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  1. #1 Help with multi-partion booting 
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    I have a Win XP computer with Windows home basic on a partion, and Windows home premium on another and soon to be Linux Unbuntu also. I want a partion booter that is free and stable. I've tried a few that crashed, one that worked once. Suggestions?
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    When you go to install Ubuntu, it will install GRUB, which will give you the option of which OS to boot at startup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canadianbacon View Post
    When you go to install Ubuntu, it will install GRUB, which will give you the option of which OS to boot at startup.
    So should backup, wipe and install linux then partion may drive to put windows on it? I don't don't know how to on linux thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio Syntax View Post
    So should backup, wipe and install linux then partion may drive to put windows on it? I don't don't know how to on linux thought.
    Keep everything how it is now, go download Ubuntu and you can run it (without installing it) to see how you like it. From there you can choose to install it, it will guide you to partition it, and will install it. Then automatically will install this GRUB loader and you will be able to choose from the 3 OS's on system startup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canadianbacon View Post
    Keep everything how it is now, go download Ubuntu and you can run it (without installing it) to see how you like it. From there you can choose to install it, it will guide you to partition it, and will install it. Then automatically will install this GRUB loader and you will be able to choose from the 3 OS's on system startup.
    Great idea, ive already got it downloaded. I think I'll just put it on this slow 4gig ata hard drive i got. But can i just copy the iso image to the disk or do i have to use any special program.
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    if you have the lastest ubuntu, there is a partition manager when you install it, but i suggest using windows partition manager..its SUPER easy for vista..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hercules View Post
    if you have the lastest ubuntu, there is a partition manager when you install it, but i suggest using windows partition manager..its SUPER easy for vista..
    Vista's partion manager lets you boot different OS's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio Syntax View Post
    Vista's partion manager lets you boot different OS's?
    yes and no..its kinda hard to explain..but you can set partitions easier than ever on vista..but to let you boot another OS, you will need to access the MBR in vista..google it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hercules View Post
    yes and no..its kinda hard to explain..but you can set partitions easier than ever on vista..but to let you boot another OS, you will need to access the MBR in vista..google it
    Problem solved.... I got windows to give a a ghetto selection screen at start up. I ha modified a couple system booting files I found out that I accidentally deleted some (WTF? how?), replaced them, like magic my computer asked me
    Boot From:
    Microsoft Windows Vista
    Windows Vista
    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
    Linux
    Mac OSX Leopard
    What's so ghetto?
    I had to select both "Microsoft Windows Vista" or "Windows Vista" to figure out which one was home premium and which was basic. Why doesn't it say the version like XP? IDDK anyway problem solved.
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