View Full Version : acer aspire / ubuntu -w7 / recovery

December 27th, 2012, 03:35 PM
Hello! I installed ubuntu in my acer aspire one but i need w7 as well. I dont have cd.
My partitions are:

recovery / swap / ubuntu / blank space for w7

1. Is it possible to install w7 from recovery in the blank space? What kind of partition should do?

2. If it is no possible, what i need to do to recover all the w7? Only one partition? What kind of partition? Maybe the easiest way is to decrement w7 partition from w7 and then install linux.

I can open recovery from grub

December 27th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Option 2 is probably the best way to go, installing windows will wipe any Linux boot.
Recover windows, reduce the partition and then use a USB stick to install Ubuntu in the empty space.

December 27th, 2012, 07:44 PM
Ok, i am going to create a big primary partition with swap linux and blank space. I pray for that recovery works

December 28th, 2012, 06:35 PM
Ok, i win :popcorn:

Some things:

To recover, the w7 needs a primary partition bigger than 22 gigas. I cant format as nffs so i format with fat 32 ( 32 gigas is the bigger that can be) I would be great if ubuntu allow format ntffs with the live versions. Another thing, w7 didnt delete the grub so i dont need to install it again. ):P