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Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

Q: Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

I wanted to set up Ubuntu on my computer and followed the instructions in the first answer to this thread dual boot - How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows - Ask Ubuntu As instructed I created a logical partition using EaseUS software I did this on my H drive a hard disk drive whereas Windows was installed on C and SSD After a mandatory reboot for the new partition changes I did not immediately go to install Ubuntu although I had Live USB to do so - Ubuntu to Dual Wanted Won't Boot Boot and Win7 Anymore Windows Instead if I remember properly I booted into Windows to make sure everything was Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore OK but only to find out that some quot Windows could not boot properly quot giving me the option to 'Launch Startup Repair' - which I did but to no avail All it did was reported that some system files were missing or corrupt I then installed Ubuntu on a third drive because I still needed it to perform some benchmarking I did this using the 'install alongside windows ' option But now that I don't need Ubuntu anymore all I am interested in is getting back to Windows while keeping all the files and programs intact How should I go about fixing this Delete the logical partition on the other drive I also have that Windows installation CD and I'm thinking its repair options could be useful - but not having a whole lot of self-confidence I don't know what steps exactly to take to preserve my files Any help is greatly appreciated Edit I booted from the Windows installation disk just to see the options available and when selecting the 'Repair Windows' option I got a message saying quot this version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows quot The CD is definitely matching the version of windows I want to install but a problem might me that my Windows and the CD are the OEM versions which I've read can't be used to perform upgrades

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A: Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

Hi I Am User,

Upon inserting the Windows installation disk you should be able to install a new Windows and be able to select Upgrade and it should create the Windows.old folder on the new Windows.

Cheers
Boris

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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?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/68163-dual-boot-win7-ubuntu-9-10-a.html
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Hello!

I have Windows 7 RC1 installed for some time, dual-booting with Windows XP. And that worked like a charm. But a couple of days ago I installed Ubuntu on the Windows XP partition (after formatting it with ext3, of course). But the thing is, I have been trying to boot into my dear Windows 7 ever since, with no success. It didn't show in the boot manager, so I changed the menu.lst in Ubuntu. Thus it can be seen, but to no avail, as it does not work. I have tryed fixing it with the Windows 7 installation DVD, but it did not work. And I really ran out of ideas; also I would like to keep both my OS-es as they are (all data), if that's possible somehow.
Looking forward to reading your suggestions, thank you!

A:Failing to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CyberDuck


Hello!

I have Windows 7 RC1 installed for some time, dual-booting with Windows XP. And that worked like a charm. But a couple of days ago I installed Ubuntu on the Windows XP partition (after formatting it with ext3, of course). But the thing is, I have been trying to boot into my dear Windows 7 ever since, with no success. It didn't show in the boot manager, so I changed the menu.lst in Ubuntu. Thus it can be seen, but to no avail, as it does not work. I have tryed fixing it with the Windows 7 installation DVD, but it did not work. And I really ran out of ideas; also I would like to keep both my OS-es as they are (all data), if that's possible somehow.
Looking forward to reading your suggestions, thank you!


Ok so right now you have ubuntu, and win 7 right? and you want to keep the data in both. You probably had xp installed first then installed win 7 after and had a boot menu to let you chose which. when you formatted xp the boot loader was probably on the xp partition. You can use bcedit (i think there is a tutorial on its use here @ SF in the tutorial section)

Hope Im close in my assumtions and hope it helps a little.

Ken

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A:Configuring BootMgr for dual boot Win7/Ubuntu ?

Check out this tut:
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A:Help required in Win7 - Ubuntu dual boot install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pranab


Hello All,
I currently have Win 7 HP installed on my HP dv4 laptop with T6600 processor, 300GB HDD & 4GB RAM. My objective is to install ubuntu 9.10 with Windows 7 in the dual-boot mode. I searched previous posts regarding the same but could not quite find the exact answer. I am writing down the steps I suppose I have to follow. Please correct/advise me wherever you feel I have gone wrong or could go better.
1. Create a separate partition for Ubuntu (install and usage) by shrinking my C drive.
2. Create another partition double the size of my RAM for using it as swap.
3. Restart the machine with the Live CD inserted and select 'Try ubuntu without any change to your computer' to see if things are running fine with the CD.
4. After the Booting is done, click on Install.
5. Fill in sequentially the language, Timezone and keyboard layout.
6. After reaching the prepare disk space screen, choose 'Specify Partitions manually'.
7.On the prepare partition screen, I will be able to figure out the partition for Ubuntu and Swap with their size.
8.Select the partition created for Ubuntu configure it as 'ext4' with mount point '/', also click format partition.
9.Select the partition created for Swap, and configure it as 'linux swap'.
10. Clicking on forward should take me to the screen which asks to fill name and password details.
11. Clicking on forward and install should start the installation process.

Thanks in advance


Hello prenab;

You have though things out pretty well! Did some homework to. Good for you! I was happy with the default settings Ubuntu 9.10 used for the install and did not need all the manual steps you have listed. I just created the empty space, say 10 to 12GB at the end of my hard drive and told Ubuntu to install to the empty space. It did everything else, no problem.

Cheers!
Robert

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A:Solved: Trying to install Win7 as a dual boot with Ubuntu

If you have a qualifying XP or Vista I found Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade (2 copies left). The "full" retail version is no longer sold as far as I know.

I don't know if the motherboard manufacturer provides Windows 7 drivers.
 

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

Please ask if unclear.

A:Booting Win7 automatically, dual boot Ubuntu

Use separate HD's booted via the BIOS:

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

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There are two options: overwrite the OS installation or, format C: an do a clean installation. My biggest concern is that since I have dual boot the first loader that... loads, is the Ubuntu's one and I'm not sure if that is going to interfere with the installation.

Here's a similar thread: Vista - Need to restore Gateway to Factory Settings

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Keep in mind that running the Factory preinstall is not optimal due to the often heavy load of OEM sponsors' bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions built into Win7. So I would consider doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to the Win7 partition, then following these steps to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 which cause the least problems by limiting GRUB to the Linux partition.

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Multiple bugcheck codes are pointing the same thing. RocketRAID 640 SATA Controller.

Code:
BugCheck 50, {fffff880039ec0a8, 1, fffff880010829f9, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for rr64x.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for rr64x.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : rr64x.sys ( rr64x+179f9 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Code:
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800110ecae, fffff880035dffb8, fffff880035df810}

Probably caused by : rr64x.sys ( rr64x+1cae )

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And it is sort of old.

Code:
Image name: rr64x.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jun 07 12:49:37 2012 (4FD05609)
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It could be that the HDD has a bad sector in the Windows partition, or that the drive is actually failing. If there is a utility in Linux that tests memory, I would run it.

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

You press DEL (or whatever key enters the BIOS) before any operating system begins to start up.
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A:Borked my Windows/Linux dual boot, Windows won't boot anymore

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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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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

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/157419-windows-7-ubuntu-dual-boot.html
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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.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/30262-dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html
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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

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/46847-dual-boot-windows-10-ubuntu-16-04-a.html
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A:Dual boot, Windows/Ubuntu

dual boot

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

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-boot-windows-ubuntu.115109/
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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.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/23445-how-dual-boot-ubuntu-12-04-windows-8-a.html
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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/10599-windows-7-ubuntu-dual-boot.html
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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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A:How to dual boot ubuntu and windows 8?

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

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/How-to-dual-boot-ubuntu-and-windows-8/td-p/2625383
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A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot?

Was the Windows hard drive connected when you installed Ubuntu?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/67154-windows-7-ubuntu-dual-boot.html
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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
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-to-dual-boot-windows-8-pro-and-ubuntu.1107731/
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A:Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot ?

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux

Where to install ubuntu in my system?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/344071-ubuntu-windows-7-dual-boot.html
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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

Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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How come the thread has been marked solved?

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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: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

Are you using GRUB2 as bootmanager and is windows one of the options? Or do you start ubuntu from the win7 boot menu?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/349755-dual-boot-win7-boot-manager-status-0xc000000f-boot-selection-failed.html
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A:removing Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 7

So you have a triple-boot? Vista, Ubuntu, and 7?Do this for me while inside Windows 7:in the Start Menu search, type this and hit Enter:msconfigOnce on the "Boot" tab, take a screenshot and post it here.

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A:Set up a partition to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Hi McG, welcome to the forums.
I can't really answer your questions about Ubuntu, but I recommend you start by checking this thread at the Ubuntu forum. I would save it since you might come into those problems when trying to install Ubuntu in your disc.

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A:Windows 8 dual boot ubuntu 12.10 on 2 ssd drives

Welcome to EightForums.


First you will need to DISABLE Secure Boot.






Originally Posted by theog


Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.
Make sure CSM is ENABLED, & set to UEFI boot.
NOTE: Check your manufacturer's uEFI BIOS manual for settings.



Secure boot: technical types spreading half-baked information






Linux distributions are making slow progress on implementing measures to ensure that their images available for download are bootable on hardware that has secure boot turned on.


Secure boot is a feature of the UEFI, the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, a replacement for the BIOS.

Microsoft has implemented this feature on hardware certified for Windows 8 in a way that requires the exchange of cryptographic keys; since the company controls the key-signing authority, anyone who wants to create a bootable medium has to necessarily obtain a key from Redmond.

Misinformation is rife about secure boot, simply because people confuse UEFI with secure boot and think that support for the former means support for the latter. Many so-called technical types are as guilty as others of spreading wrong information.




mjg59 | Secure Boot distribution support












?Microsoft's real aim is to kill the aftermarket in used computers that have Win 8 installed by not allowing you to install something other than Windows?



Microsoft could just have refused to sign UEFI bootloaders. They didn't. That doesn't really fit in with what you're claiming.

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A:Dual boot Windows and Linux Ubuntu

I'm against multi-booting of any kind. I believe in keeping it simple, so if you want to play around with Ubuntu, especially if you are worried about compatibility, virtualize it. It's 100% compatible with VirtualBox.

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Did you unplug the SSD when installing Ubuntu?

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grub rescue>

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A:Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot issue

You should have got a cheap external HDD to put Ubuntu on, i once had a problem like yours, i couldn't get back into windows after trying to dual boot with Ubuntu. i had to reformat my whole HDD.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-7-ubuntu-dual-boot-issue.153729/
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A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Problems

I think that the Ubuntu boot loader has taken over and set itself as default (so it boots after the timeout period has expired), which may be fine, BUT, the resolution it has chosen for that display is not compatible with your monitors resolution settings, so the monitor just says out of range.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-and-ubuntu-dual-boot-problems.1009942/
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How did you install Ubuntu?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/329837/windows-xp-dual-boot-w-ubuntu-problem/
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A:I NEED HELP to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu on seperate HDs

Hello.


The easiest way to do away with boot issues between separate Operating Systems (OS) is to use the BIOS one time boot menu to select which OS to boot at system startup, each motherboard has an individual hot-key to tap during system start-up to access this menu.

If you have 2 separate Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and have one OS installed to one HDD and you want to install another OS to the second HDD, disconnect the HDD with the first OS installed on it and leave only the HDD you want to install the second OS to connected.
Install the second OS to the connected HDD and when complete and the system is booting good, power down and reconnect the first HDD with the first OS on it.

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Then set the BIOS to boot the HDD / OS you want as default and if you want to start the other (new) OS you use the BIOS one-time boot menu to select that HDD / OS to start when the PC is started.Asus - F8
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Sony - F2
Acer ? F12
Packard Bell
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eMachnes - F10
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/181686-i-need-help-dual-boot-windows-7-ubuntu-seperate-hds.html
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A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Dual boot problems

Are you sure Ubuntu mount NTFS partitions automatically? I have seen some Linux distributions that doesn't do this.

(my Linux is basic) You can try in terminal window: (9 commands to check hard disk partitions and disk space on Linux)

Code:
fdisk -l
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Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /mnt/windows -o ro
The above will mount the partition in read-only mode.

To mount with read-write support:

Code:
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A:Dual Boot, Windows 10, Ubuntu Problem

Grub2 is what is used now. How to Configure the GRUB2 Boot Loaders Settings

The issue is that Windows will screw up Grub2, if you make changes.

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A:Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10 Dual Boot Question

Would you want to do it using the command line options, or download EasyBCD?

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bcdedit

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A:Can't Get a Dual-Boot Windows 7/Ubuntu Installation Going

You say, you have two HD Drive, therefore you have a Disk0 & a Disk1.

When installing Linux
1) Remove Disk0 with Windows 7.
2) Install Linux to Disk1
3) Replace Disk0.
4) Use the one time boot menu to boot the OS's.

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

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A:Run Ubuntu 11 as dual boot alongside Windows

Hello.



Yes that's the way but using separate HDDs to boot them separately would save you a bunch of head-aches later.


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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)..

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Can you please post a screenshot of the menu you have when you boot into the installation disk?

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Hello, Mesh F90 and welcome to Seven Forums.

First you to boot to Ubuntu 12.04 and follow this :

1. Open your Terminal.
2. Type grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg
3. You will got something like :
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" {
You will got other lines but you need this, this is last one.
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5. In Terminal type this : sudo nano -B /etc/default/grub
6. You will got this :

Code:
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
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8. Press CTRL+X and type "y" (without quotes) to save it.
9. Important step! Type in your terminal : sudo update-grub
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Trinty

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Please state it clearly, precisely, I mean.

Can you start Windows 7 now?

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Quote:
I would like to get rid of the faulty Windows 7 entry on the loader and get Ubuntu up and running smoothly. Please let me know if you need any more info.



Hi

Please download "EasyBCD" from https://neosmart.net/Download/Register/1 and use it to delete the non working entry from the BCD boot menu.

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A:Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu Netbook Remix; gone wrong.

When you see GRUB boot options, select your Windows install and hit Enter. Immediately press and hold F8. You will see a screen with quite a few options. Select "Disable Automatic Restart On System Failure" and hit Enter. COpy paste the BSOD code here.
It should probably be 0X000007B or 0X00000024

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Welcome!

It doesn't sound like Ubuntu is causing the problem, as long as you're booted into Windows okay.

Try saving the backup in a different location. You may also test the drive you are saving to: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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A:windows 7 wont work due to failed dual boot with ubuntu

Do you have the option to "Restore to factory settings"?

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A:Win 7 won;t boot after installing Ubuntu dual boot

Figured out how to move the boot flag from within Ubuntu. Had no effect at all. That exhausts my last remaining idea. ugh.

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A:Dual boot system will not boot Ubuntu

There's actually an easy workaround for this if you're willing to let Grub be the default boot loader, that is, when your computer turns on, it goes straight into Grub and about four or so items are on the menu, including about three for Ubuntu and one for Windows. The idea is that after a period of so many seconds, it automatically goes into Windows. I found this at the How-To Geek site.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/set-windows-as-default-os-when-dual-booting-ubuntu/

When you install a dual-boot of Ubuntu, one of the frustrating things that you'll immediately notice is that Ubuntu is now set as the default operating system in the Grub loader. There's an easy way to switch back to using Windows as the default.

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A:Windows 7 and XP dual boot - Win 7 partition not booting anymore

fixed it! woohoo

this worked for me....

go here Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista
and get the VBCDE and follow instructions here Dual-boot Repair Windows 7/Vista
for automatic repair.

fixed my setup in half a second. machine booted back into windows 7 directly, then used easyBCD to add the winXP option to the boot menu and back in business. Both XP and Win7 on boot menu and both working fine. Woohooo!

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QUESTION: Is a 100GB enough hard drive space to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu?

Thank you,

C. (Bob)
 

A:Is 100GB hard drive enough space to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu?

CCT,

Eighty gigabytes should be fine. Forty can be accomplished. A full Windows XP installation should be less than 20GB and can be slimmed down greatly. Ubuntu's requirements state 5GB. I wouldn't recommend purchasing a larger drive without need for multiple software installations.

Silekonn
 

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A:Attempting dual boot - adding Windows 7 to existing Ubuntu laptop

Hi there,
You have to install windows first, and then Ubuntu.
Have a look at the tutorials section Dual booting

Roy

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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

Cheers!
Robert

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A:Dual boot system failure, not detecting Windows 7 anymore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Vinbot1


Hello,

I know just enough about computers to get myself in trouble. I had a 160GB Hard drive that was getting kind of crowded, it was my sole hard drive. I had XP on it and as I had no problems with it, I was content to stick with it. I bought a 500gb hard drive and as my fiancee had bought me an upgrade to Vista and then 7, I put Windows 7 on the new drive and left XP on the old. The old drive (the 160GB) already had C: taken so I named the new one G:.

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Thanks for looking and any help at all would be greatly appreciated!! Sorry I dont have specific info, I'm not near the malfunctioning computer at the moment. Oh, I did go into the bios and check the settings in there. It does recognize the drive.


When you dual boot win 7 it puts the boot files into a hidden 100 (in win 7, 350 in win 8) Mb folder on the original OS drive.

So when you install win 7 it added that folder to the XP drive. When the drive failed the folder cant be found.

Thats the reason it works with the win 7 dvd in the drive.

You should be able to use the win 7 dvd to repair the current HD.

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A:Ubuntu Windows 7 dual-boot, Windows 7 logo animation problems

The link below might be a good starting point,

linux - Problem setting command-line console resolution. vbeinfo in grub2 does not report all resolutions - Super User

Good luck

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A:Lost access to Windows 7 Drive (Dual-Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu)

Hi,

Please see whether the steps outline in this tutorial will be of help:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Regards,
Golden

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