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I have Windows 7 installed initially and then I installed Kali Linux using the GRUB bootloader on my system. I want to triple boot these with Ubuntu 13.10. How do I do this?

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  • Boot Ubuntu live-disk and then click on Try Ubuntu option on startup.

  • Now open Gparted Partition Editor from Dash and then create a seperate ext4 partition(primary or logical) for Ubuntu.

  • Now run the Ubuntu installer and choose something else option to install Ubuntu on a newly created ext4 partition.

  • After Ubuntu installation was completed,don't forget to run boot-repair.

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Thank you. What if i burn the .iso file in usb and click on the install ubuntu file. Will this not help. Or is this option going to create some kind of disturbance in my system ? – user237155 Jan 18 '14 at 9:56
did you already created a seperate partition for ubuntu? – Avinash Raj Jan 18 '14 at 9:58
yeah that i can do from windows disk management as I did to install kali linux – user237155 Jan 18 '14 at 9:59
which type of partition you created for ubuntu?I think you can't able to create ext4 partition from disk management. – Avinash Raj Jan 18 '14 at 10:00
well that would be an unallocated sapce where i wud be installing ubuntu. – user237155 Jan 18 '14 at 10:01

Triple Booting works much the same as dual booting. Install the first OS and then install the second and so on. The only things that I have found that you have to watch out for is to have a separate partition for each OS that you want on the system and if you are installing MS Windows, Windows must be installed first as the windows installer has a tendency to delete the grub bootloader and install its own.

for futher reading check out these links:

How do I triple-boot Ubuntu, Fedora and Windows 7?

Can you triple-boot safely?

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Thank you for your help. Just wanted to clarify - the grub wont create a problem right, while I install ubuntu? – user237155 Jan 18 '14 at 10:04
To @user237156 answer I'll add one more thing - make sure you do NOT mount /home of one of the Linux distros as /home of the other. There is a high chance that configuration files will be overwritten and and it might screw up something. As for your question "The GRUB won't create a problem righ?" - it shouldn't but who knows. :) That's why smart people do a backup before they start installing such a huge thing as an OS. ;) – rbaleksandar Jan 18 '14 at 11:10
ohkay.. and as for backup..i already had done it :) – user237155 Jan 20 '14 at 11:18

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