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

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.

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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


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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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I have a dual boot system with Win 7 home and Ubuntu 12.10 on a samsung SSD. I want to uninstall ubuntu as I don't use it and want that space for Win 7. I am able to use disk manager to delete and resize partitions.

I've done some research and know that I need to fix the MBR, and to do this before I go about deleting partitions.

I have used the win 7 disk to try and repair my system with the plan to use
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr

The problem that I have is that the repair disk will not recognise C:/ as it is on an SSD. I have an option to load drivers when running the repair disk, but I don't know what driver I need or where I can get it - any signposting would be appreciated.

Many thanks


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I want to know how can i uninstall ubuntu feisty from my dual boot with XP?, i tried earlier to just erase the second HDD (where ubuntu is at) and boot up to Windows but it gave me a message saying "GRUB Loader Loading Please Wait... Error" or something like that. so i wasnt able to boot up to windows. so i had to reinstall ubuntu all over again on my 2nd HDD and so then i put my XP CD in and check if the XP was damaged, it said it was so i repaired it, so it installed some files and then i booted up again, picked the XP Boot option and it took me to where you first install XP, Preparing installation, Installing blah blah blah, so it installed some devices and what not. once it was done i was able to boot up to windows which i am on right now, so now i want to know how can i uninstall ubuntu from my 2nd HDD?, because i was going to install Vista Ultimate but i wasnt able to. and it asked for some drivers. please any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I've recently installed Ubuntu as a dual system, i installed it on separate partition, now i have dual boot Ubuntu and windows 7... WHAT I WANT , how to uninstall Ubuntu without affecting W7 to return my system as it was ; Windows 7 only...

A:How to Uninstall Ubuntu from a Dual Boot Windows 7 PC

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

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I installed Ubuntu via Wubi as a dual boot with Win 7. I'm now trying to uninstall both with the Wubi uninstaller and manually by deleteing C:\Ubuntu and C:\Ubuntu*, all without success... I still get Windows 7 and Ubuntu as OS options in the boot window on restart. If I select Ubuntu, I get error msg: "...no Wubibldr" and " Can't find GRLDR".

I tried reinstalling Ubuntu and got Windows 7 and Ubuntu and Ubuntu (again) in the boot window. I unistalled this 2nd Ubuntu without problems yet the original is still there. Can anyone offer a suggestion, please?

A:Solved: uninstall ubuntu dual boot, wubi

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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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I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP Mini 110-1116NR, then deleted the partitions that had Ubuntu on them, not knowing that Ubuntu comes with GRUB2, and sets itself as the default boot for that system. Now that GRUB2 is not installed, since it was on my only HDD, it looks for the GRUB2 partition, which does not exist, so I get an error on a command script that shows as follows:

"GRUB -error:no such partition
"grub rescue>

I still have Ubuntu on a flash drive. And I have my sister's computer to use until I get mine fixed, so I need help. I downloaded the Win7 Recovery Disc, but I don't have a program that can write the ISO image file to a USB flash drive, so I need to know how to get the ISO on the USB Drive, or how to fix the boot for Win7. I'm willing to do anything. lol. I've already done a couple hours worth of 'Google-ing' for how to fix this error and have come empty-handed. Please help.

And if this information helps, I have a Volume (D:\) with the recovery files on my hard drive.

A:Help! Installed Ubuntu, deleted the Ubuntu Partitions. No boot!

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

First mark the WIn7 partition Active from the Repair CD command line: Partition - Mark as Active

Then click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until WIn7 starts.

You may have to wipe the partition with GRUB first: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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I am trying to uninstall XP from my double boot computer. Is there like a partion manager I can get from Ubuntu and at least get back most of the partion? I have most of my hard drive dedicated towards Ubuntu, but 100GBs is to XP (300Gb HD). If anyone could help that'd be nice. Or if I could even make an image of my Ubuntu settings and apps and just wipe out the entire disk. Thanks for the help.

A:Uninstall XP from double boot with Ubuntu

I think you'd have to edit the grub boot loader to dump the XP option from the available choices. Then you can delete the XP files and use that Partition for other purposes.

Some Insight Here.

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Not sure if I should of posted this in a different local but I'll give this spot a try. So computer is cleaned, backed up and now I want to remove ubuntu from and the dual boot option, however it seems once again it takes me for a loop. I went into disk managment to check on size on the ubuntu part. Well, its not under disk managment, so I restarted the computer and it wouldn't start ubuntu up, instead it gave me almost a dos/command proumpt screen. So I'm taking a stab in the dark and going to stay that ubuntu most not of been remove correctly. Is there a way to finish removing it? If an image is needed I might be able to take one with my ipod and upload it.

A:Xp dual boot ubuntu

Well from what I can find online I guess its telling me to just go in and edit the boot menu file.

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Hi !
This is the disk management screenshot. In disk 0 Partition C, Win 7 is installed. In Disk 1 partition D, there was Win XP, but I formatted is as primary to install Ubuntu there as dual boot. Practically I know almost nothing about Linux installation. When I am trying to install it, I am not able to find out which one is the D drive.

I tried the Gparted option there, but it seemed to me a puzzle .

Can anybody please help me?

A:Want to dual boot Ubuntu with Win 7


The D partition should be the first partition on the second hard drive. It is also the smaller of the approx 58GB partitions.

The Ubuntu setup should show the different hard drives.

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Hey I was able to set up my system with both Windows XP and UBuntu. I have partitioned my hard drive into 4 segments. One for windows in ntfs, one for ubuntu in ext3, a swap partition which ubuntu requires, and another partition in fat32 to swap files back and forth between windows and ubuntu. I had the systems working fine and then i screwed it up. When the system would boot it would give me a command prompt asking which system i would like to load. I could choose from Ubuntu or windows. If i were to choose windows it would go to another prompt asking to use windows or an unrecognized operating system. I was trying to get rid of this second step as it seemed useless. So when i orignally booted the system the first prompt would ask for both systems, there was a line saying you can edit the controls of these boots and so i checked it out to see if i could get rid of the second command prompt screen. I ended up deleting one of them ( stupid me) and now i can only start up ubuntu. If i try and boot windows xp it says there are missing commands. Any ideas how it could be possible to get those things i deleted back without having to reinstall both windows and ubuntu. And if you know how to get rid of the second command prompt but thats not neccesary i can deal with that. Thanks a lot.

A:Dual Boot: XP and Ubuntu

Hey just to add to the post when i try and boot xp from the command prompt it says NTLDR is missing and then goes back to the orginal boot screen.

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So I have this lenovo ideacentre B540 All-in-one that originally came with Windows 7. The customer bought it at best buy and it came with a free upgrade to Windows 8 when it came out. So the customer was using it with Windows 8 until he got some FBI porn virus on there. I was hired to reload windows 8 and have it dual boot with ubuntu. I put the windows 8 disc in, format the 1TB drive and leave about 200GB for ubuntu. windows 8 is setup and done.
i can no longer get this thing to do anything other than boot windows 8. cant get into BIOS, cant get a boot menu, can't boot from CD/DVD or USB through the windows 8 restart menu thing. what an abomination. any help?

A:dual boot with ubuntu

Welcome to EightForums.

As you are talking Lenovo.

BIOS setup menu is missing in my G580 after instal... - Lenovo Community

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I am using the non-metro Windows 10 boot loader to manage a dual boot setup (legacy BIOS) with Ubuntu. Generally, everything works fine. However, sometimes when I perform an update in Ubuntu, grub overwrites the Windows MBR. Then I have to use EasyBCD to restore the Windows boot loader.

How do I prevent grub overwriting the MBR?

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Good evening all,
I wasn't quite sure which forum this should go in so I apologize if this belongs elsewhere.
I primarily run Windows 7 on my 700GB HD but had an old 200GB HD lying around so I decided to try Ubuntu.
I'm very new to Linux, I know very little about it and I also know very little about dual booting.
I have W7 plugged into SATA 3 and Ubuntu plugged into SATA 1. When I turn my computer on it was launching automatically to Ubuntu until I changed the boot priorities in BIOS to launch the W7 HD.
When powering the PC on I'd like to be prompted to choose which OS to launch. How can I go about doing this? I consider myself very proficient with Google but I cannot find any helpful information! Well, maybe I should say I can't find any helpful information that I understand. I may have very well likely passed over a topic that is just using words that I don't understand and assumed that it wasn't what I needed
I've checked MSCONFIG but it only shows my primary drive with W7 (which I kind of expected). Any other advice?

A:Dual Boot - W7 & Ubuntu

You want to be able to choose which OS to boot from Windows 7 boot menu.Adding a boot entry for Ubuntu is simple.1. Download and install 'ext2fs' - this will give you access to Linux partitions (Ubuntu) from Windows.2. Copy the file "/boot/grub/boot.img" from Ubuntu to Windows 7 "\boot" partition.3. Create a boot sector loader. Give it as parameter the file \boot\boot.imgFor 3.) you can use Visual BCD Editor - right click for pop-up menu -> Create boot-sector loader. Adjust drive and path to point to drive and path of "\boot\boot.img" editing ApplicationDevice and ApplicationPath.

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I'm having a big problem. I used to have Windows XP installed, and Ubuntu on another partition. Since I installed Windows 7 (Over the Windows XP installation) the GRUB Loader is gone. Now I don't need Ubuntu, and I was wondering if I could delete the Unbuntu Partition using Disk Management in Windows 7 without having problems during booting to Windows.
I know the biggest problem after deleting Ubuntu is the absence of GRUB loader, which then causes Windows 7 not to boot properly. However, since GRUB loader has been overwritten during the Windows 7 installation, is it safe to just delete the Ubuntu Partition and extend the Windows 7 one?

I really want to make sure that after deleting Ubuntu, my PC will boot to Windows 7. I also have lost the Windows 7 repair disk...

A:Dual Boot with Ubuntu

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I have a fresh install of XP and want to Dual boot Ubuntu 7.10 (linux) and XP. I have the Live cd, I have had some experience with this before but always run into problems. I am willing to manual partition on the live cd during install as long as its explained to me how to not screw it up. My main issues before were linux booted fine, but windows just said starting... and nothing ever happened. Assuming I wrote over the MBR and screwed everything up. Need some write ups or something.


A:I want to dual boot Ubuntu 7.10 and XP.

Let google be your friend.

Here, i found this (don't know about it myself)

Dual boot XP and Ubuntu 7.10 via boot.ini

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I have Vista Home Premium 32-bit on Dell Inspiron 6400

I want to have a go at installing a dual-boot Ubuntu 9.04

Why? "Because it's there!"

I've experimented with Wubi, which is dual-boot Ubuntu 9.04, but does not need it's own partition. (This allows a painless evaluation of Ubuntu. Clever idea!)

I would be most grateful if anyone could recommend some do's and don'ts. (BTW: I have complete Genie backups of my system files and data files.)

I intend to follow the instructions at the following two links:

The definitive dual-booting guide: Windows 7, Linux, Vista and XP step-by-step

Ubuntu:Intrepid -

My overall impression is that the commonest problem is that users can no longer boot to Vista after installing Ubuntu. IMHO, users get problems if they do the following:

1) Shrink the current Vista partition.
2) Create a new partition in the free space, to be used eventually for Ubuntu.

It's step 2 that seems to cause the problem. Alternative advice, such as in the two links that I quoted above, say that you should do *nothing* with the free space. You should allow Ubuntu to do everything itself.

I would be grateful for any comments?

A:Dual-boot Ubuntu

I already tried out SUN's Virtual Box here and no go for simply trying to get older versions of Windows running with that as one item seen in the article there. For seeing the Vista primary reduced in size not more then 15gb to 20gb since ubuntu is small to begin with for a Linux distro the free Gnome Partition Editor generall known as GParted live for cd is the choice tool for both shrinking the Vista primary down and creating the new VFat ext2 or ext 3 primary(root) for ubuntu.

The option for a second extended swap partition is just that an option while not being a necessity due to Linux having it's own form of swap file. The one thing however to watch out for is not seeing the installation of Grub into the Vista mbr to avoid Grub 14 and 22 errors but making the root the "/" mount point.

From there you can add the ubuntu entry into the Vista BCD with the NeoGrub option seen in the free EasyBCD tool available at Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

The instructions plus other references for that are seen at Dashboard - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

When first running the ubuntu installer make sure to select the manual method and select the root partition. Later hightlight that and click the edit button to assign that as the "/"" mount point so you don't see the installer decide to reformat and partition the entire drive for Linux only! You want to see the root set as mount in order to have the NeoGrub pointed to that in order to see... Read more

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I have 2 hard drives and want to install Ubuntu on the 2nd HD rather than the one where W7 is. This is mainly because the 1st HD is very full so I don't want to partition it, but my 2nd HD is half-empty.
Will it cause any problems if I install to the 2nd HD? Do I need to do anything to make sure the dual-boot will work?
Any help greatly appreciated.


A:Dual boot W7 & Ubuntu using 2 HDs

It will be fine.

What is the capacity of the 2nd hard disk, and how much is remaining un-used?

I would recommend you do your partition editing within Windows where your going to be most comfortable.

To do that, click start, and then type in the text box Disk Management and hit enter. It will then open up your physical drives. If your 2nd hard disk is one physical partition, select the partition and then right click the mouse, and select "Shrink Partition" Set the amount to shrink the partition, hit OK, and then leave it to re-size, not using the computer until its done.

Once its resized, select the black unallocated disk space you've just created, and right click and select "New simple partition", fill the boxes in and then click ok and it'll make it. At this point, note down the exact size of the partition (this will be your confirmation in Linux that you have the right disk).

Then reboot and run the installer. I highly recommend the step by step guide in my signature below this post. It will explain in detail all the steps needed, and will also aid you with the advanced partitioner, as this is going to be best to ensure you use the correct physical disk.

Once your in the Linux partitioner you can delete the new simple partition you made, and then use the free space to make your / (root) and SWAP partitions.

Some Important points!

1. Do not assume that the first disk in linux is your first hard disk (e.g. C in Windows.
2. Letters for dr... Read more

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OK guys so i have installed Ubuntu from the desktop windows installer from the Ubuntu website and i wanted to try it out so i let it do its thing. Then i rebooted tried to run Ubuntu well Ubuntu wouldn't load. It was just a black screen and eventually gave some crap about i cant remember what.

So then i went into windows and uninstalled it from the programs menu and it uninstalled and there are no partitions or nothing on my pc for Ubuntu (as far as iv seen, Iv done some looking) but the boot manager still gives me the option to select between windows 7 and Ubuntu.

Even though Ubuntu is gone and wont load if i select it it still gives me the option to use it. Now i have found something about running cmd as admin and then using bcdedit.exe i have tried it. bcdedit.exe shows me the os's on the system and heres what i found.


Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {1d17a6a0-ac72-11e1-986a-fcb40a7a1036}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 10

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:... Read more

A:Ubuntu uninstall boot manager issue

Remove the Ubuntu listing in msconfig>Boot.

If it's not there install EasyBCD to delete it on the Edit OS Menu tab.

If these fail mark WIn7 or it's 100mb System reserved partition (preferred) Active to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

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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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Hi! i am trying to get an old Panasonic toughbook (2 GB RAM ) going with a dual boot of the latest Ubuntu and windows 7 ... how exactly would i go about doing this on a completly blank new hardrive , thanks!!!

A:Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot ?

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux

Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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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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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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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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Hello all. This is my first post, although I've been going to the site for years. My question is about whether I can safely continue to use xp for applications and just use linux for internet usage. Specifically, if I install Ubuntu as dual boot, can I disable XP internet access?
I replaced xp on my computer with Ubuntu, and I'm fine with it. But I got my wife to sit down with it, and I don't think she's going to be able to handle it for anything except internet browsing. So I need to know if I can just disable xp for internet access, and will it be safe for her to be online just in linux, or is there a chance that she can pick up viruses or malware even though xp is disabled.
If this is a plausible solution (aside from replacing xp with win7 or 8, which I can't afford to do right now), how do I go about disabling xp? Thanks. Jim

A:Run xp/ubuntu safely with dual boot?

If you have Ubuntu and Windows XP set up on your system in a dual-boot configuration, you should be able to simply disable the network access for the Windows XP system like you normally could before when there was only Windows XP on the computer.  In a dual-boot configuration, the operating systems are completely autonomous.  As far as I can see, if the Windows system is not connected to the internet, there should be no problems with worrying about getting an infection.  In essence, if a computer is not connected to the internet, it really just turns into a storage medium that can run software and the ways it can get infected are dropped down to an infected USB or other manual way of transferring an infection.
Hope this helps and if anyone has anything to add or correct, please do so.  

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I was attempting to set up my laptop as a dual boot with Vista (already on it) and Ubuntu. While the installation was partitioning the hard drive it froze. I think this erased my dell partition on the computer. Is there a way to fix this?

A:Ubuntu/Vista dual boot

When you say Dell do you mean the vista partition?

I'm afraid i need more information regarding how you were partitioning your hard disk:

1. Were you using the Ubuntu installer to format the drive?
2. What were you doing? (were you resizing the Vista partition, or using another one?)

It will only have made any modification to the "Dell" partition if you were either resizing it, or you have unknowingly deleted it.

If you restart the installation what do you see in the hard disk menu?

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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

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

Hope this helps.


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I had Ubuntu installed on an external HDD, but back when I had XP, I formatted it for general storage. Now I'm running Seven and I have no idea how to remove the Ubuntu option from my Dual Boot menu. Please help...

A:Old Ubuntu dual boot problem

Is this a linux bootloader or the Windows bootloader that's currently active?

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

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So when i was trying to install ubuntu i found out that there are already 4 partitions present, and i googled for help. I found this nice looking guide from a member of the hp community:Spoiler (Highlight to read)http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/How-to-repartition-HDD-of-HP-no...http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/How-to-repartition-HDD-of-HP-notebook-with-pre-installed/td-p/742019While the guide says that i could delete the system partition, I'm not sure. Could some of you give me advice?Thanks in advance, grossie8118 P.s. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links here, so sorry if it isn't 

A:How can i dual boot ubuntu on a hp laptop?

You can definitely delete the recovery partition. Just make the recovery disks and store them away and you no longer need the recovery partition. Use that partition for Linux. You can use an extended partition scheme. I usually make a root "/", a swap equal to the size of the RAM and then a "/home" partition for Linux. Root needs to be like 25-50 gigs to hold the Linux kernel system files and then home is for storage. 

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Hi I have been researching installing Ubuntu alongside Win 8.on my daughters laptop. I already boot Ubuntu & Win 7 on my desktop pc, but I have read some horror stories about installing Ubuntu with Win 8., mostly in regard to the uefi boot system in Win 8., as well as, its a laptop as opposed to desktop.

I have been told that i must enter the bios first and disable secure boot. Most of the tutorials I have read are very complex. Then i read a tutorial from this website, dated 2011 that appeared to be simple, and similar to my own Ubuntu/Win 7 installation, however it was dated 2011.

Dual Boot Windows 8 And Ubuntu

Posted November 21, 2011 ? 3:53 pm in: Windows 8 Guides

The only difference with my intended installation is that I will use a dvd as my Pc does not have a USB Boot option.
Please can anyone confirm that this Tutorial is valid and perhaps explain why so many other tutorials require BCD, disable secure boot plus many other things outside the scope of my experience. I would be most grateful.

I have even read that a mobo was destroyed by an incorrect installation and as this is my daughter's laptop i really dont want to have to buy her a new one. Thanks

A:dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu

Samsung Laptops Bricked by Booting Linux Using UEFI

How to dual boot with Ubuntu & Windows 8, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
Practical UEFI Secure Boot (Part 3 of 3) - YouTube

To Downgrade to MS Windows 7or install with these BIOS settings:

Fujitsu Manual:
Secure Boot 2.zip

Originally Posted by Fujitsu

Advanced  Boot Configurations  Fast Boot : [Disabled]
Advanced  Boot Configurations  CSM : [Enabled]
Security  Secure Boot Configuration  Secure Boot Option : [Disabled]
To change these settings it is necessary that a Supervisor Password is set.

1) Set CSM to UEFI & Legacy.

2) For Noteboks, you will need to set a Password.

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I am a new member of this forum and a Windows user for the first time in ten years (Win2K). I have been running my Windows 7 install for two weeks on my home built, desktop box. When I originally installed Win 7, I erased my Linux system and let the Windows 7 installer choose which of my two internal drives to install on. The install went fine, but after two weeks I started missing Linux. Yesterday, I installed the latest version of Ubuntu. This formats the drive (in Linux /dev/sda - I don't know what that would be in Windows) and installs the Linux Grub 2 boot loader. However, Grub 2 is unable to find a Win 7 installation that it can add to the boot loader. I assume that either the Win 7 boot loader files were deleted or the "secret" partition was erased, or both. I have a post here that has been trying to address the problem mainly from the Linux side, but as can be seen, I also refer to what I have done to try to repair the Win 7 boot loader. The problem is that I have basically been asking Linux users to help me with a Win 7 problem.

Anyone out there that can help me sort this out, so that I can use both Linux and Windows?

A:Dual boot Win 7 / Ubuntu 12.04 borked.


Download and use the free version of EasyBCD to add the Ubuntu entry so it chainloads from the Windows bootloader. Refer to this guide:



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i have dual boot windows 7 with ubuntu, but after that ubuntu run well but it is not displaying any drive. then i restart windows,
it shows 5 boot option 2 of ubuntu, 2 of memtest, and 1 of windows 7 loader(on\devsda2\) something. when i click on it
it shows 2 option:
1. launch startup repair
2. start window normally
when i click on " start window normally" it restart after displaying a blue screen for 1 second.
launch startup repair is also not working.

then i finally decided to start a fresh copy of windows 7, but on partition manager it shows no drive when i boot it from windows 7 DVD.

help me to correct this problem without any data loss.

A:7 is not working after dual boot with ubuntu

Hello vikrantsjs.

The first thing to do would be to make backups of the data you need to save to external media using the method out-lined in this tutorial at the link below, it works very well, I've used it myself.

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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I have Ubuntu 9.04 installed on a laptop already and I wanna dual boot with Windows 7 RC1. How do I?

A:Dual Boot - Ubuntu Already Installed

First you need to partition the hdd .I recomend using Acronis Disk Director Suite v10. http://www.acronis.com/promo/choose...rector suite&gclid=CLuLq7K3-poCFRKLxwodrB3leQ

Boot from the win7 cd and follow the instrutions.

After that format the new partition that you plan to install windows 7 on.You need to format it to NTFS.


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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
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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I have on my laptop a dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 16.04, I would like to replace it with a new HDD. So I still do not have to do the reinstallation of both operating systems, is there any way that puts all of my HDD cloned on the new with the same configuration?
I was able to find a Linux clonezilla tool is it better to use it?

Thank you for your answers.

The formal education will help you make a life. The self-education will help you make a fortune.Please remember to click Mark as Answer the responses that resolved your issue, and to click Unmark as Answer if not.

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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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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

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Hey guys,

I am looking to dual boot 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 and need some assistance. I installed 7 first on one drive and Ubuntu later on a completely separate drive. Here are my current dilemmas:

1) I do not get the option to choose the OS I boot to.
2) When Linux boots it goes to black screen and stops.

I have done some reading and saw that there is a possibility that my GPU could be the cause of the black screen due to a lack of drivers or compatibility. I also think I need to do some configuring within Ubuntu to fix my boot order. I have only read about people configuring two partitions not two different drives but I don't think it should be an issue. My system specs are noted below. Again, Ubuntu is on separate 80GB SATA drive.

Thank you in advance.

A:Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu 9.10

Are you wanting Win 7 to be the primary boot device, or Ubuntu and use Grub for the boots?

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The question comes up a lot.
Several Success stories here:

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I Have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and just installed linux ubuntu 9.10 as a dual boot option. After playing around with it I realized I don't want it as a full os yet. Video problems, sound issues, flash player issues. How would I remove it from a dual boot option and set the space back to windows?

A:Removing Ubuntu 9.10 from Dual Boot

One way is to right click on my computer, click on the manage option. There you can delete the section of hard drive that was allocated to the Ubuntu installation and then expand the Windows 7 drive to take up the empty space left behind.

Also you can remove it from your boot options by following this simple tutorial.

BCDEDIT - How to Use

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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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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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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 original OS is XP, I finally installed Ubuntu on its own partition.
Ubuntu looks fine on a few trials, except that:
1. Documents saved in Ubuntu cannot be opened by XP, although all my documents from XP can be opened by Ubuntu. That limits my continuation of Ubuntu- If there are reasonable solutions available I have not yet found them. Help anyone?

2. Yes, I play games. Right now, Freecell. Using XP, I am at 4430, going up serially. (I have no solution for 1941). Ubuntu did not allow me to choose a number of my choosing. This limitation may apply to other items.

3. I must have XP as a dual boot, since I cooperate with my grandson, and my other younger grandchildren use my computer when they -often-come around.

4. What are the differences between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc. As a long-time Windows user, I like the GUI system, though I use the command when necessary. Preferences anyone?

A:Ubuntu XP dual boot comparison & changes

ezrab said:

4. What are the differences between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc.Click to expand...

"Kubuntu" has what is called a "KDE" desktop, "Ubuntu" is a Gnome desktop.
Just a matter of style and personal taste. Ubuntu is the more popular of the two. If you'd like to try a KDE desktop, you would be better off installing "OpenSUSE"

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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?


FIXBOOT first, then FIXMBR?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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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