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Looking to duel boot WIndows 7 and Ubuntu Linux. Could someone post a link please if there is a guide that has already been posted or written. Thanks
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Bingo.

It is all dualbooted the same way.


<.< Now try doing a triple boot with a mac. <.< That takes a bit more time and effort but is even more awesome.
 
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Bingo.

It is all dualbooted the same way.


<.< Now try doing a triple boot with a mac. <.< That takes a bit more time and effort but is even more awesome.
and kinda illegal.
h4ckint0sh is illegal.

but who cares? i'll do it some time

on topic: grub is kinda annoying so disable it somehow.
    
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Ok, Since this is my first time im finding this a little difficult to do/understand. Any advice?
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and kinda illegal.
h4ckint0sh is illegal.

but who cares? i'll do it some time

on topic: grub is kinda annoying so disable it somehow.
Just because that turtle neck wearing stiff says so, doesn't make it so. A TOS (terms of service) or EULA (end user licensing agreement) is not a legal document. If someone were to construct them and sell them, that's another story.

Grub is much, much better than the windows boot manager. I'd personally stick with grub. For one, I'm fairly certain the windows one won't even recognize a linux filesystem.

What are you having trouble with?
Partition your drive into two parts. This is easy to do if you burn gparted to a disk. Install windows on the second partition. Then install Ubuntu on the first one. When it prompts you if you want it to install grub, or a boot manager, say yes, and put it in the MBR. I don't know how Ubuntu handles it, but there should be a default install option. If you don't want to manually make a / and swap, just choose that option.
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Just because that turtle neck wearing stiff says so, doesn't make it so. A TOS (terms of service) or EULA (end user licensing agreement) is not a legal document. If someone were to construct them and sell them, that's another story.

Grub is much, much better than the windows boot manager. I'd personally stick with grub. For one, I'm fairly certain the windows one won't even recognize a linux filesystem.

What are you having trouble with?
Partition your drive into two parts. This is easy to do if you burn gparted to a disk. Install windows on the second partition. Then install Ubuntu on the first one. When it prompts you if you want it to install grub, or a boot manager, say yes, and put it in the MBR. I don't know how Ubuntu handles it, but there should be a default install option. If you don't want to manually make a / and swap, just choose that option.
I've never used the program "Gparted" Is there a way to make 2 partitions without Gparted if im doing a complete clean installed, both windows and linux?
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Not that I know of. It isn't too difficult, and from that lifehacker guide, it says the Ubuntu livecd has gparted on it.

All you'll be doing is wiping your drive, and creating two unallocated partitions.

Give this a quick read to familiarize yourself with it, and if you have some questions, I'll answer them.

Unless someone has another method.
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if windows 7 is already installed just download ubuntu. then burn it to a disk, then read and install it from the disk, then reboot and click ubuntu. it really is that simple i assure you.
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