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Windows 7: W7/Linux Mint dual boot upgade

12 May 2011   #51
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Also I'm not sure that disk 0 has a bootable OS on it anymore. All the partitions are NTFS now except that 81GB of free space. Maybe Linux Mint was on the 40+ that I formatted as NTFS last night.
Unless it is in the free space. Is that likely?


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12 May 2011   #52
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I'll try again. Back in a bit.
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12 May 2011   #53
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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?

Let's just concentrate on getting Windows 7 to show as Disk 0 in disk management, and booting while the other 1TB HDD shows as Disk 1 then we will work on other things, ok.
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12 May 2011   #54
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I think that worked. I took out both 1TB Ssatas and put the Windows disk in port 0 and tried to boot. I entered the BIOS and port 0 was already showing as top of the list. I then shut down again and inserted the other sata-the 1TB with all the partitions on it.
This is what I now have in Disk Management:


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12 May 2011   #55
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well done are you up for other things now or later?
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12 May 2011   #56
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If you have the time I'm up for it but as I say I'm wondering whether my Linux Mint install still exists.
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12 May 2011   #57
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a Ubuntu 11.04 ISO disk. The Liux Mint 11 is only a release candidate. Mind you, whatever I do I need to find a way to make the machine boot from disk.
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12 May 2011   #58
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
If you have the time I'm up for it but as I say I'm wondering whether my Linux Mint install still exists.


That 'new' partition at the front of Disk 1, did you put anything there as it was unallocated space yesterday, if not delete it as it was using disk management before you try the Linux boot.

OK, using the F12 hot-key at PC startup (the one-time boot menu) see if the Linux HDD will boot, unfortunately I'm not much help with Linux OS / Grub and that stuff.
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12 May 2011   #59
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well I never put anything on it but I just checked and it's showing as active, primary. It shows an NST folder (8KB) and one marked ANG0 in white which is 231 KB when I open it
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12 May 2011   #60
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It needs to not be Active, that's why I said if you put nothing there to delete it, I don't know but it may be interfering with Linux booting.
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