Saturday, April 25, 2015

Linux Dual Boot Tips



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  If you are thinking of making a Linux Dual Boot System with Windows and one of the Linux Distributions I would use a few precautions first. I would back up your windows system to either a external hard drive first or to the cloud with something like carbonite first. I my self like the external hard drive method using the back up program that comes with windows 7, 8,8.1 or 10 Beta. You will save yourself a lot of headaches if your Linux dual boot system becomes badly corrupted.


  I ran into a similar situation when I tried to update my windows 7 and Linux Mint plus Linux Zorin Multi-Boot  System. It started going through the windows 10 update process with no problems. When the system rebooted the grub partition had become badly corrupted. I tried a number of different fixes and repairs to correct the grub loader in Linux. No matter what I did I could not repair it. Fortunately for me I had any data saved on another external hard drive. So in my situation since I wasn't using Linux on this particular computer anymore I just performed a fresh install with the windows 10 technical beta version.
  I have a customer that had a Linux Dual Boot System that had become badly corrupted when he tried readjusting the partitions in the system. The computer will only boot to a corrupt windows screen and no longer loads the grub loader. Repairs and fixes are not working due to it being badly corrupted. I can not get at any of the data for windows due to the Linux System. I am running a program to try and recover the data. It has not finished yet, so I don't know exactly what data is being found. All I can say is cross your fingers and hope for the best. If you have to wipe out a Linux Dual Boot System, so you can reinstall Windows you will need to use the old fdisk program from the days of dos. That is what I had to do with my Linux Multi Boot System in my Ham Shack. That is the only way I found to remove all the partitions on the hard drive.
  If you are looking for a computer to set up a Linux Dual Boot System on check out my store below the posts. You can also follow this link for Computer Systems .
  Thank You for Reading from Dan KC2YTI  73s.

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