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JasonGW
June 12th, 2010, 10:07 PM
I've worked in IT for 15 years supporting Windows/DOS systems, but really only ever dabbled in Linux very lightly. Therefore, I'll just admit it upfront: I'm a Linux n00b. Please forgive me.

In any case I was so impressed with UNR booting it off a USB stick on my netbook that I decided I would install it on my netbook to run alongside my install of Windows 7 Professional. Doing a little quick reading, I came across several sites that basically said the same thing: create some free space, let UNR use that free space, and it'll do all the magic of setting up your dual boot with Windows no problem.

Problem is, it didn't. Instead, I've got a fully functional UNR--which is nice and I like it a lot--but I don't even get an option to boot to Windows. Tried doing a repair install with my Win7 USB stick and it says Win7 can't use the partition because it's the GPT type. The Disk tool in UNR claims it doesn't know what the Windows partition actually is.

So at this point I'm stuck, and in spite of a week's worth of googling I appear to be no closer to an answer, so I throw myself at the mercy of the Linux community. Help, please? :)

Thanks!

Jason

JasonGW
June 13th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Ummm...pretty please? And I guess I could have been a little clearer. By "clearing space" I mean that I shrunk the 160GB Windows partition down to 95GB, leaving the rest of the space free for Ubuntu. That's where I point Ubuntu Netbook Remix's installer to work its mojo.

Any advice?

Thanks!

Jason

JasonGW
June 14th, 2010, 12:02 PM
Umm...anyone? Please? A pointer? Anything? :)