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Very good article - there's a few in a series; all good.
Kubuntu shouldn't be any different - I've done that on several distros. Using either Vista or grub as the boot-loader both work fine. Grub is of course more flexible, and my preference.
Hi. Thanks for the tip, but being totally new to "Vista" I could not find the "Disk Management" menu to start the tutorial.
I am running an IBM Thinkpad Z61k.
My Vista is "business" version
with 1 gig ram
80 K disk.
I personally don't have Vista but the tutorial says to "right click the my computer icon" on your desktop to start with. If you have problems from this point I would suggest you find someone who can help you because it could be possible to loose all the information on your hd. I just clicked on the article and it came up for me.
Last edited by Larry Webb; 09-30-2007 at 11:02 PM.
Thanks Larry. What ever you do, don't get old! (I'm 81). I've found it. No "myComputer" that's XP, but I found it from "Computer".
Let you know how I make out.
Its late, I'm tired so I'm going to bed and tackle this tomorrow.
Don't worry I'm on your heels, at 65 I find the learning curve getting steeper but I'm still climbing.
Well, I went through the procedure 3 times and all went well until the final item when it hit the fan.
There was supposed to be a line about the disk space reserved for Vista. It was missing so I canceled out the "install".
The instructions were great. Step by step with screenshots for each step.
The problem may be that my Vista version is the "Business" one, not one of the "home" variates
If anybody has any insight on this I would appreciate it.
I would have expected Kubuntu to pick up Vista and dual-boot it.
If it doesn't I expect the following terminal command in root console (obtainable by command "sudo su") should tell me where Vista is located
As Vista must have a ntfs partition with type ID 7. Say if this is the first partition of the first disk known to Grub as (hd0,0) then next time at Kubuntu boot screen I can press "c" key to trigger a Grub prompt.
I then expect Vista will boot up in a Grub prompt by command
If Vista is totally dead I expect restoring its MBR will get my Vista back, with Kubuntu out of action temporarily, by commands as laid down in Task B7 in the last link of my signature.
I would only install Vista again if someone point a gun at my head because I am booting this bugger as one of the 145 systems in my box.
Apart from having a new MBR Vista is chainloadable just like every Dos and MS Windows. It does have non-PC standard features which if used can make it difficult to boot with non-Vista boot loaders.