Hello everyone ,
I now have 2 different problems for which I wish a reply.
I am looking to get a dual boot Windows 7 and xubuntu with a common partition for both OS.
Firstly I just installed xubuntu on a laptop Asus U31SG with a 1TB hard drive (no optical drive).
I proceeded in the following manner.
I installed a new hard drive, I installed Windows 7 from a USB key image.
I partitioned the hard drive to reduce the allocated space for windows.
Then I installed ubuntu from another image on a USB key .
During the installation, I allocated a portion of the disk for root / ( ext4 ),
a portion to the swap, a portion to /home ( ext4 ) and 500GB for both OS which I put in /windows (Fat 32).
I then completed the installation, removed my USB key while turning off the laptop.
Note, I did not have access to my 500GB partition but access to the NTFS partition (windows partition) while under ubuntu.
Another problem appeared. When I booted, I ended up directly to windows, with recognition of the partition of 500GB (Fat 32) under windows .
So I had no access to Ubuntu anymore. As a result, I decided to repair the MBR with Boot- Repair.
I used the default choice, sda.
The repair let me have access to Ubuntu but I lost access to windows .
In conclusion, I am looking to repair the MBR. I know it is possible to reinstall the MBR of windows but I will lose my access to ubuntu and I'm afraid to come back to square 1.
Beside, I would like to know how to format my 500GB partition in a way that it is recognized by both OS.
Thank you for any help.