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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 dual boot...what methods best?

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Hi guys, I recently installed Ubuntu Wubi but have ben told that its not as good as dual booting "properly". I have a few guides to hand. Here and here. One is for two hard drives whilst the other two. I have also watched this Youtube vid:



The one thing I'm confused about is when it comes to selecting "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" or "Something Else". The Youtube vid advices to first and the other two say the later. What one would you guys recommend?

Also, when doing this, I will obviously backup all my data but what is the likelihood of me losing any?

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post #2 of 8
If you don't know what you're doing just choose install alongside Windows, it takes all the guess work out of it. Else if you know how you want your partition tables to look, choose the later.
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Install the GRUB bootloader on your /boot partition and then use EasyBCD to add an Ubuntu entry to the Windows bootloader.
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Originally Posted by Harbinger View Post

Install the GRUB bootloader on your /boot partition and then use EasyBCD to add an Ubuntu entry to the Windows bootloader.

Redundant much? You don't need Ubuntu on the Windows bootloader.

" GRUB Loading:

Ubuntu [ ]
Windows [ x ]

" Windows Loading:

Ubuntu [ ]
Windows [ ]

You'd go through the same proccess twice to get to Windows.
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Redundant much? You don't need Ubuntu on the Windows bootloader.
" GRUB Loading:
Ubuntu [ ]
Windows [ x ]
" Windows Loading:
Ubuntu [ ]
Windows [ ]
You'd go through the same proccess twice to get to Windows.
I only suggested that as an alternative if he's not willing to place GRUB on the MBR.
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post #6 of 8
Not the way it's worded with specific "and" and not "or" key word, but ok...
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I guess I will just use the alongside windows method lol.
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Not the way it's worded with specific "and" and not "or" key word, but ok...
I guess it was sort of misleading lol
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