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Windows 7: W7/Linux Mint dual boot upgade

12 May 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello John.



Can you tell by looking at the 2 1TB HDDs which one has Winsows 7 on it?


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12 May 2011   #22
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think it's disk 2. It's marked as (c) and has Healthy( System, Boot, Active, crash Dump, Primary Partition.... written on it.
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12 May 2011   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No I mean when you actually look at the HDDs can you tell (do you know) which one is which?

Can you tell them apart?
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12 May 2011   #24
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

John, if i'm reading your disk management screen right then Disk 1 has linux on it. it's showing as active, which Linux does even though 7 can't read what it is. Weird that it's in NTFS but if it isn't an OS it shouldn't be Active
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12 May 2011   #25
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Also, when it wouldn't boot this morning I disconnected the other 2 drives and it booted into Windows. I reconnected with the system running and it can now see them (obviously)
I had already taken Linux Mint of my boot loader as it didn't work. I just got a couple of small symbols at the top of a blank page if I tried to boot into Mint.
I think maybe it was never on the 81GB partition. As I say that just says free space. Does that mean that Linux is gone?
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12 May 2011   #26
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

John, did you see my post above? what happens if you disconnect all but Disk 1?
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12 May 2011   #27
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hmmn. Hard to tell. It is NTFS and when I open it I can see my backup media files and docs. Not sure why it's active. Are you sure linux isn't on that 81GB partition on Disk 0?
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12 May 2011   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

When you actually look at the HDDs can you tell which one has Windows 7 on it?


Forget about what disk management says for now.


Can you tell the HDDs apart physically?
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12 May 2011   #29
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Physically I know that the uppermost disk in my case is the Windows disk. The only way I finally got it to boot this morning was by disconnecting the other 2.
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12 May 2011   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Do you have a manual for the mobo that shows the #1 SATA port?
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