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Windows 7: Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.2


23 Feb 2013   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ham Radio View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
No, it does not. You should be able to dual boot Windows and any Linux distro, or install them seperately on another drive. Is Windows installed in UEFI mode? If so, that could be an issue.
Ubuntu 12.04.2 has added support for UEFI mode.
Thanks, I was not aware of that.

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23 Feb 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Run from Live CD?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank Cogburn
When I boot from the Ubuntu cd I get to the screen where it says: try Ubuntu without installing, install Ubuntu, etc. I press: install and it goes to the screen where it asks for the language, enter language and then it goes to a black screen with blinking cursor? thing and just sits there!
You don't have to install Ubuntu.
Can you actually run Ubuntu from the Live CD (I do not mean install)?

I'm not suggesting this as a permanent solution, but it will tell us if the OS files are working.

If you have "time to waste" you could:
  • Create a backup image of your Windows setup
  • Format the SSD
  • Install Ubuntu only
This will prove that the installer is working properly.

Another option is to install an earlier version (e.g. 12.04) and then upgrade to the latest version using the Update Manager.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ham Radio
It is actually very easy to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu.
It usually is easy to dual boot Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) with Windows 7.
Something strange is occurring on his PC.
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23 Feb 2013   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ham Radio View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank Cogburn View Post
It may have to do with Grub but I ain't gonna get into that because I have had to clean install Windows before when I mucked around with Grub.
You re-install Windows just to fix Grub? Yikes! Use this tool. I have used it many times. Works great!
Easy Recovery Essentials | Windows Repair CD Downloads

Well. uhh when you are computer illiterate and a complete novice, that's what I did . Learned a little and still learning, thanks
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23 Feb 2013   #14

Windowa7 Home Premiumx64
 
 

I have another 80g hard drive in this computer, with nothing on it. tried to install Ubuntu on it, same story. boots to setup screen and no further. Thanks to all, if I figure it out I'll post what I did.
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23 Feb 2013   #15
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why don't you install it in virtual. That is soooo much easier and you will be up and running in no time.

I have installed Zorin (an Ubuntu derivative) that way. Here is how I did it: VMware Player - Install and Setup Zorin

Ubuntu should install the same way (even the VMware tools) because I installed it as Ubuntu 64bit since there is no Zorin option.
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25 Feb 2013   #16

Windowa7 Home Premiumx64
 
 

Hello to all that responded to my query. I hate to admit it but as usual in many of my problems, the problem is known as 'pebcak'. This board has on-board vga but I have a pci video card installed for better graphics, and after getting the manual out I found out that the on-board vga must be 'always enabled'. The cd was booting ok I just couldn't see it. Oh well another lesson learned. Even at 70 years of age, it still helps to rtfm! Mark this as solved! Thanks again, Frank
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25 Feb 2013   #17

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Thanks for leting us know, Frank. Don't be too hard on yourself, we've all done the same or even worse. But, at least you have it all sorted out.
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25 Feb 2013   #18

windows 7 home premium
 
 
Windows 7 PRO and Ubuntu 12.10 Dual Boot Problem

Okay, saw this post and was hoping there was soemthing I could glean, and not sure. So, will post my problem and see.
Okay, did a clean swipe of HDD and installed Windows 7 PRO with no problem - everything working fine. Then "appear" to have installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows. When I start the computer, I have the choice of either selecting Windows or Ubuntu. When I select Windows, I have NO PROBLEMS. However, when I select Ubuntu, I get the following error message and need to know how to fix:

Windows failed to start and you must either:

1. Use Windows install disk
2. Choose your language
3. Click repair

File:\NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
Status: 0Xc0000098

Selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt

So, thoughts on how to get Ubuntu to launch when I chose? Know there is something I am missing.......I believe the loader is looking for the file \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr????
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25 Feb 2013   #19

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25 Feb 2013   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Repair GRUB

Maybe GRUB glitched.

Run your Ubuntu Live CD and then attempt to repair GRUB.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
Repairing a Broken GRUB 2 Boot-Loader on Ubuntu – Techgage

It looks more difficult to repair, than it actually is to repair.
You can also customise it while you are fixing it (if you want to).

Remember to navigate to the GRUB file on your HDD (you won't be able to edit the one on the CD).
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