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Windows 7: How to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 7?


07 Oct 2010   #1

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 
How to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 7?

Well, hello back! I have been using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, since the last time I visited the forums but now I want to dual boot with Windows 7....

So...
I have just Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10) installed on my laptop (nothing else), and I if I wanted to dual boot with Windows 7, how would I do it?
I've read guides and stuff but they're sometimes outdated, and I know I could use VirtualBox to run Windows 7 but I want to dual-boot.

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07 Oct 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bp96 View Post
Well, hello back! I have been using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, since the last time I visited the forums but now I want to dual boot with Windows 7....

So...
I have just Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10) installed on my laptop (nothing else), and I if I wanted to dual boot with Windows 7, how would I do it?
I've read guides and stuff but they're sometimes outdated, and I know I could use VirtualBox to run Windows 7 but I want to dual-boot.
See if this helps you out,

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
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07 Oct 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello bp96.



Or you could put Windows 7 on the first partition of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link nelow for an out-line of the process; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD
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07 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bp96 View Post
Well, hello back! I have been using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, since the last time I visited the forums but now I want to dual boot with Windows 7....

So...
I have just Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10) installed on my laptop (nothing else), and I if I wanted to dual boot with Windows 7, how would I do it?
I've read guides and stuff but they're sometimes outdated, and I know I could use VirtualBox to run Windows 7 but I want to dual-boot.
What's new in Linux Mint 9 Isadora - Linux Mint

some versions have a linunx4mint installer which is the same as a wubi install (inside widows) and I am currently running Linux-mint 9 KDE in VmWare (ubuntu based}
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07 Oct 2010   #5

DOS^
 
 

Linux Mint is my friend in VMWare!
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07 Oct 2010   #6

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions but I have just linux mint installed on my computer- no other operating systems (including Windows 7). And if I do install Windows 7, then I might not be able to boot into Linux because it won't show up in the Windows loader...
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07 Oct 2010   #7

DOS^
 
 

Did you read the links to the first two response's, but will work if you follow them correctly.
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08 Oct 2010   #8

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Yeah but I don't have Windows on my computer, the links are directed if you want to dual boot with Ubuntu Linux and already have Windows installed. My computer's the other way round (i.e. I have Ubuntu Linux already installed and I want to dual boot with Windows, but it isn't on my computer yet)
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08 Oct 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You don't have to have anything at all installed to use this tutorial to create a partition to install Windows 7 to and it would be/do better from the first partition on the HDD anyway.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello bp96.
Or you could put Windows 7 on the first partition of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link nelow for an out-line of the process; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Dual Boot : Create Partitions Using PWBD
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11 Oct 2010   #10

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Whoops- I don't think I was reading properly!


When I install Windows with a dual boot, I don't want the same problems I had before like it getting infected by malware causing BSOD's and things like that. Please check out my other threads I did several months ago, before I switched to Linux.The main reason why my laptop kept on getting infected is because when I give my laptop to my parents, who don't know much about computers (only the basics like Googling and they only use it to find products and to shop online), the laptop usually gets infected my malware...

But now I've found a "possible solution" - using a sandbox...Which is the best sandboxing program out of these?
--DefenseWall
--BufferZone
--SandBoxie
--GeSWall
(feel free to suggest something that's not on the list )

And because I don't know much about sandboxing, will it keep malware out of my computer when my parents are using the web accessing random websites?
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