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Windows 7: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

14 May 2010   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
On the question of Grub or the Windows bootloader I would recommend that you use the boot option that matches your planned primary operating system.
My reasoning for this is if you are likely to be in on OS for 80% of the time it can become an annoyance to switch to the other OS to edit the boot options.
There is a program called startup manager in Ubuntu that will let you choose the default boot, also easybcd 2 beta claims to be able to run grub2 and ext4, I am not so sure this works. Things have changed in the last two Ubuntu releases so it may not be as simple as putting the grub files in the Ubuntu partition, actually this is about the hardest way to go about it. Grub legacy and gru2 will read any MS boot and most others, so will lilo, whereas to have your MS boot multiple distros you need this 3rd party software, what does this tell us about MS development.

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24 Mar 2015   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1

how would i go forward installing ubuntu with win 8? i have win 7 on a ssd but its unplugged. when i want to use win 7 do i just press f8 and select it or can i use the easybcd so that i can get win 8, win 7 and ubuntu on the same loader?
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24 Mar 2015   #13
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I think installing any Linux distro on the iron spells trouble - especially if you have 6 Linux distros installed like me. I use VMware Player to run all my distros (and W8.1 and W10). Much easier and more relaxed plus you can run them sisde by side with your base system. For details on how to see here. I used Mint as the example but it applies to any Linux distro. Just the tools section may be different.
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24 Mar 2015   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You can also run it off a disc or a flash drive.

If you installed 7 and 8 while each drive was unplugged ( the smartest way) then yes you just use your 1 time boot menu key to bring up the boot menu, then you just choose the drive you want to boot to.

Not F8, that is to get into safe mode.

The bios screen will show you which key is for the boot menu, you have to watch it carefully. Ususally it`s F9, F10, F11 but it could be anything. But ususally never F2, F10 or Del, they are almost always the key to get into the bios itself.
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25 Mar 2015   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1

after bios post i press f8 and it brings a list with drives (if i have them all plugged in) and i choose which to boot with. i got asus motherboard. del brings me into bios.
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25 Mar 2015   #16


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by m0nk3n View Post
how would i go forward installing ubuntu with win 8? i have win 7 on a ssd but its unplugged. when i want to use win 7 do i just press f8 and select it or can i use the easybcd so that i can get win 8, win 7 and ubuntu on the same loader?
I've answered this for you repeatedly in your other threads:

Add Linux to Windows 8 using EasyBCD installed in Windows 8. Keep that as a Dual Boot.

Then when you want Windows 7, trigger it using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key at boot.

If you don't like this arrangement, add Windows 7 from EasyBCD in Windows 8 to add it to a Triple Boot menu based on the Windows 8 drive.

Why is it that I can type this out for you five, six, seven times and you don't absorb it but just keep asking the question? If you are unsure about it then ask specfic questions about how to get it done.
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25 Mar 2015   #17

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Yes, my Sabertooth uses F8 for the boot menu too, amazing

F8 after post is also supposed to bring up the option for safe mode, I guess it`s all in the timing. Never have to use safe mode, keeps fingers crossed.
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