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Windows 7: Win7 and Ubuntu bootloader

22 Apr 2011   #1
NSDCars5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit Dual Boot
 
 
Win7 and Ubuntu bootloader

Hi!
I got my desktop with XP and Ubuntu down, and wiped off the whole HDD to install W7. Then I installed Ubuntu back and when I start my PC, I get the Ubuntu bootloader. Is there any way to reclaim my W7 bootloader? (The only thing I don't like about Ubuntu is the bootloader)


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22 Apr 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NSDCars5 View Post
Hi!
I got my desktop with XP and Ubuntu down, and wiped off the whole HDD to install W7. Then I installed Ubuntu back and when I start my PC, I get the Ubuntu bootloader. Is there any way to reclaim my W7 bootloader? (The only thing I don't like about Ubuntu is the bootloader)
I don't believe you will still be able to boot ubuntu if you do,
Maybe this will help; Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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22 Apr 2011   #3
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NSDCars5 View Post
Hi!
I got my desktop with XP and Ubuntu down, and wiped off the whole HDD to install W7. Then I installed Ubuntu back and when I start my PC, I get the Ubuntu bootloader. Is there any way to reclaim my W7 bootloader? (The only thing I don't like about Ubuntu is the bootloader)
I would suggest that you start by installing EasyBCD. You can use it to reinstall the Windows 7 MBR. But then you will have to boot the Ubuntu CD and chroot to your Ubuntu installation. From there you can run grub to put the Ubuntu loader on Ubuntu's own partition:

Code:
grub-install -f /dev/sda2
update-grub
Then you can use EasyBCD to put an entry in Windows' bootloader to boot Ubuntu.

If that doesn't make sense to you, you might be better off just reinstalling Ubuntu - in the step where you set up the partitioning is an option to install the grub loader on the Ubuntu partition vs. the MBR.
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22 Apr 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can dual boot and use the NTBootloader to boot the Linux partition. You will have to reinstall your system and instead choose to put the grub bootloader into the first sector of the hard drive partition and then export the information to a file and call it by NTLoader. I used to use this method until I got more comfortable with using Grub...so I know it works.

Here is 1 guide with some instruction. Use this as a sample, do a bit more research and you should have what you want;
Using Vista's Boot Manager to Boot Linux and Dual Booting with BitLocker Protection with TPM Support - Port25 - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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23 Apr 2011   #5
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Just my humble opinion about dual booting ubuntu with windows 7 and people complaining about not "liking" grub bootloader and wanting their windows bootloader back,when installing ubuntu and choosing manual partition at the bottom of installation window is "clearly" defined where you want to install your bootloader.I don't understand why people cant simply choose the partition where they are installing ubuntu and "choose" that partition to install their grub like i do.This way windows bootloader will be in control and next step is to install EasyBCD and add linux as second OS.

Or simply people install ubuntu without reading thoroughly the excellent online manual about dual booting ubuntu and windows 7.
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23 Apr 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

For various loader problems and configurations, this is excellent;

Plop - Boot Manager - Free Boot Manager, builtin usb driver, native usb, boot different operating systems, cdrom, usb, freeware, option rom bios

Very small, very powerful, and free.

I have only used it a couple of times now, but am impressed with it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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