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    Dual boot Backtrack/Windows

    When I installed Backtrack 5 I accidentally went through the advanced partition option instead of dual booting. I still have the Windows partition file and I can open it as if it were a iso image but I want to be able to boot it at start up. Is there any way I can get it to dual boot?

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    Re: Dual boot Backtrack/Windows

    Moved to Other OS/Distro Talk.
    Thank you for your contributions. "So long and thanks for the fish!"

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    Re: Dual boot Backtrack/Windows

    I can't figure out if it's possible to remount Windows?

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    Re: Dual boot Backtrack/Windows

    Is the only option to get the Windows 7 disk? Would it use the existing windows partition after boot or would it wipe everything? Sorry if this sounds stupid, I'm a n00b.

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    Re: Dual boot Backtrack/Windows

    Post the link to a run of the Boot-Info report that this creates.

    Boot Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or Create BootInfo report & post the link to a run of boot info script so we can see your exact configuration.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Dual boot Backtrack/Windows

    Thanks mate. Only, I don't know how to burn that download to a CD or USB. Is it a terminal command?

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    Re: Dual boot Backtrack/Windows

    Boot repair has several ways to install. You can just download it into your Ubuntu liveCD or USB.

    It also has a couple of versions of liveCD of its own.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Dual boot Backtrack/Windows

    Thanks. I got boot repair but the default setting just made windows disapear. Luckily I rebooted and the windows file returned. I'm going to do my research in advanced settings so it doesn't overwrite windows. If anything I'd like to delete or overwrite backtrack so I can set it up right.

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    Re: Dual boot Backtrack/Windows

    Post the link to Boot-Info report and we can see what you have.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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