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I like Ubuntu v10.10 b/c it will run as a live cd or you can install it as a separate partition keeping your windows partition intact.
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I like Ubuntu v10.10 b/c it will run as a live cd or you can install it as a separate partition keeping your windows partition intact.
Please read more of the thread, im having problems when i turn on my computer i don't have an option what to boot into..
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So what's your partition scheme look like?

As in, what partitions do you have on the 320GB and the 250GB hard drive, what OS is installed where and how big are the partitions? You may have to set the BIOS to boot off the other hard drive, as GRUB might be located on it.
    
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So what's your partition scheme look like?

As in, what partitions do you have on the 320GB and the 250GB hard drive, what OS is installed where and how big are the partitions? You may have to set the BIOS to boot off the other hard drive, as GRUB might be located on it.
320gb is split in 2 partitions, one side is windows (About 150gb) and the other is for steam mostly (about 150gb)

250gb has no partitions and i just keep all my music and movies on there.

But anyways, when i was installing ubuntu and chose how much space to give it and on what hdd, i gave it 15gb on my 320gb hdd, it didn't show the 2 partitions but just showed how much space was left on that hard drive. So i just gave ubuntu about 15 gigs since I won't be using it as a primary OS.
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My advice to you is to scrap dual boot attempts at least for now till you get more comfortable with Linux, and get yourself VMWare Player 3.
Install what ever flavor your want in as many VM you want. Looking at your specs, you should be able to run at least a couple simultaneously .

BTW I would not let Ubuntu shrink my NTFS partiton. Sure I've done it with Gparted before, but Windows 7 can do it on its own a lot better.
Before you attempt to shrink Windows 7 partition, do defrag and chkdsk.
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So am i stuck with 15gb less space on my hdd?


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My advice to you is to scrap dual boot attempts at least for now till you get more comfortable with Linux, and get yourself VMWare Player 3.
Install what ever flavor your want in as many VM you want. Looking at your specs, you should be able to run at least a couple simultaneously .
Thanks, im installing ubuntu 10.10 now on VMware
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Chances are that GRUB bootloader is on that 15GB and if you nuke it from within Windows 7, you wont be able to boot into Windows.
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Chances are that GRUB bootloader is on that 15GB and if you nuke it from within Windows 7, you wont be able to boot into Windows.
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I can still boot into windows, I just don't get the option to boot into ubuntu
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Ok guys, well I found an old hard drive out of my closet and formatted it and then installed ubuntu 9.04.. but when i choose to boot from that hard drive, it just boots into windows.. theres no OS installed on that hard drive besides ubuntu, so i am stumped :/
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