dual BOOTING help: for Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows7
Please tell me, how would I enable dual booting for my Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows7. What happened was, I installed Windows 7 earlier, then I removed the hard disk ( unplugged it physically, I have 3 HDD.. so I installed Windows 7 in 1TB, Ubuntu in 20 GB and I have other HDD of 500GB)..anyway... so I unplugged it physically and Installed Ubuntu 10.10 on the 20 GB HDD. Cause i was scared and did not want to take the risk of accidentally wiping off my 1TB HDD ( windows 7 boot hdd)...
and now, if I want to boot into Windows 7 then I set the HARD DISK priority for 1TB first in the BIOS boot priority.. and then I can get into Windows 7...
similarly.. I have to change the Hard disk priority for 20GB to 1st in the BIOS boot priority to boot into the Ubuntu.
Now what I want is, tell me, some measure or step that I would take ,, to create a dual boot.. for both my OS .
I need to be given an option to choose which OS I want to boot into.. in the beginning only.... by the computer... I hope I made myself clear...
GIVE ME AS MUCH VARIOUS PROCESSES or WAYS.. you know...
Including.. some easy steps too.. he hee :p
THANKS for help..... everyone.. thank you very much... :)
Dual boot Win 7 and Linux
I multiboot Linux, Win7 and Win XP all from the initial boot screen, these on seperate HDDs.
I use a free bootloader EasyBCD (Google it), there are instructions on the site, it is easy to use, it must be! since I can make it work.
Download it to Windows and add the entries. When adding the Linux entry make sure that you specify Grub 2 from the drop down list.
If the Linux bootloader appears when you select Linux at start up you can stop it showing by setting the Linux Start manager to 0 seconds delay and this will bypass the Linux bootloader screen. You might have to install Start up Manager in Linux.