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Old 03-17-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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How do i boot from windows disk while running ubuntu netbook


hi im a bit new to ubuntu and understand that i ahve to boot it from the command like an executable but i dont know how to exactly and when i thought i had it figured out i didnt know how to write the name of the file in the disk ubuntu just kept saying file or directory not found
 
Old 03-17-2010, 07:34 AM   #2
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I did not quite get your issue. Are you trying to boot into windows while running linux? Or are you trying to read files from a windows disk? Normally it is not possible to start another operating system from another one.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 08:22 AM   #3
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reading the title i would say you need emulation (virtualbox, qemu, vmware, ...)

is there any reason why dual-boot wont work ?
 
Old 03-17-2010, 08:53 AM   #4
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It will help if you avoid the run-on sentences, and use caps, punctuation, etc.

Please clarify your configuration including the type of computer, what is installed, etc. (eg: Do you have a CD drive?)
 
Old 03-17-2010, 06:53 PM   #5
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well

im running a computer that has ubuntu installed. i would like to run a windows disk while ubuntu is running. so then i can install windows. i cannot run it during the boot ( for reasons i would not like to get into). so i would like to run the startup.exe file on the windows disk so that i may install windows on the computer and remove ubuntu.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 06:58 PM   #6
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If you want to install a Winblows OS, why don't you ask Micro$oft how to do it? That's what you're paying them for isn't it?
 
Old 03-17-2010, 07:12 PM   #7
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ok

ok well ill do that next time i really need this installed asap
 
Old 03-17-2010, 07:45 PM   #8
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i cannot run it during the boot ( for reasons i would not like to get into). so i would like to run the startup.exe file on the windows disk so that i may install windows on the computer and remove ubuntu.
Using Linux to get rid of Linux - in exchange for Windows???

I don't think this has been done before.

Last edited by crts; 03-17-2010 at 08:01 PM.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 07:58 PM   #9
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just restart from ubuntu during restart time you 'll see multiple selection booting system windows or ubuntu then select windows
 
Old 03-17-2010, 09:00 PM   #10
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Im not dual booting

im not daul booting the computer only has ubuntu on it and im trying to get windows on it
 
Old 03-17-2010, 09:03 PM   #11
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One of three ways. One is use live cd such as barts. Second is to use a virtual machine. Third is to create a dual boot system.
In all cases you would need a legal copy of xp to begin with.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 09:35 PM   #12
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Sorry to see there are some posts here that are not helpful.

Do you have a CD drive? If so, simply boot up with the Windows CD and run the installer.

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i cannot run it during the boot ( for reasons i would not like to get into).
I don't know what you are saying here.
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i would like to run the startup.exe file on the windows disk
I don't think that is going to work.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 10:20 PM   #13
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If it's an official Windows installation/recovery disk, your only option is to boot it from the CD/DVD drive.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 10:56 PM   #14
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Utterly incomprehensible:

hi im a bit new to ubuntu and understand that i ahve to boot it from the command like an executable but i dont know how to exactly and when i thought i had it figured out i didnt know how to write the name of the file in the disk ubuntu just kept saying file or directory not found
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Hi -

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu. My netbook has Ubuntu installed, but I would like to install Windows instead. I have a Windows CD. Do I need to run "setup.exe" from the Windows CD in order to do this?
A:
No. All you need to do is boot from the Windows CD. This will run "setup" automatically. It will also allow you to reformat the entire disk with Windows, completely removing Ubuntu.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 10:26 AM   #15
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^ thanks for the translation. still confised by what the original poster is after but maybe this mite help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post2976633
 
  


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