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Windows 7: Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux

17 Mar 2013   #40
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I will continue to follow this thread with interest. I reluctantly sold my second PC, to a friend for her son to use. A bad move as it seriously inhibits my willingness to experiment.

I actually have Mint 14 installed on a spare hard drive, but even if i physically disconnect the Windows drives it still screws up. Doesn't make sense.

If you look on any of the Linux forums, they are full of people struggling with this, some claiming success. Popular distros like Ubuntu and Mint are working hard on the issue. A solution will come.

In the meantime, good luck John ICit2lol


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17 Mar 2013   #41
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I will continue to follow this thread with interest. I reluctantly sold my second PC, to a friend for her son to use. A bad move as it seriously inhibits my willingness to experiment.

I actually have Mint 14 installed on a spare hard drive, but even if i physically disconnect the Windows drives it still screws up. Doesn't make sense.

If you look on any of the Linux forums, they are full of people struggling with this, some claiming success. Popular distros like Ubuntu and Mint are working hard on the issue. A solution will come.

In the meantime, good luck John ICit2lol
Thanks John I ma going to give it one more try today.

On your little problem I did see a few articles that referred to a few glitches bugs call them what you will with that Mint 14 I can't quite remember where but I recollect something to do with a ?beta version?

Mate pity you didn't live nearer Chippenham cos I am over in April to visit family and have a heap of spares you could have had one from
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29 Mar 2013   #42
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well Golden I am either terribly thick, doing something terribly wrong or my machine is not going to let me do this.

I downloaded Yumi the the Partition Wizard ISO then the Linux 13 ISO got a USB stick into the machine and started Yumi clicked on the stick to put those two items there browsed to my downloads and clicked on the PW and the Linux downloads but the Create stays greyed out.

I have "sent" the PW ISO to the stick but the Linux I don't know what to do because it did not download to Downloads so I am downloading it to the stick direct right now.

Is this going to work or not??

I am a rather confused by it all and I am only at the beginning.
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29 Mar 2013   #43
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Download the ISO's to your download folder like any other file as usual. Once its downloaded, start YUMI and then chose which item you want to install, and browse to the correct ISO, then CREATE.

Check different locations for the downloaded Linux ISO - if you have downloaded it, it must be saved somewhere.
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29 Mar 2013   #44
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep Golden I did save them to my Downloads folder and tried that Yumi but come the create it greyed out .

I'll try it again though .
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30 Mar 2013   #45
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Please post a picture of the YUMI screen - the greyed out Create option tells me YUMI isn't ready to write yet. Are you formatting the USB thumb drive to FAT32?
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30 Mar 2013   #46
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Golden sorry late reply I don't know why but after a few tries it has finally written the PW and Mint to the USB at least it said it did - that download was listed as a DVD ISO.

The final tries are in the pics.

Am currently preparing a drive for the dual boot as I want to keep the other 7 drive separate.


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30 Mar 2013   #47
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

That sounds promising - check inside the multiboot folder. What do you see?
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30 Mar 2013   #48
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry late reply Golden this is what is in that folder. Now I might have a slight problem with the machine a I cannot find in the BIOS where I can make it boot from a USB.

There are only three options optical, HDD or Floppy. Now under removable devices where I though I would find USB for booting from there is only the Floppy listed. But I will try booting this machine (an older XP machine that is really doing well with 7) with the stick in and see. If not the I'll go to my other tester (DDR2 and quad core) and clone the SSD to a 1TB drive and boot that machine with the stick as it is obviously a much more recently made machine than the other one (DDR1 RAM and single core).
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30 Mar 2013   #49
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Oops -


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