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Windows 7: Windows and Ubuntu

27 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows and Ubuntu

As I wrote in my last post, I want to reinstall Windows 7 on another drive. However, I have Ubuntu with GRUB2 on a 3rd drive that was installed after windows. It will be overwritten by the windows bootloader when reinstalled. Can windows handle the dual-boot, do I need to fix GRUB, or can a 3rd party app work for this? If all 3 options will work, which is easiest or most reliable?

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27 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


Is this a separate HD? Just boot it in BIOS to avoid problems with Windows 7, unplugging all other HD's during any OS reinstall.

If it's the same HD, look over these steps for Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux
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28 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This tool if you need it can fix grub boot issues.

Boot-Repair is a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu like when you can't boot Ubuntu after installing Windows or another Linux distribution, or when you can't boot Windows after installing Ubuntu, or when GRUB is not displayed anymore, some upgrade breaks GRUB, etc.
I used this after copying over an entire ubuntu install onto another drive to run on a separate system
Created new partitions, system, home, swap
copied files
edited the fstab file uuid's
ran the tool and it all booted afterwards.

I did all that from an external hard drive.
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