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

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How do I share my iPhoto photos with my ubuntu partition?

I have a MacBook Pro dual-booted with Snow Leopard and Ubuntu Karmic. I have recently imported hundreds of my photos into iPhoto - but I now want to be able to see them (and use them as ...
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Maximum number of OS in a single hard disk

I currently have a triple-boot setup in one dev machine (OSX/Win/Linux). I wonder how many more could I install. I know Windows needs a primary partition, and Linux could be installed in an extended ...
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How do I make GRUB2 appear, after installing ubuntu on a drive with windows 7 (no wubi)

On a fresh Windows 7 install I installed Ubuntu 9.10, booting from the CD and chosing the first option where it installs ubuntu on another partition in the same drive as Win7 and allowing me to chose ...
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I don't want to be prompted to boot to an OS that isn't there

I have a computer with Windows XP on it, and for a few weeks, I added another hard drive with Windows 7 on it. I've since removed the drive that had 7 on it, but whenever I boot the PC, I'm prompted ...
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Why does GRUB load after I select my Ubuntu Partition from Windows Boot Manager?

So first of all I'm running Windows 7 on one drive, and Ubuntu 9.04 on another. I downloaded and installed Easy BCD 2.0, which I have to say is an excellent piece of software. I used to have grub as ...
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Rescuing Windows XP after formatting the boot disk

My computer has two physical disks: Disk 0 (C:) Windows 7 Disk 1 (D:) Windows XP x64 I've been running a 64-bit version of XP installed on D: for some years but I didn’t realize it was initially ...
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How to fix dual boot after messing up with formatting and partitioning?

I recently tried to reformat one of the partitions in my dual boot PC. I originally had XP and then installed 7 as a dual boot. Well, long story short, XP was having problems, so I reformatted the XP ...
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Install OSX Snow Leopard and Windows XP 32-bit on same HDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Mac OS X on Non Apple Hardware How can I install OSX Snow Leopard and Windows XP 32-bit on same HDD?
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OS Label at System Boot Menu

I have two disks in the same computer and both have installed Win7 (for easier transition purposes). Now, for the time being (a week or two), I will customize the new installation and when I am ...
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I installed Haiku on my Windows 7 machine. How do I create a boot menu?

I just installed Haiku on my Windows 7 laptop, and I don't know how to create a boot menu. I had BeOS running a few years ago, and that came with one built-in. I know my way around computers enough to ...
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Possible boot conflict?

I was installing Ubuntu on a computer on which Windows XP was already installed. The computer has multiple hard drive bays, so I decided to remove the XP HDD and install Ubuntu on a blank HDD when it ...
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Which is the better way of dual-booting Windows 7 with Ubuntu 9.10?

I'm a Linux enthusiast, who is eager to try Ubuntu in a full installation. Which of the following ways would you suggest (& why) for Dual-booting Windows 7 with Ubuntu: Installing them side by ...
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Partition disk for dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7 (shared documents)

I wish to dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7. I wish to have my documents available from both OSes. Do I create a single partition and it just works? 2 partitions, one for each OS? 3 partitions, one ...
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How to Boot another windows inside windows?

I have a dual-boot environment of windows 7. I have two partitions on my hard-drive, each have a separate windows 7 installed on them. I was wondering if it was possible to boot one of them inside ...
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How do boot sectors and multiple drives works?

I don't fully understand the concept of a boot sector, I was hoping someone could clear this up for me. If you have two hard drives, with an OS installed on each, does each drive have its own boot ...
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How can I make Grub recognise my old Linux Partition

Problem: I have two partitions. On one I have installed Fedora 9 and on my other partition I just installed Fedora 12. Now that I've installed Fedora 12 I can't get Grub to boot the old partition. ...
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Reinstall ubuntu on an existing ubuntu partition

I have a computer that is dual booted with Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I have had Ubuntu for a long time now and during that time I have learned how to use it by tinkering around with it. This, of ...
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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 ...