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Windows 7: Installing windows 7 to logical partition


05 Jan 2010   #1

ubuntu
 
 
Installing windows 7 to logical partition

Hi Folks!

I have Ubuntu 9.10 installed to my laptop, when i installed it i left 80gb partition free for windows 7 to access some programs like adobe photoshop and etc. that i do need in time to time.

I made a windows 7 installation USBkey and it started just fine. When i was selecting the logical disk and press next an error comes up saying that the disk isn't primary.

So is there any way to fix this or do i have to format all and install windows first and then Ubuntu?

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05 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rfking View Post
Hi Folks!

I have Ubuntu 9.10 installed to my laptop, when i installed it i left 80gb partition free for windows 7 to access some programs like adobe photoshop and etc. that i do need in time to time.

I made a windows 7 installation USBkey and it started just fine. When i was selecting the logical disk and press next an error comes up saying that the disk isn't primary.

So is there any way to fix this or do i have to format all and install windows first and then Ubuntu?
To boot from windows 7 it must have an active,primary and ntfs partiton.
Dowload PW Home Edition and and the bootable disc.
Free Download Partition Wizard

Boot with the boot disc or from your current OS using the program.
Select first resolution (1 then enter)>Yes to all warnings.
Right click your Windows 7 partiton>Set as active>click Apply
Right click your Windows 7 partiton>Make primary>Click Apply

Job done.
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05 Jan 2010   #3

ubuntu
 
 

Thanks for the idea, Wine program loader for linux can't handle the program. It gave an error screen before i even could get the program open...

But is the issue the partition witch isn't active...?

I could see if Ubuntu has some similar program to manage the drives?

Cheers for the reply.
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05 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

The issue is that a logical drive cannot be set active, which Windows 7 needs to be when installed without a dual boot with other Windows OS.

Dual boots with Ubuntu need to be managed by GRUB, although GRUB needs to be uninstalled first before Windows is installed, then GRUB reinstalled to manage both:

“How to” Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 (Ubuntu installed first) - Ubuntu Forums
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