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by cwsnyder
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Adding Windows to Grub
Replies: 15
Views: 3988

Re: Adding Windows to Grub

Also be aware if your Windows is Vista or 7, they use a Vista loader partition which they expect to find next to the MBR, and that is not compatible with GRUB 1.x or GRUB 2. Windows won't boot without it, and GRUB will be trashed, likely on your first Windows update, if you try to use GRUB to replac...
by cwsnyder
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Think tis is an easy boot qstn (at bottom) but am giving up
Replies: 14
Views: 1501

Re: Dual boot borked (by me..) PRETTY please, am on day 3!

That 'little restore partition at the beginning' is where Windows Vista/Windows 7 stores its startup. Vista DOES require that partition, it can't be erased or reused and still use Vista. You probably do need to run Gparted again and re-install a swap partition also. The suggestion to use the Windows...

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