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Windows 7: Dual Boot Setup

12 Apr 2014   #11
blockie

 

Even tho I ordered some write DVD's (they won't be here until Monday), I continue trying to get there from here. I managed to shrink the C: partition to half it's original size and then created a partition (D in the unallocated space. I also was ( after an internet search) write the zolin.iso to the DVD. I tried several free burners before I got on that would write to this DVD. I was getting an invalid DVD type error on the ones I discarded.
Now I have the empty space to put the Zolin OS on and an installation disk I don't know whether to wait to do the dual boot thing by tutorial or try to muddle through now. I think I will probably wait as I am afraid of scewing things up.

Bill


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12 Apr 2014   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

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I think its worth waiting.

Just to be clear, you can save the .ISO to your existing hard drive, but the installation files have to ne written to the DVD in a special way - you cannot just put the ISO on the DVD, then boot. That will not work.
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15 Apr 2014   #13
blockie

 

So far I cannot use your tutorial. My notebook will not boot from USB, so thats out. And when trying to use a DVD the first thing I get when I press Create is an error in being able to autostart upon doing a restart for installation of Zolin.
I was able to install Ubuntu. Doing that, gave me confidence that there was nothing wrong with my machine or wriing a ISO to disk. I cannot even get a disk that will install Zolin without your tutorial.I'm going to go to Zolin support or forum to try to find what I'm doing wrong.
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16 Apr 2014   #14
blockie

 

i ran a checksum and did NOT get agreeing nunbers. Althoigh ran the image file to DVD as slow as I could, 2 X the checksums die NOT match. That explains why it did't work. I have ordered the disk from the company, hoping this will allow installation as well as support. Let's conclude this thread. I'll start a new one if required.
Bill
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26 Apr 2014   #15
blockie

 

Golden,
The new thread is named Boot menu with three options.
Bill
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