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Windows 7: Multiple boot window 7, 8, and ubuntu


19 Aug 2013   #1
3rdVn

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Multiple boot window 7, 8, and ubuntu

anyone have try triple boot window 7, 8 and Ubuntu?
i had w7 and w8 as alternate os, could i add ubuntu as the third boot?


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20 Aug 2013   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

Ask Golden in the second tutorial's comments section if you need specialized help.
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20 Aug 2013   #3
furtivus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + Ubuntu 13.04 + BackTrack 5 R3
 
 

Hi there mate,

Yep...I have a triple boot. One Windows and two Linux on a 500GB drive.

Nevertheless it is all more or less the same. I'll teach you how although I do not know what you have installed on your system at the moment [Win 7 + 8?].

You need to make sure that Windows 7 is installed first [on a single partition], then Windows 8 [again on another partition] then Ubuntu last. Ubuntu needs to be installed on a separate partition.

I will break this down a bit: The reason you install Windows 7 first and then Windows 8 is due to the Windows Bootloader. Windows 7 cannot start Windows 8 so therefore you must install the newest Windows OS LAST.

If you have a recent computer with the new UEFI technology [do some research on Google] you want to disable this BEFORE any instalation and just use the normal BIOS. However, if you already have your Windows OS's installed then leave this the same way you had for the installation of Ubuntu [get the 13.04 version which is the latest and is very cool]

In regards to the Ubuntu install, you want to make a sole partition for that and leave it UNALLOCATED. You will format that same partition as you go on the installation but you have to choose "Something Else" in the install option. Do not choose the automatic installation alongside with Windows!

Then depending on the space you have available for the Ubuntu partition goes like this [example only]:


When you run the Ubuntu disk and are doing the process of installing it you will come to a window to do the partitioning. To start click on the "+" and then you will see "free space" and then I think there is a button "Create"

/boot Partition:

Size: 300MB [do give this amount]
Type: Primary
File System: ext2
Mount Point: /boot

/ [root Partition] Where all your system and future program files going to install

Size: [anything above 15GB. I gave mine 40GB on a 500GB HDD with 3 OS!!!]
Type: Logical
File System: ext4
Mount Point: /

/home Partition

Size: [something like 50/75GB. I gave mine 100GB] This is where you can save music, docs, movies, videos...
Type: Logical
File System: ext4
Mount Point: /home

Swap Partition

Size: 1GB [people still don't agree on this one but even if you have only 2GB of RAM this 1GB will rarely get used. However if you only have 1GB of RAM give it 2 or 3GB]
Type: Logical
File System: swap

The last thing is to fix the Bootloader or you will not even see Ubuntu...only the two Windows. You can fix this with a Linux tool called Boot Repair Disk Make sure to choose the Advanced Options and also to use Ubuntu 13.04 as your default Bootloader. Here is the link for the Bootloader fix: http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/

Well mate I'm pretty sure that was of some help but if you still have any questions fire away.

Stay cool mate.
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21 Aug 2013   #4
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I have a quad boot lap top, Vista U, Fedora, Mint and Ubuntu all on a single 500gb drive. Two live cd's you need are "GParted" live cd to control the partitions. The second is "Rescatux" live cd. Rescatux is a Linux rescue disk that has GRUB 2 along with other utilities. GRUB 2 well repair any bootloader issues you have.
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30 Aug 2013   #5
3rdVn

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

Ask Golden in the second tutorial's comments section if you need specialized help.

well, linux mint 13, seems so cool, i think i wanna try it..
btw mine is notbook eepc series, is that compatible for linux mint 13?
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30 Aug 2013   #6
3rdVn

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by furtivus View Post
Hi there mate,

Yep...I have a triple boot. One Windows and two Linux on a 500GB drive.

Nevertheless it is all more or less the same. I'll teach you how although I do not know what you have installed on your system at the moment [Win 7 + 8?].

You need to make sure that Windows 7 is installed first [on a single partition], then Windows 8 [again on another partition] then Ubuntu last. Ubuntu needs to be installed on a separate partition.

I will break this down a bit: The reason you install Windows 7 first and then Windows 8 is due to the Windows Bootloader. Windows 7 cannot start Windows 8 so therefore you must install the newest Windows OS LAST.

If you have a recent computer with the new UEFI technology [do some research on Google] you want to disable this BEFORE any instalation and just use the normal BIOS. However, if you already have your Windows OS's installed then leave this the same way you had for the installation of Ubuntu [get the 13.04 version which is the latest and is very cool]

In regards to the Ubuntu install, you want to make a sole partition for that and leave it UNALLOCATED. You will format that same partition as you go on the installation but you have to choose "Something Else" in the install option. Do not choose the automatic installation alongside with Windows!

Then depending on the space you have available for the Ubuntu partition goes like this [example only]:


When you run the Ubuntu disk and are doing the process of installing it you will come to a window to do the partitioning. To start click on the "+" and then you will see "free space" and then I think there is a button "Create"

/boot Partition:

Size: 300MB [do give this amount]
Type: Primary
File System: ext2
Mount Point: /boot

/ [root Partition] Where all your system and future program files going to install

Size: [anything above 15GB. I gave mine 40GB on a 500GB HDD with 3 OS!!!]
Type: Logical
File System: ext4
Mount Point: /

/home Partition

Size: [something like 50/75GB. I gave mine 100GB] This is where you can save music, docs, movies, videos...
Type: Logical
File System: ext4
Mount Point: /home

Swap Partition

Size: 1GB [people still don't agree on this one but even if you have only 2GB of RAM this 1GB will rarely get used. However if you only have 1GB of RAM give it 2 or 3GB]
Type: Logical
File System: swap

The last thing is to fix the Bootloader or you will not even see Ubuntu...only the two Windows. You can fix this with a Linux tool called Boot Repair Disk Make sure to choose the Advanced Options and also to use Ubuntu 13.04 as your default Bootloader. Here is the link for the Bootloader fix: boot-repair-disk - Browse Files at SourceForge.net

Well mate I'm pretty sure that was of some help but if you still have any questions fire away.

Stay cool mate.
thanks bro, its very helpfull suggestion for me as beginer in linux
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30 Aug 2013   #7
3rdVn

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
I have a quad boot lap top, Vista U, Fedora, Mint and Ubuntu all on a single 500gb drive. Two live cd's you need are "GParted" live cd to control the partitions. The second is "Rescatux" live cd. Rescatux is a Linux rescue disk that has GRUB 2 along with other utilities. GRUB 2 well repair any bootloader issues you have.
woow, so cool with quad boot,,
oh yea, is that quad boot can affect to our pc performance?
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30 Aug 2013   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I am multibooting windows and linux os. 6 os at the moment. Looks like you are using bios and mbr so it is quite easy.

Most people will install grub to the mbr and handle booting all os.

There are other ways to do it, but that is probably simplest.

I do it the other way round, but if you are new to it, best do it the regular way.
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31 Aug 2013   #9
3rdVn

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

yea, the problem is about managing the grub/loader,,,,
i have window 7 and 8 firstly, the i replace win8 with ubuntu,,, now i found first boot with grub (ubuntu), could i cgange it?
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31 Aug 2013   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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