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    Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

    Hello all. Currently my setup is a bit wonky, with a Windows drive and a Ubuntu drive (both internal). Both work, but don't play nice together, and I have to boot into BIOS each time I want to boot into Windows.
    My goal is to have both drives show up in grub, and be able to easily boot Ubuntu or Window with a simple boot menu.
    Now, I have no important data on either drive, so I'm able to reformat and partition the drives any way that would make this setup work.
    I am a beginner when it comes to drive partition types, so if you could please spell out any instructions I need, that would be great.
    Thank you for your help!

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    Re: Want to Dual Boot - Need Help

    Since no one else has asked yet..... what version Windows and Unbuntu.

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    Re: Want to Dual Boot - Need Help

    Boot into Ubuntu and tell us
    what is the output for
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    run this command in a terminal.
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    Re: Want to Dual Boot - Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by electrohandyman501 View Post
    Since no one else has asked yet..... what version Windows and Unbuntu.
    Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Boot into Ubuntu and tell us
    what is the output for
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    run this command in a terminal.
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-13-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-13-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-12-generic
    Found Ubuntu 12.10 (12.10) on /dev/sdc2
    Last edited by AyJJ7fd; January 23rd, 2014 at 02:52 AM.

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    Re: Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

    Interesting.
    Now, quick question, when using Ubuntu(because I know Windows wouldn't work) can you access the Windows drive.
    Opening the file manager, is the windows drive listed in the side panel devices section?
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    Re: Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Interesting.
    Now, quick question, when using Ubuntu(because I know Windows wouldn't work) can you access the Windows drive.
    Opening the file manager, is the windows drive listed in the side panel devices section?
    Yes, there is a 1TB drive (the Windows drive). Its listed, but I cannot access it:

    "Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/XXX/2C3771603FEA0CBD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dm ask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/media/XXX/2C3771603FEA0CBD"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Operation not permitted
    The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown
    Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume
    read-only with the 'ro' mount option."

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    Re: Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

    "Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/XXX/2C3771603FEA0CBD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=100 0,dm ask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" "/media/XXX/2C3771603FEA0CBD"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Operation not permitted
    The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdownWindows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume
    read-only with the 'ro' mount option."
    Your error message says it is in hibernation, which means it never fully shutdown.
    You'll have to figure out how to shut it down.
    I have no clue about that.
    But therein lies the issue.
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    Re: Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Your error message says it is in hibernation, which means it never fully shutdown.
    You'll have to figure out how to shut it down.
    I have no clue about that.
    But therein lies the issue.
    Ok, fixed that issue fairly quickly. Now I can access the Windows drive. Now what?

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    Re: Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

    If you re-run the update-grub command is the windows entry listed?
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    Re: Dual Boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

    Figured everything out. Had to repartition my Ubuntu drive to MBR, then it worked out fine.

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