I tried dual-booting Windows/Ubuntu. I first set up partitions using GParted:
/dev/sda1 ext4 Ubuntu Primary /dev/sda2 ntfs Windows Primary /dev/sda3 ntfs Data Primary /dev/sda5 swap Swap Logical (in /dev/sda4 Extended)
Their physical order on disk is the same. I haven't given the size as I don't think it matters.
Then I installed Ubuntu (with the bootloader in
/dev/sda), then Windows (in
I tried to use EasyBCD to boot into Ubuntu (added an entry). No dice. Used a live CD to do this (I had to use the
--force flag, something about blocks) using the Windows Bootloader as main, then re-created the entry, and wrote the bootloader to MBR for good measure. Still doesn't work. I want to use the Win7 bootloader as main.
All I get each time when I select Ubuntu is this (written in a DOS font):
Try (hd0,0): EXT2: _, where the underscore is a blinking cursor.