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Windows 7: Dual Boot Setup

12 Apr 2014   #11


Even tho I ordered some write DVD's (they won't be here until Monday), I continue trying to get there from here. I managed to shrink the C: partition to half it's original size and then created a partition (D:) in the unallocated space. I also was ( after an internet search) write the zolin.iso to the DVD. I tried several free burners before I got on that would write to this DVD. I was getting an invalid DVD type error on the ones I discarded.
Now I have the empty space to put the Zolin OS on and an installation disk I don't know whether to wait to do the dual boot thing by tutorial or try to muddle through now. I think I will probably wait as I am afraid of scewing things up.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2014   #12
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Windows 7 Ult. x64

I think its worth waiting.

Just to be clear, you can save the .ISO to your existing hard drive, but the installation files have to ne written to the DVD in a special way - you cannot just put the ISO on the DVD, then boot. That will not work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2014   #13


So far I cannot use your tutorial. My notebook will not boot from USB, so thats out. And when trying to use a DVD the first thing I get when I press Create is an error in being able to autostart upon doing a restart for installation of Zolin.
I was able to install Ubuntu. Doing that, gave me confidence that there was nothing wrong with my machine or wriing a ISO to disk. I cannot even get a disk that will install Zolin without your tutorial.I'm going to go to Zolin support or forum to try to find what I'm doing wrong.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Apr 2014   #14


i ran a checksum and did NOT get agreeing nunbers. Althoigh ran the image file to DVD as slow as I could, 2 X the checksums die NOT match. That explains why it did't work. I have ordered the disk from the company, hoping this will allow installation as well as support. Let's conclude this thread. I'll start a new one if required.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2014   #15


The new thread is named Boot menu with three options.
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