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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by cdolphin View Post
If you have Ubuntu installed already, create a separate partition for Win7 via Gparted. Install Windows 7 to that partition, which will overwrite GRUB.
Then boot a live ubuntu cd/usb and reinstall grub2.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1035999

It is a lot easier if you instal Windows 7 first, and then Ubuntu side-by-side.
Since you have Linux installed already, to it this way..But don't forget to reinstall grub2 else Windows will have his own bootloader.
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Windoze is a jealous OS. It tries not to share the HDD with anyone else.
Windoze is scared of Ubuntu - windoze iz smart
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post #13 of 17
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Windoze is scared of Ubuntu - windoze iz smart
No, it's just scared of the competition.

The other day, I finally got around to updating Windows 7, and after 3 or 4 bouts of

1)Download and apply updates
2)reboot
3)go to 1

It wanted to apply SP1. Well, turns out if windows doesn't have its bootloader installed on the MBR, it won't install SP1. Luckily I keep windows on it's own 250GB HDD, and I just turned off my linux HDD in BIOS. It still made me rage a little, though.
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Ok, I'm going to try the things you said tommorow.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Any more would be highly appreciated.
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I learned years ago to never put Linux on a hard drive first if I thought I would ever want Windows on there. I do have a boot floppy with a version of GRUB that will detect all the OSes on my hard drives and ask me which one I want to boot, but most people don't have floppy drives anymore, making that not a viable solution.
     
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post #16 of 17
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I learned years ago to never put Linux on a hard drive first if I thought I would ever want Windows on there. I do have a boot floppy with a version of GRUB that will detect all the OSes on my hard drives and ask me which one I want to boot, but most people don't have floppy drives anymore, making that not a viable solution.
I found it easiest to buy a separate HDD and just put windoze on it by its self. Then you put in a GRUB entry for the HDD, and set your linux drive to be the first boot device.
post #17 of 17
first download Hiron boot cd
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/files/Hi...ootCD.13.2.zip

This is how to make a bootable flash with it.
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/usb-booting/

Then make sure there's free space for linux to install by resizing your windows partition with one of the partition managers on Hiron.

Then install linux on the free space. When your done install one of the bootloaders on Hiron bootdisk.

When you reboot you have a option which partition you want to boot up. Windows or linux. If you mess up the windows bootloader the great thing the bootcd got a option on its main menu to fix it.
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