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Dual Boot

Postby spavila1 » 2017-08-01 08:22

I have installed Windows 7 on one hard drive and Debian 9 (stretch) on another hard drive. How can I set up a dual boot setup? I want Windows 7 to be my primary operating system and use Windows Boot Manager to select between Windows 7 and Debian 9. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Dual Boot

Postby spavila1 » 2017-08-01 10:29

Installed Windows 7 on one hard drive. Installed Debian 9 on second separate hard drive. Able to configure Windows Boot Manager to select between Windows 7 or Debian 9. However, Debian 9 is not booting completely and I get a grub prompt.

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Re: Dual Boot

Postby debiman » 2017-08-02 13:36

grub4dos?
this seems wrong to me.
i'm guessing there's some efi issues here.
please read the debian wiki on how exactly to install debian on efi machines alongside windows.
retry and/or provide more information on the installation process (choices you made).
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Re: Dual Boot

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-08-02 14:41

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Re: Dual Boot

Postby spavila1 » 2017-08-13 11:09

More information on install.

Windows 7 installed on a separate hard drive (sda)
Debian 9 installed on second separate hard drive (sdb)

Debian 9 was installed using the net install iso.
Used Gparted and made 3 partitions: 1) root (/), 2) swap, 3) remainder of space formatted in NTFS as it will be shared between Windows 7 and Debian for dual boot setup.
Grub was installed on (sdb)
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