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Dual boot: Windows 10 Preview and Ubuntu

Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:38 am

I would like to use BIBM to create a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 10 preview. I'll be installing both from scratch to an unpartitioned drive.

Is there any FAQ on BIBM and Windows 10? I checked the Knowledge Base and didn't see anything beyond Windows 8
What is the recommended order of installation?
Are there any caveats using BIBM with Windows 10, or is it essentially the same as Windows 8 as far as BIBM is concerned?

Re: Dual boot: Windows 10 Preview and Ubuntu

Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:02 am

yes, you'd treat it as Windows 8


"timg11" wrote in message news:8785@public.bootitbm...

I would like to use BIBM to create a dual boot system with Ubuntu and
Windows 10 preview. I'll be installing both from scratch to an
unpartitioned drive.

Is there any FAQ on BIBM and Windows 10? I checked the Knowledge Base and
didn't see anything beyond Windows 8
What is the recommended order of installation?
Are there any caveats using BIBM with Windows 10, or is it essentially the
same as Windows 8 as far as BIBM is concerned?

Re: Dual boot: Windows 10 Preview and Ubuntu

Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:56 am

I reviewed the KB articles for BIBM, but I didn't find one that addresses the procedure.
Is this correct? Any caveats?

1) Install Windows 8 or 10 (in a partition using half of the drive),
2) Install BIBM
3) Install Ubuntu creating a partition in the remaining space on the drive.

Re: Dual boot: Windows 10 Preview and Ubuntu

Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:46 am

On Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:56:39 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
timg11 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>1) Install Windows 8 or 10 (in a partition using half of the drive),
>2) Install BIBM
>3) Install Ubuntu creating a partition in the remaining space on the drive.

I'd install BIBM first and use that to create the partitions.
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DrT

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** but by then it is too late.

Re: Dual boot: Windows 10 Preview and Ubuntu

Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:35 pm

My steps so far:

>1) Install Windows 8 or 10 (in a partition using half of the drive),
>2) Install BIBM
>3) Install Ubuntu 14 creating a partition in the remaining space on the drive
(which contains 3 volumes Root, Swap, and Home)

After completing the install of Ubuntu, the system rebooted directly to Ubuntu, bypassing BIBM.
I then re-installed BIBM and added Ubuntu to the boot menu. I selected the Linux partition and the Root volume in the boot menu options for Ubuntu.

When I boot, the boot menu shows Ubuntu, but it says the volume is not bootable.

How do I fix this?

Re: Dual boot: Windows 10 Preview and Ubuntu

Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:27 pm

Did you use this tutorial to install Ubuntu?

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=279

Re: Dual boot: Windows 10 Preview and Ubuntu

Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:58 pm

See http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=408


Also related if you didn't limit primaries:
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=231



"timg11" wrote in message news:9000@public.bootitbm...

My steps so far:

>1) Install Windows 8 or 10 (in a partition using half of the drive),
>2) Install BIBM
>3) Install Ubuntu 14 creating a partition in the remaining space on the
>drive
(which contains 3 volumes Root, Swap, and Home)

After completing the install of Ubuntu, the system rebooted directly to
Ubuntu, bypassing BIBM.
I then re-installed BIBM and added Ubuntu to the boot menu. I selected the
Linux partition and the Root volume in the boot menu options for Ubuntu.

When I boot, the boot menu shows Ubuntu, but it says the volume is not
bootable.

How do I fix this?

Re: Dual boot: Windows 10 Preview and Ubuntu

Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:08 am

timg11 wrote:
> My steps so far:
>
> >1) Install Windows 8 or 10 (in a partition using half of the drive),
> >2) Install BIBM
> >3) Install Ubuntu 14 creating a partition in the remaining space on the drive
> (which contains 3 volumes Root, Swap, and Home)
>
> After completing the install of Ubuntu, the system rebooted directly to Ubuntu,
> bypassing BIBM.

That would be caused by installing the boot loader (Grub2) to the MBR during the Ubuntu install, which is the default action for the Ubuntu installer. To avoid this, you need to tell the installer to install Grub2 to the Ubuntu root partition instead . This is covered in the Ubuntu install procedure in this KB article (see step 19):
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=279

> I then re-installed BIBM and added Ubuntu to the boot menu. I selected the Linux
> partition and the Root volume in the boot menu options for Ubuntu.
>
> When I boot, the boot menu shows Ubuntu, but it says the volume is not bootable.
>
> How do I fix this?

Since you just installed, the easiest would be to just reinstall Ubuntu by following the procedure in the KB article linked above. While it's more tedious to do, you can also fix the problem by manually reinstalling Grub2, as covered in this KB article:
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=408
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