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    Dual Boot Issue

    I have a sinking feeling I have managed to do this backwards!

    I installed XBMC (Live) Jaunty (I think, im crap with Linux) to the hdd, then created a new NTFS partition for Win7 assuming it would set up the dual boot but all I have is Win 7 now

    Is there a quick and dirty way to set up the dual boot with XBMC taking priority?

    Thanks

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    I always do windows first then linux second.

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    Problem is that I have my perfect XBMC setup done damn

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    I've made this mistake in the past too, Windows doesn't seem to like letting you use a non-M$ OS

    Try EasyBCD, you can edit you're windows boot manager from that and it supports adding linux boots to it, plus you can add a taskbar button which lets you select which OS to load up following a restart:
    Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

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    Yeah I agree, always install Windows first then Linux,

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    Thanks Josh, ill try that tonight!

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    I tried all the grub stuff and failed miserably, so I downloaded the newest RC of XBMC (I usually try dailys) and it worked a treat, glad I did reinstall it now thanks all

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