[Chester LUG] Chester Digest, Vol 271, Issue 7
stuart.james.burns at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 14:28:27 UTC 2013
Well I have a macbook 7.1.
I used rEFI to sort the EFI out. The problem was mainly around getting
changes written to disk, but that couldnt happen as whenever I installed
via DVD or USB stick, it claimed it couldn't write the changes because it
couldn't unmount the cdrom. I tried both Mint 14 and Ubuntu.
On 25 February 2013 14:15, J Aguado <j at aguado.co.uk> wrote:
> if you are using a newish Machine, you will need to modify the BIOS so it
> does not use the UEFI boot loader security feature.
> In my case, as my machine came with windows 8 OEM, once I disabled the
> "security" at the BIOS level, Mint 14 KDE installer worked like a charm. It
> detected my windows partitions, and it installed Grub2 adding an entry for
> W8. It even mounts the NTFS mount points, rw, without any issues.
> Do not despair, there is always a way ;)
> 2013/2/25 Stuart Burns <stuart.james.burns at gmail.com>
>> 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
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