[ubuntu-in] New dual boot installation queries

Ramnarayan.K ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 11:36:39 BST 2010


Wonder if people read this mail, if so still looking for advice. esp
on how to maintain the windows boot loader as primary

See original mail below


On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Ramnarayan.K <ramnarayan.k at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Some weeks back i had posted about Ubuntu "possibly" messing up a new
> dell system and crashing the whole installed OS's. The dell machine
> has come back with a fresh wincedows. Am not sure what the problem was
> as Dell "ain't said nothin"
> So the machine and its owner have again asked me to help install
> Ubuntu. This time i was thinking of taking some precautions before
> doing the install
> These are my thoughts (and questions)
> 1. Use clonezilla to clone the existing system on to an on board
> partition. So if there is a problem then to just reclone it back
> the machine is 64 bit so which clozezilla should i use - only debian
> seems to have 64 bit Clonezilla
> 2. Try and get the wincedows boot loader to be primary - no idea how -
> *so i hope some one can advise on how to do this*
> so what advice
> thanks
> ram

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