? - Ask Ubuntu The boot-repair answer here is what I went with. It worked.

But yeah, Ubuntu 12.10's partitioner is worded odd. I just went custom and manipulated my partitions manually. When I installed Windows 7, I already gave it a set size partition to start with. I gave Ubuntu a set size partition, and then the rest was left free for a big data partition. When replacing Windows 7 with Windows 8, I re-used the Windows 7 partition, but lost GRUB. I followed my link above to alleviate that. My laptop successfully dual boots windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 as we speak.

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I've had this Windows 8 computer for a while and I've decided that I want to dual-OS Ubuntu 13.10, but I have no idea how to partition disks or backup system images or anything like that. I'm not even sure how to check what kind of ASUS my laptop is, but I'm fairly certain it is compatible with Ubuntu. If I can, I'd like to avoid using external harddrives and CD's because I don't have easy access to either. I realize there are a ton of guides out there, but I have yet to find one that is understandable for me.

A:How do I go about using a dual OS of Windows 8 and Ubuntu

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Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.

A:dual boot w/ Ubuntu, need to uninstall Ubuntu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Konstantinov


Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.


Hello Konstantinov, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Baisically, you just need to delete the two Ubuntu partitions, then restore the bootmgr from Windows 7. Please look these over and post back any questions?

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

Cheers!
Robert

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To date this is still a problem and no one has fixed it.  Its almost like I bought a product that still belongs to HP...  I haven't tried it yet but all the chat support people I talk to say that the super tech support may beable to help me, for a price... Even then its not promised that this laptop will beable to do what everyother computer is able to.

A:Re: How to dual boot ubuntu and windows 8?

@BurtMacklin If "by every other computer" you mean that every other laptop in existence is able to run Ubuntu, then you have been seriously misinformed.  I have been running Ubuntu versions on laptops and desktops for over ten years, and my personal experience, and long-term presence in reading posts in various Linux forums about laptop problems, is that laptops fair very poorly with Linux distros, including Ubuntu. I've gone through three different laptops myself, and NONE of them were able to run Linux distros well. The primary difficulty is using laptops in Linux is the nearly total lack of specialized drivers needed for the specialized hardware found in laptops. In desktops, this is not nearly so serious a problem because the hardware tends to be more generic and there is often the option of swapping in hardware for which there are Linux drivers.In addition, there are NEW problems trying to install Ubuntu on the UEFI based PCs, as this thread explains:  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295 The single BEST source of information in your case is the community forum for the distro that you are running. There, unlike here, you will find folks that use that distro every day, and are well-steeped in what is needed to workaround driver problems. Here is the link to the Ubuntu Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/Folks there deal with Ubuntu installations all the time and can provide the detailed assistance you need.Good Luck

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I want to use Windows 8 Pro and Ubuntu 13.04 on a single machine.How do I achieve this in a stable manner?
I want to use Ubuntu as a backup OS if Windows 8 ever crashes.Kindly suggest the best possible and optimum solution with detailed steps.
 

A:Need to dual boot Windows 8 Pro and Ubuntu

Hi,
A very clear step by step guide here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

Hope this helps.

Richard
 

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A:Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04?

Once I had Windows 10 RTM dual booting with Linux 17.2. No issue whatsoever.

Here is a tutorial on dual booting Win 10 and Ubuntu 15.04
http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/d...th-screenshots

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Ok so what i have is Windows 7 RC installed to my hard drive. I have a seperate partition which i would like to install Ubuntu on. Granted i could just go ahead and straight install but then i would be using the Grub bootloader and i don't want to.

What is my best option? That NeoGrub thing?

A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu Dual Boot

Don't forget that *nix uses more than one partition. It's been a real long time since I installed and used any version, but I think by default it uses one each for boot, system and paging. So you may want to consider that.

A possible way to do what you want might be to install Ubuntu, then boot to Windows 7 using Grub. Then use EasyBCD manage bootloader tab to reinstall the Vista bootlader.

I never tried to use that before, so if it doesn't work out, don't blame me. Get a second opinion about this, first.

Good luck. Final thought: I'd probably use an entirely different physical drive to install Ubuntu to, while the 7 drive was unplugged. Then you could just add Ubuntu to 7 bootloader later on.

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Forum admin, please bump this if you feel it is in the wrong local:grin:

I recently tried loading Ubuntu onto a separate drive on my computer. All went well except for the boot process. Upon booting I no longer was brought to the normal dual boot screen, instead I now got what I beleive to be the Linux boot screen. From here I was able to still load windows, with a few more steps. What didn't like was the thought that Ubuntu took over. I did some research and figured I should reinstall it. I went to the Windows partition and formatted the section that had Ubuntu on it. Much to my surprise Ubuntu loaded itself on the same HDD as Windows 7. I formatted the section holding Ubuntu and restarted the system to this problem: grub loading error: unknown filesystem grub rescue So here I' stuck. The only ability I have is to get into bios and change my boot devive. I need help retrieving Windows.

Thank you, Tom

A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

Hi Tom

Do you have a windows 7 repair disk? If you do, then boot from the disk (by using your computer Bios). Once the disk has loaded you can do a system restore as it restores your computer to an earlier point in time before your computer crashed.

A similar problem happened to my computer (with Linux Mint) and I used that method to restore windows 7.

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My PC has two hard drives. The first hard drive is running Windows XP Professional sp3, and the second hard drive has Ubuntu Linux 7.10 in a dual boot configuration. This means that I have something called Grub which causes a menu to come up so that I can select which of the two OS?s I want to load. The default is Windows XP Professional.

I recently got interested in running Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and would like to set it up to run Ubuntu Linux. That way (1) I don?t have to worry about dual-booting anymore, and (2) I can gain access to my 160GB second hard drive from within Windows XP.

I did a little research on how to uninstall Ubuntu without harming Windows XP. But the problem I am running into is that there seems to be two ways of doing it:

(1) Go into the Win XP Recovery Console and run FIXMBR after which the Grub boot menu will go away and I can format my second hard drive. Or ?
(2) Go into the Win XP Recovery Console and run FIXBOOT, then FIXMBR after which the Grub boot menu will go away and I can format my second hard drive.

So which is it:

FIXMBR only?

Or

FIXBOOT first, then FIXMBR?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

RamFel.

A:Getting Rid of Windows/Ubuntu Dual Boot

I'm nearly positive it doesn't matter. As long as you uninstall Ubuntu first.

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Hello all,

First off, if this is in the wrong forum, I apologize.

OK what I am trying to do here is have my computer dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10. I have Windows 7 installed on my original hard disk. I bought a second hard disk last week and installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it. I am trying to get my computer to be able to boot both of them. I want to have the Windows 7 hdd be the primary boot with the Ubuntu hdd be the option. To get the Windows 7 hdd to work, I have to completely remove the Ubuntu hdd. If the Ubuntu hdd is installed, the Windows hdd will not boot. The computer will start up and 20-25 seconds later, it will restart and freeze at the "Starting Windows" screen. If I put the Ubuntu hdd in the main slot and the Windows hdd in the secondary, it will start right up and recognize that the Windows hdd is installed. I think that this is because, Windows wants to be the only OS and doesn't recognize others. How do I change this so that both hdds are bootable without physically removing one.

I have looked on both UbuntuForums, Windows website, and here and have found nothing that helps.

A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot?

Was the Windows hard drive connected when you installed Ubuntu?

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Hi,

I have my Windows 8 installed in my C drive and it is the only OS I have as of now. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8. But I have read so many negative things with regards to problems in booting after installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.

My Win 8 is installed in UEFI mode.

I am posting a screenshot of disk management
Will installing Ubuntu 12.04 cause any problems in booting?

A:How to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8?

1) Windows 8 is not install in UEFI mode.

2) I would wait until the end of April to install Ubuntu, as version 13 will be out, which should work better with Windows 8.

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A few days ago, I could not access my Windows XP because of this error: "Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\System32\Config\System". I was still able to access Ubuntu through the Dual boot startup menu. I accessed the Internet using Ubuntu to ask for help.(fourms) I tried all the suggestions for Recovery/Repair using my Windows XP installation disk and it appeared to have fixed my problem, but now it is asking me for my Administrator Password. I used or entered my Admin. Password, yet it won't let me in. When I ask for help, on the Internet, with that, everyone thinks I am trying to break in to someone else's computer and I get no responses or negative responses. It seems that I may have to do a clean Install of my Windows XP. My concern now is if the Dual Boot menu that directs me to either OS, will be wiped out when I do a clean install of Windows XP. BTW, Windows XP is solely on the C Drive and Ubuntu is on the D Drive. Each drive is 80GB. Any final suggestions before I do the clean install? As you can see, I am very hesitant in doing this. One final note, I was able to access some important files from my C Drive through Ubuntu and save them on my Flash Drive. Thanks.
 

A:Dual boot, Windows/Ubuntu

dual boot

After two days I finally solved my problem. No thanks to anyone on this forum.
 

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So, I currently run Ubuntu as the sole OS on my Laptop. Using a G-Parted live CD I partitioned half of my disk space, the one half dedicated to running Ubuntu and the other half to Windows 7. I downloaded a torrent of Windows 7, one that I have used before with success (so one that I trust) and burned it to a DVD-RW at the slowest burning speed possible. I booted Windows 7 through the DVD and began to do a clean install of Windows 7 on this one Partition that I left completely empty for the new OS. Everything runs smoothly and I go through the set-up until suddenly the installation hangs at 0% when 'Expanding Windows Files'. I have exhausted pretty much all the possibilities of what could be going wrong to my knowledge - saying that however my knowledge isn't very extensive at all.

Could someone possible share some info on what I could be doing wrong? I'm desperate to get Windows 7 up and running on this computer so I can begin playing some games that are otherwise impossible or incredibly difficult to get working on Ubuntu, notably, as an avid player of the Football Manager series, the upcoming release of FM12.

If anyone can offer some sort of help/fix I'll be extremely grateful. Like seriously.

A:Trying to Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

The best two ways of running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

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How come the thread has been marked solved?

There are several videos on youtube explaining how, here is just one:

How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 to Dual boot alongside Windows 8 - YouTube

A:How to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Someone was having trouble with this in another sub-board, I'll copy that video link over to them.

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Hei.Is there any quide how to install dual boot Ubuntu 18.04.1 with Windows 10?1. I shrinked the C: volume.2. Created bootable USB: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-create-a-bootable-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-usb-stick-on-linux3. GRUB boot menu works, but if i select install then i get stuck in console. ACPI Error: AE_NOT_FOUND and ima: Error Communicating to TPM chip, result -16 shows up.Any ideas ?I also tried this: https://www.dell.com/support/article/ee/en/eebsdt1/sln306327/manual-nomodeset-kernal-boot-line-optio...But no help still stuck after selecting install from GRUB. The TPM error goes away but ACPI Error stays and new info is printed "CPU6: Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled."

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Hp envy 6 sleekbook 6z 1100 I have already disable the secure boot in the BIOS But I still cannot install the ubuntu 13.04 The installation was good and smooth But after reboot, there is no boot menu appear for me to choose which OS I want to boot I wonder if HP locked something......... or should I turn on Legacy support in the BIOS? But ubuntu 13.04 should support EFL BIOS I need Ubuntu for work!











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A:How to dual boot ubuntu and windows 8?

Hi, The following tutorials will help:   http://apcmag.com/how-to-dual-boot-windows-8-and-linux.htm  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNCSbTyUzoM Regards.

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Hi everyone,
I have a Windows 7 OS installed on a SATA drive, A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on an IDE drive. So far the only way is to switch the HDD drives in BIOS to boot up the one I want. Can anyone help me here.

A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual-boot

do you want to dual boot them off the same hard drive?
I do the same swapping thing for 7 and Vista, but I have to take the side off the case and switch the cables as my bios doesn't support multiple hard drives

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how to dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 15.04 easily i have had issues with the partitions anybody got any ideas

A:how to dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu

Hi pc helper 123456789,
I found a blog discussing about tip for dual-booting Windows 10 preview and Linux on a PC with UEFI firmware. It may be useful.
Tip for dual-booting Windows 10 preview and Linux on a PC with UEFI firmware
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2015/01/18/tip-for-dual-booting-windows-10-preview-and-linux-on-a-pc-with-uefi-firmware/
As ZigZag indicated, we also could try to run the ubuntu in the Hyper-V if we want to use the two systems in a machine.
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Best regards

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hi i got windows 7 and ubunut on a dual boot i want to get rid of ubunut and remove it , how do i do this please help me
also i want to get rid of the grub as well thanks

A:Windows 7 dual booted with ubuntu

How to remove Ubuntu Linux from dual boot

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