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

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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 ...
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Deleting a partition on dual boot

I have split my C:\ physical disk into 3 seperate partitions: C, H, and K. C has my original OS and is the active partition, H has another OS (dual boot), and K has song files. I want to keep the ...
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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 ...