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> Triple Booting with Ubuntu, Adding Ubuntu to a dual boot config
Clayman1000x
post Nov 26 2011, 11:19 PM
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I asked this question at another forum but have got no answers so I am posting here also.
"I am currently dual booting XP Pro and Win7 Ultimate, all updated and running fine. I want to add Ubuntu 11.10 to the system, I'm fairly new to Linux but not a newbie. Now, I have done this before BUT, I installed Ubuntu inside either XP or 7 (don't quite remember which). When booting up I would get a bootup screen with about 4 to 6 options for booting into Ubuntu, 2 options for some type of repair and an option to boot into Windows, if I accept the last option (boot into windows), I get another boot screen asking for XP or Win 7, I would like this to be the same after I reinstall Ubuntu to it's own partition and this time I want to partition an area of my boot drive for Ubuntu. I currently run a 85g partition for XP (my main OS), a 45g partition for Win 7 and will add a new 40g partition on the storage partition, (currently 338gb) for Ubuntu and the rest is storage space, I have plenty of space for this. I am currently moving all the stuff in the storage part to another drive.

I hope I explained well what I am trying to do:

The real question is what do I need to be prepared for and what steps do I do if the boot screen doesn't give me what I need. I would like this to go smoothly and I already have Ubuntu 11.04 on my other pc and am getting used to the Unity interface, not as bad as what I have been reading IMO. I would love any suggestions someone might have.
The reason I am doing all this is because my Biostar 6100-M9 MB gave out on me and I replaced it with an Asus A8N-VM, 939 socket board so I lost my installs but nothing important, I never keep important stuff (thank god for live cd's and gparted) on my boot partitions, that is what my storage is for."
By the way, when I am done and everything is working fine I am going to backup the OS partitions with Macrium Reflect and store them on the other drive.


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Clay
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition Tower Case
MB: Foxconn
CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition 4 core
DVD: Pioneer Internal 15X Blu-Ray Burner
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 2 * 8GB (2x 4GB), DDR3-1600MHz
HDD: 500g WD Caviar Blue 1t WD Black, 4t Seagate
Video Card: Asus HD7750
OS: Win7 Ultimate w/ Ubuntu 12.04, Cairo-Dock
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Clayman1000x
post Nov 28 2011, 02:36 PM
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So as a workaround, how would I download the package for this adapter to a flash drive on my other machine that has an internet connection with a Dlink wireless card, Ubuntu had no trouble with that adapter a all, installed from the word go. The last time I tried using the package manager it didn't download to the desktop or anything to move it, so how do I send it to the flash drive to install on this machine.
Victory Red got it to work and posted how:

"Ok here it is......

Download ndiswrapper source code from sourceforge.

Add the following to ntoskernal_io.c

wstdcall NTSTATUS WIN_FUNC(IoUnregisterPlugPlayNotification,1)
(void *tag)
{
TRACE2("%p", tag);
TODO(); /* Probably Not, legacy function abandoned in Windows 7 */
IOEXIT(return STATUS_SUCCESS); /* Linux doesn't use it either */
}

Do the following:
sudo make uninstall
make
make install

then check the version to make sure the changes got in.

ndiswrapper -v
utils version: '1.9', utils version needed by module: '1.9'
module details:
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.32-24-generic-pae/misc/ndiswrapper.ko
version: 1.56
vermagic: 2.6.32-24-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 586TSC

then cd over to the directory that contains bcmwlhigh5.inf & .sys or specify the directory in the following command line

ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh5.inf or ndiswrapper -i wherever\wna3100

then
ndiswrapper -l
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
bcmwlhigh5 : driver installed
device (0846:9020) present

finally

ndiswrapper -l
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
bcmwlhigh5 : driver installed
device (0846:9020) present

finally use the wireless network manager to setup your new wireless lan."

I honestly have no idea what he did or what I need to do. I have already downloaded "ndiswrapper-1.57rc1" but have no idea what to do with it, I just don't understand. I would really like to understand this terminal thing better but it is really tough going back and forth between XP and Ubuntu.
Adain thanks for all your help.


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Clay
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition Tower Case
MB: Foxconn
CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition 4 core
DVD: Pioneer Internal 15X Blu-Ray Burner
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 2 * 8GB (2x 4GB), DDR3-1600MHz
HDD: 500g WD Caviar Blue 1t WD Black, 4t Seagate
Video Card: Asus HD7750
OS: Win7 Ultimate w/ Ubuntu 12.04, Cairo-Dock
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