*nix Thread, Dual Boot Issue in Technical; I have a sinking feeling I have managed to do this backwards!
I installed XBMC (Live) Jaunty (I think, im ...
21st April 2010, 11:04 PM #1
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?
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21st April 2010, 11:42 PM #2
I always do windows first then linux second.
21st April 2010, 11:45 PM #3
Problem is that I have my perfect XBMC setup done damn
22nd April 2010, 11:09 AM #4
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
22nd April 2010, 04:18 PM #5
Yeah I agree, always install Windows first then Linux,
22nd April 2010, 04:27 PM #6
Thanks Josh, ill try that tonight!
12th May 2010, 12:52 PM #7
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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