ubuntu, vista and 7, with loaders

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by pisto, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. pisto

    pisto MDL Novice

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    I need to install ubuntu, but I guess that my loaders in vista and win7 will vanish, won't they? I think that the open source win7 activator doesn't rely on MBR, but I fear that Vista loader does, any solution but flashing bios?
     
  2. Reginald_Rae

    Reginald_Rae MDL Novice

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    just install ubuntu virtually.. using VMWare
     
  3. pisto

    pisto MDL Novice

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    that is an horrible workaround.
     
  4. dakota42784

    dakota42784 MDL Junior Member

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    #4 dakota42784, Sep 14, 2009
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    I am running Triple Boot right now, but I use NO Loaders!!

    Vista Home Premium came on computer, when I purchased it. So , it's activated.

    Partitioned my Drive & Installed Win7.
    Windows 7 Ultimate Requested & received a Bios Mod & Flashed my bios to Slic 2.1 & activated it.

    Installed Ubuntu last
    Ubuntu 9.04

    At Computer start, I use Grub to select what OS to boot. :D:);):rolleyes:
     

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  5. pisto

    pisto MDL Novice

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    I don't want to flash my bios. And I need to use a loader for both vista and 7.
     
  6. ByteMaster

    ByteMaster MDL Novice

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    I would love to flash my BIOS but Sony never released one so I am SOL.

    I do run MacOS X as well and am planning to run Ubuntu once 9.10 is released.

    Keep an eye our for Daz' installer; all you really need is the GRLDR and a way to load it before Win7.
     
  7. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Neither of them alter MBR
     
  8. pisto

    pisto MDL Novice

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    So, it sounds safe to install ubuntu.
    I'll post results.