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Old 08-24-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
RON Howe
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triple boot vista ubuntu w2k


I have vista and ubuntu 11 loaded and working . I want to instal w2k
so that i can use my version of the 'oxford english dictionary which is not compatible with vista. I wil be very grateful for any one-syllable instructions on how to do this. I have already made a partition named w2k on my hard drive to accommodate w2k, but do not know how to direct the os toload there. When trying to do so I get a report saying i already have a later version of windows loaded.
ALTERNATIVELY is it possible to load O E D into ubuntu.
TIA ron
 
Old 08-24-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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If you know the partition size you should be able to see it and select it. But keep in mind you will have to do a grub rescue to restore grub to the Mbr.
 
Old 08-24-2011, 11:39 PM   #3
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M$oft has a very different view of how the world should operate. But considering where they have their (collective) head stuck up, that shouldn't be too surprising.
Simplest might be to run W2K under VirtualBox or such.
You could "hide" the Vista partition then install - then flip-flop the hidden attribute. All too hard.
 
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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Windows bootloaders are backward compatible but as you have seen, if you try to install an older version when you have a new version of windows you have problems from the start. If you did manage to install w2k, it would overwrite your vista bootloader (which is not the same as w2k) and you would have to manually configure the boot files for vista as well as Ubuntu and I don't know how well that would work.

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I have already made a partition named w2k on my hard drive to accommodate w2k, but do not know how to direct the os toload there
Do you get any options with this message? You might get better information on how to do this if it can be done on a windows forum as it is strictly a windows issue.

I would concur with the suggestion above by syg00 to use w2k in Virtual Box or some other vmware.
 
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