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It turns out that I needed to run the following: sudo update-grub This updated my /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and got rid of the windows 7 option.


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You can't tell what each partition is for from /proc/partitions, that only tells you the partition numbers and their sizes. Given the numbering, with a one-sector sda3 and no partition numbered 4, this is an MBR-type partition table where sda3 is an extended partition; since Windows needs to boot from a primary partition, the Windows partition has to be ...


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Seems like the reasonable thing would be asking him to compile it to Linux as he really opposes to release the source code (shouldn't be big deal though if he wrote it "posixly"), Cygwin is a "layer" that provides Unix API under Windows and Wine is a "layer" that provides Windows API under Linux. Since in the end of the day the software written for Cygwin ...


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Grub's menu comes from a configuration file, not by scanning hardware. However, the configuration file can be created by scanning hardware, which you would want to do after you've changed partitions around. The command to do this is either grub-mkconfig (Debian derived) or grub2-mkconfig (Fedora derived). I presume Mint would be the former but in any ...


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You do not need a second hard drive. All you need is a second partition. The procedure in brief is as follows: BACKUP IMPORTANT DATA Create a new partition Install Windows in this new partition Reinstall Grub (the bootloader) BACKUP IMPORTANT DATA These are major operations and while they should not cause data loss, a power outage, a crash or human ...


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Regarding your second option, of creating a VMWare image... yes you certainly can. It is called a P2V (Physical to Virtual) migration, and you can do a hot clone, rather than a cold clone. First, you need to put the original Windows 8 disk back into the machine. Boot it up. Connect an external usb disk large enough to hold the Windows 8 installation, to ...



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