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Old 17. Aug 2015, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need coaching to dual boot Manjaro LXDE with Win 7

Matthew Moore has a video how to dual boot any Linux distro with Win 7.
He installs grub to / = root so Windows and Linux remain "independent".
Just tried it with latest LXDE but i lost both OS in the setup process!

Can't see option install to sda3 (where i have root) with Manjaro.
Should i simply select the default sda?
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Old 17. Aug 2015, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never used this method to dual boot, always preferring to accept a Linux default install "alongside Windows" where this option exists or into a manually created partition otherwise with whatever default Grub installation comes with it. I've only had bad issues on a couple of occasions and in both I was able to remedy the situation using Rescatux.

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/rescatux/

You can do a ton of stuff with this tool including as a last resort to restore your Windows MBR so at least you can boot back into this.
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Old 17. Aug 2015, 10:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Think my mistake is when it comes to choosing "use this device for boot loader" (meaning sda1).
Guess i should leave it unchecked next time if i don't want to install grub to mbr.

Never heard of Rescatux before, thanks for the suggestion MC!
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Old 18. Aug 2015, 08:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I more often install a boot loader to a manually created partition so that it won't interfere my original boot menu.

Whenever needed, I boot into a Linux system and run Grub Customizer (mentioned here). With its OS prober, the Customizer automatically searches through your partitions for operating systems such as Windows, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc., then presents you a list of loaders for you to adjust. Once that's done, select "Write to MBR" and you will have this boot menu on the next boot.
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Thanks for sharing Jojo!
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