LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-04-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
fof3
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Debian - Lenny
Posts: 174

Rep: Reputation: 30
Windows 7 and Linux (debian) dual boot how-to?


With Windows 7 pre-installed, what is the procedure for creating a dual boot system with Debian (kde)? The computer has an amd64 processor.
 
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
Old 09-04-2010, 01:48 PM   #2
AlucardZero
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: USA
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 4,652

Rep: Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536Reputation: 536
1. Install Debian


It will pick up the Windows install and grub will give you the choice of Windows or Linux.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
linux_hy
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: -2
my order is windows 7 rtm 7600 first then install the debian5.0 and I have no problem
if you found no menu item named "windows7" or "windows vista" in the boot menu of the grub, you can try to update the grub with issue the "update-grub",it will update the grub/menu.list automatically for you

sometimes the windows 7 is recognised to the vista by the grub.
So it may be display a title named "windows vista" for win7 in boot menu
 
0 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-07-2010, 08:30 AM   #4
MTK358
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Posts: 6,443
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714
@linux_hy

WTF?
 
0 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-07-2010, 09:24 AM   #5
linux_hy
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: -2
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTK358 View Post
@linux_hy

WTF?
what's your mean? FYM

Last edited by linux_hy; 09-07-2010 at 09:26 AM.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 09:51 AM   #6
MTK358
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Posts: 6,443
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux_hy View Post
what's your mean? FYM
I have no idea what that meant, but your first post is impossible to understand and not fully relavent to this topic.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 10:17 AM   #7
MrCode
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Location: Oregon, USA
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 864
Blog Entries: 31

Rep: Reputation: 148Reputation: 148
Quote:
your first post is impossible to understand and not fully relavent to this topic.
Well, his English isn't perfect (no offense, just pointing it out), but to me that post seems perfectly on topic.

He's suggesting to the OP that if a side-by-side install fails to put a Windows entry in the GRUB menu, they can try the "update-grub" command to (hopfully) put it there. He also mentions that Windows 7 may be detected as Windows Vista by the installer/GRUB.

Last edited by MrCode; 09-07-2010 at 10:18 AM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-07-2010, 09:13 PM   #8
linux_hy
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: -2
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrCode View Post
Well, his English isn't perfect (no offense, just pointing it out), but to me that post seems perfectly on topic.

He's suggesting to the OP that if a side-by-side install fails to put a Windows entry in the GRUB menu, they can try the "update-grub" command to (hopfully) put it there. He also mentions that Windows 7 may be detected as Windows Vista by the installer/GRUB.
thanks for your understanding,My English is so poor.I just want to help somebody,and help each other,but my English is so...,I am awkward,but I'll do more
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-08-2010, 02:40 AM   #9
TheIndependentAquarius
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,633
Blog Entries: 29

Rep: Reputation: 897Reputation: 897Reputation: 897Reputation: 897Reputation: 897Reputation: 897Reputation: 897
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux_hy View Post
thanks for your understanding,My English is so poor.I just want to help somebody,and help each other,but my English is so...,I am awkward,but I'll do more
No need to feel awkward Since English is not your mother tongue, your problems of communication are well understandable. It is good to hear that you are still trying your best to help others.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 02:47 AM   #10
EricTRA
Guru
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Distribution: Fedora 20 with Awesome WM
Posts: 6,805
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1291Reputation: 1291Reputation: 1291Reputation: 1291Reputation: 1291Reputation: 1291Reputation: 1291Reputation: 1291Reputation: 1291
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux_hy View Post
thanks for your understanding,My English is so poor.I just want to help somebody,and help each other,but my English is so...,I am awkward,but I'll do more
Hi,

I agree completely with Anisha. Don't take offense of people putting you down like that. Despite of the language barrier you're trying to help out, and that's what counts here at LQ. Keep it up and you'll see your English will improve over time.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 09-08-2010, 08:07 AM   #11
MTK358
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Posts: 6,443
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714Reputation: 714
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux_hy View Post
thanks for your understanding,My English is so poor.I just want to help somebody,and help each other,but my English is so...,I am awkward,but I'll do more
That's OK then. It's just that at first because of the poor language I assumed you were likely a spammer.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 11:01 PM   #12
linux_hy
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: -2
thanks a lot!! I'll do my best for help each other
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows XP and Debian Dual Boot Issue DarkenedHeart Debian 5 09-03-2008 07:45 PM
dual boot problem on debian lenny and windows sarajevo Debian 3 03-10-2008 10:45 PM
Dual boot (Debian, Windows) skinter Linux - Newbie 7 06-14-2005 01:06 PM
lilo windows xp debian dual boot chris3435 Linux - Newbie 1 03-18-2004 02:06 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration