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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Dual boot problems

12 Jul 2015   #1
slashflash

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Dual boot problems

Hello people of 7forums! I am new here and I have a very interesting question.
Okay, so when I boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 x64 from my USB stick, it doesn't detect Windows 7!
I have tried to convert my disk to basic, but I don't seem to have an option for it so I guess I already have a basic one! My computer is custom built so it is NOT UEFI based. When I open Disk Management in Windows 7, there's a green box around my C drive. People have told me that it's because it's a logical partition and I have more than 4 primary, which is wrong. I have 1 (System reserved) which is primary, 2 unallocated for Ubuntu 14.04.2 and my C drive which apparently is the "extended partition". Is this why Ubuntu is not recognizing my Windows 7 install? I would greatly appreciate any help!



Thanks, Jason.




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14 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you sure Ubuntu mount NTFS partitions automatically? I have seen some Linux distributions that doesn't do this.

(my Linux is basic) You can try in terminal window: (9 commands to check hard disk partitions and disk space on Linux)
Code:
fdisk -l
Then mount the proper partition (the command is an example, exchange sda2 with the correct device number, the bold part is the name under which the partition will be mounted, you can change it):
Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /mnt/windows -o ro
The above will mount the partition in read-only mode.

To mount with read-write support:
Code:
ntfs-3g /dev/sdd1 /mnt/backup
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14 Jul 2015   #3
slashflash

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Will check this out!

Thanks for the reply! I will be sure to check this out!

EDIT: fdisk -l doesn't give me any output. Found the Windows Partiton using GPARTED.
Both commands return: directory non-existant; I create the dir with mkdir /mnt/windows
Seems like it did something, but a little HDD icon in the unity disappears when entering the command/s.
Asks if I want to unmount /dev/sda; Tried both yes and no; no difference.
Windows 7 is still not being detected.
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