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    Hey people...i know how to boot ubuntu....but can anyone please help me how to dual boot linux and windows 7....i fyes please give me a detailed procedure...
    Thanks...

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    ubuntu gives an option of in windows installation
    use it to install and uninstall ubuntu just like any software
    just insert the disc and you will see
    its very easy with instructions
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    how to dual boot linux and windows 7
    Install Windows first.

    When you install Ubuntu, it will find the other operating system(s) and check whether you want to overwrite it or install alongide it.

    It's easy: the Ubuntu installation does almost all the thinking for you.

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    well bub i did install ubuntu on different drive but after reboot the pc went back to windows 7 and didnt gave me any option for booting ubuntu!!!!

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    I don't know, then... both my installations have been on thesame drive.

    What you need to look at is "grub" --- but I'm not an expert, and if I give you wrong idea it could make your system unbootable so I won't risk it.

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    no reinstalled and now getting option for both Ubuntu & Windows 7..

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    Good. Ubuntu is seriously clever at this stuff, whereas Windows... well, is there any other OS? Not according to Microsoft. So the answer is install Windows first.

    Oh, and install it on the first partition on the disk. Not so sure that matters, and Windows will put itself there anyway. Some people say it matters.

    Enjoy

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    well i did it other way...just shrinked the windows 7 drive and installed on it....max 10 mins for installing!!!!

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    You got there, it doesn't matter how!

    Enjoy

    Unless there is some game, or software, or stupid ie-dependent internet service, that you just cannot do without, I predict that you'll be booting Windows less and less, and Ubuntu more and more

    That's what happened to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_H View Post
    You got there, it doesn't matter how!

    Enjoy

    Unless there is some game, or software, or stupid ie-dependent internet service, that you just cannot do without, I predict that you'll be booting Windows less and less, and Ubuntu more and more

    That's what happened to me!
    Indeed my friend......but some high end games have to run on windows...even tried wine but didnt help...anyways!!!!.....both the os are running fine....so no worries for me!!!!

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    Then you truly have the best of both worlds.

    If you want something else to play with, there's Virtual Machines. Run a Windows box inside Linux, or a Linuc box inside windows. To me, so far, this is more interesting than actually useful. I might start up my copy of virtual XP for a quick bit of Word or Excel, but for anything more intensive the performance is nothing like direct boot.

    My WinXP partition is going to be there for the forseeable future. Just I don't expect to use it often, and I hope never to upgrade it.

    Most of my data, from past decade, is on NTFS partitions. A point for dual booters is that it is worth starting Windows from time to time, just to let it do its own disk checks with its own native tools.

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    indeed!!!!...and for the Virtual box....ZHAKAS software/////

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