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

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RAID and Partitions, guidance Needed

Alright I have a Biostar TA790GX3A2+ Mobo 2x Seagate 750Gb Hard drive (with 2 different speeds) an X4 9750 A GeForce 9800GT and 2GB RAM Hardware Specs link text I want ...
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How can I install 2 different version of Ubuntu on 1 laptop?

I have a laptop running Windows. Is it possible to configure it so that I can tri-boot with Windows Ubuntu 8.04 Ubuntu 9.10 What should I do to achieve that (I have download the 2 ISO files for ...
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Triple Boot - With storage partition

I'm new to the multi-boot world, as i used to rely on virtualizing for running linux. Recently i moved to Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, with a storage partition for all my files where both ...
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Using Windows 7 with Linux - Tools for Multibooting?

I'm looking to install a Linux distro on my Windows 7 machine. Could anyone suggest any tools to handle the multiboot? (I may install 2-3 distros to try out)
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How to run multiple operating systems on a single computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Dual Booting Linux and Windows XP Booting Multiple Operating Systems I have a machine with Windows on it, and I would like to be able to reboot to Linux. I am ...
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Restore Point area getting deleted

I'm running a multi-boot scenario with partitions split between Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, and a common data partition (which happens to store the user hives for each OS instance). For some ...
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On dual-boot iMac, after fixing “EFI Boot” issue, will booting Windows cause the same issue again?

On my dual-boot iMac, after fixing the well-known "EFI Boot" issue, will booting Windows cause the same issue again? I'm hesitant to try booting Windows until I hear from others. Details: It all ...
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Location of boot.ini in case of multiple hard disks

I have two hard disks, with each hard disk having a single Windows XP system partition installed on it and multiple partitions. Will there be a single boot.ini for all the hard disks and where will ...
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Warning message in boot.ini

I have a dual boot system with Windows XP Pro and Windows 7. Following are the contents of my system's boot.ini. ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems. ;Warning: Use ...
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Second partition with Windows 7 unmountable

I'm using GRUB2 to dualboot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I installed Windows 7 some days ago and rewrote GRUB2 to cope with the dualboot. Everything went fine till yesterday - I could boot into both OS. ...
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Formatting of an XP/Vista dual boot machine now unable to boot up XP

My laptop dual boots Vista Home Premium and Windows XP. I have Vista on the C drive and XP on the D drive. I formatted Vista and installed Windows 7 over it. Problem is that I'm now unable to boot ...
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Best way to Duplicate a Laptop's Hard Drive One-to-One

I have a Lenovo X61 Tablet computer, with a plain SATA drive inside. I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 dual booting on the computer. I want to back up both of these OS's, and their special partitions ...
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Multiboot DVD with live-cds?

How can I create a multi bootable (with menu) cd/dvd that contains a number of live cds? Is there any "easy" way of doing this? Isolinux is the way to go I guess, but is there any tool available for ...
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How does Bitlocker interfere with a dual-boot system?

I have a netbook running Windows 7 Ultimate. I am thinking of configuring Bitlocker on it. The computer does not currently have anything installed but Windows. (I removed a HP service partition.) If ...
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How can I use both Windows 7 and Windows XP when installed on two different drives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boot in Windows 7 after installing Windows XP in second partition First, I installed Windows 7 on the C: drive and then installed Windows XP on the F: drive. Now when I ...
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Suggestion for boot manager in external hard disk

I just bought an 1TB External Hard drive with eSATA, USB, FW400/800 (LaCie if you are interested). I already put the windows 7 installation in a FAT32 active partition so i can plug the HDD via USB, ...
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Clonezilla disk to disk clone on a dual boot ubuntu karmic & XP setup - cannot open '/boot/grub/device.map'

I just tried to clone a failing existing boot drive for a dual boot system with Ubuntu karmic and Windows XP installed using Clonezilla. The cloning worked fine right up until the end when I got the ...
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How can I do multi-boot with XOSL?

I have seen someone using XOSL to do multi-boot. Actually, this is my first time messing up with multiple OS. Do you guys have any tutorials or guides for me to learn? Assuming that I am using a ...
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windows version through linux

How to find which windows(XP/VISTA/7) is installed in a dual(windows+linux) boot system through linux? boot.ini is only present in XP. Vista and Windows 7 contain a file name winload.exe in boot ...
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What is the best way to clone a dual booting windows & ubuntu system?

I have a dying hard drive and a replacement drive (same model). What is the best way to copy the old drive to the new drive? Its a dual boot setup - Ubuntu Karmic and Windows XP. I really don't ...
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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 ...