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Q: removing ubuntu (linux) from a dual boot system

i am running windows xp and ubuntu linux on my computer (dual boot) but i can't really get ubuntu to work properly. how would i uninstall it as well as the partition between linux and windows?

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A: removing ubuntu (linux) from a dual boot system

how is your machine partitioned?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f64/removing-ubuntu-linux-from-a-dual-boot-system-100751.html
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A:can't enter BIOS when booting (Win7 / Ubuntu Linux dual boot system)

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

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

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/351475-cant-enter-bios-when-booting-win7-ubuntu-linux-dual-boot-system.html
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Hello friends,

I would like to install Linux Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows using dual boot.
However, people keep telling me that it is not a good idea this to be done on a laptop because of driver comparability and stuff like that.

So is it OK if dual boot Ubuntu and Windows on a laptop or it is a terrible idea?

Best Regards
Stefany

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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/259979-dual-boot-windows-linux-ubuntu.html
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A:Want to remove Linux from dual boot with XP? Read here. (Ubuntu Wubi)

My XP is PRO version,Click to expand...

And this would be the pirated OS you bragged about?
 

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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: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

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/38738-removing-ubuntu-9-10-dual-boot.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.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/300653/removing-ubuntu-in-dual-boot-with-windows-7/
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Hey...

I have Windows vista and currently dual boot ubuntu linux

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I have a few quick questions to add to this topic being:

1) Would linux be permanently removed if i tried factory restore
and
2) Would the partitions be eliminated leaving only one full partition

replies would be greatly appreciated

thank you!
 

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A:Removing dual-booted linux and master boot record, R. Console unable to find HDD

bumpity~
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/removing-dual-booted-linux-and-master-boot-record-r-console-unable-to-find-hdd.677521/
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A:What do I do to remove Ubuntu from a dual boot system and keep only XP

You need to remove the Ubuntu partitions, and then rebuild the MBR boot loader for Windows XP, which you can't do (at least as far as I am aware) without the XP install media.

Where is your music, in Ubuntu, or Windows?
When you say Ubuntu isn't working, what is the problem with it?
 

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Can anyone help me out with this?

Thanks.
 

A:Want to replace Master Boot Record on dual boot system & delete Linux drive

Yeah, if you toast linux then it won't boot up. I had that problem when I used Fedora and got rid of it. Boot from your XP disk and go to the repair console. You can use commands in there to make a new mbr. I can remember the exact command. I think you can type help and that will give you a list of available commands. I think it is "fixboot" or "fixmbr" but I can't remember the exact command.
 

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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: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.

To make this change, you'll first have to boot into Ubuntu, and then run the following command:

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

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#
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Note: The blocks at the bottom of the file match the items in the menu. You can change this value to match whichever item you want as default, just remember that numbering starts at 0.
 

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See if this thread from today helps: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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A:System was set up for dual boot but I reistalled Windows and can't access linux now

When you install Windows, it overwrites your master boot record, whether you want it to or not. Unfortunately, this is where the boot menu is located in which you select which operating system you would like to boot.

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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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How To Remove One Operating System from a Dual Boot Windows XP Computer

http://www.comptechlib.com/3070.html

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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

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/64180-dual-boot-w-ubuntu-need-uninstall-ubuntu.html
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A:removing Vista from a Dual Boot System

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Tom, I think the answer to your question is on the first sentence of the Tutorial how to load the SATA drivers: "When you install Win XP, setup can not find your Hard Drive."

So, if setup can find your HD, you should be good to go.

One remark: installing XP after Windows 7 is a bit more complicated, you will have to repair Windows 7 boot file to add XP. You have mentioned the tutorial, so you shoudl be good to go. I just highlight it since it can be a stumbling block.

Regarding the floppy disk thing, from what I know it is XP's idiosyncrasy, it doesn't allow drivers to be loaded with USB drives. It is from a time there were no USB drives...

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the bootloader you are using is probably that of vista.. try booting with the vista dvd.. then go to command prompt.. type Bootrec.exe /FixMbr to fix vista's bootloader and try booting again..

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What kind of BIOS you have? UEFI or Legacy (MBR)?
Can you give us a snapshot of disk manager?
Do you have a external HDD to make a backup image of your Win 7 pro partition?

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To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
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No.

Media Center (MCE) is a variation of XP Pro.

I'm not even sure that you could use an XP Pro version to "recover" an XP MCE system, since I thought that all those systems utilize recovery partitions/CDs which have been prepared by the manufacturer of the system.

These recovery/restore CDs/partitions...are not the same as an XP install CD, since they contain programs, drivers, and other modifications which might have been put in by the manufacturer.

I could be wrong.

Louis

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nevermind
i pulled power to sata bluray player booted to windows
shutdown computer
cleaned computer {air}
hooked power back to bluray player
and now it works
i think vista had to boot to a no dvd
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Will

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Have a look here: http://librenix.com/?inode=7876
 

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Are you sure you burned the iso image as a CD image and not a file?
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Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you trying to ask something? There's nothing there.

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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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You'll have to restore your Master Boot Record. See this tutorial:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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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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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.

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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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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 ubuntu load as an option when Vista first starts.

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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.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/588176/xp-dual-boot-ubuntu/
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How do I prevent grub overwriting the MBR?

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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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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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A:Dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04Lts can't boot into windows7

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

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A:I have dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 and now i cant boot Window

Could you tell me exactly how you installed Ubuntu in your dual boot? Did you use Wubi Installer or install the OS on a separate partition?

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A:Cannot Boot Windows 7 after Uninstalling Ubuntu Dual-Boot

The Linux Grub messed you up. You can try to fix it with EasyBCD. Elseyou can make your C: partition active (with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard) and run repair/install with your installation disk 3 times. Reboot after each time.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/278972-cannot-boot-windows-7-after-uninstalling-ubuntu-dual-boot.html
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hello

I have Asus laptop with OEM Win7 HomeP 64bit on it, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side with Win7, didn't know that Ubuntu will be the main boot, I used Ubuntu 11.10 a year a go and Windows was my main boot, I tired several way to retrieve Win7 as main boot but didn't work.

I tried to fully recover Windows, but when finished I get black screen with "getgrub error"
now recovery doesn't work any more.

I want to get rid of Ubuntu for ever, how? without losing my genuine Win7

A:Dual Boot problem, Ubuntu is the main boot

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.
4. Remember this quotes for Windows 7 (ex . "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)") (DON'T FORGOT quotes!!!) you will need it later.
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
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
#GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="delayacct"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
.... you will have more ....

7. Change GRUB_DEFAULT to value for Windows 7 from menuentry (you remembered it ) (ex. GRUB_DEFAULT="Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)") (DON'T FORGET quotes).
8. Press CTRL+X and type "y" (without quotes) to save it.
9. Important step! Type in your terminal : sudo update-grub
to save your changes

That is all and Windows 7 will be default now.

Trinty

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A:Windows won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 for dual-boot.

First off, if you can boot into Ubuntu you can browse the Windows partition and copy your files to a USB HDD for backup, so you won't loose anything if you have to reinstall.
Then use EasyBCD boot manager to manage your OS's boot loader.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-wont-boot-after-installing-ubuntu-14-04-for-dual-boot-860057.html
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A:I have dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 and now i cant boot Window

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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A:Removing ubuntu from Boot Order Windows 7

Hi,

There is a file that lists the boot information, but I can't remember where it is. I am going to through this over to the windows folks as they will know what file I am talking about and know where it is.

Cheers!

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A:Removing XP from Windows 7, Ubuntu triple boot

It says it is the system partition. Thus the Bootloader for windows 7 resides on it. You can delete the Windows folder, and many of the other folders on the XP drive, but not the Boot - Boot Configuration Data (BCD) folder or many of the files in the Root of that drive - if you do, you may need to repair or reinstall windows 7.

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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.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/32750-how-dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu-12-04-lts.html
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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?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ubuntu-vista-dual-boot.154163/
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it shows 2 option:
1. launch startup repair
2. start window normally
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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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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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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.

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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 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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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.

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-ubuntu-already-installed.833152/
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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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A:Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot?

Was the Windows hard drive connected when you installed Ubuntu?

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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
 

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

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I used to have Windows 7 on my laptop, then it started having random problems. So I installed Ubuntu and then installed Windows 7 clean again on another partition. Problem is, whenever it booted I just saw a screen with only a flashing underscore and nothing happening.

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A:Dual boot W7/Ubuntu question

Not a direct answer to your question. But have you tried VirtualBox, it's free, and its like VMWare. So you can run Ubuntu within Windows.
 

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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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A few days ago I could not access my Windows XP because of this error quot Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt Windows System Config System quot 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 boot, Dual Windows/Ubuntu that everyone thinks I am trying to break in to someone else s computer and I get no responses or negative Dual boot, Windows/Ubuntu 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 Dual boot, Windows/Ubuntu GB 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 nbsp

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

My Win 8 is installed in UEFI mode.

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

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

1) Windows 8 is not install in UEFI mode.

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

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A: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:Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot ?

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux

Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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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

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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

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i have installed windows 7 then ubuntu alongside it
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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.

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

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

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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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A:Old Ubuntu dual boot problem

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

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Installing Ubuntu gives fatal error installing Grub.
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Tried to delete all partitions with Gparted from live usb but no result.
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