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

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

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".

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Preferred Solution: Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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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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Hi All.
I'm running Vista HP 64x and Ubuntu 7.10 64x in a dual boot setup.
Currently I have an nVidia 8600GT but would like to upgrade to an 8800GT.
However the dual boot is causing me a problem.
NVidia forums advise me to boot Vista into safe mode, uninstall the 8600 drivers, run drivercleaner, swap the cards and then install the appropriate drivers from their website.
The problem is that since installing Ubuntu I no longer have a safe mode option in my boot menu. It has Ubuntu, ubuntu recovery mode, memtest, and then Vista/Longhorn. There is no safe mode option.
I can get into setup and BIOS (del,tab) and have looked in there but I'm not very techy and cannot understand it. There doesn't seem to be any mention of Vista after the initial choice.

Can anybody help me with some simple instructions? I want to upgrade the card to improve my gaming experience but it's proving complicated.
Do I really need to be in safe mode? If so does anyone know how I can boot into it?

Thanks in advance, John

A:Vista 64x/Ubuntu 64x Dual boot-new GPU installation

No real need to do it from safemode unless you have problems, TBH I wouldn't even both to uninstall the old drivers (but thats not good practice)

1 Uninstall the old drivers.
2 Switch the PC off & swap the cards.
3 Start PC and install latest drivers from the nvidia website.

Thats all you need to do.

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I would like to0 know if someone can please help me set up a dual boot between Vista and Ubuntu, I know this question has been asked more than once by other user in many threads but the reason why I am asking it is because I do not understand any of those soultions that were brought up in other threads. My system came loaded with Vista basic and it is a Dell E1505 which they jsut came out with a E1505 pre-loaded with Ubuntu so I know all the drivers will work. Also right now I am downloading Ubuntu 7.04, after it is done I plan on burning it to a DVD, then I need to know how to make it a dual boot where it will ask me if I want to boot Vista or Ubuntu, also is there any risk that I will loose any of my files I currently have on Vista becuase I really don't want to loose them.


Thanks A lot,

Nick
 

A:Unsure how to set up a Dual Boot with Vista and Ubuntu

Try this one, I think it mite work 4 U !!

http://apcmag.com/5046/how_to_dual_boot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_first
 

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I have Vista installed on my laptop which was already on the machine when I bought it new, it had a few problems after some years, I think I should just reinstall Vista with an ISO that I've got from here.

But a few weeks ago I installed Ubuntu on dual boot.

If I install the Vista ISO from a USB drive should I download the drivers for the hard drive or will the Ubuntu drivers work? Or not because it's a different operating system?

Thanks

A:Reinstalling Vista on dual boot Ubuntu

I made this thread difficult to understand so I simplified it, hope you can help

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Hey Everyone,

Can Someone please give me some steps or an rough idea on how to remove a dual boot of Vista and Ubuntu? The reason I want to dump Unbuntu is because I simply don't care for it and prefer Vista. It was pretty easy to install a Dual Boot, but I'm not sure of how to unload Ubuntu. Any help concerning this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Geekienick101
 

A:Please Help, Reversing a Dual Boot with Vista and Ubuntu

Hi
Try to run this command under console as Administrator

c:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All

It should restore MBR. Partitions you can remove using Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer (maybe Disk) Management.
 

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Ok, so here's the deal.

A while ago I decided to try out Ubuntu on my RAID JBOD computer setup, but unfortunately Ubuntu 8.10 or 8.04 would not even start up, it would just sit in command prompt waiting for an input from me, but of course, I'm no expert in such things (something about "raminitfs" and it would just sit there waiting for me to type something, but even after typing "help" I am still lost). So after a good hour looking at other forums with no success, I decided to take Ubuntu off. But see, here's some tricky stuff:

When I installed both Ubuntu versions, instead of creating a partition, I chose to install it right in Windows as an APPLICATION, saying that it might decrease disk performance, but no biggie.

I uninstalled both versions as I would with a regular application: Default programs > Programs > Uninstall

The problem here is the following: every time I boot up, I come up to the Windows Vista boot manager screen, and gives me the following options:

Windows Vista
Ubuntu
Ubuntu

But the problem is, I already uninstalled both Ubuntu versions!

I already tried using the repair method on my Vista DVD, as well as the bootrec/fixboot and bootrec/fixmbr command methods, but they didn't do anything. The options are still appearing every time I boot. I figured an alternative would be to go into Advanced Settings through Computer>Properties and then check off the time to display multiple OSes option, but it still gripes me that the Ubunt... Read more

A:Vista & Ubuntu Dual Boot issue

Hello Soma, and welcome to the Vista Forums

The easiest way to solve this is type msconfig.exe into the start search bar and press enter

This will load the config editor on the Boot tab you should be able to delete the remnant entries

If you wish to dual boot Vista and Ubuntu I would recommend EasyBCD. Their documentation on their site includes a step by step for doing the dual boot and retaining control in vista.

NeoSmart Technologies

Hope this helps

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Hi,

I am actually using Windows Vista Home Premium and I would like to dualboot Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Desktop Version to it but I don't know how to do it. Can someone help me for that

Also I would like to know what can be done on Linux that is same to windows. As example playing games etc...

Thanks in advance for any help
amagnien
 

A:Dual Boot Vista with Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop Version

Whenever I have installed Ubuntu, it has given me the option of if I would like to partition a disk and do an installation. I have never done it that way. Instead, I have a separate disk that I put Ubuntu on. The installation CD would show the two disks and ask which one I wanted to install on. I always had a smaller disk for Ubuntu, so identifying which one was easy. Ubuntu would do the rest, but it does make Ubuntu the default disk, and you will choose which disk you want to boot into using Linux's GRUB. You can, if you want, go into menu.lst and choose which operating system it will boot into after how many seconds have elapsed.

Ubuntu's programs can do everything the everyday user could hope to do: word processing, spreadsheets, image editing, slide shows, playing music and movies. There are games available for Linux, but not as exciting and graphically rich as those available for Windows. If you're a gamer, you won't like Linux. But for everything else, it will be a fun ride. GIMP is as close to Photoshop as you could wish, Inkscape does a nice job of doing tasks that Illustrator can do. For making brochures, books, and other published items, Scribus is a little tricky but it works well. You can record your voice or musical instruments into Audacity and make wave or OGG files. You can import Photoshop files into GIMP, Illustrator files into Inkscape (after you download some filters), and any file made in Microsoft Office. Linux is quite versatile.
... Read more

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A friend of mine has a Compaq Presario PC with Pentium 4 3.2 GHz CPU, 100GB Hard Drive, 1 GB RAM running Vista Home Basic. He created a second partition to place UBUNTU 9.04.

Now we get the following error message at boot time: "Inaccessible_boot_device" and another time when it did some kind of check we read "Primary Master Hard Disk Error"

He doesnot have a separate VISTA disk nor does he have a backup of the system before turning his PC into a dual-boot computer. Don't bother asking any follow up questions as I'm not near the PC now. I'm going to visit it on the 25th of December.

Does anyone have any suggested links to understand how to dig ourselves out of this problem?

Are there any software programs on a bootable disk that can restore the computer to the time before UBUNTU was added?

A:Problems creating Vista/Ubuntu Dual Boot

Hi this is a how to on dual booting vista and ubuntu http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vi...lled_first.htm

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I want to upgrade Vista to Windows 7, but without disturbing my Ubuntu installation, which is dual boot with Vista. I would prefer to do a clean install of Windows 7 over Vista, which has had niggling little issues (I resolve them and new ones appear) ever since I bought the pc. I don't have the recovery discs for Vista (the ones you make when you buy a new system) as they went missing during a major move.

What is the best way to accomplish all the above? Also, from what I understand, a clean installation can be done with an upgrade version of Windows 7 as long as a previous version of Vista or XP is already on the machine? I am not terribly confident when it comes to doing things like this, so would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.

A:Installing Windows 7 over Vista on dual boot with Ubuntu

Is your Ubuntu installation on a partition on the same hard disk or on a seperate one?

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Hi, I am struggling to connect to the internet on Win 7 but can connect fine on Ubuntu 12.04

I have dualboot Win 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.
I can connect to the internet no problem in Ubuntu.
In Win 7 I can connect to my local network and it shows as having internet connection, but I can not browse the internet. I have tried running the following commands in cmd

netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset reset.log hit

I have tried unplugging my router, running win7 network troubleshooter, resetting my wireless card.

I can not seem to find a solution, I don't know what is causing the problem.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 - Can't connect to internet on Win 7

Please provide the ipconfig /all output.
use option 2

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If I have Vista x64 and Ubuntu x64 on the same hdd (different partitions) will Vista complete system backup also backup the ubuntu partition to an external usb hdd?.In other words is the Ubuntu also recoverable via the image created by vista?.

A:Dual Boot Vista Ultimate x64/Linux Ubuntu x64.Backup Image

Hello Mika,

Sorry, but the backup image that Vista creates is only of the Vista partition or drive. Ubuntu will not be backed up by Vista.

You should be able to use the free program Macrium Reflect to create a back up image of both partitions though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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My buddy has a computer with a problem and he?s asked me to see if I can retrieve the data documents from the computer. The subject computer is a COMPAQ PRESARIO SR5030NX with a Pentium 4 cpu, 3.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, running Windows Vista Home Basic.

His goal was to create a dual boot computer ? UBUNTU and Vista. What he did was, one Saturday morning without reading directions, he installed UBUNTU, partitioning the computer in two partitions. The computer is now giving an error code of 21 when GRUB Loader starts up. Is there a restore disk or some kind of utility that can undo what was done to the computer. He has no backup disk.

I tried Recovery Commander Ver. 3 made by Avanquest but as their website indicates it?s for XP. They never updated it for Vista and Windows 7. Is there a utility that can undo some of the changes that were made to the machine when UBUNTU was installed, albeit, unsuccessfully.

I have an HP PC running XP professional and I was wondering if I take the hard drive out from the COMPAQ and rig it to my HP via a SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter device would I be able to see the contents of that COMPAQ computer that had Vista and now UBUNTU.

We?re just after the data files and not software programs. Thanks for any links or advice.

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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 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?
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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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Hi,
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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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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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.

-Jc
 

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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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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Hi,
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.

thanks
 

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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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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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

Welcome!

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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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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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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I want to intall XP on my computer that already installed with Vista and UBuntu. How can it be done ?

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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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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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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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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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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 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.

Hi,

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

http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Ubuntu

Regards,
Golden

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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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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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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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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.
NOTE: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.
Best regards

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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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hi
i have installed windows 7 then ubuntu alongside it
everytime i start the pc up, there is a screen to choose the OS, that's OK
i think the boot partition is ubuntu
once i removed ubuntu completely from the device and i was unable to boot windows, not even after trying to repair Windows via its DVD, until i installed ubuntu again and did it

i want a way now to remove ubuntu and stay on Windows only, but i can't get it booted up, can anyone help me please???

Note: i removed Ubuntu via windows, right-click on my computer and manage, then formatted its partition

thanks in advance

A:Dual-boot, remove Ubuntu

Mark the Win7 Partition Active.

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to write or repair the System boot files to the Win7 partition and overwrite GRUB boot loader.

Be aware however that GRUB can cause Win7 to become irreparable when on the same HD.

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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 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

Will
 

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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?
Thanks
ezrab
 

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"
http://en.opensuse.org/Welcome_to_openSUSE.org
 

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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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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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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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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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