Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Booting Windows 7 over Ubuntu 12.10

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    21

    Booting Windows 7 over Ubuntu 12.10

    I have installed Win 7 on a separate partition to Ubuntu - it would have been easier to install Win 7 first but I didn't so I am stuck with it!
    I am desperately trying to install the boot loader so that I have the option to boot either but win 7 is the only one I can use at the moment. I have searched the forums to find a simple way to do this but they are all way too complicated for me.
    Is there an easy (for me) way to install the boot loader so I have a choice. I have tried Virtual Box but prefer the boot method.
    Thanks for any help available.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    London, UK
    Beans
    604
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Booting Windows 7 over Ubuntu 12.10

    Hi there!

    You can try installing easyBCD and adding ubuntu to it's boot order. I actually have easyBCD on all my pc's; I install each distro's boot loader to a partition, not the MBR of the hard drive; it makes it a lot simpler if you have to reinstall windows as their boot loader's are unaffected.

    Fixing ubuntu's grub is fairy straight forward, but it is best done from the live cd. The easiest guide on how to do this is here.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    21

    Re: Booting Windows 7 over Ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by gnu/mirow View Post
    Hi there!

    You can try installing easyBCD and adding ubuntu to it's boot order. I actually have easyBCD on all my pc's; I install each distro's boot loader to a partition, not the MBR of the hard drive; it makes it a lot simpler if you have to reinstall windows as their boot loader's are unaffected.

    Fixing ubuntu's grub is fairy straight forward, but it is best done from the live cd. The easiest guide on how to do this is here.
    Hi
    Brilliant! I used the Boot-Repair method and it took less than 5 minutes (most of that was typing).
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    Brian

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •