Well WTF Windoze!?

Posted by: Silver_Moon

Well WTF Windoze!? - 06/16/11 04:25 PM

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?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Well WTF Windoze!? - 06/16/11 06:12 PM

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
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Well WTF Windoze!? - 06/16/11 06:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
When you install Windows last it overwrites the MBR


Well! Isn't that special!
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Well WTF Windoze!? - 06/16/11 08:32 PM

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.
Posted by: Silver_Moon

Re: Well WTF Windoze!? - 06/16/11 09:07 PM

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