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    [ubuntu] Dual boot but separate disc

    Hi,

    A few years ago I tried dual boot Ubuntu on a Windows XP m/c. It worked OK, but in the end I unloaded it and stuck with Windows..

    Now I would like to try it again. But now I have Windows 7...
  2. [ubuntu] wubi, ubuntu 12.04 LTS installs applications

    I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Windows XP using wubi.

    Installation is great and goes smoothly. It sets up the dual boot etc.

    Unfortunately it also installs loads of applications...
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    [SOLVED] Re: reinstall dual boot

    Hi,

    That worked. I now have dual boot with both Windows and Ubuntu working

    Many thanks for your help.
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    [SOLVED] Re: reinstall dual boot

    HI,

    Ran FIXMBR and I'm now back to booting straight into Windows.
    Phew!, I haven't lost anything.
    On the other hand I still don't have dual boot.

    Would I be better to delete the Ubuntu...
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    [SOLVED] Re: reinstall dual boot

    HI,

    I copied the ntdetect.com and ntldr files but that didn't help.
    I went into recovery console and typed in FIXMBR and it said this:

    This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid...
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    [SOLVED] Re: reinstall dual boot

    Hi,
    Perhaps I should have said more about the boot load error.

    When I start up the PC I get these options

    Ubuntu linux 2.6.31 - 16 generic
    Ubuntu linux 2.6.31 - 16 generic recovery mode...
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    [SOLVED] Re: reinstall dual boot

    HI,

    I'm struggling to follow all this. I hope this is right.
    For info I have two NTFS partitions. In Windows the first one comes up as drive C and contains programs etc. The second comes up as...
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    [SOLVED] Re: reinstall dual boot

    Hi,

    claracc's option seemed far to complicated for me to understand so, as it was a full Ubuntu install into a seperate partition, I went for this one...
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    [SOLVED] Re: reinstall dual boot

    Thanks for the quick response. I'll have a look at the links and give it a try.
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    [SOLVED] reinstall dual boot

    Hi,

    Several months ago I installed Ubuntu (9.1) as dual boot with Windows XP. Then Windows crashed and I had to re-install windows. This meant I lost the dual boot start up options.

    I would...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing zip or tar.gz files - help

    I am willing to learn new ways of doing things. That's why I'm learning Ubuntu. I've been learning all through my computing career, from mainframe programming to PC and network support.

    But if you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing zip or tar.gz files - help

    Hi thanks for the comments.

    Re-Ubuntu One - no, I just want to sync files between my hard disc and a memory stick. Something with a nice graphical front end. It also needs to have a windows...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing zip or tar.gz files - help

    Thanks, but I've been through that. I got down to the end where it says:

    If you have trouble installing a .tar.gz file, you can ask for help on the Ubuntu Forums. :)

    I've now tried something...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing zip or tar.gz files - help

    I realise you are all trying to be helpful but are you really telling me that to simply install a program in Ubuntu I have to start compiling a program and running command line instructions?

    In...
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    [ubuntu] Installing zip or tar.gz files - help

    HI,
    I'm new to Ubuntu. I've loaded it as dual boot with Windows XP & I'm now trying to find equivalents for some Windows utilities. I have found two possible replacements for allway sync but how do...
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