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

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Grub2 MBR vs. Windows MBR

I have an HP system that came with Vista installed and also a hidden restore partition. I subsequently upgraded to Win7(32 bit) Ultimate, and from there to Win7 Pro. Now the hard drive is failing. ...
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Remove XP from dual boot

How do I completly remove XP from my pc. I currently have a dual boot with XP and Windows 7. Since installing Windows 7, I have never used XP. Can I remove it without causing problems with Windows 7?
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Installing Linux on MacBook (os X 10.5.8)

Is there any way I can install and run Linux (any free flavor) natively on my MacBook? I mean without virtualization tools and software.
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How do I move grub so that it's not on the MBR (so I can choose win7 / linux / osX from the refit menu)

I've got a triple boot system with OSX, Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently when I boot I get the refit menu first which sees all the partitions nicely, and if I choose os X it works just dandy, but if I ...
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How do I install GRUB to a partiton and not MBR?

I am trying to dual boot Windows and Linux. I would like to continue using the Windows bootloader in my MBR. I installed Windows 7 first. During the install I left some unallocated space that I ...
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Can I dual boot Linux and Windows 7 but use the Windows bootloader instead of GRUB?

Is it possible to have the Windows bootloader point to Windows 7 and a Linux partition instead of using GRUB to point to Windows 7 and Linux? Any links to tutorials, guides, or how-tos would be ...
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How to remove Windows Vista bootloader?

I just removed Windows Vista from my computer by simply formatting the partition (as described here). But - as I guessed - this does not change anything with the Bootloader. So, when I start Windows, ...
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How to mount Safeboot encrypted Windows partiton in Ubuntu

how do I mount a SafeBoot encrypted Windows partition on Ubuntu (10.04)? I have tried all these mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows tried changing fstab tried changing grub.cfg I also installed ...
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How to dual boot WinXP when Vista on hibernate

I have dual boot set up on the computer. Both Vista and XP are on different partitions on the same physical drive. I have Vista on hibernate, and for some reason now want to boot into XP. Can this be ...
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Dual boot a headless machine?

I wondering whether it is possible to set up a headless machine (application server) in a dual boot configuration. The goal is to have linux (debian lenny or sid) and windows (XP pro, no use upgrading ...
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Windows-7 single license eligible for dual boot 32-bit and 64-bit versions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When installing Windows 7 or Vista, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I've got Windows 7 Home upgrade ...
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how to install fedora 12 on windows 7 as dual boot

i installed windows 7 successfully. When I installed it, I created 40 gb of unallocated space in the hard disk for the Fedora installation. However, whenever i start the partition editor during the ...
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Help with grub4dos

I have another situation. I'm still in the process of triple-booting my pc, and I am having trouble with grub4dos. I created a 100mb fat16 partition on which I installed freeDOS. I then copied ...
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Third party boot loader

Can I separately install a third party boot loader which can boot both Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) . I want to use a boot loader other than the boot loaders which come with these operating systems. I ...
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How does the bootstrap program in a PC find the OS

If there are several OSes in a computer, how does the bootstrap program know which one to load? Is it the same in a Mac?
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How to add Windows XP dual boot to a Windows 7 system?

His machine boots into Windows 7, and for him to boot to xp this is what he does as he has described it to me: Go to cmd, right click cmd, click on "run as administrator", click "yes" at user ...
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How to chain GRUB2 for Ubuntu 10.04 from Truecrypt & its bootloader (multi boot alongside Windows XP partition)?

I want Truecrypt to ask for password for Windows XP as usual but with the standard [ESC] option, on selecting that, i.e via Escape key, I want it to find the grub for the (unencrypted) Ubuntu install. ...
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How do I get Windows XP Professional upgrade to boot directly without having to choose it at startup?

I installed a Windows XP Professional upgrade onto a computer I'm going to use as a dev server, but whenever I boot up I have to choose between the pro or regular version. Is there a configuration ...
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Help: Just installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows 7!

I just installed ubuntu, during installation I chose the side by side option so I will have windows and ubuntu installed on the same computer. But now every time I turn on the computer it boots into ...
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Installing windows to dual-boot

I'm looking to install 32-bit windows with IIS to dual-boot with my 64-bit edition of windows on a laptop. I have a ten gig partition on my harddrive - is this large enough for a simple Windows ...
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Setting up a multi boot system with GRUB

There are lots of OSs and Linux dists to install on your netbook, and I want to make it as easy as possible to install, remove and switch between them. Just installing a dist and then another one ...
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Why don't my dual monitors powersave right when dual booting?

I am currently running a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my Laptop and now I am trying to connect another monitor for work. The problem is that my monitor (LG W1952QT) works when I boot Ubuntu ...
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How to repair boot in a dual boot setup with two Windows 7?

I installed a second Windows 7 installation on a separate hard drive on a computer that already had a Windows 7 installation. Initially all worked great - each time I restarted I received a boot menu ...
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RAID with Dual Boot

I'm completely new to the world of RAID. I think I want to use RAID 5 with three 1 TB drives to backup all my documents, pictures, music, projects, etc. I use both Ubuntu Linux 10.04 and Windows 7. ...
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Windows 7 (c:) and XP (e:) dual boot (XP Installed first)

I have a 2 harddrive system with the following old and new scenario. The old scenario worked fine, as I had a boot menu where I could choose which Windows XP installation to boot. However the new ...
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Installing Multiple OS on external hard drive

I have only 200Gb of hard disk space on my laptop. But I want to be able to boot multiple OS on it. With the use of an external hard drive. I prefer to install: Ubuntu 10.04 Linux Mint Windows XP ...
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How to get a dual boot Windows XP and 7 setup on laptop?

I've had a dual boot option before with windows and Kubuntu but Linux took care of that. Now I have windows 7 already on the laptop but I need XP as well. Is it as easy as just putting in the XP disk ...
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How to safely reformat C drive from other Windows boot?

One hard disk. 3 partitions (C D E). Windows XP on C and D. E just has data. I am booted to D. I want to reformat of the other boot, i.e. C, for space. I see windows management console doesn't ...
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How to edit menu list on muktiboot usb flash drive

I used this guide here to create a multiboot usb: The code below is found in the menu.lst file on the flash drive. How do I edit to remove the unwanted items, eg Tiny Core: # This Menu Created by ...
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Linux Mint 9 installation on separate physical drive

I am about to embark on my first ever Linux installation. I have read pages upon pages of installation instructions. but the only burning question I have that I cannot yet find an existing answer to ...
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delete linux os booting choices from os choice menu

I have a problem with a computer that had Linux OS installed (Ubuntu) a couple of times and after that, someone installed Windows XP. The OS choice menu now has one of the Ubuntu choices as default, ...
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Does Mac OS X's “Time Machine” back up all partitions on a dual-boot machine?

I have a dual-boot MacBook Pro with multiple partitions - of which most are not MacOS partitions. I'd like to have a backup program that backs up the entire drive including all partitions. Can Time ...
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Ubuntu-phobic desktop refuses to recognize ubuntu install

Question: Why does my computer not recognize ubuntu when I try to install it? Info: I'm trying to get Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to install on to my desktop. I'm duel booting it with windows XP for gaming ...
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remove secondary OS

I have a dualboot system with 2 editions of Win Vista, a 64x version (which I'm currently using) and a 32bit edition which I don't use anymore. I wondered if I just formatted the partition with the ...
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How can I have a multi-bootable USB KEY that has installers for many different OS's?

I own 4 different computers which I often shuffle the primary OS's around on. I specifically use Windows 7 Enterprise (work laptop) Windows 7 Ultimate (my primary desktop) Windows XP (my old laptop) ...
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Configure Boot Menu

I Have Two Hard Disk Drive.In One Hard Disk Installed Windows Xp And In Other Hard Disk Installed Windows 7.I Want Install Two Hard Disk in One System And Configure This System For Boot Menu with ...
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Is dual boot worth-while?

I'm a genetics PhD student. The word-processing and referencing software available for windows is more suitable (and more compatible with computers in the library etc.), but there's some genetics ...
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How to remove other boot loaders

I installed windows 7 on my laptop. Then installed Ubuntu 10.04(Not the wubi installation). I installed 10.04 by directly booting into the cd. Then here comes linux mint 9. I installed it inside ...
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Can I create a PC with Windows XP and Windows 7

I have an XP box with a lot software installed, that would be painful to re-install. I'd like to put a fresh installation of Windows 7 onto this pc and migrate my apps over time as I need them. I ...
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Adding Ubuntu to a Windows Laptop

How can you add Ubuntu to a laptop that already has Windows 7 64bit installed? I would consider using a virtual machine, but would need to understand the tradeoffs vs a dual boot.
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Is it possible to install .exe laptop drivers for Ubuntu using WineHQ?

Okay, so i'm planning to do a dual boot on my Acer Aspire 4740G (Intel i3) Laptop. I'm planning on adding Ubuntu to it since I already have Windows 7 64 bit installed. My question is, I need to ...
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How can I run my ubuntu partition in Windows? vmware?

My machine is dual-boot windows 7 and ubuntu 10 on different partitions of the hard drive. Normally, I boot into Ubuntu if I want to use Ubuntu. However, when I need to run in Windows I'd like to be ...
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How to reference other locations in making multi-boot live cd

There is a tool in pen drive linux that allows you to boot directly with multiple iso files. And here is a sample in the menu.lst which allows you to choose which iso file you want to boot. title ...
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How can I dual install Ubuntu 10.4 in a Mac Mini with 10.4.11?

I'd like to power-up my aging Mac Mini (1.5GHz Core Solo, 1GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.11) by installing a shiny Ubuntu alongside the current OS. After all, I use Ubuntu for everything save for cleaning my ...
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How to change the grub boot loader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Vista boot loader instead of GRUB I have windows 7 installed. Then I installed ubuntu 10.04 desktop. The default boot loader was changed into grub boot loader. ...
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Linux distro for notebooks [closed]

What might be the most compatible linux distro for notebooks. Mine is an compaq b1200. With windows 7 installed and I want to dual boot it with a linux distro. I already tried ubuntu 10.04 notebook ...
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Mac questions: installing TrueCrypt and Windows 7

I'm about to buy a Mac laptop, but I need to be able to use Windows 7 as well + encrypt the HDD with TrueCrypt (or a better alternative for the mac). My questions are: How well does Windows 7 ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Linux Ubuntu on SSD with Data on 2 HDD's in RAID 1

Can someone point me to clear directions for a Dual-Boot system using Windows 7 on #1 SSD and Linux Ubuntu on SSD #2? And then configuring 2 HDD's in RAID 1 for Data (NTFS)? Clean Install all around. ...
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Multi-boot / Boot Manager problem with Windows 7, Windows XP, and WIndows 2000

Apologies in advance for the long post ... but there are many pertinent details... I'm having two problems (which I suppose are inter-related) on a PC which I set up to be multi-bootable with Windows ...
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Translating GRUB entry to GRUB2

I'm trying to boot a multiboot-compliant image file (of mzscheme over OSKit) using GRUB2, but the instructions I have are for GRUB. I can get it to boot, but I'd like to have some command-line ...