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Windows 7: Want to dual boot Ubuntu with Win 7

10 Feb 2010   #11
iseeuu

 
 

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I am familiar with EasyBCD. I used it many times to dual boot Win 7 and XP. As I messed up everything once, I think it is better to follow your instruction.

I am to add a linux entry, right? which entry - MBR or GRUB, or I am to install neoGRUb? In which drive - C or boot?
I can't guide you on the use of EasyBCD as I don't use it myself. It is a very popular utility here at the forum so someone will come along with that knowledge. But you are on the right track. You want to point EasyBCD to the mbr of drive1 to add Ubuntu to your Windows boot menu. EasyBCD2 is available and I understand is almost automatic.

You can also boot to Ubuntu now and from a terminal type: sudo update-grub
That will add a Windows menu entry to Grub so no matter which hard drive you happen to select as the boot drive you can choose either Windows or Ubuntu. Update-grub will NOT overwrite any mbr so you do not have to worry about it changing your windows boot menu.

Cheers!
Robert


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11 Feb 2010   #12
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post

You can also boot to Ubuntu now and from a terminal type: sudo update-grub
That will add a Windows menu entry to Grub so no matter which hard drive you happen to select as the boot drive you can choose either Windows or Ubuntu. Update-grub will NOT overwrite any mbr so you do not have to worry about it changing your windows boot menu.

Cheers!
Robert
Thanks for your help, Robert.
I have just another question to you. If I boot Ubuntu and update grub there, will it bring Ubuntu the default boot in dual boot? I want windows 7 as default, because if I somehow forget to press the scroll buttons, I want to logon to windows 7.

However, I am trying to update grub. Thanks a lot to you again.

I can use EasyBCD, but never used it for linux (I have never been in linux before !) When I am trying to add a linux entry, I cannot add it to bootloader; it doesnot show the boot(system reserved) drive in linux tab. Now I want sobebody to help me in this issue please :


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11 Feb 2010   #13
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Thanks for your help, Robert.
I have just another question to you. If I boot Ubuntu and update grub there, will it bring Ubuntu the default boot in dual boot? I want windows 7 as default, because if I somehow forget to press the scroll buttons, I want to logon to windows 7.

However, I am trying to update grub. Thanks a lot to you again.
Arc;

"Update-grub" will only add missing OSs to the Grub menu, it will not change the Windows boot manager. You will have the choice in your BIOS to set your Windows hard drive as the boot drive and keep the Windows bootmgr as the default. You will also have the choice in your BIOS to set the Ubuntu hard drive as the boot drive and use the Grub boot menu to boot to Ubuntu or Windows. You can have it both ways. Call it a "backup plan", "plan B"!

You can also set Windows as the default choice in Grub, so that Windows will start if you "somehow forget to press the scroll buttons."

Please look this thread over: Fixed Windows - But Now Grub is Gone?

Cheers!
Robert
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11 Feb 2010   #14
Arc

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You can also set Windows as the default choice in Grub, so that Windows will start if you "somehow forget to press the scroll buttons."
How can I do it? I think if I can do it, it would be the easiest way to have a properly functioning dual boot.
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11 Feb 2010   #15
iseeuu

 
 

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You can also set Windows as the default choice in Grub, so that Windows will start if you "somehow forget to press the scroll buttons."
How can I do it? I think if I can do it, it would be the easiest way to have a properly functioning dual boot.
Which version of Ubuntu are you using?
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12 Feb 2010   #16
Arc

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Which version of Ubuntu are you using?
I am using Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.
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12 Feb 2010   #17
iseeuu

 
 

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Which version of Ubuntu are you using?
I am using Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.
You can manually edit the file:
In a terminal: sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

[ubuntu] [SOLVED] Trying to edit grub's menu.lst [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums

There are a couple utilities that will do that for you: Go to "Applications", "Add/Remove Applications" and search for "grub" (in "All Open Source applications"):

Startup-Manager

Choose next default for grub

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Robert


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