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Old 07-18-2011, 03:21 AM   #16
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Your distribution should install a bootloader automatically (after asking you). I'd strongly recommend to use the installer of your distribution for this purposes. Which distribution did you install?

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:30 AM   #17
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I installed Ubuntu, downloaded it from the website, burned the cd, and booted the cd. Then installed it on unallocated space I created on my external hardrive. I just followed the steps, should I start over?
 
Old 07-18-2011, 03:44 AM   #18
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Well, not start over, but boot the install-CD and find out if it gives you the option to "repair" your installation and install a bootloader now.

btw: you can also install Ubuntu on a partition on your first harddrive. It is possible (and often done) to use gparted (which afaik comes with the Ubuntu-install-CD) and decrease the existing Windows-partition. Note that Windows 7 comes with it's own tool to achieve this. You can within Windows decrease the Windows partition. Afterwards you'll have to create new partition/s in the free space (which can be done with the Ubuntu-installer).

This is surely only an option if you have enough free space on your Win 7 Partition.

But it is easier to install both OS's Win and Linux on one disk, this is the default and the installer will install the bootloader properly in this case.

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Old 07-18-2011, 12:55 PM   #19
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Solved! Thank you soo much! I really appreciate it!

I just made new partion on my hard disk and installed Linux on it! It went through fine! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I am extremely grateful. I now just have to figure out how to connect to the internet, and get my drivers to work.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 01:05 PM   #20
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Hello ak14523,

I'm happy to read that you've got it working now.
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I am extremely grateful. I now just have to figure out how to connect to the internet, and get my drivers to work.
Good luck with the next steps

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