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Old 05-05-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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Xubuntu 9.04 installed in XP (Wubi install) - add Win7RC?

I've installed Xubuntu 9.04 with Wubi in XP - it's grrrrreat. What a gem.

I've got some free disk space and would like to install Win 7RC. Will Windows bootloader pick up 7RC (ie. did it pick up Vista?) and keep Xubuntu?

At the same time can I change the boot entry sequence to have in this order: 1)Xubuntu 2)XP 3)Win 7RC, and remove Win 7RC when it's over, whilst keeping Windows bootloader?

I know this isn't a Windows forum but it is also a question related to Xubuntu too...
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What bootloader are you using now, Grub or ntldr in xp? If you installed xp after vista or windows 7, you would have problems. I think that vista or windows 7 should pick up and boot xp but you will need to modify the windows 7 bootloader to boot Ubuntu because I doubt the windows bootloader will recognize it. If you plan to use the windows 7 bootloader (I assume it is the same as vista?) you could download EasyBCD from neosmart technologies to configure the windows bootloader to boot Linux.
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Xubuntu 9.04 wubi

yanek - I'm using windows bootloader and this is probably by default as Xubuntu is installed on 8GB of the XP partition, so this is not a separate partition and Wubi is managing this I guess.

Thanks for the advice on EasyBCD & I will look into this...

Worst case scenario, I can uninstall Xubuntu from add/remove programs in XP.


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