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

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Hard disk partitioning to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10

I have a single hard disk with 2 partitions (C & D) and C has Windows 7 installed on it. I want to install Ubuntu as well but on D drive so the operating systems are separated. I could not figure ...
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dual boot Windows/Linux “file not found error” appears before boot menu

I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a computer where I also have a Windows 7 installation, so I have a dual boot computer. Everything works fine, except the fact that before the boot menu ...
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Installed Linux and Now Win 7 Laptop Will Not Boot

Last night I installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside my Win 7 installation. Now, when I restart the laptop it comes up with a list of errors (Out of Partition; No Suitable Mode Found, etc...) then loads ...
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Windows 7 not booting, could not restore boot record

After not using Windows 7 for a month (and a few Ubuntu 11.10 updates being applied), I found I'm no longer able to boot from GRUB2 to Windows. I've tried to reinstall GRUB2, and have done some other ...
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Installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows 7 - getting grub> menu on boot

So, I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 just now, on my girlfriend's laptop. I used a USB stick and followed all the default options, choosing a partition size of 32GB for Ubuntu 11.10. After ...
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Puzzled whether format the partition or simply copy back contents

In my previous question ntfs-partition-gets-auto-corrupt-becomes-raw-and-unreadable, I got some answers, but I am still not clear as to how to solve the problem. To quickly summarize it, Problem: ...
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Is it possible to run my other partition inside of a VM?

So I have dual boot machine with windows 7 and ubuntu 11. I would like to, at times, run a vm from one partition to another. For example sometimes I would like to do certain things in windows while ...
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NTFS Partition gets auto-corrupt, becomes RAW and unreadable

I have dual boot on my machine: Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10. Suddenly, one of my partitions went corrupt. On Windows, it's showing this error. Location is not available. E:/ is not ...
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Dual boot with ubuntu and windows 7

Recently I bought Dell vostro 1550 model which was shipped with Ubuntu os. But now I want to install Windows 7 also along with Ubuntu. I am having single 320 gb hdd on which Ubuntu installed. Now I ...
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how change drive letter of system boot drive from another operating system (dual boot)

i have dual boot operating systems on my computer, windows 7 -> drive c windows XP -> drive g i followed the link below and accidently i changed the windows XP drive letter from windows XP. How to ...
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Adding Windows 7 32 bit as dual boot option

A relative of mine has bought a new laptop this year on which windows 7 (64 bit) is installed. Aside some standard programs he uses on that laptop, he also has some software for his bike that needs to ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 with Windows 8- Dynamic Disk

I have a HP Pavilion dm4 notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. Recently, I tried to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on my notebook, but while installing, it only allowed me to insatll ...
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How do I remove Windows 7 from a dual-boot install with Ubuntu

So I've been running Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 for a year or so. Is there a way to remove Windows 7 from my system without having to reinstall Ubuntu from scratch so I can use all the disk space? ...
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Configure Multiple OS on Mac

I just had a iMac delivered today. I want to configure it in following way for testing on various versions. I need to set up 10.7 Server, 10.6 Server and Windows 2008 server and possibly one more ...
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How to boot more than 1 linux distro along with windows?

I have a machine that currently has Windows Vista living peacefully with Ubuntu 10.04 but I would like to test out another distro outside of a virtual machine without destroying my current Ubuntu or ...
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Ubuntu / Windows 7 Dual Boot, Can't update Ubuntu

So I installed Ubuntu (9.04, I believe) on my Windows 7 partition, booted into Ubuntu and I can't update any software: "Could not download all repository indexes" ... and then a list of "Fail to ...
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Can't boot to Windows 7 after uninstalling and removing Linux partitions

I have a class in college for System Administration. I partitioned the disk so I could put Fedora onto my computer and dual boot it. It was working fine until I ran out of space in the partition for ...
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Would this partitioning scheme work for penta-boot system?

I'd like to have many operating systems on one HD in my laptop. Booting from USB is not an option; I have to boot from the HD. Is the following partition scheme sensible? What should I do for swap ...
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Ubuntu not booting, recovery mode not loading

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 machine setup and last night I had to force shutdown Ubuntu during updates because it wasn't responding. Since then, Ubuntu will not boot up, only ...
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Computer doesn't boot, continuously restarts; possible disk error

I have shut down my computer two hours ago. When I open my computer it started restarting itself after showing the POST screen. I can open my computer with a Ubuntu Live CD or Windows installation CD. ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7 and Windows XP — why does Windows 7 boot time differ?

I've noticed some weird behavior when dual-booting Windows 7 and Windows XP: As long as I'm rebooting from Windows 7, everything is normal. However, if I boot into Windows XP and then boot back from ...
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Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
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Dual boot - chdsk deletes files at startup

I have a dual boot system consisting of Arch Linux and Windows 7, with a shared partition to access files from both systems. Until a couple of weeks ago, I was predominantly using the Windows OS as I ...
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Using eclipse to work on a project between Windows and Linux? [closed]

Sometimes I will need Windows for other tasks and will work on eclipse project. Sometimes I will use Linux and work on the same eclipse project. Is there a risk of data corruption?
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Is blessing the Ubuntu partition reversible on a Macbook Pro? How?

So far, I've been dual booting Mac OS X with Ubuntu. Blessing the Ubuntu Partition will speed up the boot process. Apparently, all I have to do is this: sudo bless –device /dev/disk0s3 –setboot ...
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Removing Windows XP from dual boot

I installed Windows 7 on my D: drive but still have my old Windows XP on the C: drive. Is there any way of removing Windows XP from that drive? I really need that space freeing up. In short, how can ...
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After installing debian 6 on my laptop along with windows 7 64bit , my laptop only boots to debian what should I do?

I've installed Debian 6 32bit on the same HDD but different partition along with Windows 7 64bit, and now my laptop only boots to Debian 6 where I want both Windows / Debian. How can I edit GRUB to ...
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How to boot to Windows 7 after installing Lion on my OS X (using rEFit)

I just installed the Lion upgrade to OS X. Now, when I boot i don't get any options to boot to Windows 7 as i did before the upgrade. I have rEFit installed. What can I do? When I installed the ...
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Can't Install Windows 7 on a second disk along side Ubuntu

When trying to install Windows 7 after install Ubuntu, I get to the screen where I can see all the disks. After clicking my second empty disk, formatting it from Windows, when I click next Windows ...
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Fixing misaligned Windows partition without affecting Ubuntu

I have dual boot setup with my partitions set up like so: /dev/sda1 - DellUtility (FAT) /dev/sda2 - RECOVERY (NTFS) /dev/sda3 - OS (Windows 7 NTFS) /dev/sda4 - Extended /dev/sda5 - swap /dev/sda6 ...
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Windows Will not Start, hangs at “Starting Windows”

I have Ubuntu as the only OS on my netbook, and as a dual-boot on my laptop. I started a Ubuntu 11.10 CD to burn on Windows and left the house. On my return, I took out the CD, shut down, and went to ...
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unmountable boot volume error

I have read this article on superuser unmountable boot volume but I have to ask this question since my situation is a bit different... I was running a latex plugin on chrome when my system crashed ...
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What can I do when Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't recognize my password?

Currently I'm dual-booting Ubuntu along side Windows 7. I recently upgraded to 11.10, and everything was going fine for a bit. However, I can no longer log in with my user account. The guest account ...
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Partition error with dual boot Arch/Ubuntu Linux

I have Ubuntu installed on an ext4 partition and Arch installed on some other logical partiotions in an extended partition. There is no problem when I only use one system of both, but when I use them ...
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Multiple boot loaders

I know this isn't necessarily practical, but from a purely academic standpoint, I'm wondering if it is possible to install multiple boot loaders on a disk. Would it be possible to install several ...
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Windows system drive letter changed after repair install

yesterday I did a repair install, because Windows froze on welcome screen after resizing its partition on a dual boot system. corresponding question Everything worked fine so far, but now I am facing ...
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Mac freezes after installing rEFIt when “executing fsck_hfs”

I have a Mac Mini 2011, with OS X Lion and Boot Camp installed. rEFIt was installed and works fine. I've netbooted the Mac. After booting to the Mac partition, it freezes after "executing fsck_hfs" ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu again after installing Windows 8 Developer Preview? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Triple booting Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 I installed WDP on a disk where Ubuntu was already present. Now the Ubuntu partition is still ...
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RHEL and Win7 Dual Boot Shared Folder Permission

Good morning; I've set things up like this (but can easily modify if the solution calls for it) on a 500GB HDD: Win7 Enterprise 64-bit, 80GB partition; this was installed and configured first, using ...
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How can I restore a partition to its former NTFS file system?

While installing Ubuntu 11.04 I was asked to choose a swap area for better performances, so I chose my 1T hard drive(which had only one partition). The problem is that I did not know it will use the ...
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Wireless Driver Not Working Ubuntu / OS X dual boot

I'm using a MacBook Pro 10, dual-booting Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Ubuntu 11.04. Ubuntu is working well for all intents and purposes, except there is no internet connectivity, due to the fact that Ubuntu ...
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How to fix windows 7 after installing windows 8

I followed this guide from howtogeek: http://www.howtogeek.com/75286/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-and-8-without-re-partitioning-using-vhd/ I was successfully able to boot to windows 8, but now I can't ...
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Unexplained computer crash via hardware

I have a very weird hardware problem (I assume), my computer crashes sometimes when it is running. This is not the most weird part, when I boot the computer the GRUB 2.0 boot loader is displayed. ...
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How to boot a physical Windows partition with qemu?

I have gentoo and windows 7 installed alongside on my only hard drive. I want to start my windows install from within gentoo through qemu. Boot menu works fine but windows bluescreens on me soon after ...
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Windows 7 - No Primary Partition - Is This Wrong?

My laptop has only one physical disk - but I'm looking at it in 'Disk Management' and I see that all of the partitions are 'Simple volumes' System (no drive letter) 199MB Main (C:) 222GB Ubuntu ...
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Moving Windows 7 across drives, then installing Ubuntu for dual-boot

After trying out Ubuntu for a few days via Wubi, I want to take the next step and set it up on its own drive. My system has two drives: a 320 GB drive which contains the OS, and a 1 TB drive which ...
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How to fix Grub Rescue error after deleting Jolicloud partition?

I have Jolicloud OS and Windows 7 dual boot and I deleted the Jolicloud partition. Next time I turned the computer on it said: error unknown filesystem grub rescue So I reinstalled Jolicloud and ...
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Multi Boot USB Stick [duplicate]

I have several Boot CD's/DVD's where I'm able to make a bootable USB-stick and put into it. But I can do this separately only. Is it possible to merge several bootable CD's/DVD's into a single ...
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Should I make partition when setting up a RAID-1?

If I want to do RAID-1, and I also want to boot several different OSes (Windows 7, Linux) for example, should I perform the following steps? Create RAID-1 Mirror from BIOS. Use GParted to create ...
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unetbootin (syslinux?) — adding memtest86 to my bootable USB drive

The only way I have been able to reliably load a windows install disc onto USB is using Unetbootin and a FAT32 formatted drive. I do this because it is significantly faster to install windows this way ...