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raw157
October 11th, 2010, 05:06 AM
So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu world. I installed a while ago, and my HDD failed on me (not blaming linux it was old). So I saved up for a SSD and have been reinstall all my games, and apps that I need for work.

Last time, I kept having a grub issue, googled around for fixes and couldn't fix it. So now with this new drive, I want to do it right. I found a few videos on how to set up the dual boot and stuff.

Main question: Can I use a 64 bit Win7 with a 32 bit Ubuntu? Or should I just stay 64 bit for both.

I have the 32 bit disk right here, and I'm currently at school (where the connection blows), I can hardly finish a download w/o it becoming corrupt. So it's not a lazy factor, more of a it takes forever.

Thanks
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rogueleader12345
October 11th, 2010, 05:12 AM
yeah, you should be able to use 64 bit windows with 32 bit ubuntu, the operating systems are seperate, and operate independently of one another. so i don't see why you couldn't.

raw157
October 11th, 2010, 05:45 AM
yeah, you should be able to use 64 bit windows with 32 bit ubuntu, the operating systems are seperate, and operate independently of one another. so i don't see why you couldn't.

Thank you sir. From one Ohioan to another.

Installing now.

dcsoldschool53
October 11th, 2010, 06:05 AM
I agree, stay with Ubuntu 64 bit, and I have two websites I would like you to take a look at, just in case. It helped me.

How to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu side by side
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-7-ubuntu.html

and GRUB 2 bootloader - Full tutorial
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html#mozTocId722095