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Windows 7: adding ubuntu to BCD

17 Dec 2009   #1
sza

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
adding ubuntu to BCD

Hi all! I have a little problem and hope you can help me to solve it.
I have 2 partitions.
On the first one I have Ubuntu 9.10.
After I installed ubuntu, I installed Win7.
Now I don't have any option in the boot loader to log into my ubuntu and I can run only Win7.

I've Noticed that in Win7 there isn't boot.ini file as it was in xp.
can anyone help me on how can I add ubuntu to my boot loader(BCD)?


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17 Dec 2009   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

See if this helps. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

Note: You may find it easier to start afresh with a single partition. Install Windows 7 to that and then install Ubuntu as a normal application by running wubi.exe.
adding ubuntu to BCD-capture.png
This automatically adds Ubuntu to the start up menu.
adding ubuntu to BCD-capture1.png
From BCDEDIT - How to Use


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17 Dec 2009   #3
sza

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanx for the answer!
the first link didn't help me because there were no info about editing the Win7's BCD.
I am trying now the program easyBCD which is supposed to help editing the BCD. Until now I had no success on adding Ubuntu to the BCD.
Another thing is that in the link you've given me the author's focus is on grub 2 and adding windows to grub. I prefer adding Ubuntu to BCD.

I although prefer installing Ubuntu on a seperate partition because I need it for work issues and in your suggestion (installing as NTFS file) it works slower...

If I won't have any other solution I will install it as NTFS file but I prefer not to do it...

Thank you very much!
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17 Dec 2009   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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17 Dec 2009   #5
sza

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Thak you alot

Thank you very much Dwarf!!!

You helped me a LOT!!!

I followed the guide and changed to the GRUB bootloader and it works just fine~!

Thank you very much!
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17 Dec 2009   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome.
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