[Chester LUG] Chester Digest, Vol 271, Issue 7

Stuart Burns stuart.james.burns at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 14:08:44 UTC 2013

Well I spent a good few hours yesterday trying to get ANY Linux to dual
boot. I just gave up in the END. EFI and MAC just seem to be a complete

On 25 February 2013 11:39, Bogus Zaba <bogus at bogzab.plus.com> wrote:

>  On 22/02/13 17:57, Roger Gibson wrote:
>> I dual boot Windoze 7 with Ubuntu (updated through many versions)and
>>> have no problems with rwx access to Windoze partitions (same on my
>>> desktop, laptop and notebook).
>>> Although I use a separate ntfs partition for my 'data' files, so as  to
>>> facilitate reloading/changing loaded OS, (MS software support
>>> recommended to me reloading Windoze every 12 months to remove
>>> 'inevitable ongoing corruptions')
>> Stranger here - I have never been to the Chester LUG, but I have been
> lurking on the list for a while (based in Denbighshire and working in
> Liverpool so passing through Chester quite a lot).
> Just to contribute to the dual-booting discussion - my Thinkpad laptop
> dual boots Slackware and Windows 7 quite happily, although with VirtualBox,
> QEMU and Wine I rarely need to actually cold-boot into Windows. Slackware
> comes with LILO as the boot manager and only command line utilities for
> re-sizing the partitions which you need to do when installing Linux on a PC
> with Windows pre-loaded but it all worked fine for me - I can read and
> write to the original Windows (NTFS) partition as required with no issues.
> There may have been some magic stuff had to be put into /etc/fstab to
> achieve the write-access if I recall correctly.
> Bogus Zaba
> ______________________________**_________________
> Chester mailing list
> Chester at mailman.lug.org.uk
> https://mailman.lug.org.uk/**mailman/listinfo/chester<https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/chester>

Stuart Burns
E: stuart.james.burns at gmail.com
M: [redacted]
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.lug.org.uk/pipermail/chester/attachments/20130225/70588317/attachment.html>

More information about the Chester mailing list