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Old 01-14-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
paragkalra
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Question Dual booting Ubuntu 8.10 & Windows7 Beta 1 (Build 7000)


Hey Chums,

At present I have a dual boot system - Ubuntu 8.10 & Debian 4 Release 5. Here is the output of "#fdisk -l /dev/sda"

/dev/sda1 * 1 3187 25599546 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 3188 5580 19215360 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 5581 6077 3992152+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 6078 19457 107474850 83 Linux

"/dev/sda1" belongs to Debian and /dev/sda2 belongs to Ubuntu 8.10. I am planning to wipe off Debian from /dev/sda1 and install Windows7 Beta1 on it.

No no no please don't jump to any conclusion. I am still very much a committed Linux user. Just wanna try Windows7 since it's free till August.

Ok coming to the point - Since installing Windows7 will overwrite the MBR I am planning to recover it using the Live CD. So basically I want a dual boot system having Ubuntu 8.10 and Windows7

Here are the URLs I am looking forward to:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

Before I try them I had few queies:

1. Has anyone tried dual booting Ubuntu 8.10 & Windows7 (build 7000)?
2. Any better & straight forward pointers to proceed ahead that will make me accomplish my task in one go?
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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Not tries Windows 7, I wonder if it will be as slow and bloated as Vista?

Regarding dual boot, the links look ok, however if you do have a floppy drive, install grub to a floppy disk, test it, install windows 7 then boot from floppy and reinstall grub to the mbr
 
  


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