I have a few extra hardrvies without anything on them. So about a week ago I created a "Live" Usb to see if my system was compatible.
After a week of testing and playing I liked it enough to install it (Ubuntu 13.10) and yesterday I installed it to a second hard drive, everything went OK but I think its good to note that Ubuntu installer said something along the lines of
"Ubuntu did not detect any other operating systems"
However I did have Win7(64bit) installed. I thought nothing of this at the time (as I am installing to a second drive).
Now I selected the bottom option,
- created a partition table,
- Partition off 70gbs for "/" (EXT4),
- 8GB for swap (80gb drive).
For boot loader I put it on the same drive as install. I did this because I did not want to
Interfere with the MBR and windows boot loader
I wanted to select it in the F12 menu of my bios (Select the drive too boot from)
I did not want Grub to replace WBL for multiple reasons (I hear its unstable, and Refer to letter the above point)
Then today, I wanted to boot into windows. I restart the computer, my BIOS goes to Windows (Like I wanted, no OS select) then windows says it needs to repair or start. I have tried both. The repair option goes into a loop of, the boot screen, loading windows files. Now start windows (Somehow) boots me into Linux.
When Linux starts It says it had a error, specifically a crash.
Also, I can view all my windows files too! My data is intact!
It is also good to note my specs:
- EvGA GT 640
- i5 3.1 Quad
- 8gb Ram
- Gigabyte mother board w/ 3-D Bios
160gb SATA NTFSWindows)
80gb SATA NTFS(Renders ect)
80GB SATA EXT4(Linux)
- 1TB SATA NTFS(Games, Fraps records)
Now it seems while I was trying NOT to screw up my windows boot loader I seem to have.