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Old 04-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Triple Boot Problem: Windows 7, 8, and Zorin

Hello LQ, back a little sooner than I expected lol but I have another very similar issue as last time, just on another machine. Here is the old thread:

Well this is a laptop with a fresh SSD. First install was Windows 7, followed by Windows 8, then Zorin last. The GRUB menu only shows Zorin and Windows 8 though, no 7. So I went through the steps I took last time. Ran the Windows 7 startup repair from the install disc, then only Windows 7 would boot. Then I ran the Boot-Repair-Disc and it restored the GRUB menu Id started out with, but still didn't find Windows 7.

I managed to snag this log file from the Boot-Repair-Disc utility though, and it looks like it sees Windows 7 just fine.

I then ran os-prober and update-grub from Zorin, but no cigar. I am understanding now that multiboots are simply not my forte, as I am consistently unable to add a 3rd OS without SNAFUs. Anyhow, maybe you guys can get me sorted again?

Thanks in advance, gurus!
Old 04-11-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Well... this is some strange behavior, but it appears that Windows 7 and 8 are using the same loader. If I select Windows 8, it loads, then give me a boot menu for 8 or 7. If I select 7, it gives me a GRUB menu. I hit Windows 8 again and it loads 7.

I'm going to mark this as solved, but I am still very confused lol.


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