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How to install Windows 7 from Ubuntu without burnning a disc

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http://ubuntuguide.net – If you’re running on ubuntu and want to install Windows 7 without burning a disc,you can try following steps to install Windows 7 with the iso file. Step1:Download grub4dos from:http://download.gna.org/grub4dos/grub4dos-0.4.4-2009-06-20.zip Decompress the grub.exe and put this file into root directory of Ubuntu partition (”/”). Step2:Create a 4GB ntfs partition and paste all files from Windows7 iso into this partition.(use this GUI tool:sudo apt-get install gparted ntfsprogs.launch from system->administrator menu). use this command to mount the Win7 iso(change “/path/to/your/iso”): sudo mount /path/to/your/iso /mnt -o loop then cope all files in /mnt and paste them into root directory of previous created ntfs partition. Step3: For Ubuntu 9.10 (use grub2): run: sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom paste following into the end: menuentry "Grub for Dos" { insmod ntfs set root=(hdx,y) linux /grub.exe } Note:here “set root=(hdx,y)” need change,my ubuntu was installed in /dev/sda11,so it should be “set root=(hd0,11)” then,run: sudo update-grub For ubuntu 9.04 and old versions(use old grub boot loader): run: sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst add following: title grub4dos root (hdx,y) kernel /grub.exe boot Note:“root (hdx,y)” is different to previous one,my ubuntu partition:/dev/sda11,and here it should be “root (hd0,10)” (without quotes). Step4:Reboot and there is a new entry in grub:”Grub for Dos”or”grub4dos”.Select it and press c to access to grub>,then: grub>find --set-root /bootmgr grub>chainloader /bootmgr grub>boot Now,we get into Win7 installation guide interface.Press Shift+F10 to cmd command line,and run following in X:/sources loation to start: setup.exe Share Related posts: How to restore Grub 2 after reinstalling Windows XP/Vista/Win7 Install Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic) from Windows XP dual-boot system 3 Ways Setting XP/Vista/Windows 7 as default bootup OS In Grub 2 (HowTos)