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  Reply # 174148 28-Oct-2008 16:54
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Yeah, I can feel your pain. I tried the Windows Vista Live DVD the other day and now it's blown away my Ubuntu install, and repartitioned my disks! Ubuntu no longer shows up in the new boot menu (it replaced GRUB) and according to Disk Management, I only have the Vista partition on this disk!

Man, it's annoying.

</sarcasm>



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Reply # 174221 28-Oct-2008 20:19
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Ok, now I have Vista + Intrepid Ibex - both 64bit - Dual Boot Working! Cool

So, what I did was - Had to create a MSDOS Partition Layout and then installed Vista 64bit and then Ubuntu 64bit. Installed the Grub in the Linux root partition instead of boot sector. Then installed EasyBCD, added Ubuntu to the boot menu Laughing

For the information, Ubuntu did not require any driver installation, except NVidia! Tongue out




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Reply # 174235 28-Oct-2008 21:02
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xcubed: Yeah, I can feel your pain. I tried the Windows Vista Live DVD the other day and now it's blown away my Ubuntu install, and repartitioned my disks! Ubuntu no longer shows up in the new boot menu (it replaced GRUB) and according to Disk Management, I only have the Vista partition on this disk!

Man, it's annoying.



Sorry, I dont get you. Do you think what I had written here is false?




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  Reply # 174249 28-Oct-2008 22:02
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chakkaradeep:
xcubed: Yeah, I can feel your pain. I tried the Windows Vista Live DVD the other day and now it's blown away my Ubuntu install, and repartitioned my disks! Ubuntu no longer shows up in the new boot menu (it replaced GRUB) and according to Disk Management, I only have the Vista partition on this disk!

Man, it's annoying.



Sorry, I dont get you. Do you think what I had written here is false?


He finished with a </sarcasm> so he's just having a shot...




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  Reply # 174260 28-Oct-2008 22:55
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Just to clarify my snarky post above chakkaradeep, while I can understand your annoyance at Ubuntu destroying your existing OS, I think it speaks well for Linux and FOSS as a whole that you had an expectation that it wouldn't. I am not aware of any proprietary operating system that respects existing installations of other operating systems, nor am I aware of any proprietary operating systems that allow you to run the full version of the OS directly from the disc. On the other hand, recent Linux distributions like Ubuntu do run directly from disc, and even go to the trouble of integrating existing operating systems into the boot loader menu.

So while it sucks that it didn't work out this time for you, I am happy of the fact that Linux has at least changed your expectations of how operating systems should behave.

Carey



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  Reply # 174261 28-Oct-2008 22:57
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xcubed: Just to clarify my snarky post above chakkaradeep, while I can understand your annoyance at Ubuntu destroying your existing OS, I think it speaks well for Linux and FOSS as a whole that you had an expectation that it wouldn't. I am not aware of any proprietary operating system that respects existing installations of other operating systems, nor am I aware of any proprietary operating systems that allow you to run the full version of the OS directly from the disc. On the other hand, recent Linux distributions like Ubuntu do run directly from disc, and even go to the trouble of integrating existing operating systems into the boot loader menu.

So while it sucks that it didn't work out this time for you, I am happy of the fact that Linux has at least changed your expectations of how operating systems should behave.

Carey


Why do *always* Linux discussions end this way! Its time to move on...




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  Reply # 175599 3-Nov-2008 22:50
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If you booted with Ubuntu Livecd it would only boot to ram, it might fail to do this if it cant detect hardware properly but it wont trash your disk that I've ever experienced and I've used the live cd on heaps of workstations.  The only way I see it happening is by accidently installing ubuntu when you didnt think you were or by running some console command to torch your drive partitions.

Reminds of the time I flicked through a mandrake install didnt look to closely at which drive it was partitioning and blindly accepted with "okay" then realised as it was writing new partition tables it was wiping my d:\ (all my music, files etc..) luckily I realised before any real data was lost (thanks to testdisk for getting back my partition table).

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  Reply # 175924 4-Nov-2008 22:47
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xcubed: Yeah, I can feel your pain. I tried the Windows Vista Live DVD the other day and now it's blown away my Ubuntu install, and repartitioned my disks! Ubuntu no longer shows up in the new boot menu (it replaced GRUB) and according to Disk Management, I only have the Vista partition on this disk!

Man, it's annoying.

</sarcasm>


LOL! Nice.

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