XP, Kubuntu and Windows 7

Lincon1

New Member
Ok I have a laptop and it currently has XP installed on a 50 gig partiton I made. I have about 300 more gigs to install Kubuntu and Win 7. Whats the best way to go about installing Kubuntu and Win 7 so that Easy BCD 2.0 can recreate the MBR correctly?

I tried last week but mobdro kodi ended with a non bootable Kubuntu. :rage:

Thanks in advance.

This might be in the wrong place on t
 
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cparke

New Member
First, you need to choose a boot manager.

XP uses NTLDR based off of boot.ini.
Win 7/10 uses BOOTMGR based off of BCD.
Kubuntu uses GRUB2 based off of menu.lst.

Any one of these can chain load into the other systems loaders, but you need to decide which one you want to be active.

Sometimes, it helps to think of this in terms of which OS is your main system? Mark that partition active and then add the others to it.

This forum is meant to help with BCD. If that's the route you're taking, please provide further details on how/why Kubuntu was installed and what you mean by it is now "unbootable"
 

Terry60

Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
Any one of these can chain load into the other systems loaders,
You cannot use NTLDR to boot any Windows from Vista to W10, only vice versa.
 

cparke

New Member
You cannot use NTLDR to boot any Windows from Vista to W10, only vice versa.

NTLDR (Windows XP and earlier), maybe not.

BOOTMGR (Vista and later), however, you can with the simple trick of supplying the Linux boot sector in an NTFS file, see my other post.
 
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