Dual Boot Windows 7 And Linux

Discussion in 'macOS' started by awesum22, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. awesum22

    awesum22 MDL Novice

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    Hi ,

    Can anyone please help me out with the steps to dual boot Windows 7 and Fedora or for that matter any other distro. I don't want to edit grub and screw up my MBR :p ( I found this article on lifehacker but I would prefer a simpler way)

    I already have Windows XP and Windows 7 dual booting on my PC. Will simply installing Linux in a new partition do the trick ( I mean will Windows 7 boot manager take care of it.. It looks like easyBCD to me :p ? )

    Any help is appreciated :)
     
  2. tom.slick

    tom.slick MDL Novice

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    just install linux and let grub take care of things
     
  3. recompiler

    recompiler MDL Novice

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  4. Marucins

    Marucins MDL Novice

    Jul 12, 2008
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    Check this "Dual Booting"

    osx86.sojugarden.com/2009/12/dual-booting-demystified/
     
  5. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    it's easy just install windows first then create a partition for linux and when installing make sure to install on that partition and the bootloader should automatically detect both operating sytems and you chose which to run on boot
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Or just fix the bootloader if you do the other way round...

    sebus
     
  7. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    I think Ubuntu will be the most straight forward. It will take care of the grub loader automatically. :D
     
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