Re: Windows 7 and partitions, on Ubuntu machine
Win7 needs a Primary partition for its boot loader files, but the OS partition can be Logical.
Originally Posted by graabein
BIG Plus to the advice to remove the other drive to install Win7. That will prevent Win7 from writing its MBR to the sda -- which it would do by default if both drives were still connected during the install.
I believe that Win7 would automatically set the boot flag to "sdb2" (which will be "sda2" during the install), but I'm not sure about that.
Win7 does not need a separate boot or system partition -- that's just done by default in OEM machines to allow you to encrypt the Win7 OS partition -- as Win7 can't boot if its boot loader files are inside an encrypted partition.
Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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