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

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Windows 7 (c:) and XP (e:) dual boot (XP Installed first)

I have a 2 harddrive system with the following old and new scenario. The old scenario worked fine, as I had a boot menu where I could choose which Windows XP installation to boot. However the new ...
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Installing Multiple OS on external hard drive

I have only 200Gb of hard disk space on my laptop. But I want to be able to boot multiple OS on it. With the use of an external hard drive. I prefer to install: Ubuntu 10.04 Linux Mint Windows XP ...
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How to get a dual boot Windows XP and 7 setup on laptop?

I've had a dual boot option before with windows and Kubuntu but Linux took care of that. Now I have windows 7 already on the laptop but I need XP as well. Is it as easy as just putting in the XP disk ...
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How to safely reformat C drive from other Windows boot?

One hard disk. 3 partitions (C D E). Windows XP on C and D. E just has data. I am booted to D. I want to reformat of the other boot, i.e. C, for space. I see windows management console doesn't ...
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How to edit menu list on muktiboot usb flash drive

I used this guide here to create a multiboot usb: The code below is found in the menu.lst file on the flash drive. How do I edit to remove the unwanted items, eg Tiny Core: # This Menu Created by ...
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Linux Mint 9 installation on separate physical drive

I am about to embark on my first ever Linux installation. I have read pages upon pages of installation instructions. but the only burning question I have that I cannot yet find an existing answer to ...
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delete linux os booting choices from os choice menu

I have a problem with a computer that had Linux OS installed (Ubuntu) a couple of times and after that, someone installed Windows XP. The OS choice menu now has one of the Ubuntu choices as default, ...
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Does Mac OS X's “Time Machine” back up all partitions on a dual-boot machine?

I have a dual-boot MacBook Pro with multiple partitions - of which most are not MacOS partitions. I'd like to have a backup program that backs up the entire drive including all partitions. Can Time ...
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Ubuntu-phobic desktop refuses to recognize ubuntu install

Question: Why does my computer not recognize ubuntu when I try to install it? Info: I'm trying to get Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to install on to my desktop. I'm duel booting it with windows XP for gaming ...
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remove secondary OS

I have a dualboot system with 2 editions of Win Vista, a 64x version (which I'm currently using) and a 32bit edition which I don't use anymore. I wondered if I just formatted the partition with the ...
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How can I have a multi-bootable USB KEY that has installers for many different OS's?

I own 4 different computers which I often shuffle the primary OS's around on. I specifically use Windows 7 Enterprise (work laptop) Windows 7 Ultimate (my primary desktop) Windows XP (my old laptop) ...
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Configure Boot Menu

I Have Two Hard Disk Drive.In One Hard Disk Installed Windows Xp And In Other Hard Disk Installed Windows 7.I Want Install Two Hard Disk in One System And Configure This System For Boot Menu with ...
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Is dual boot worth-while?

I'm a genetics PhD student. The word-processing and referencing software available for windows is more suitable (and more compatible with computers in the library etc.), but there's some genetics ...
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How to remove other boot loaders

I installed windows 7 on my laptop. Then installed Ubuntu 10.04(Not the wubi installation). I installed 10.04 by directly booting into the cd. Then here comes linux mint 9. I installed it inside ...
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Can I create a PC with Windows XP and Windows 7

I have an XP box with a lot software installed, that would be painful to re-install. I'd like to put a fresh installation of Windows 7 onto this pc and migrate my apps over time as I need them. I ...
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Adding Ubuntu to a Windows Laptop

How can you add Ubuntu to a laptop that already has Windows 7 64bit installed? I would consider using a virtual machine, but would need to understand the tradeoffs vs a dual boot.
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Is it possible to install .exe laptop drivers for Ubuntu using WineHQ?

Okay, so i'm planning to do a dual boot on my Acer Aspire 4740G (Intel i3) Laptop. I'm planning on adding Ubuntu to it since I already have Windows 7 64 bit installed. My question is, I need to ...
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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 ...