[ubuntu-uk] dual boot problem

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon May 14 17:52:23 UTC 2012

On 14 May 2012 18:13, Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 14/05/12 13:41, Liam Proven wrote:
>> That is true and correct, AFAICS, but to be honest, it would probably be
>> easier just to reinstall. Norman: at a minimum, you need 2 partitions. I
>> suggest you shrink the Windows partition by about half and use the rest of
>> the space for an Extended partition. In there, you put the Linux logical
>> drives.
> Liam, go back to the beginning of this problem.  The Ubuntu installer
> insists (probably quite reasonably) on wanting to have Windows on one drive,
> and Ubuntu on the other.  Norman wants both OS's dual booting on /dev/sda
>  There are only two ways to achieve this.  One is to disconnect /dev/sdb
> temporarily while installing Ubuntu, and the other is to partition manually.
>  This is what Norman has been attempting; it's just that he installed grub
> to the partition instead of installing it onto /dev/sda
> What you suggest above is actually what Norman has done already.

I know. I was trying to fill in a little more detail about what to do,
how to do it, and when.

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