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Triple-Boot: WINXP - WIN7 - UBUNTU

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#1 SiLvErH4wK


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:26 PM

I currently use XP Pro and would like to also have Windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same system.
XP is my primary OS and has its OWN drive. I have another EMPTY DRIVE that i would like to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu on in separate partitions. Does anyone know the best way to go about this? Or can someone lead me to some documentation that would guide me through the process? All my searches have been unsuccessful thus far. The only info I found is information about EasyBCD 2.0.2, which i have downloaded already but have not installed as i am unsure of the best order to do things. Please help and thanks in advance!!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:53 AM

I found a website about it: http://lifehacker.com/193474/hack-attack-how-to-triple+boot-windows-xp-vista-and-ubuntu

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:47 PM

Easy BCD just allows you to edit/manage the Vista/Windows 7 bootloader. Not sure it's necessary if you haven't done the installs yet.

I don't know anything about Ubuntu but any Windows install will be easiest if you install the older O/S first...to wit, XP first, tthen Win 7. The Win 7 bootloader will boot both of the Windows O/Ses.

If it were me...I would put each O/S on a separate hard drive, minimizing (somewhat) the chances of losing more than one O/S to hard drive problems/situations. Just a personal preference.


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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:03 PM

I think Ubuntu should be installed after Windows because if you install Ubuntu first, you won't be able to acces it.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:47 AM

How big is your empty Drive?

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