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Old 17-03-2009
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Windows & over Ubuntu for dual boot?
  

Hey guys!
I have been using ubuntu Linux since a long time, say 2 years. I've downloaded the Windows 7 beta from microsoft from a long time to but didn't get the time to try it. The time is now so is that possible to Install windows 7 above ubuntu without geting my ubuntu eaten up? Help guys! I seriously want to try windows 7... I have read many reviews and this version of windows has carried me away... This is the first windows version i'm impressed with... Looks like KDE Please help guys!

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Re: Windows & over Ubuntu for dual boot?

Hey there!
I am not sure but whenever you dual boot Windows with Linux, Windows is the first OS which must be installed followed by Linux... But i'm not 100% sure... wait till someone else replies to this post...!! All the best...!
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Re: Windows & over Ubuntu for dual boot?

Hey there!
I've heard its possible but i don't know how to do it...! It has something to do with the boot loaders configurations... Try googling for a while, you might get some useful tips! If you find it out yourself do post here...!
All the best...!
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Re: Windows & over Ubuntu for dual boot?

Hey guys!
This is possible and for real... As smirnoff said... all the game is about the boot loaders... Well follow the steps:
Install Windows 7 in a seperate partition
This will eat up your Grub boot loader which is used by Ubuntu linux
Not boot from Ubuntu's live CD and just boot don't install it
Once the desktop appears, open terminal and type the following codes :
Code:
sudo grub
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
That bring you to your Ubuntu partition in the form of (hdX,Y), now use this code:
Code:
grub> root (hdX,Y)
grub> setup (hd0)
grub> quit
That has re-installed grub but you will no longer see windows 7 boot option, don't worry
Boot Ubuntu from hard disk open terminal from and type :
Code:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
A text file will be opened and at the bottom add these lines:
Code:
title windows 7 beta (Loader)
root (hd0,1)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1
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