hi can i install windows 2008

January 19, 2011 at 11:36:45
Specs: Linux, 2GB
hi i want to install windows 7 in c drive and after that i want to install windows 2008 and after that i want to install red hat linux-5.so can any one tell me can i install like this ?.what is the procedure ?.which os i have to install first ?.and also tell me how to create partitions now ?.means one primary partition for win 7 and another primary partition for win 2008 and unallocated space for linux or what ?.before this i installed win 2008 and i left unallocated space but when i tried to install linux in that un allocated space i am getting error.when i am installing Linux after creating /boot partition and if i try to create another partition like /home then its showing this error "could not allocate requested partitions: partitioning failed: not enough space left to create partition for /home" i have free space but also i am getting this error and even if i try to create physical volume then also i am getting same error after creating one physical volume

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#1
January 19, 2011 at 13:40:40
I would not play with a dual boot. Just install your legal W7 and get a virtual machine to run any other OS.

If you insist there are tons of pages out there to show you step by step for dual booting or multiple booted os's.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
January 20, 2011 at 01:42:56
hi i installed windows server 2008 and then i installed windows 7.at this stage i am able to boot both os.its asking me to choose os to boot but after installing linux i am unable to boot other os except linux.when i click to boot other os its showing the error " BOOTMGR" is missing.so can any one tell me is there any solution for this ?.how can i boot for 3 os that is win 7,win 2008 and linux.can i install or copy that BOOTMGR ?.after installing or copying BOOTMGR can i boot to any of these 3 os ?.tell me suitable solution for this

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#3
January 20, 2011 at 13:14:42
Two normal ways. One is to configure linux's grub to boot both. Second is to use Window's bcdedit to boot.

Which do you want to use?

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
January 20, 2011 at 23:30:28
@bhasu

I have already responded to your question:

http://www.computing.net/answers/li...

Also, you always want to install Linux first. Linux uses GRUB or LILO and is able to recognize Windows partitions better than Windows can recognize Linux systems.


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#5
January 20, 2011 at 23:45:06
hi jefro i installed win 2008 n then win 7 n after dat i installed linux but after installing linux i am unable 2 boot win 2008 and win 7.when i click other in boot menu of linux it says BOOTMGR is missing.so how can i copy the BOOTMGR file ?.i searched for many solutions and i did bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr n i am able to boot win 7 and win 2008 but i am unable to boot linux.now i used easy bcd software and struggled for some time any way i am able to boot now win 7 n win 2008 n linux but when i click other option in linux boot menu its showing same error that BOOTMGR file is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart.without using easy bcd software can i solve this problem ?.is there any solution for this ?.i know that win 7 n linux both os are higher versions so clashes comes thats y unable to boot to win7.but can we solve this problem or not ?

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#6
January 21, 2011 at 00:11:07
hi sobryan i installed win 2008 n then win 7 n after dat i installed linux but after installing linux i am unable 2 boot win 2008 and win 7.when i click other in boot menu of linux it says BOOTMGR is missing.so how can i copy the BOOTMGR file ?.i searched for many solutions and i did bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr n i am able to boot win 7 and win 2008 but i am unable to boot linux.now i used easy bcd software and struggled for some time any way i am able to boot now win 7 n win 2008 n linux but when i click other option in linux boot menu its showing same error that BOOTMGR file is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart.without using easy bcd software can i solve this problem ?.is there any solution for this ?.i know that win 7 n linux both os are higher versions so clashes comes thats y unable to boot to win7.but can we solve this problem or not ?

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#7
January 21, 2011 at 00:12:50
jeft tell me both yar.configuring grub n bededit ok

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#8
January 21, 2011 at 14:31:32
Did you follow my advice in your other thread to install grub on the Linux boot partition rather than the MBR?

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#9
January 22, 2011 at 00:26:00
which one yar ?.i dint saw can u tell me again ?.and can u tell me is there any solution to copy that missing bootmgr file ?.im able to boot now 3 os but using easybcd software im able to boot but without using easybcd i want to solve it.so can u tell me ?

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#10
January 22, 2011 at 09:28:40
You are able to boot all 3 OS? That's OK. End of problem.

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#11
January 22, 2011 at 09:33:55
hahha problem is over man but by using that easy bcd software im able 2 boot but without dat can we boot ?.is dere any solution 4 it ?

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#12
February 25, 2011 at 03:19:01
plz try to read the instructions before u jump into installations.....if you have win7 installed and want to install linux then follow these procedures.....which includes redhat and unbuntu also:
1>boot from hard drive or watever you have

2>go through the next steps till you have a partition step...by default its checked by
ERASE AND USE WHOLE PARTITION...and thats where everybody makes the mistakes if you want to keep the both win 7 and linux then you need configure manually.
3>check...create partition and format an NTFS partition(never delete the primary which contains the ur win 7) and create your desired partitions(if you have problem configuring the partitions ..let me know)
4>After its done reboot and u will see your win 7 and linux os boot up then choose ur desired OS.
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