Dual boot Linux Mint / Windows 7

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  1. LaZBoy

    LaZBoy MDL Novice

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    #1 LaZBoy, Jun 7, 2012
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  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Hmm... but I prefer install it under Windows 7 using wubi ;)
     
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  3. LaZBoy

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    #3 LaZBoy, Jun 7, 2012
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    Thank you for the tip. But my mind is still set on doing a "normal" installation. So the question remains, will it risk messing up my windows 7 bootup? My catiousness comes from having the Daz loader stuff, since that one uses Grub, doesnt it?
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #4 LatinMcG, Jun 8, 2012
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    if its using bootloader and in easybcd u write win7 mbr (and add grub2 linux ).. on next reboot daz bootloader is gone so is activation = reinstall loader after all done.
     
  5. LaZBoy

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    I placed the linux boot files in the /boot partition, installed Linux Mint. First boot went straight into win7 (obviously) and then I added and entry for grub2 with easybcd. That gave me the dual bootchoices, and I never lost the activation.
     
  6. grml4d

    grml4d MDL Junior Member

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    same , linux can bug and kills it partitions ;'[
     
  7. Daerias

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    if u have more than 4gb RAM u must not create a /swap


    my settings:

    120mb /boot
    10gb /
    40gb /home
     
  8. Evgeniy

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    if you mess up boot of windows 7 you can allways boot into repair mode(install dvd/USB) run terminal(cmd) and run bootrec.exe /fixmbr and that is the way to uninstall / delete linux partitions.
     
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