Sun Apr 17 13:10:11 EDT 2011
I use the Win7 on the laptop for a couple of music apps, and have installed
EasyBCD on Windows to make dual-booting (less) problem-free.
May be easier to backup your /home directory, install Windows and test it.
Then re-install Ubuntu without formatting your /home (or swap for that
during the installation.
On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Tarus Balog <tarus at opennms.org> wrote:
> After an eight year love affair with the OS X desktop, I am finally
> divorcing myself from Apple products and I have moved to a Linux desktop.
> After a lot of trial and error, I've decided on Ubuntu, although the
> purpose of this post is not to incite a Linux desktop flamewar. Despite
> the advances in the Linux desktop, I still have the occasional need to
> use Windows, so I left a partition open on the disk for Windows 7.
> Now, under OS X I used VMWare to access this partition as a VM, and I
> could also boot into it. As I think about installing Windows on the new
> machine, I have some questions and concerns.
> 1) Is the Windows installer going to nuke grub, and if so how to do I
> prevent it? I'd like to continue to use grub as my bootloader.
> 2) What virtualization solution should I use? I used KVM to create some
> Linux VMs without problem, but in my research I am not sure that is the
> best thing to use for Windows. I see a lot of references to VirtualBox.
> My main goal is to be able to natively boot into the Windows partition
> as well as access that same instance of Windows as a VM.
> 3) Any tricks to that last part? I've seen something about adding a
> hardware profile, but I'm pretty much a Windows n00b.
> Thanks in advance for any advice and help.
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