XP Ubuntu dual boot with VirtualBox?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 18, 2008
I've used Linux before (Ubuntu, and breifly Fedora). I used to have a dual boot setup between XP and Ubuntu. However, it got very annoying moving between Windows and Linux all the time just to use certain programs, struggling to make games work in WINE, and just juggling between them in general. It's also very annoying that half my files are on one partition, with one OS, and the rest are on another partition with another OS. So I just went back to windows.
Recently, I'm considering giving it another try. I'm also a programmer, and I like Linux for carrying out these types of tasks.
However, there are some problems I'd need to address. I've searched and googled these, let me know if I'm not looking carefully enough:
- I want to use VirtualBox to boot the EXISTING XP partition. This is a must. However, I've heard that running a real partition in a virtual machine can cause problems. For instance, I'm told that if something modifies the partition while VirtualBox is "suspen
Vista and Ubuntu dual boot
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 6, 2007
Let me tell you my situation:
Right now I have WinXP and Ubuntu 6.10 installed with a grub dual boot. Both residing on the same hard disk.
I am planning to install vista home or home premium replacing XP but keeping my ubuntu.
The problem is: How do I keep my dual boot working (vista and ubuntu) without the need to reinstall ubuntu and being able to access both OS.
If possible, I will really appreciate if you can mention the needed steps to acomplish my goal.
Thanks in advance,
Unknown File System, GRUB rescue: Win7 & Ubuntu dual boot problem
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 5, 2013
I need some help after installing my new SSD.
Ill run through my old system and explain what I have changed.
I was originally running:
1 x Intel SSD with Windows 7 boot files
1 x Samsung HDD with all other files (games, music etc)
1 x External HDD for backups.
I decided to buy a new OCZ SSD 6Gb/s yesterday and decided to install windows 7 home premium to the OCZ SSD. Everything went fine and I pointed all the locl files to the Samsung HDD. Windows worked fine. I then whiped the old Intel SSD and installed Ubuntu 12.10. This also worked fine. It was not linked to either of the two drives.
After installing a few things on Ubuntu I went to boot back into my Windows SSD after changing the boot priorities and it still boots automatically into Ubuntu. If i do a boot overide into the OCZ Widows SSD then it loads straight into a command line screen that has:
error: unknown filesystem.
I cannot boot into windows at all and if I try the window
[SOLVED] grub rescue: "error: unknown filesystem" when booting Windows XP / Ubuntu dual boot
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 31, 2011
Hello all, I've got an Asus Eee which came with Windows XP. I created a partition (in Windows), then installed Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition using their Windows Installer. When I restarted, I was able to choose which system to boot, and booted Ubuntu. After some time, I needed to restart to update Firefox.
When I did so, I got a screen reading
grub error 18 windows xp and ubuntu dual boot
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 4, 2010
this question is regarding an error 18 message resulting from anattempted dual boot system. (first windows xp SP2 was installed, then Ubuntu 9.04).
The installation was done using the largest continuous free space, then when I turned on the computer, I got this message:
"Grub loading, please wait ...
and the system just hangs until I shut it down.
I decided to just remove everything and start over. so far I have just reinstalled windows and would like to reinstall ubuntu (or for that matter another distro, just as long as it can be used to build LFS)
Right now I am using Ubuntu 9.04 on an external hard drive with no other OS. The dual boot system will be on the internal hard drive on my Thinkpad X31.
most of what I've read suggests creating a small partition at the beginning of the hard disk, then label it /boot. I need to confirm some things before I attempt this.
first, how large should this partition be, my /boot directory (and the grub subdirectory)
Ubuntu dual boot uninstall ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 14, 2013
Hello: I have a dual boot, ubuntu 12.04 and windows7, I would
like to know the safe way to uninstall ubuntu without corrupting
the windows MBR ?
I have read this.
The last time i removed ubuntu, i corrupted the MBR and had to
restore windows from the recovery partition, using the recovery
disks, which i have, obviously i don't want to go through that again.
This is something that i want to learn, more than something that i have too do. I will probably reinstall ubuntu again, perhaps
a different version.
I do have a live CD of boot repair, will it work to restore the windows bootloader ?
Ubuntu dual boot HDD partition problem
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 10, 2013
Well, basicly, I have Win 8 64 bit, and I want to install dual boot Ubuntu. I tried couple of times but Ubuntu seems to not recodnise my partitions, only shows as 750gb free space. I tried backtrack and fedora, and It's the same problem. Then i tried to defrag, check for errors etc, did some magic with fixparts and gpart and now it shows SOME of the partitions, but shows them as free space and some error on them. It's kinda messy. Can you help me please? <3 Thank you <3
Ubuntu dual boot problem with preinstalled windows 8
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 18, 2013
I have a new HP 2000 Laptop that came with pre-installed windows 8. I have tried to dual boot but my efforts have been futile. I have followed step by step procedures during the installation process and have done boot-repaird thrice all to no avail. I urgently need ur help because i think my problem is perculier to me sinec i have followed all posible tuts.
Please find in this thread the bootinfo URL
Thanks in advance for helping me.
Gentoo/Ubuntu Dual boot
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 19, 2008
I have two IDE drives, /dev/hda and /dev/sda. Sda (sata) is set to boot as the primary drive and contains the /boot partition holding the grub setup.
I have just installed Mythbuntu on /dev/hda3 (as a temporary learning process prior to installing on a dedicated PC), and it installed a separate grub setup on that partition using the system of device notation peculiar to itself (and other ubuntu systems!). Ie:- all drives are "sxxx" and have UUID disk references. The installation did not, fortunately, overwrite the boot sector of either of my drives.
I use Gentoo linux, and have a relatively simple grub menu. I have tried adding a section to boot into Mythbuntu using variants of the normal method to allow for Ubuntu device nomenclature but without success.
I find that I am unable to boot into Mythbuntu using any grub setup familiar to me. Grub reports "unknown device" and similar messages. I tried chainloading, rewriting the Mythbuntu fstab file to the 'nor
Installed Ubuntu dual boot Red hat linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 15, 2012
I installed Ubuntu in my Red Hat Linux .During installation this asked me for the partition space requirements. Now I want to increase the space for Ubuntu how can I do . After I installed Ubuntu I was never able to log in back to Red Hat Linux. After using this for a month now my systems gives problem , like it would shut down by itself and restart
Can anyone help me on this
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