Now now, I'm sure your hackles have been raised by a very familiar question, but hear me out.
I'm running Ubntu 12.04 on a Gnome Classic desktop. I would like to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit over it, in a dual-boot.
I've been looking over several links as to the procedure: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
Now, there are many plausible sounding solutions contained within these links. Though the general setup is almost always broken up into 3 discrete steps of creating an NTFS partition, installing Windows, and repairing GRUB; my question here is, which of them should I follow? I'm assuming I can't attempt all of them in sequence without farking something somewhere.
The ones that look most promising to me are:
> Its easy to install duel OS but If you install windows after Ubuntu > Grub will be affected. Grub is a booting system of Linux base system. > You can follow above steps or you can do just the following.... > > Make space for your windows from ubuntu. (Use Disk Utility tools from > ubuntu) Install windows on freed space. After installing login to > windows To fix this you can install a program 'EasyBCD' in Windows. > Download it here > > Follow these steps to restore GRUB when after installing EasyBCD: > > - Launch the program and select ADD NEW ENTRY from the EasyBCD Toolbox > > - Select the 'Linux/BSD' from the operating systems column > > - Choose GRUB (Legacy) under type and Click on the ADD ENTRY icon > > - Choose YES to the restart prompt GRUB will be displayed after the restart which will detect the Ubuntu partition for you to be able to > boot into Ubuntu
> Installing Windows after Ubuntu is not the recommended process for a > dual boot Windows and Ubuntu system, but it is possible. > > First, you have to make sure that the 50GB free space is available, > resizing your Ubuntu by using gParted if necessary. Also use gParted > or Disk Utility to format the the free space as NTFS, this prevents > Windows 7 from creating an additional boot partition in addition to > the "C" drive. Next, boot to the Windows DVD installer and install > Windows on the NTFS partition. Upon reboot, Windows will automatically > boot and you won't see the grub menu allowing you to choose Ubuntu, > because the Windows bootloader has replaced grub. > > Now, what you need to do is run Ubuntu from LiveCD or LiveUSB and > install boot-repair. > > To install boot-repair, open up a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and > type the following commands: > > sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get > update sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair After > installation, boot-repair will automatically launch, if is doesn't, > launch it via Dash. > > Make sure to select recommended repair to repair grub. Reboot and > that's it. > > You should now have a Grub menu on boot, allowing you to choose from > Ubuntu, memtest, and Windows 7
What do you think?