The Introduction Thread

Geoduck2

Member
Hi all!

Just a quick note to say hi! I am new to the world of linux and so I have a lot to learn. I am attempting to set up a new computer with a dual boot . . . Windows 7 (32bit) and Ubuntu. So far it's not working but I want to read here for a while before I start bugging you all with questions! Anyway thanks for the welcome :??
 

pepevege

New Member
Coucou everybody. I am french and i try to make a multi-boot system with ubuntu, seven and two windows xp installed on tree hdd. that's work for ubuntu and seven (by grub 2) but not for elder windows os. I will try with bootmgr now. Thanks to Neosmart for his beta release of EasyBcd !
If any, sorry for bad english writing !
 

archp2010

Member
Hi everyone. Glad to be aboard. If I can overcome my obsession and compulsion to multibooting more and more OS's and downloading more and more software, etc., I might decrease my odds of catastrophe and get a chance to help others and not be needing almost daily help myself. I have hundreds of disks of software on shelves and in binders and a movie jukebox of 1400 movies. I know it's a disease. When will I realize that I have too much of too many things on too many computers? I won't live long enough to utilize 20 percent of it. Still I'm always tormented about the one operating system or the one device that's not working. Sorry...
 

jarce

New Member
Hello All:

Hello, I thank you for welcoming me to neosmart.
I don't have much to say about myself,I have been playing around with computers as a hobby since the 286 era.
Jack
 

hillbilly

New Member
Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum

I've been a macuser for years but now I've just built my first pc and will shortly attempt to install XP, 7pro, Fedora12 and a Fedora12 spin.

Consequently, I've been trawling forums looking for tips...and I've found quite a bit of good info here, thanks for that!


BTW, my name is Billy and I live on a hill.


Ta
 

RayGo75

Member
Hello

I come here to ask questions in the hope that EasyBCD will fix my stupid mistake.
I am a retired UNIX Administrator/Data Base Administrator. i am going to go post my question in the correct forum (I hope) now.
 
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alumltd

Guest
Greetings & thanx for allowing me 2 register!

Am certain that I'll shortly need some Xpertise from those on-board as I have been used to WinXP Pro(x32) & Win7(RC) (x32) dual-boot operating as ordained... but since I now have a clean Nstall over the Win7(RC) with Win7 Home Premium (x64), I'll need 2 Nstall "iReboot" on that side of the fence.

Currently with 2 HDD's of 650 GB's & 2 partitions on each, I'll look forward 2 the school-calls here since I didn't set up this machine up initially & know very little about whether or not I should stick with "ireboot 1.1.exe" for the new OS since that's what's now on the XP side, vs the new "ireboot 1.1.1.exe".

Very much looking forward 2 it!

Kind regards,
 

Waggs

Member
New here.
Already I have posted a problem and have gotten enough help to get myself through it in under a 48 hour period. (Would have been less if I would have checked back sooner =])
I'll be enjoying my stay here as long as it is welcome =]
 

mercury17

New Member
Hi all, also a newbie on Linux here...
The reason I got here in the 1st place is that I used EasyBCD to handle a Win XP and Win7 dualboot on my main system and was struggeling to get the same thing on a new build, small home-server but dualbooting Win7 and Ubuntu on it.
That gave me some issues as I installed Ubuntu first, then Win7 and was unable to get the dualboot working.
So I decided to start all over again, this time by installing Win7 first.
I still haven't installed Ubuntu, I need to resize the Win-partition first and create a new 1 for Ubuntu..and see if I can get the dualboot to work this time...

As I have been looking into Linux over the past time, I'd like to learn more so I'll be able to help out others in the future as soon as I have lost my "newborn nursery feathers" :smile:
 

Jack Straw

New Member
hey all, I was pointed here by your FAQ pages after dicking around with boot.ini trying to dualboot Win7 and XP.

bootcfg /rebuild wouldn't work because it complained of bad drives...
chkdsk /r wouldn't fix it. Except I don't think anything was wrong with the drives because XP was working great till I installed 7, and 7 works fine.. it just wouldn't let me back into XP.

I tried creating my own boot.ini and obviously couldn't get the right drive #'s and partition # so I came here to get BCD2.0. It worked immediately, unlike the 1.72.
So thanks a ton, I really appreciate your hard work both on the program and the FAQ pages. As soon as I secure gainful employment I'd like to donate, but unfortunately I've been out of work since APril. :huh:
 

jrpiazza

Member
Need Easy BCD beta release

Hi, my first post. Just registered I am a EE, federal employee who is basically just a user. No computer knowledge, programmi ng knoweledge or anything above being a basic Windows users.

I notice from another thread that if you want to dual boot W7 and Ubunru, you need version 2 Beta......I am assuming current releae has only been "coded" for Vista. If true, I would like access to the version 2 Beta download section.
 

UberKeeper

New Member
Hi there -

long time reader first time poster... I've yet to come up with a question that someone hasn't already answered, but this forum has bailed me out more than once, most recently with GRUB2 and a Ubuntu 9.10 install on my main Vista PC. I'm now one step closer to finally parting company with Microsoft once and for all, its just a matter of time.

Derek
"I'm a PC and Windows 7 was NOT my idea."
Technophile - The technical ramblings of an IT professional
miskatonic.co.uk
 
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