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Windows 7: Please Help Create Multiboot: Windows 7, OpenSUSE & KolibriOS

08 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Please Help Create Multiboot: Windows 7, OpenSUSE & KolibriOS

Hello everyone,

I'm not entirely sure where to post this, so if I'm in the wrong section please tell me. I'm tasked with creating a triple boot setup using the OSs mentioned in the title. All operating systems must be installed on the same drive with a fourth partition to be accessible by all 3 (for sharing of files). The triple boot MUST be done using the Windows 7 boot manager, so EasyBCD and other managers are out of the question. I'm in desperate need of help as I've never even heard of the latter 2 operating systems and need it done by Tuesday if possible. This is very important, so any help what-so-ever would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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08 Dec 2012   #2

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09 Dec 2012   #3

Debian Wheezy 64 bit

First install windows, then you install kolibriOS then OpenSuse. It will configure the boot loader GRUB in the installation of OpenSuSe.

edit: you can use the partitioning program in opensuse to create the fourth partition.
I don't know what sort of partition you need to create.
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09 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Thanks for help guys. I actually need to use Windows 7's boot loader, not OpenSuSe. Not sure what you mean by the type of partition. Just a basic partition is needed, so if I save a file on Windows 7 to it for example, both OpenSuSe and KolibriOS can access the partition and view the file.
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09 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Just curious. Why would someone want all those other operating system when they have Windows Enterprise?
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09 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

It's actually the first part of a major project. We were asked to triple boot these 3 operating systems, without ever being shown how to multi-boot in the first place. So I'm left to fend for myself.
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10 Dec 2012   #7

Debian Wheezy 64 bit

I think using the windows bootloader will not work.
I mean with partition type ext4, ext3, ntfs, fat32 etc.
I knew there was a way to dual boot without grub and just press some F-keys when you startup but I don't remember how it worked.
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11 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

As far as I know you will need grub, I don't think that task is possible using only the windows 7 boot manager.

But maybe I'm wrong since I don't know so much about windows bootmanager.

Usually you can access windows files from linux without any problem. Make sure you have ntfs-3g and you mount the partition.
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