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gregymann
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Setting up dual boot with windows 7 Reply with quote

Hello all!

I am about to configure my bootloader using grub. I plan on installing windows 7 pro to dual boot with gentoo, but I have not set up another partition yet for this purpose. Should this partition be extended or primary? Also would it be easier to do it now, or can i edit this configuration later without much trouble?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

windows will overwrite the mbr which will require setting up grub on the mbr a second time.
For legacy grub, writing a menu entry for windows in grub.conf is fine and harmless.
If when you say grub you mean grub2, don't bother, grub2 tries to be automatic.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before going ahead, look up BCDEdit - you might not with to mess with
your windows boot process.

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