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Windows 7: Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu


06 Oct 2010   #39
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

This tutorial is a simple guide that will explain the two easiest ways to setup and install Ubuntu to dual-boot with your current installation of Windows. One option describes how to do this via...

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16 Jan 2013   #40
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

LM13 was interesting! That wouldn't install to the second drive here when tried however or even to a flash drive. The LM Debian release however goes right through a normal Linux install. Why the LM 13 Cinnamon wouldn't install remains a mystery.

Ubuntu however is a fast install being a live cd over a live dvd distro there. You can work with ubuntu when going to do things in the EasyBCD program while LM and LM Debian seem to be incompatible with NeoGrub.

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27 Jan 2013   #41
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Just out of interest I see Comodo make a free anti virus software for Linux and if I dual boot the machine I intend having it on I am now thinking - a) does the Ubuntu need this anti virus software b) is it worth as it says it requires 40GB disk space (which I think might be a misprint / typo) and c) more importantly is it going to clash with the Kaspersky I have set for the machine if Windows?

I have seen quite a bit about Linux based systems not needing security but I cannot imagine that there are some that see what appears to be a rise in the use of the alternative OS's to attack them.

The software is here Free Linux Antivirus, Antivirus Protection for Linux, Free Virus Protection
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27 Jan 2013   #42
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

40GB does seem excessive. I would install it, and it wont clash with Kaspersky installed under Windows because you are booting Ubuntu (windows is not started).
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27 Jan 2013   #43
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Here I run most distros on a VM to start with before ever planning a regular install to the second drive where Linux Mint Debian was until just lately pending on whether or not to slap the 90day trial for Win 8 Enterprise there. The rest of the drive holds a system image or two to backup the main here.

When running a VM the same web filters the av program's firewall offers here or 7 is extended onto the VM as well. I seem to get full coverage simply by still being booted in Windows while able to run another OS at the same time. The LMDebian install on the second drive there wouldn't have had any worries about bugs but more or less active x controls and a few other things due to the default install's own default security settings sometime getting in the way.

While bugs are actually far less commonly for Linux don't think for a minute you are foolproof! Surprise! There's bugs out there for all OSs! They simply tend to spread much faster with Windows due to more email and other activities including social networks when people share files at times. Other pitfalls like bogus sites and scamwares can catch you offguard as well when not having any layer of protection inplace.
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27 Jan 2013   #44
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
40GB does seem excessive. I would install it, and it wont clash with Kaspersky installed under Windows because you are booting Ubuntu (windows is not started).
Ok mate personally I think the quoted disk space must be out of whack cos my KIS is measured in MB's. I might just contact Comodo to verify what has been stated.
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27 Jan 2013   #45
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

VIPRE Internet Security 2013 only takes 269mb when right clicking on the main folder for the av program here. 40gb is what you would expect to be the size of a Linux OS root partition not the software on it as far as the Linux version especially when Comodo is usually on the smaller side as far as softwares go.
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31 Mar 2013   #46
Gary

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

How about dual booting with a different Linux say PClinuxOS 64 bit? Or Suse?
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31 Mar 2013   #47
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

You may find out fast that you wouldn't be able to use the EasyBCD program if you are planning to add a boot entry into the 7 BCD store using the NeoGrub option. I've run into a few times on non ubuntu based distros like Linux Mint Debian. Haven't tried Zorin on a physical drive quite yet to see how the ubuntu LTS type release would work.

Open Suse and others would likely need the Wubi or Grub bootloader unless set up as a stand alone install to a second drive without any Windows involvement. You would simply choose the second drive at post time using the boot device menu to see the Linux side start up rather then making any changes to the 7 host. And then of course there is always the VM option for simply looking any Linux flavor over without any worry about the 7 mbr and boot sector.
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27 Nov 2013   #48
arvin0807

windows 7 32bit, windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
thanks

it helps again thanks to your post
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