install windows7 / ubuntu 14.04 dualboot / or trippleboot with debian / automatic boot windows [ubuntu,linux,debian,windows]

new instruction:

1) SDA2 65GB NTFS WIN7-64Bit-en
install win7 on whole disk
then resize Windows partition with gparted-cd to 65 GB
delete others(freespace)
Boot windows 7 > repair win7

2) SDA3 90GB EXT4 Debian-XFCE testing 64Bit
Debian 64Bit XFCE German
>geführt > größten freien speicherplatz verwenden
(copy over the realtek deb file to a usb stick for wifi)

3) SDA4 80GB EXT4 Xubuntu 64Bit
F12 multiboot then choose it
xubuntu 64Bit ohne Wlan
[x] drittanbieter software
xubuntu daneben installieren

anderes > EXT4-Journaling Datei System
Einbindungspunkt > /
>root partition zugewiesen
swap zuweisen (RAM=SWAP=4GB)

old instruction:

simple dualboot(win7/ubuntu-mate):
clean whole harddisk so it is empty
install win7 32bit
install ubuntu-mate 15.04 (mate next to windows)

setup partitions:
boot from gparted-live cd (
start gparted
delete all partitions
create partitions
sda1 fat32 100GB
sda2 ntfs 200GB
sda3 ext2 320GB

(maximum 4 primary
ubuntu is creating another primary for documents
-> maximum 3)

install win7 64bit on sda2 ntfs 200GB:
loading installer ~4min
installation ~22min
your key is mostly on the bottom of your laptop
after key ->deactivate autmatic activation

win 7 install takes forever:
-> install 30 min
-> install hardware programs ~1h
-> install first time updates ~4h
-> install second time updates ~20min
-> install third time updates ~ 3h

maybe also have a look here:

install ubuntu 14.04 64bit next to windows:
loading installer ~5min
choose “install ubuntu inside of windows7”
files 163.5GB | Ubuntu 162.0GB
installation ~15min

start ubuntu
reboot ubuntu
open terminal(ctrl + alt + t):
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo reboot

install available updates for the Ubuntu release:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo reboot

(it may install new packages or remove installed packages if that is necessary to satisfy dependencies. So be careful when using it.)

maybe also have a look here:

setup automatic boot windows7 on ubuntu:
open terminal with ctrl+alt+T:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg
then search for windows and get the actually name of your windows e.g. “Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)”

now edit your default grub file:
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

and change the line GRUB_DEFAULT=0 to:
GRUB_DEFAULT="Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)"

for default debian boot use:
"Debian GNU/Linux (8.1) (on /dev/sda7)"

you can find your own exactly os name in:
nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg

update grub:
sudo update-grub

want to switch back to automatic boot ubuntu?
change the line back to:

and update grub:
sudo update-grub

add debian for trippleboot:
boot from debian cd
(connect to lan while install)
choose “advanced option”->”graphic automatic”
useraccountname… password…
(do not use y,z..keys that make problems with english/german keyboards)
part harddisk
delete the ext2 partition (from ubuntu’s files 163.5GB)
create new partition logic
free space automatic partitioning
end partitioning and save changes
bootloader grub->next

boot ubuntu to update grub so debian will be shown in bootloader:
update grub:
sudo update-grub
sudo reboot
(now it should be in the bootloader)

boot debian and set it up:

if you run into problems with “a start job is running…”:


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