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Windows 7: Booting Win7 automatically, dual boot Ubuntu

11 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

I was using Ubuntu 11.10 but there's some weird stuff going on with it. I guess it doesn't quite like my hardware. Guess I'll have to wait for an update or a newer version.

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11 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
Assuming you are using Windows 7 boot manager to load either Windows 7 or Ubuntu ...

Open msconfig on run dialog box, go to Boot tab, select Windows 7 and press "Set as default" button. On the "Timeout" field make the value as 5 seconds. Press OK button to close the dialog box.

Now on next boot you will be presented with the windows boot menu and if you do not press any button within 5 seconds, it will continue to boot windows 7.

You can move down the cursor within this 5 seconds to select Ubuntu and the system will boot into Ubuntu.

You can adjust the timeout value to your convenience in msconfig utility.
I just turned my machine on with my Win 7 HDD and Ubuntu HDD connected at the same time for the first time. When I'm in msconfig and have Win 7 selected, set as default is not an option. It's also the only thing in the boot tab directory. Do I have to tell it there is a drive with Ubuntu on it? If so do I do that with disk management and how?
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