Windows 7 and Ubunto 9.10

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by wyrman, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    I'm thinking about trying to dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Are there any problems I should know about? Do I just load the Ubuntu disc in? I already have Windows 7 installed and running great.

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  2. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    #2 secr9tos, Dec 19, 2009
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    There are no problems and I use Win7 and sabayon in dual boot. For specific grub config in combination with a loader see here
     
  3. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    #3 wyrman, Dec 19, 2009
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    I've got a modded bios. I guess it wouldn't hurt to back up the drive with ghost first.
     
  4. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    With a modded bios its no problem but yes backups are always good:)
     
  5. myamar

    myamar MDL Junior Member

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    If anything happens or you will remove Ubuntu don't forget to use Windows 7 DVD (Repair your computer option - Command prompt ) to fix boot with commands (in Command prompt):

    bootrec/fixmbr
    bootrec/fixboot
    bootrec/scanos
    bootrec/rebuilbcd

    :)
     
  6. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    I'll save these commands just for that rainy day. Thanks.
     
  7. 911medic

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    The bios is negligable in this instance..the mod is going to cause ZERO problems...:D:D

    @secr9tos I luv Sabayon OS, it is beautiful and complete... package management with Spritz is a bit more user friendly...but is is gentoo after all..:cool:
     
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  8. wyrman

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    I've downloaded 3 different versions of Linux.

    1 - Ubuntu 706 Mb
    2 - Kubuntu 700 Mb
    3 - Sabayon 1.9 Gig

    What's the big difference in these versions bud.
     
  9. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    Ubuntu and Kubuntu is based on Debian, Sabayon on Gentoo.
     
  10. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    And now in English that means? I'm wondering what to install bud.
     
  11. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    If you don't understand that, linux is not for you.
     
  12. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    This is a learning curve. Thanks
     
  13. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Sorry for seeming blunt, I had no intention to be rude. It's just you seemed rather hostile in response to his question, and a quick google search would have old you the answer. Those distributions are based on other distributions, called debian and ubuntu. A distribution is the linux kernel bundled with a GUI (qt, or gnome) and some packages to make it a full OS.
     
  14. secr9tos

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    @wyrman: So I would recommend to use ubuntu. It has a large community and good help forums.
     
  15. myamar

    myamar MDL Junior Member

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    As secr9tos mentioned, I would suggest you to start with Ubuntu as well due to big community and a lot of "newbie" guides. That's how I started as well 3 years ago. After 1 year I started "to try" other distrubutions (now I wouldn't change Slackware for anything else :)). And don't be worry, begings are not as hard as some ppl might say, you will learn something new with every reinstall :) That's why I posted you those commands for Windows 7 boot repair :) So good luck ;)
     
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    #17 Bagheera, Dec 20, 2009
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  17. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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    Thanks all. Ubuntu it is then.
     
  18. A_T

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    The Ubuntu installer make life very easy. Just create an empty partition and during installation tell the partitioner to choose the largest available free space.
     
  19. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

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