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

15 Mar 2015   #1
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 
triple booting windows 7, windows 8 and ubuntu

i have windows 7 installed and i want to get windows 8 and ubuntu which are already on a separate hdd.

i had the hdd with windows 8 and ubuntu already dual boot on a separate desktop so i mounted it in the desktop with windows 7 and booted the computer, even though i force the ssd with windows 7 to boot i get to the ubuntu boot manager which i can choose to boot ubuntu or win 8 but not win 7. i disabled that hdd and could boot into win 7.

can i install or rearrange this boot system in bootmanager or a separate boot manager software?

i have a Silicon image SiI 3132 SATAlink controller that boots the 8 and 9th hdd.
its a extra pciex card in the computer on the motherboard.


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15 Mar 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

Does this PC have an EFI BIOS while the other one doesn't? If so then you'll need to enable CSM or Legacy BIOS to be able to boot the other HD or the image of Win8 you apply to the WIn7 hard drive and try to add to a Dual Boot using EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required)

Then if it won't start you'll need to Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD.
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15 Mar 2015   #3
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

the pc i want triple boot on has a asus RIVE while the other one has a P5Q Pro Turbo, its really old.

i can boot into ubuntu or win 8. but not into win 7 when that hdd is enabled. so i disabled that hdd in bios and i could boot into win 7.

i'll try easybcd.
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15 Mar 2015   #4
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

im booted in windows 7. and i know what hdd the windows 8 in, and the ubuntu installation. do i just add the hdd in easybcd ?
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15 Mar 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

You should be able to boot your choice of hard drives via the BIOS. Set the preferred hard drive first to boot, then if you want the other one use the one-time BIOS Boot menu key to trigger it. On Asus that key is normally F8, but you must tap it before it moves to Windows or it then becomes the Advanced Boot Tools key.
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15 Mar 2015   #6
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

i can't. i had to disable the hdd that had windows 8 and ubuntu on to get into windows 7.

even with boot override it goes straight to wubi ( ? ) boot menu.

what do i do with easybcd?
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15 Mar 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

Install Easy to the Windows that will boot to add the other OS's.

There's information here about how to add Linux: Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7
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17 Mar 2015   #8
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

ok when i boot up the computer now i get to this screen.


and then i press enter on either windows 8 or ubuntu i get this.

for windows 8


and for ubuntu i get this.
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17 Mar 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

Perhaps by running a Windows 8 Automatic Repair it will start it and either add it to Win7 Boot menu or reassert the Modern Windows 8 Boot menu. If no boot menu you can install EasyBCD to Windows 8 to add Win7 and Ubuntu. At least you'll have Windows 8 booting again.
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17 Mar 2015   #10
m0nk3n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

disk management in paperclip icon attachment.

disk M is the one with ubuntu and windows 8 on. i use windows 7 as my standard OS, gaming, movies, pictures, internet.

and windows 8 for games that wont work on win 7, like populous the beginning, somehow the colors get all messed up. and ubuntu, well, to learn about different things.


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