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nedkelly
05-04-2010, 09:20 AM
I am looking at installing XP, 7 and Ubuntu on the computer in my sig. How hard will it be to set up a quad boot? And what order should I install them?

gary67
05-04-2010, 09:34 AM
Do you want to use Grub as the bootloader? And that is only a tri boot but I would go XP, & and then Ubuntu as Grub would then pick up the two windows installs

KarameaDave
05-04-2010, 09:34 AM
Start with XP, then Vista, Win7 and finally Ubuntu.
That is the easiest way although you can do it in any order really.

http://www.garuba.com/2009/01/quad-boot-windows-xp-vista-ubuntu-windows-7/
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=37890&p=221983

nedkelly
05-04-2010, 09:37 AM
@Gary67: I currently have Vista 64 bit running on the pc, not really sure about the bootloader. I was told that it would use both.
@KarameaDave: I dont really want to have to reinstall my Vista 64 bit, so would that make it hard to do?

gary67
05-04-2010, 09:38 AM
@Gary67: I currently have Vista 64 bit running on the pc.
@KarameaDave: I dont really want to have to reinstall my Vista 64 bit, so would that make it hard to do?

Not awake yet am I

nedkelly
05-04-2010, 09:39 AM
agreed. Also on another note the time on the forums is wrong. Or is that just me?

Edit: Never mind had wrong DST settings.

KarameaDave
05-04-2010, 09:42 AM
When you install XP it will overwrite the Vista boot files.
just do a boot repair to fix that and the rest should be simple
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

gary67
05-04-2010, 09:46 AM
About 5 minutes out

nedkelly
05-04-2010, 10:02 AM
and just use EasyBCD to fix the Bootmanager after the xp and 7 install?

KarameaDave
05-04-2010, 10:27 AM
Yeah that should work.
Grub2 in Ubuntu should pick them all up anyway.

nedkelly
05-04-2010, 10:40 AM
Sweet, Will hopefully do it this afternoon and post back anything I find out.

Thebananamonkey
05-04-2010, 06:50 PM
I understand wanting to have XP, but Vista AND 7? I'd just go with 7 and do an upgrade install.

Sweep
05-04-2010, 07:12 PM
Any hidden partitions like recovery on the hard drives?

nedkelly
05-04-2010, 08:48 PM
Update: All working perfectly.
@Thebananamonkey: I like having both for when people want me to walk them through how to do things.
@Sweep: No, this is my pc that I originally built as part of my AMES A+ course. Been upgraded a bit from then though.

KarameaDave
05-04-2010, 08:54 PM
Good to hear it's working Ned.

nedkelly
05-04-2010, 09:07 PM
ok problem with ubuntu. I have static IP addresses set on the computers, I set up the IP for Ubuntu but I have no Internet access.

nedkelly
05-04-2010, 09:20 PM
sorry never mind. A log off and login seems to have fixed it.

Ollie
05-04-2010, 11:05 PM
Considered hackintosh? :d

nedkelly
05-04-2010, 11:13 PM
hmm I wonder if the rules of the forums allow me to answer that.

I am virtualling 10.2 (legally). But might look at doing a full hackintosh on my old amd setup.

Ollie
06-04-2010, 11:49 AM
hmm I wonder if the rules of the forums allow me to answer that.

I am virtualling 10.2 (legally). But might look at doing a full hackintosh on my old amd setup.

Umm its not ilegal if you purchase the OS itself. Have a look on TM for the old OSXs. It actually runs really well on PCs surprisingly. Look on youtube on how to make your own hackintosh if you're stuck

To me having Vista and Windows 7 on a system is a waste of time really

nedkelly
06-04-2010, 03:36 PM
I have legal disks of all the mac operating systems apart from 10.6

jwil1
06-04-2010, 03:51 PM
FWIW, I did the same thing, I installed XP>Vista>7 (which created a boot list of Windows OS's at bootup). Then I installed Ubuntu, which kept the Windows list, but when I booted I got either Windows or Ubuntu. When I selected Windows, I got the normal XP/Vista/7 list.

In my experience, everything worked perfectly. The trick is to install Windows from oldest to newest and then install Linux.

nedkelly
06-04-2010, 04:17 PM
yeah I would have done that apart from the fact that I really did not want to reinstall the vista on it.