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Hello I'm trying to setup a dualboot with Gentoo Linux and Windows 7. Heres my partitions: /dev/sda1 /boot partition, ext2 /dev/sda2 win7 partition, ntfs /dev/sda3 swap partition, linux swap /dev/sda4 ...
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- 11-08-2009 #1
- Join Date
- Nov 2009
Dualbooting Win7 and Gentoo, error
I'm trying to setup a dualboot with Gentoo Linux and Windows 7.
Heres my partitions:
/dev/sda1 /boot partition, ext2
/dev/sda2 win7 partition, ntfs
/dev/sda3 swap partition, linux swap
/dev/sda4 root partition, btrfs
Using Grub, I can boot into Gentoo, but when I'm choosing to boot Windows 7, nothing happens. It just writes the Grub options for that choice, and then it hangs.
kernel /boot/kernel-x86_64-2.6.31 root=/dev/sda4
Any ideas? Help will be much appreciated!
- 11-09-2009 #2
You have created /boot partition before Windows OS partition. It doesn't work most of the time.
Did you resize Windows OS partition to create /boot partition?
- 11-11-2009 #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
As DC indicated, you need to install Windows first (don't let it take the full drive), then install your Linux OS. The Windows partition will normally be the first partition, unless your hardware vendor also placed a Windows recovery set in partition 1, which it seems yours didn't, or you overwrote it with your Linux /boot partition. So, wipe the disc, reinstall Windows 7, and then install Linux.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!