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Author Topic: win 7 duel boot  (Read 6413 times)
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« on: October 31, 2010, 08:41:44 am »

I tried to duel boot with Windows 7 and Vector but then could not boot to 7 so then I installed ubuntu.  I am able to boot into either ubuntu or 7 now but it seems that 7 is having some trouble with the boot as I get errors and it asks me how I want windows to boot about every other time I boot into 7.   Any way, so I have several questions.
1.)  Has anyone been able to duel boot 7  vector or ubuntu or anything... and fix the boot loader issue?
2.)  I'm up for unpartitioning my hard drive and just have window 7 and then install Wubi but then I have to fix the windows boot loader.  I am sure I can find out how to do that I could but if anyone has some experience with that I would like the advise.

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 08:21:58 pm »

I dual-booted win7 and VL6.0 Light. I didn't do anything to make it work, too - the install cd took care of everything. It detected windows partition and configured lilo during setup.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 05:55:13 am »

For me, the only way to do it was to use EasyBCD to edit the Win7 bootloader and chainload lilo from there. lilo is installed in the bootsector of my main VL install.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 10:38:40 am »

I never got EasyBCD to work for me. I had to install grub to manage win7/VL and chainload through lilo on VL.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 03:29:21 pm »

To remove grub you would need to get easy bcd from http://download.cnet.com/EasyBCD/3000-2094_4-10556865.html?tag=mncol;1 .Easy bcd works only on windows that I know of so you will need a second computer and a Sata to USB found here http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=sata+to+usb&_sacat=See-All-Categories . Once you have these items take out the hard drive with the linux Grub on it connect it to your sata to usb.In windows go to start-->control panel--->Administrative tools-->Computer Management-->storage---Disk Management it will show the harddrives connected.Find the one with Grub on it right click on it select Delete volume on all partitions.Then repartition the drive using the rick click menu and format.Now your harddrive connected to the sata to usb will show up.Open easy bcd go to change settings and  on the bottom where it says Drive C:\ change it to the letter your computer assigned to the hard drive connected to the sata to usb.Next go to Manage Bootloader and make sure Reinstall the Vista Bootloader is selected  and that file (your letter)D:E:F:G:\Boot\Recovery.bcd matches the sata to usb letter...then click on Write to MBR.Reinstall windows from your dvd/cd once it is finished reboot into your windows dvd/cd and click on repair computer .There should be a choice after it scans to open up command prompt.Open command prompt and type bootrec.exe /fixmbr reboot and windows should boot as normal.as for ubuntu working with Windows 7 it did for me.Hope this help Smiley
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