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Windows 7: Anybody have problems dual booting or with partitions in general


24 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Anybody have problems dual booting or with partitions in general

i am dual booting 7 64 bit and ubuntu linux
i was wondering if anyone has any issues with this type of setup or just with partitions in general

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24 Dec 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No problem here, but then I do not install the OSs on partitions on the same drive. I install each OS on a separate hard drive, while all other hard drives are disconnected, and use the F8 boot menu to select which to boot to.
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24 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

well, i have read about problems with grub being in the mbr
so i put grub in the linux partition and added a line to the windows boot manager to direct it to grub

i really have a feeling that its nothing to do with the setup, i think my problem is with either my hard drive or windows 7 itself

backing up all data right now and then i will run manufacturer hdd diagnostics
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24 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

GRUB can corrupt Windows 7 if installed on the same HD, even make it irreparable.

It's best to put Linux distros on separate HD booted via BIOS Boot Menu or Boot Order and not use GRUB.
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