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Windows 7: Adding Ubuntu to the boot manager

24 Nov 2009   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Boy, I just don't want GRUB *infecting* my hard drive.


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24 Nov 2009   #12
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Boy, I just don't want GRUB *infecting* my hard drive.
You don't have to. That link to EASYBCD is what you want.
With EasyBCD you don't have to copy the Grub boot sector files to
C:\. Just follow this tutorial:Ubuntu - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki
and download Easy BCD. In fact when I set up my dual-boot I will also use EasyBCD.
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24 Nov 2009   #13
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I hate to be a pain, but I really do not want to use EasyBCD. It really messes up my boot loader entries. If I can find a better way, great. If not, then thank you, I will take your advice.
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24 Nov 2009   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well, you can always re-install if you really want to...
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24 Nov 2009   #15
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

True.

Ha! I got a new error message! "The forum requires you to wait 30 seconds between posts".
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24 Nov 2009   #16
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
I hate to be a pain, but I really do not want to use EasyBCD. It really messes up my boot loader entries. If I can find a better way, great. If not, then thank you, I will take your advice.
In that case use this:How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Linux using BCDEdit | iceflatline
tutorial which uses the native Windows bootloader. Again you will need to copy the first 512 bytes of Grub's stage one to the root of C:\ The tutorial explains how this is done.
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24 Nov 2009   #17
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManyBeers View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
I hate to be a pain, but I really do not want to use EasyBCD. It really messes up my boot loader entries. If I can find a better way, great. If not, then thank you, I will take your advice.
In that case use this:How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Linux using BCDEdit | iceflatline
tutorial which uses the native Windows bootloader. Again you will need to copy the first 512 bytes of Grub's stage one to the root of C:\ The tutorial explains how this is done.
Thanks, I will try it out when I get home to my own machine.
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25 Nov 2009   #18
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I tried it, and I got the following error message:
Quote:
Cannot load from harddisk
Insert Systemdisk and press any key
What does this mean?
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25 Nov 2009   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure what you are doing with Easybcd to make it "mess up your entries". It never does that to mine.

Have you tried the new Easybcd 2.0 ?

http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642
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25 Nov 2009   #20
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Not sure what you are doing with Easybcd to make it "mess up your entries". It never does that to mine.

Have you tried the new Easybcd 2.0 ?

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
There seems to be a problem. Apparently I need an account with them?
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