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


INDIA

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#1
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! :think:
 

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    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7
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    Intel Core 2 Duo
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    1300x768

56kevins

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#2
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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papin97

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#3
I'm using EasyBCD to use Boot Manager to Triple Boot without restart
 

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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire 4755G
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    Laptop
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire 4755G
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    DDR3 2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 540M (up to 2,7GB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Default Monitor
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    1366*768
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    WDC WD6400BPVT-22HXZT1 (640GB)
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    Default PSU
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    Default Cooling
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    Default Keyboard
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    Optical Mouse
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    ~20Kb/s download and upload (one of slowest in the world)
    Other Info
    This is my second laptop after my old notebook that broke because file system is corrupted and I can't recover it. And my Internet speed is super duper low in other countries. And my income is so low (US$200/month) so I don't have any electronic equipment except this laptop.

Mark Phelps

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#4
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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SIW2

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#5
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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INDIA

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#6
@ 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??

:rolleyes:
 

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    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7
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    HP / Compaq 610
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    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Screen Resolution
    1300x768

papin97

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#7
Also tell where to install EasyBCD, Windows 7/Windows 8? Can I add ubuntu option with EasyBCD?? :rolleyes:
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")
insert new os boot.PNG
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire 4755G
    CPU
    Laptop
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire 4755G
    Memory
    DDR3 2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 540M (up to 2,7GB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Default Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366*768
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD6400BPVT-22HXZT1 (640GB)
    PSU
    Default PSU
    Case
    Default Case
    Cooling
    Default Cooling
    Keyboard
    Default Keyboard
    Mouse
    Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    ~20Kb/s download and upload (one of slowest in the world)
    Other Info
    This is my second laptop after my old notebook that broke because file system is corrupted and I can't recover it. And my Internet speed is super duper low in other countries. And my income is so low (US$200/month) so I don't have any electronic equipment except this laptop.

lehnerus2000

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#8
Windows 7 Default

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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    ATI Radeon HD6450
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    Samsung S23B350
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    RAM & Graphics Card Upgraded - 2013-01-13
    Monitor Upgraded - 2012-04-20
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SIW2

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#10
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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Mark Phelps

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#11
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.
NOT my experience. I added boot menu entries using EasyBCD and I still get the Win8 graphical menu.

But then, I did not change to Win7 by default. I think if you do that, you do not reboot anymore when you select an OS entry from the selection menu -- because you're using the Win7 boot loader, not the Win8 boot loader.
 

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papin97

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#15
Do you still don't know it? Well, I upload the tutorial video soon
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire 4755G
    CPU
    Laptop
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire 4755G
    Memory
    DDR3 2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 540M (up to 2,7GB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Default Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366*768
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD6400BPVT-22HXZT1 (640GB)
    PSU
    Default PSU
    Case
    Default Case
    Cooling
    Default Cooling
    Keyboard
    Default Keyboard
    Mouse
    Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    ~20Kb/s download and upload (one of slowest in the world)
    Other Info
    This is my second laptop after my old notebook that broke because file system is corrupted and I can't recover it. And my Internet speed is super duper low in other countries. And my income is so low (US$200/month) so I don't have any electronic equipment except this laptop.

lehnerus2000

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At the OS selection screen

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.
Yes as I said - you will only need to do that if you are using the win8 graphical boot menu.
I was agreeing with you. :)

Uhm, uh, just how do you switch to one of the other systems without rebooting?
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.

The W8 boot loader makes you reboot if you try to start any other OS. :(

This is presumably to punish you for daring to use anything other than W8.
The W7 boot loader doesn't reboot, even if you select a different OS.

If you want to swap from a running OS to another, you still have to reboot.

Probably easiest to set win7 as default in msconfig.
The W8 boot loader gives you the option of changing the default OS.
 

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 18.3 MATE (64 bit)
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    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T, 2.8 GHz
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    ASRock 880GMH-LE/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333 G-Skill Ares F3-1333C9D-8GAO (4GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD6450
    Sound Card
    Realtek?
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    Samsung S23B350
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    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 1.5 TB (SATA), Western Digital 2 TB (SATA), Western Digital 3 TB (SATA)
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    Tower
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    Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit) - 2014-05-17
    Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) - 2013-11-13
    Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) - 2013-01-14
    RAM & Graphics Card Upgraded - 2013-01-13
    Monitor Upgraded - 2012-04-20
    System Upgraded - 2011-05-21, 2010-07-14
    HDD Upgraded - 2010-08-11, 2011-08-24,

papin97

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#17
If you want to get rid of W8 GUI, Don't Press Shutdown on Windows 8. Press Restart, select Windows 7 as default OS. Restart and you will get the old Boot Manager on Windows 7. If you want to shutdown from Windows 8, press restart, and in Windows 7 Boot Manager, press power button on your PC or notebook.
Do you understand?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire 4755G
    CPU
    Laptop
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire 4755G
    Memory
    DDR3 2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 540M (up to 2,7GB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Default Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366*768
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD6400BPVT-22HXZT1 (640GB)
    PSU
    Default PSU
    Case
    Default Case
    Cooling
    Default Cooling
    Keyboard
    Default Keyboard
    Mouse
    Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    ~20Kb/s download and upload (one of slowest in the world)
    Other Info
    This is my second laptop after my old notebook that broke because file system is corrupted and I can't recover it. And my Internet speed is super duper low in other countries. And my income is so low (US$200/month) so I don't have any electronic equipment except this laptop.

papin97

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#19
Ups. Sorry for rude.
I'll give you videos for no reboot soon when my internet connection is high again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit (Triple Boot)
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire 4755G
    CPU
    Laptop
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire 4755G
    Memory
    DDR3 2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 540M (up to 2,7GB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Default Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366*768
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD6400BPVT-22HXZT1 (640GB)
    PSU
    Default PSU
    Case
    Default Case
    Cooling
    Default Cooling
    Keyboard
    Default Keyboard
    Mouse
    Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    ~20Kb/s download and upload (one of slowest in the world)
    Other Info
    This is my second laptop after my old notebook that broke because file system is corrupted and I can't recover it. And my Internet speed is super duper low in other countries. And my income is so low (US$200/month) so I don't have any electronic equipment except this laptop.
INDIA

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#20
Thanks guys for all responses on my first post here. I got the solution with satisfaction ;).
 

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    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP / Compaq 610
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Screen Resolution
    1300x768