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Windows 7: How To Dualboot W7 and Linux

18 Nov 2012   #1
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
How To Dualboot W7 and Linux

I would like to learn some linux and for that i need a secondary OS, I want to keep my Internal as my W7 drive and that has boot priority but i want the linux to run from partition 2 (or 1) on an external HDD

is this possible


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18 Nov 2012   #2
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux

Never tried to run Linux from an external HDD, but you could try out the Linux Distro of your choice on a flash drive as well.
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18 Nov 2012   #3
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I just read the widnows 7 tutorial on how to do it and somewhere in the setup it asks you what partition you want to install it so i think that my answer
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18 Nov 2012   #4
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

after downloading linux and installing on my second partition but when i select my boot order to my external hdd, it just doesnt do anything, I click CTRL ALT DLT to restart
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19 Nov 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Consult the author in the comments section: Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums
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