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

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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 ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit side by side with Vista by using a bootable USB drive. What now?

What happened I decided to install Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit side by side with Vista Home Premium (I guess on another partition) with a USB stick. I found instructions on how to do this here: ...
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How to boot Windows XP using the image file(not the extracted image file)

Is it possible to boot from an iso image file itself. Because when you burn it, it gets extracted. Because in linux you can just place the .iso file in a removable media and boot from it without ...
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How to install an OS on a external hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Multiple OS on external hard drive I made a little research before coming here. And found out that I need to disconnect all internal hard drive before ...
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Mac/Linux Dual Boot

I trying to create a dual boot of linux and mac without bootcamp. But I'm nervous that I'll screw up or lose my data. In disk utilitys I made a 45gig partion called linux but I dont know how to ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu 10/04 after reinstalling Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: No GRUB after re-installing windows Windows 7 upgrade and Grub boot loader I had Windows Vista Home Premium on HP pavilion desktop. I partitioned the disk for Ubuntu ...
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Simplest way to dual boot Linux on a Vista laptop

I have a 64bit Vista laptop with no CD drive (and no intention of buying one). What is the simplest way (if any) for me to dual boot Linux (I don't care what version as long as it's not too old...and ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've just received my Dell Studio 17 laptop, which comes with Windows 7 x64 preinstalled. I'm having quite a hard time installing ubuntu on it. First of all, here is how I partitioned the drive using ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu on my Core i7 64 bit with Windows 7

I downloaded the Ubuntu version 10 from the Internet and tried to run the wbu.exe inside the image that I burned to a CD. I am getting the following error: My details: OS: Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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I recently reinstalled Windows XP SP2 while having Windows 7

I can't boot Windows 7 and I don't have the bootable Windows 7 DVD to repair, but I have a DVD image from which I installed it, but when I start setup it shows only the option of installing it. How ...
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From Vista to dual-boot Windows 7/Ubuntu

I currently have a laptop with Windows Vista, and I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7 and also install Ubuntu Linux as dual boot. I need to make disk partitions used by Windows smaller to make room for ...
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Backing up default windows installation with dd from linux running on another partition - is this feasible?

I am preparing to reinstall my system. I am thinking about creating a multi boot with a linux distro+Windows 7 to choose from when starting up. I would love to be able to skip all the hassle of ...
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dual/multi-boot computers and software licensing

Suppose you have a computer with two or more operating systems, and a certain piece of software whose license terms allows it to be installed on one computer, and it does a daily check with a remote ...
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Triple Boot with Windows 7, Windows 7 and Ubuntu

currently I have dual boot with 2 windows 7. (dont ask why, long story, I need them for each with different settings involving Audio Recording) I am very keen to install the new Ubuntu and get into a ...
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How to create multiboot flash drive

I've found a guide here: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-multiple-iso-from-usb-multiboot-usb/ And found this menu.lst in my flash drive, which seems to be the one that I'm seeing when I boot using ...
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Ways to increase my Ubuntu partition space

I am currently running Ubuntu and Windows 7 as dual-boot on a single HD. The problem is that when I installed Ubuntu, I didn't allocate as much space as I thought I would need and now I need ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE after installing Linux on same drive

History: My PC was configured with two drives: an 80G on IDE 0 Primary that was running Win2K, and a 320G on IDE 0 Secondary that was running Linux (Ubuntu). I decided to pull the 80Gb drive out of ...
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Dual-bootable Virtual Machine

My work computer is a Linux desktop with a Windows 7 virtual machine for Visual Studio and IE testing. I'm very picky, and I don't want to configure two Windows installs... but I can't think of a way ...
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cdrom device not found during Linux installation on Macbook Pro

I'm trying to have a dual boot Debian / Mac OS X on my Macbook Pro. I boot on the Debian install CD, the first steps are fine until "Detect and mount CD-ROM". It seems that the installer cannot find ...
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Multiple OS on a single machine

I have a new harddrive. I want to install XP, Vista and Windows 7 on it Is it possible and what should be the order. I have heard there is some MBR rewriting issue? Any 'simple' article/tutorials ...
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Can Grub be configured to remember the last OS you booted into?

I typically have 2-3 OSes in my boot menu: Ubuntu 10.04 Windows 7 [Sometimes, a third option, such as Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook] If I am in an OS other than the default choice (Windows 7 in this case), ...
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Fixing partitions and Installing BackTrack

My whole problem started when I started trying to install Backtrack(3 or 4) Backtrack was trying to install itself over my entire windows partition (Which I had combined into one when I installed ...
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Fixing Master Boot Record From Linux After Windows Corrupts It

I bought a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop, and setup Ubuntu 10.04 to dual boot alongside Windows 7. Regrettably, when activating the wireless, I did something in Windows 7 that caused it to overwrite or ...
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How to revert back to a Windows only setup from Ubuntu/Windows dual boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Returning from Dual-boot to just Windows… Like the title states. Is there an easy way to go back to my Windows only setup and remove the Ubuntu partitions?
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Resizing 2 partitions (NTFS and ReiserFS3)

When creating a Win7 and Gentoo setup I miss allocated the space needed for Windows and Linux. I have a 320 gb drive and created a 40gb partition on Win7 and used the rest of the space on Linux. Now I ...
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Installing ubuntu on inspiron 1720, can I dual boot?

Can I dual boot ubuntu with on a inspiron 1720 (it is running windows 7). One issue is I don't have space on the c:\ drive, but other partitions have space. Will that cause any issues? This is just ...
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How to get Grub2 to dual boot Windows 2000 and a Bart PE CD?

First, is this possible? Second, how can I install Grub2? Would it be possible to use an Ubuntu Live CD? Third, what Grub2 settings would be needed to achieve this?
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installing windows on mac mini

Please - please, don't start down voting after reading the question title. Hey ! Please first of read out the question. I brought a whole new mac mini as I am an iPhone developer - I prefer to use ...
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Windows 7 dual boots after upgrade

I was running Vista 64, I installed (not upgraded, fresh install) Windows 7 64 bit on the same partition, but since then it's been bringing up a dual boot menu asking if I want to boot to 7 or Vista. ...
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GRUB doesn't recognize partitions on one harddisk

I have a dualboot computer with Windows Vista (on hd0) and Ubuntu 9.10. The bootloader is GRUB and the windows bootloader lets me decide between Vista and Ubuntu-Installation (broken WuBi). But now (i ...
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Suggestions for sharing and using data between Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot

Note: TL;DR, scroll to bottom for summary. I recently set up my computer for a dual boot between Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7. My current drive setup is as follows. | A1 | A2 | | B1 | B2 ...
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Dual boot between Windows 7 in VHD and Ubuntu

Is it possible to dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 7.vhd? If anyone knows please tell me how?
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Boot Windows 7 by default instead of Ubuntu

I have a PC with a hard drive that's divided into two partitions, one for Windows 7 and one for Ubuntu. I primarily use Windows 7 and occasionally (once a week) use Ubuntu. When I boot up my ...
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Skip dual boot selection screen after hibernation on Windows 7?

When I wake the machine up from a Windows 7 hibernate, the boot selection screen comes up rather than starting the hibernate resume, and I have to select Windows 7 on the list. Is there any way to ...
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How to change the order of OS's on my boot screen on a dual boot setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Make grub keep its default boot under kernel updates Aesthetically editing grub.cfg I'm running a dual boot configuration on my laptop using Ubuntu 10.04b and ...
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Access files from Linux installation in Windows

I'm using Windows and Linux on a laptop. I want to access the Linux files from Windows.
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Can't boot into Linux partition after installation

I just installed Ubuntu. I created a partition in MacOSx using Disk utility, then deleted the partition and installed Ubuntu on the free space created. After the installation, Ubuntu said it would ...
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multi boot: xp + xp + xubuntu, how to?

My laptop (with a single harddrive) currently has xp + xubuntu dual boot. I want to make that triple boot: xp + xp + xubuntu Please don't ask why, take it as given. How can I accomplish this triple ...
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Application that allows access to the other os in a multi-boot computer

Is there any application that allows access to the other os in a multi-boot computer? Access like in a virtual machine. Wherein you are able to see your other installation through it. Make file ...
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How to install a new linux distro and remove the old one?

I have a laptop dual booting to Windows 7 and Opensuse 11.2. However, I'd like to switch to a different Linux distro (probably Ubuntu, that's what I'm used to) Is there a way for me to do it without ...
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boot.ini Issue - Multi-boot System, Linux, XP and XP64 - Missing File in system32 Message

I have an interesting issue that has me stumped. Not that I'm a computer whiz or anything. I have a multi-boot system with two hard drives: one drive has CentOS and Windows XP 64-bit and the other ...
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How to boot Linux and Windows - Windows as Default OS

I have a dual boot system that works great. I have CentOS (grub) and XP 64 on one disk and XP on another disk. The Linux boot loader asks me which system to boot, but if I reboot and forget to hit a ...