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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

    This new advice is much more in line with my skill set.

    Here's what Gparted reports:




    Am I OK with the sda vs sda1 issue?

    Thanks, as always, for everything guys!

    Garry

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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

    /dev/sda means the HDD device, while /dev/sda1 means the first Partition on /dev/sda, like wise /dev/sda3 means third partition on /dev/sda and so on. Grub should be installed on /dev/sda (Device) Only. You will be formatting /dev/sda5 (fifth partition on /dev/sda) with ext4 filesystem and installing Ubuntu_64 on it with "/" mountpoint. That is all you need to do.

    /dev/sdb means the Second HDD device and on it the partitions will be /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdb2 and so on. Since your /dev/sdb is USB drive, there aren't any partitions on it. It is a simple partition.
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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

    Wish me luck!!!!

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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

    Well, that's what I get.

    So, when I began the 64-bit install the 2nd time, I *was* prompted by the installer with a proposed reformatting of about half of the Ubuntu partition.

    And, since that was what I had wanted at the outset, I accepted it. I mean, it's a 1 TB drive. I'd have 250 GB available, and I'd have all three boots (Windows, 32, 64) to choose from, right?

    Well, the install appeared to go flawlessly.

    But the boot-up menu program only offers one Ubuntu choice, plus "older versions".

    And both choices brought up the 32 bit version.

    Which isn't the end of the world.

    Should I start a new thread with my new problem? Or should I just go away? LOL, I hope.

    Thanks!

    Garry

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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

    You may have installed new version but new versions grub did not get correctly installed?

    Best to see all the details now. You can just add this to your existing installer, then run the BootInfo report.

    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
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

    Yes, you may described what may have happened correctly.

    Beyond that, I am unable to understand what it is you are suggesting.

    I'm just not that familiar with any of the terms or concepts you posted.

    Thank you,

    Garry

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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

    You just need to follow the directions on installing & running Boot-Repair to get a BootInfo report. See first link in previous post for details. Has screen shots so you should easily be able to follow it.

    In any working Linux or Live installer you install Boot-Repair using the terminal, copy & paste is easiest way to run these commands:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
    Depending on which Desktop you have launch Boot-Repair.
    And run the BootInfo report. It scans system and creates a large report.
    Post link it gives you so we can see report.
    Last edited by oldfred; April 8th, 2013 at 06:24 PM.
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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Glkanter View Post
    ... I *was* prompted by the installer with a proposed reformatting of about half of the Ubuntu partition.

    And, since that was what I had wanted at the outset, I accepted it. I mean, it's a 1 TB drive. I'd have 250 GB available, and I'd have all three boots (Windows, 32, 64) to choose from, right?

    Well, the install appeared to go flawlessly.
    Do you mean to say that you have both Ubuntu-32 and Ubuntu-64? And that you are booting into Ubuntu32?

    If YES, then boot into 32bit Ubuntu and run [copy/paste + enter] from Terminal:

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Restart and see if Ubuntu64 is shown in the Grub Menu.

    I suspect that the Installer did not intstall GRUB... so it could be that you still have GRUB from your 32bit install. Just try the above and see if it helps. If it doesn't then BOOTINFO SCRIPT, as adviced earlier, is what we need.

    Good Luck.
    Last edited by fantab; April 8th, 2013 at 07:24 PM.
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    Re: Windows 7, Ubuntu 32 Bit, Ubuntu 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Glkanter View Post
    Just got this refurbuished machine. 64 bit, 1 TB HD. Pre-loaded with Windows 7.

    I installed 32 bit Ubuntu 12.04 using the recommended disk partioning, for a dual boot setup.

    Then it *finally* dawns on me I just bought a 64 bit machine.

    When I tried to install 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04, it did *not* offer to repartion the drive for me. Just "erase all" and "configure the darn thing yourself" more-or-less.

    Well, I have *no* idea what's what with all that stuff.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Can you choose to set it up manually and then just write over your 32-bit partition?

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