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When you install Windows 7, do not install it into the Windows directory. Install it into a different directory. Doing this will preserve your Windows XP installation, and add a option to choose your OS at boot time. When you install into the same directory, windows does an upgrade instead of a separate install. Please note that doing this will consume the ...


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See here: http://www.pythian.com/blog/hard-drive-inner-or-outer/ It depends on the bit pattern of the disk. Some disks hold the same number of bits per 'ring'. These are usually cheaper, less cutting edge platters because it's hard to make the densest disks without packing extra bits into the additional surface area on the outer potions of the ring. These ...


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If I were you, I would not delete that OEM partition. It contains system recovery and factory default data. If you are never going to restore your computer's defaults or try to recover it from something, you can probably delete it safely. It just depends on how much risk you want to take. Also, 18GB should be more than enough to house Linux. You ...


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First install Windows, and the Ubuntu. Because any Linux will find the Windows record in MBR (or records of other OSes and menus) and keep the jump(s) to Windows (and other OSes). So when Linux overwrites MBR it keeps all other OSes combining them in one mencu. To be efficient in terms of time spending, I would choose to create NTFS from Windows ...


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Windows 8 uses Microsoft bootloader to look at the partitions on the HDD. Unfortunately the bootloader doesn't recognize ext2, ext3 or ext4 (and several others) format types of partitions so it will either say the partition is unavailable or unallocated. Ubuntu used GRUB2 to partition the HDD. It supports several more formats than Microsoft's bootloader. ...


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There is a nice instruction guide here - I tend to use GParted to set things up in advance btw. http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html -- If you install windows first you will have less hassles.


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I've done this. You'll boot into grub, which will let you select between linux and the windows bootloader. This will then boot into the windows 7 bootloader, which will let you select between installs. Usual warnings count - backup before you do anything (a full disk image is what you WANT to do...) , its a good idea to resize, and have a windows partition ...


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If you're really going for the 3 boot, BACK UP YOUR DATA FIRST. It is always important to backup in case something wrong happens. If you're getting a Linux distro, download the ISO. If you're getting a Windows OS, Get a DVD or ISO. Second, shrink any partition to an available size so it doesn't take any memory. For Linux, burn the ISO to a DVD, then insert ...


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Triple booting may be possible. But you want to plan this. First, backup your system. Because I have done double and triple boots and there is a LOT that can go wrong. So you should do a bare metal backup of the whole partition onto an external hard disk or the cloud or whatever you like. You must, must back up. But I am not sure from the question exactly ...


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It is as simple as that: All boot files MUST be on active partition first disk. ntldr, boot.ini, ntdetect.com, bootmgr, \boot folder with BCD. In boot.ini you specify old NT5 systems. In BCD you specify all systems. You can use ARCPaths utility for exact ARC Paths for all drives. Try Visual BCD Editor - it can create all loaders on one go. (backup BCD ...


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Yumi makes multiboot USB drives. It can install both Linux and Win OS. Its windows version is more advanced than its Linux version at the moment.


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I believe control is passing to the MBR of the second disk and the disk used to boot Windows sometime in the past. When you installed Ubuntu it probably replaced the MBR on your first disk and you had to fix it to get back to Windows, didn't you? If not, you may have selected to make just the partition bootable, but then one of the EasyBCD options should ...


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6 gb should be more than enough to hold anything you need in memory. Note that ram differs due to bus speed and quality. My experience has been that ubuntu will out preform xp with the same specs.


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Dual booting does not require the use of more ram. You are running one os at a time. If you were planning to run a virtual machine than more ram would be advised. Ubuntu, depending on if your system is optimized should use less system resources than Windows XP, how much ram do you have right now?


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I had the same problem. Running the command sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda indicated that I have both MBR and GPT tables present. This happened because I had originally Windows 8 pre-installed on my computer. Windows 8 uses GPT scheme. I installed windows 7 over it. Windows 7 is using MBR and finally my disk end up being MBR with some stray GPT data on it. ...


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Ok the problem was that I don't have the windows 8 CD for this setup (nor a CD driver for that matter). I found a solution though. F12 during boot brings up an option to select where to boot from, and I found an option in the end that started the windows repair which fixed the issue.


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Although I cannot verify it now due to lack of time, according to this guide, the correct entry type is bootsector, whereas the entry type in your configuration is somehow that of a firmware application. I suggest recreating the entry.


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You should be able to add Ubuntu to your Windows boot menu with a boot manager like EasyBCD (freeware), or you can boot from an Ubuntu Live CD and re-install grub, which will recognise both W7 and Ubuntu.


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When installing a Linux on any Windows/Linux mix you install Linux SECOND because it installs GRUB as the bootloader which can find your Windows install and it then chainloads to the Windows bootloader correctly. You then get the choice of OSes. For your situation you need to go to your Mint install and install GRUB and do a GRUB update so it locates your ...


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if u can't get the disk as they mentioned earlier just try pressing F8 to go to advanced startup then F7 to disable driver signature it Will automatically start your windows (xp,vista,7or8) ran tanks


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You can use EasyBCD editor. It is free for personal use. Go to Edit Boot Menu and delete the entry you don't want. You can also make a backup copy before you do that. If you're afraid to delete an entry then make the timeout 0 seconds.


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I found a link for a program I can use that will fix the MBR without destroying grub2: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/03/10/restore-the-windows-bootloader-to-mbr-after-dual-booting-with-linux/


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Good news: You can set hibernation mode from the command line: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 With that setting, any time your computer sleeps, it will hibernate instead. You can then hibernate it manually by choosing Apple manu -> Sleep, and it will go down to hibernate and power off. Bad news: When your Mac hibernates it writes a value to the PRAM ...


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Here are some steps that may help you: Setup a Live USB stick with your distro of choice. Boot your computer with that Live USB Stick. Once in your distro's desktop you can: Backup your Windows 7 data to your secondary drive. Format your main drive. Install your distro to your newly formatted drive. This is roughly speaking, the specific steps vary for ...


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You can try one of the below two options: Use Windows installation disc to repair the boot loader (this will though overwrite the current linux bootloader and make Fedora not usable, you later need to manually setup Grub) Boot into Fedora and edit the Grub entry to include Win 8 in boot options (refer link Add boot entry to Grub in Fedora)


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Press F10, go to "boot", "enable legacy boot" then reboot. Hit the F9 key and you will find the options of other boot devices. Aelect the yumi pen drive and you are good to go.


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Please try this: 1- boot the windows 7 CD 2- repair 3- click on the cmd option 4- diskpart list volume 5- make sur that c:\ is referencing the volume that contains windows directory, if it is not the case change it to c using assign letter command of disk part 6- now, you are ready to rebuild from scratch 7- go to c:\windows\system32 8- run : ...



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