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Triple Boot : Windows 8 CP+ Windows 7 + Ubuntu 11.10

  1. #1


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7

    Triple Boot : Windows 8 CP+ Windows 7 + Ubuntu 11.10


    Hello everybody..

    I was using Windows 7 about a month ago, then installed Windows 8 CP (dual boot), then now I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Everything gone fine till now.

    Expect the boot manager, actually i have two boot manager

    BOOT MANAGER 1 : Shows for Ubuntu and Windows 7.

    If I select nothing Ubuntu will start automatically and it also gives option to choose Windows 7 loader.

    BOOT MANAGER 2 : Shows for Windows 8 CP and Windows 7.

    If I select Windows 7 loader from previous boot manager then I will see this new boot manager introduced by Windows 8. Here I have option to choose W8 CP or W7.

    My query is that how can I remove the Boot Manager 1 and add the Ubuntu option to second boot manager so that I have only single boot menu from where I can choose all three OS.

    Any help will be appreciated!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 24
    windows8 64bit


    That might be the best you can get on a triple boot. Ubuntu uses the grub boot menu and w8 uses as far as I know a secure boot system (uefi) and I can't see it allowing ubuntu to boot using it. So you'd need the grub for ubuntu and w7 and the uefi for w8 so 2 boot menus.
    I like to dual boot with ubuntu so I hope there is a way just to dual boot with w8 but I doubt it as things are now.
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  3. #3


    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
    Posts : 339
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)


    I'm using EasyBCD to use Boot Manager to Triple Boot without restart
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by papin97 View Post
    I'm using EasyBCD to use Boot Manager to Triple Boot without restart
    "without restart" --- that doesn't make sense!

    I use EasyBCD also, but selecting a different OS always requires a reboot.

    Since the OP is offline until late April, maybe someone else can explain to me how this can be done without a restart (reboot)!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    He means if you have the win8 graphical boot menu - then selecting another o/s ( i.e. not win8 from that gui) requires a restart.

    If you added boot menu entries with easybcd - you will be getting the text boot menu and not the win8 gui anyway.
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  6. #6


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    @ SIW, Still have queries!

    Tell me how to disable that Ubuntu boot menu? Also tell where to install EasyBCD, Windows 7/Windows 8? Can I add ubuntu option with EasyBCD??

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  7. #7


    Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
    Posts : 339
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)


    Quote Originally Posted by kapilarya View Post
    Also tell where to install EasyBCD, Windows 7/Windows 8? Can I add ubuntu option with EasyBCD??
    I'm suggest you install in OS which you keep it forever (Windows 7, because Windows 8 still prerelease).
    Yes, you can. If your Ubuntu version is 10 or newer, use this option (click "add new entry")
    Click image for larger version
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  8. #8


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Windows 7 Default


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    He means if you have the win8 graphical boot menu - then selecting another o/s ( i.e. not win8 from that gui) requires a restart.

    If you added boot menu entries with easybcd - you will be getting the text boot menu and not the win8 gui anyway.
    If you set your default OS to Windows 7, instead of W8, you don't have to reboot.

    I have these entries in my W7 boot menu:
    • W8 DP VHD
    • W8 CP VHD
    • W7 Ultimate
    • XP SP3


    No reboots are required to start any of these operating systems.
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  9. #9


    Likewise I'm sure.

    Win7 and Win 8 Preview and Windows XP 32 bit for some older games.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    No reboots are required to start any of these operating systems.
    Yes as I said - you will only need to do that if you are using the win8 graphical boot menu.
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