Installation or use of multiple operating systems on a single computer.

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Dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows XP on an existing Ubuntu installation

I have a computer running Ubuntu 9.10. I want to be able to dual-boot Windows XP and Ubuntu. I have seen other tutorials but they are for older versions and I am afraid of doing something that does ...
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Ubuntu 9.10: grub2 installed on the wrong partition, no booting… (MacBook)

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my macbook, hoping to create a dual boot system... I use rEFIt to boot. Installation went great, up until insatllation of grub. Trying to create a dual boot ...
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XPP-32 over W7-64 on music production laptop

I need to upgrade my laptop and need high performance for music production (recording and mixing). My audio interface manufacturer seems to be unable to successfully convert their drivers to 64-bit. ...
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64 bit Windows 7 + 32 bit windows XP dual boot?

I have purchased an i7 based PC pre-installed with 64 bit windows 7 (home premium). Unfortunately some third party 32 bit software that I need to use is not working properly (see stackoverflow.com for ...
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Macbook Windows partition disappeared

My Macbook Pro HD is divided in 3 partitions of equal size. The first one has Snow Leopard installed on it, the second one has Windows 7 on it, and the third one is used to store backups (Clonezilla ...
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Dual Boot: Windows XP alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which should I install first, Windows XP or Windows 7? I have already installed Windows 7, and now i want to install Windows XP alongside Windows 7. Is it possible? ...
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Installed Windows 7 boot to VHD, now need to install (dual boot) Fedora

I'm usually on StackOverflow, but had a question about dual booting. I have been happily using Windows 7 booting to VHD ever since the RC. Now I am taking a class where the instructor wants us to ...
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What's the best way to share files between linux and windows 7 on a dual/multi boot computer?

Just got myself a new computer and thinking of how set it up. I have win7 HP and will probably install at least some version of Ubuntu on it shortly to have dual boot. Might come other Linux distros ...
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Can I make USB drive bootable and install multiple OSes from it?

Is it possible to have USB drive bootable and place multiple ISOs like Windows 7.iso WindowXP.iso Ubuntu.iso RHEL.iso so that I can choose which OS to install?
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How to import existing Linux partition into VirtualBox as guest?

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (from Windows Vista). I assumed, unwisely, that because it was an upgrade it wouldn't need to screw around with the MBR. However, it apparently did, with the result ...
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Invalid BOOT.INI (dual boot XP with 7)

I had Windows XP x64 as my main system, and i also had a second partition with Windows XP x64. Both booted from first partition (C:) I then installed Windows 7 Ultimate on the first partition. I've ...
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“Reinstalling” the Windows 7 boot manager

I've run into an interesting predicament. I've got two HDD's, one running Windows XP (Primary) and another running Windows 7 (Secondary). I recently installed Gentoo over the XP installation and used ...
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Invalid entries in Windows Bootloader

Something is wrong with my computer. On my Vista computer I installed windows 7. Now when I start my computer it does a dual boot. If I choose to run Vista it gives me an error. So, how do I just ...
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How do I multi boot XP with a Unix like OS

I want to code some simple personal projects on the Unix-like partition while doing everything else on my XP partition. Can someone recommend the solution that takes up the smallest footprint in size ...
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Boot in Windows 7 after installing Windows XP in second partition

I installed Windows XP on a second partition on a machine already running Windows 7. Now, I do not get a boot menu. The machine always boots in Windows XP. How can I restore the Windows 7 boot menu? ...
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Where does computer stores the Operating System info

If i have three partitions on computer. On every drive i have three OS installed. Now where does the Computer store that OS information which tells which partition has which OS. Because e,g My ...
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Partition sizes for Win 7 / Kubuntu 9.10 dualboot on a 500GB HDD

I'm building my new PC this week and would like to know what partition sizes you would recommend. I want to run Windows 7 and Kubuntu 9.10 as dualboot my machine will have 500GB of Harddisk space and ...
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after installing linux in dual boot many of programs crashes on windows 7 64

Few days ago I've installed Linux Mint on my laptop and it runs great in dual boot with Windows 7 64. But there are programs on Windows which started to crash after installing Linux! I have no idea ...
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Using Vista boot loader instead of GRUB

I had Vista installed on a partition and I installed Ubuntu on the remaining free space. Now when I boot the computer the OS selection screen is GRUB. Ive used EasyBCD to configure my Vista boot ...
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Ubuntu partition not loading

I have two partitions. Vista was installed on one and I installed Ubuntu on the other. During the Ubuntu setup I said not to install a boot loader. I used EasyBCD to create a new Vista boot entry for ...
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strategy to install ubuntu and dual-boot it with existing winxp

I have a laptop with winxp already installed on it, and I am considering what is the best strategy to install Ubuntu and dual-boot. I am familiar with the procedure to shrink the winxp partition and ...
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Adding Ubuntu installation to VIsta boot loader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Vista boot loader instead of GRUB Hi, I had a Vista partition and created a partition and installed Ubuntu 9.10. During the Ubuntu installation I unchecked ...
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How to triple boot xp, vista, and mandriva linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Ubuntu, Windows XP and Windows 7 from scratch as triple-boot system How to triple boot xp, vista, and mandriva linux? I've heard of someone do this but it ...
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Help with Grub Error 21?

I have a computer with a 640GB Raid 0 as my primary hard drive, running Vista Home Premium 64-bit and a (later added) 1TB drive with Windows 7 on an 800GB Partition and I just installed Ubuntu 9.04 ...
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System chooses boot drive seemingly at random

I have a system with two identical 1TB harddrives, where I image to a backup drive using the dd command. When I boot up, though, despite setting harddrive priority in the BIOS, the system sometimes ...
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Why isn't my Windows Bootloader showing up?

I am working currently on a dual boot between Windows 7 and Linux. I removed the GRUB bootloader successfully, because i wanted to use the Windows Bootloader. Now, i used EasyBCD and some knowledge ...
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Booting Multiple Operating Systems

I like to experiment with operating systems a lot, and I was wondering if there exists kind of a unified solution for managing the boot sector (or whatever it's called) so I can boot into different ...
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Is it possible to get rid of GRUB?

I have a Windows XP box with Ubuntu 8.04 installed on a separate partition. GRUB is defaulted to Ubuntu, which is annoying because most of the time I need to boot to Windows. I want to get rid of ...
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how to triple boot xp, backtrack and 7

how to triple boot xp, backtrack and 7? I already installed ubuntu inside windows so there's no problem, but then my thirstiness is telling me that I should install backtrack linux, so that I could ...
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If I install Windows 7 to dual boot alongside Windows XP, will 7 interfere with XP?

For instance, will Windows 7 index the XP partition and write on it? Are there any other possible problems with the two versions of Windows or am I worrying about nothing?!
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Dual Boot XP, 7 w/o reformatting, etc.?

I have the following configuration for a Windows XP installation and am interested in installing Windows 7 as a dual boot in a way that would be as non-disruptive as possible to my XP installation. ...
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dual boot 32bit vista & 64bit vista?

Is it possible to dual boot a 32bit vista and 64bit vista? I'm running Home Premium and I do have a 64bit Ultimate version, I just don't want to risk the reinstall and not get all my drivers working. ...
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Uninstalling Vista from dual boot of Windows 7/Vista

Topic title says it all. Right now I have 2 things I need to do... 1) Remove the Windows.old folder. My problem with this is that when I go to disk cleanup, the "Remove Previous Window ...
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Will installing Windows on a separate disk mess up my existing MBR?

I have a spare HDD sitting around I'd like to put Win XP on; it's currently formatted/mounted as an extra NTFS volume on my Ubuntu 9.10 install. If I install XP on the drive, will it wipe-out/modify ...
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Help with partitioning and dual booting

I have a kinda complicated situation. I have two hard disks: A 80 GB HD, with a single partition taken by Windows 7 A 300 GB HD, with 20 GB of empty space, a NTFS partition of about 200 GB meant to ...
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Can I boot Windows 7 from a VHD natively and within a virtualization host?

I'm a .net developer at work, but I'm doing more and more development in ruby on rails at home and I'm considering switching to Linux as my primary OS at home. However, I won't be able to totally give ...
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unable to proceed with dual-boot VHD because windows could not update the computer boot configuration

I've done this before, and everything "just worked" but for some reason setting up a VHD dual boot with Windows 7 this time is stalling. I create the VHD, no problem I Install the image form ...
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu

I've Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 installed in my HDD. My parents can't get used to it, so I must install Windows 7. I'm afraid of this: Windows boot must be on the first hard disk/partition in order to ...
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Dual-boot with pre-boot authentication

I'm unsure if this is possible in terms of a software solution, but what I would like to be able to do is require pre-boot authentication with full-disk encryption on a dual-boot system (Linux + ...
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Windows XP occasionally hangs for 2-3 minutes as the splash screen fades in

This is a bit of a rare problem, I have not been able to debug or fix it or find anyone else with the issue. I hope someone here can help me out. Once in a while, I boot up Windows XP from the first ...
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Triple boot Mac OS X, Debian and Gentoo on a MacBook

I'm looking to install Debian and Gentoo alongside Mac OS X on a (Intel) MacBook. Debian will be for using Linux, and Gentoo for toying around. There are lots of guides on the Internet about ...
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How do I share my user data among multiple OSs and computers?

I'm using 3 computers, each of which is dual-boot (XP/Xubuntu Jaunty, XP/Kubuntu Karmic, Win7, Ubuntu NMR 9.10). There's data I want to share between all three machines, and also be able to easily ...
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Can Windows 7 conflict with another Windows 7?

I installed Windows 7 and then I made a backup image of this Windows 7 and put it on another partition. So now I have dual boot of Windows 7, however I noticed that stuff like Visual Studio is not ...
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Multiple nt52 entries in bootmgr

I have a machine with Windows XP, Server 2003 R2, and Server 2008 R2. Right now, bootmgr has one entry for Server 2008 R2 and one entry for ntldr, which then leads to the ntldr boot.ini menu. Is it ...
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Computer Dual Booting?

I have two hard drives. One with Windows 7 32-bit (C:) and one with Windows XP 32-bit (D:). I didn't partition the hard drive, they are two separate drives. I want to have an option whether to boot ...
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Dual Boot Question

How do I add a linux partition to the Vista/7 bootloader? Here's a teensy weeensy complication: The target partition has no bootloader, such as grub or lilo installed and I can't install them. Also, ...
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MacBook and multiple OS's

I just got a new MacBook yesterday. I am not a stranger to Apple or virtualization or anything. I am looking for the best advice to run OS X, Windows and Linux and share a common data partition ...
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How to triple boot Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Ubuntu, Windows XP and Windows 7 from scratch as triple-boot system How can I triple boot Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7? Which OS should I install ...
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Dual-booting different versions of Mac OS X

Is it possible to have two partitions but each one has Mac OS X ? How else would someone do system type development?
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Dual boot windows 7 with RC and XP?

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 RC and Win XP. I want to install the RTM version on a new drive. What will happen to my dual boot menu? Will it: A) Show 3 boot options (XP, RC & RTM)? ...