Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 7 to usb or partition through gparted/GRUB


01 Feb 2009   #1

 
 
7 to usb or partition through gparted/GRUB

Hi - hope you're all enjoying 7.

I'm currently downloading it & spent the weekend creating a dual boot XP/Ubuntu. I don't want to mess up my system, so can I install 7 into a flash drive (usb)?

Other than that, if I created a new partition through gparted and booted from the 7 iso disk, would my GRUB notice this & respond?


Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tigertim71 View Post
Hi - hope you're all enjoying 7.

I'm currently downloading it & spent the weekend creating a dual boot XP/Ubuntu. I don't want to mess up my system, so can I install 7 into a flash drive (usb)?

Other than that, if I created a new partition through gparted and booted from the 7 iso disk, would my GRUB notice this & respond?


Thanks.
Hi Tigertim,

Welcome to the forum

Have a look here this should answer your question;
“How to” Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 (Ubuntu installed first) - Ubuntu Forums

I hope this helps

Pooch
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2009   #3

 
 
7 to usb partition through gparted/GRUB

Thanks - judging from the responses this isn't such a simple process. I'll look into the boot manager issue.

Perhaps it's easier just to experiment with an external hard drive, booted from my laptop, or a live usb (does that mean that the whole operating system works from this and avoids my HDD altogether?).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


03 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you

I have never installed to a USB drive so I can only say 'Try it'

I think that 7 will probably still overwrite grub though. The best answer is to follow the guide.

The only other option I have would be to remove your normal HDD for the install, but this may make you problems everytime you want to boot when it comes to selecting the OS.

Or as an after thought install windows7 to boot with XP and then reinstall Linux.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2009   #5

 
 
7 to usb partition through gparted/GRUB

Thanks for the response.

I'm going to think very carefully about this. After weeks of getting my system working well with XP & Ubuntu, I'm not going to take any risks...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes I think this is a good decision
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2009   #7

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

if you are going to try and use a usb to run 7 then this may help i know its mainly used for linux but i can be used for other OS's.

UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
+
UNetbootin: Create a dual boot Windows/Linux PC without a CD - Download Squad

Hope it helps

Raz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2009   #8

 
 
7 to usb partition through gparted/GRUB

Thanks - I will look into this and decide what to do next...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 7 to usb or partition through gparted/GRUB




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: 7 to usb or partition through gparted/GRUB
Thread Forum
Dual Boot W7/XP using Grub - Can grub assign letters to partitions? Installation & Setup
Solved I tried to partition HD with gparted now not boot up General Discussion
Deleted OS & partition GRUB Loading,Please wait...Error22 Installation & Setup
Solved Can't boot normally after gparted realignment General Discussion
Partition Offset is different from what is listed in Gparted for SSD Backup and Restore
Solved Gparted will not extend C partition General Discussion
How to Use GParted? Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33