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Windows 7: W7/Linux Mint dual boot upgade

12 May 2011   #41
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Is it per chance a USB keyboard? do you have a PS/2 one lying around you can test on?


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12 May 2011   #42
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes it is a USB keyboard. I have another USB keyboard plus a keysonic mini wirelees keyboard which works via a USB dongle but sadly no PS/2 keyboard.
Do you think I've got it in the right port? J
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12 May 2011   #43
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Now connect the other 1TB HDD to make sure the Windows 7 HDD stays as Disk 0 in disk management.
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12 May 2011   #44
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok. Shall I just put in the 0 port and then the 500gb in port 2?
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12 May 2011   #45
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'll just log of for a minute to do this as I have to move the GPU
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12 May 2011   #46
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok. This is a new pic of disk management. As you can see the other 1TB drive has taken disk 0 and the Windows disk is disk 1 whilst the 500GB is disk 2.
Does this mean I need to swap Disk 0 and disk 1?
As I said it's not clear from the manual whether the inner or outer port is 1 or 2.
Also I've plugged in another USB keyboard to the same USB port on the pc and it's behaving just the same with regard to pressing enter on the boot. Should I try another USB port perhaps?

Much thanks for your continued help


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12 May 2011   #47
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well sh.., that board has a SATA 0 port?


The Windows 7 HDD needs to be in the port 0 and the Linux HDD needs to be in port 1 then but be sure to power down the PC first.


Yes I see the new snip, swap the (power down first) the 2 1TB data cables to see if Windows 7 says Disk 0.
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12 May 2011   #48
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I'll change them over. Back in a bit.
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12 May 2011   #49
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It wouldn't boot Ted so I've had to change it back. I looked in the BIOS and it seems ch1 hass priority over ch0
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12 May 2011   #50
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You have to put it back (the W7 HDD) to port 0 and set the main BIOS to boot from the port 0 first, not just the F12 one-time menu, set the main BIOS to boot the Windows 7 HDD first.


All this is really worth the trouble as it will sort this same issue you have been having for a while now, right?
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