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Dual boot loader in Windows® 7 and ubuntu® operating system

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Do you want to know about dual boot loader in Windows 7 and ubuntu operating system?

Boot loader is the software program which is used to place the operating system into memory. Boot loader resides in a master boot record (MBR). To install the Windows 7 operating system and Linux operating system you need to install a special boot loader. When you boot your system the basic input and output performs some initial operation and then the control will be transferred to MBR. Some of the famous boot loader programs are Linux Loader which is known as Linux Loader and LOAD Linux (LPADLIN). Another popular boot loader is the GRUB which is GRand Unified Bootloader. The advantage of boot loader is that this could allow you to have fast booted up. GRUB is widely used as this is the default boot loader for the distribution.

Tips to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu operating system are given below:

  • Resize hard drive partition
  • Install Windows
  • Install Ubuntu

Resize hard drive partition

You need to prepare the hard disk by making space for both of the operating system to occupy in two different partitions. If your Windows 7 is already installed in your system shrink partition to make space for the ubuntu too. You could use the disk management option to make space for ubuntu if Windows 7 is already installed. You could use any of the partition management tools available. Partition management utilities could lessen the effort of dividing hard disk to several partitions or arranging different partitions.

Installing Windows

For installing the Windows 7 in a dual boot system, you need to have a full installation disc. For installing Windows 7 insert the disc into the DVD drive. If you cannot boot from CD or DVD, you may need to change the BIOS settings. You could choose ‘Custom installation’ and install Windows 7 to the unallocated space. You could add various libraries into storage.

Installing ubuntu

Before you install ubuntu operating system, you need to restart your system. Then you could boot your system from your ubuntu CD. After this you could change language and select ‘Try Ubuntu without any changes to your computer.’ This leads you to a live system and then goes for Internet connection and click ‘Install’ button to any of the available partition of system. From ubuntu you could arrange various libraries.

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