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Windows 7: triple booting windows 7, windows 8 and ubuntu

19 Mar 2015   #31
gregrocker

 

How about Ubuntu? Does it still boot from the Windows Boot menu? If not add it from EasyBCD installed in WIndows 8 following Barman's or Colin's suggestions.

Delete Windows 7 from EasyBCD in Windows 8, unless you want it on the Windows Boot menu and it boots correctly now. If not delete it and add it again.


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19 Mar 2015   #32
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

i must have done a mistake somewhere. cause now i can't see windows 8 or ubuntu on the windows loader or the grub loader.

i have the preferred OS hard drive as the only boot option in BIOS, and i boot and i get windows loader with only win 7. if i press f8 and select the hard drive with win 8 and ubuntu i get the windows loader with only windows 7. and i can boot both version into win 7. i know i did not delete windows 8 from easybcd in win 8.

im sorry if this is a mess. i might have rushed or overlooked something i should do.

i have a slight hint that if i add ubuntu to the easybcd it will give me option for linux in windows loader and then i get the grub and win 8 if i choose to.
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19 Mar 2015   #33
gregrocker

 

You said you had installed EasyBCD to Windows 7 to add the others, when Windows 7 wasn't even the primary hard drive. Who told you to do that? Not me.

I had suggested you make Win7 independently bootable which was only done just now. I had suggested to install EasyBCD to Windows 8 to add Linux, so that you booted into your choice of Windows from the BIOS, then Windows 8 offered you a Dual Boot menu for Linux.

Now correct Windows 8 by running Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8.

Power down to pull the data cable plug on Windows 7 hard drive first so it doesn't have its boot files affected by the Win8 repair.

After Windows 8 is repaired and boots, if necessary install EasyBCD to WIndows 8 to add Ubuntu following Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 . This is the seventh time I've posted that link so maybe you'll actually do it this time?
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19 Mar 2015   #34
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

i get this with the win 7 ssd disconnected.


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19 Mar 2015   #35
gregrocker

 

You'll need to boot into the Win8 installation media to run Windows 8 Automatic Repair
with the Win7 drive unplugged.
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20 Mar 2015   #36
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

i only have a key for win 8 that i did a favour for a friend and he gave me the key for it. is there somewhere i can download and make a bootable dvd?
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20 Mar 2015   #37
gregrocker

 

How did you originally install Windows 8?

Can you borrow the disk if you don't have one now?

Did you try to run Windows 8 Automatic Repair without the disk first?

As a last resort you can try adding Windows 8 to a Dual Boot menu using EasyBCD from Win7, to get it started to trigger Automatic Repair from within Windows 8.
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20 Mar 2015   #38
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

when i boot with the windows 8 hdd all i get is the windows loader with 1 option and that is windows 7 if i remember correctly and when i select it i get the screen 4 posts above this one.
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20 Mar 2015   #39
gregrocker

 

That means that the disk is not booting and it's trying to start the hard drive listed first to boot.

Try again booting the WIndows 8 hard drive with Win7 drive unplugged.

Now try booting the disk via the BIOS Boot menu key. Are you seeing a prompt to "Press any key to boot disk?" If not then the disk is not being read by the optical drive reader. See if it is badly scratched or needs washing.
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20 Mar 2015   #40
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

i tried it again with the windows 7 drive unplugged and i booted and pressed f8 then chose the disk which has windows 8 \ ubuntu on and it gave me the picture 6 posts above this one.

i think i may have removed ubuntu from the easybcd in win8 or i must have done something wrong to f this up. i think if i restore it to a state so that it can boot into windows 8 by either adding the ubuntu in easybcd to get the grub so that it shows win 8 as a boot option?

i thought "Press any key to boot disk?" was when you dont have a boot medium?
or you must mean "no boot device "located" insert boot device"
didnt see any press key to boot since all i get is the windows boot loader menu thingy.
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