Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Well WTF Windoze!? #559918 06/16/11 11:25 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,519
Silver_Moon Offline OP
Record enthusiast
OP Offline
Record enthusiast
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,519
I just installed Windows 7 on a separate partition from Ubuntu in an attempt to dual boot, but Windoze has completely taken over and I can't boot with Ubuntu anymore. How can I dual boot without having to reinstall Ubuntu and lose everything?


"I'm a little bit more unusual so I've always considered myself the black sheep." - Ann Wilson
Re: Well WTF Windoze!? [Re: Silver_Moon] #559930 06/17/11 01:12 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,089
Reboot Offline
Muhahahaha
Offline
Muhahahaha
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,089
When you install Windows last it overwrites the MBR, you need to fix that.

Try this.

Here's another.

How to set up dual boot.

The links are all from help.ubuntu.com

If you need more, go to the Search at the top of any of the links above and try dual boot windows and ubuntu.

I'm impressed you're even trying this. cool

HTH smile

Re: Well WTF Windoze!? [Re: Reboot] #559932 06/17/11 01:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 17,709
MacBozo Offline
Nut Dood
Offline
Nut Dood
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 17,709
Originally Posted By: Reboot
When you install Windows last it overwrites the MBR


Well! Isn't that special!


[Linked Image from dl.dropbox.com]
Re: Well WTF Windoze!? [Re: MacBozo] #559944 06/17/11 03:32 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,089
Reboot Offline
Muhahahaha
Offline
Muhahahaha
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,089
Of course, Windows wants to take over your machine. Amazing how open source software can be written so that it respects boot privileges, but MS with all the money that it puts into Windows development can't figure out that it gets nothing but bad press for its games.

Re: Well WTF Windoze!? [Re: Reboot] #559946 06/17/11 04:07 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,519
Silver_Moon Offline OP
Record enthusiast
OP Offline
Record enthusiast
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,519
Ok, I'll have to tackle it in the morning cause it's too late now. Looks fairly simple. I'll report back here when I'm done. smile


"I'm a little bit more unusual so I've always considered myself the black sheep." - Ann Wilson

Moderated by  Acumowchek, MacGizmo, Reboot