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I want to learn how can I install Windows 7 with my Ubuntu 12.04 x64 side by side a.k.a. dual-boot. I searched over the internet. Everywhere recommends and explains how to install Ubuntu over windows 7. My problem is I don't want to format and lose my Ubuntu data. I tried to install windows 7 (Ubuntu pre-installed) in a virtual machine (with VirtualBox). It gave me an error:
"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."
Either installation process of windows 7 over pre-installed Ubuntu with dual boot or how to backup and restore whole Ubuntu system will solve my problem.
PS: If it helps, my system has one 128 GB SSD (sda) which have Ubuntu installed on it and one 1.0 TB hard disc (sdb).
- sda1 (linux, bootable, Ext4, /)
- sda2 (extended)
- sda5 (linux swap)
- sdb1 (Microsoft Reserved Partition)
- sdb2 (Linux Basic Data Partition,-,NTFS,/media/New Volume)
- sdb3 (EFI System Partition,-,FAT32,Not mounted)
- sdb4 (EFI System Partition,-,FAT32,Not mounted)
- sdb5 (Linux Basic Data Partition,-)
- sdb6 (Linux Basic Data Partition,-,NTFS,/media/New Volume 2)
- sdb7 (Swap Space, Linux Swap Partition)