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    Ubuntu + Windows 7 Help

    I tried the windows installer onto my hard drive containing windows 7 but when i booted onto ubuntu, there was a countdown in the top left hand corner then it got stuck on 'Completing the Ubuntu instalation:
    For more installation boot options, pres 'Esc' now...
    0' for about 5 minutes then the computer turned off. I tried a different method by formatting my second hard drive so it was completely empty, installed ubundu to that drive but when i booted it said 'bootmgr is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart' unfortunetely when i held the buttone nothing happened. any support is thanked. id prefer to have the two OS on seperate drives. thanks in advance. p.s. I used the most recent ubuntu

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    Re: Ubuntu + Windows 7 Help

    Not sure where you are at. The Windows installer just installs inside the existing Windows NTFS partition. A full partitioned install is not a Windows install.
    With two drives you need to use Something Else or manual install to get the option on the partitioning screen on where to install the grub2 boot loader. You want the boot loader on the Ubuntu drive. All the auto install options will install to sda which usually is the Windows drive. You may be able to set BIOS to boot the second drive first, so then the installer sees that as sda?

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxSecureRemix


    Install to external drive. Also any second drive.
    Installer version has not changed much so still a good guide except I do not recommend the separate /boot for most systems. Older systems may need it. And some with very large / (root) partitions. BIOS/MBR not for UEFI
    http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/07/23...2-hard-drives/


    Install options, Do not use erase entire drive unless that is really what you want.
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...g-term-support
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    Install Ubuntu 12.10 0 with screenshots
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...desktop-latest
    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...cise-pangolin/
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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