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Windows 7: Which partitions do I actually need?

09 Jun 2012   #101
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I've never had problems with the stick before, and (I'm just doing Ubuntu for now) I extract the iso using winzip, then copy the contents over to the stick the try and boot from it. I will try different sticks now


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09 Jun 2012   #102
gregrocker

 

This is not the normal method to write a bootable flash stick. I'm not familar with bootable Linux installers or OS's, however in order to boot a stick must have bootsect code applied. This is why I suggested you use the Universal installer which has all Linux apps in its dropdown. Did you read that I suggested that in my last post? Or are you trying to tell me how it's done?
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09 Jun 2012   #103
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

No, no. I was saying how I was doing it so you could tell me if I was doing anything wrong, which as it turned out, I was.
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09 Jun 2012   #104
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Hmm, well I seem I have installed Ubuntu, without a stick. I just started the installer while in windows, restarted and Ubuntu came up, fully installed. It appears to use windows boot manager. I'm kinda puzzled. Could I do the same for xp? Btw, thank you sooooo much for your help, even though I may have been a bit of a nuisance.
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09 Jun 2012   #105
gregrocker

 

I'd follow the steps I've given you in post 96.
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09 Jun 2012   #106
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Ok, I'll try that out once Ubuntu updates have installed.
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09 Jun 2012   #107
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Just read somewhere that xp boot loader overrides the one in 7, so it can't be booted. Will this actually happen?
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09 Jun 2012   #108
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111 View Post
Just read somewhere that xp boot loader overrides the one in 7, so it can't be booted. Will this actually happen?
Dude, just read the link given to you in post 96.
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09 Jun 2012   #109
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I hadn't read that far yet. Still trying to boot from the disc.
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10 Jun 2012   #110
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Ok, back again. Whenever I try to boot from a windows xp disc (no matter which one I try) it comes up with this screen after starting to loader drivers and stuff. What can I do?


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