How to dual-boot Chakra Linux Edn and Windows 7, part 1

Chakra Edn KDE Partition Manager

The final disk partitioning tasks takes place here. They entail selecting a mount point for the partitions, and formatting them. Though three partitions were created, only two will need to be formatted. Swap does not have to be formatted.
Chakra Linux Tribe Format Partitions

The partitions that we can format, are the ones we intend to use for /boot and /. for this tutorial, I start with the one for /boot. Select it by clicking anywhere along the line it is listed on, then choose the mount point from the dropdown menu to the far right. Once that is completed, click on the Format button. Select ext4 or any file system you prefer from the new menu that opens, then click on Ok. Repeat for the other partitions that need formatting.
Chakra Tribe Format Root Partition

Related Post:  How to install Steam Client on Fedora 20

Here is the same step showing the / partition. Note the mount point.
Chakra Tribe Format Root Partition

With the disk partitioning aspect completed, click on Next to continue with the installation.
Chakra Linux Tribe Partitions List

Here, Tribe is just telling you want it is going to do. Make sure that what is wants to do is exactly what you wanted it to. Next.
Chakra Linux Tribe Partition Dialog

The final task involves the boot loader. Unlike most Linux distributions, Chakra uses BURG, instead of GRUB. BURG is derived from GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, and Chakra is the first distribution to use it by default. The only problem here, and it is a big problem, is that Tribe does not offer the option to choose a location for BURG other than the MBR (Master Boot Record) of the target hard drive. This means that installing BURG will wipe Windows 7’s boot program from the MBR. If that is ok by you, then the tutorial ends here. Enjoy you new system. If not, part 2 of this tutorial (to be published soon) will show you how to install BURG in the boot partition, and restore Windows 7’s boot manager in the MBR.
Chakra Linux Tribe Install BURG

Related Post:  Dual-booting Linux Mint 10 KDE and Windows 7

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Hola! Did you notice that LinuxBSDos.com no longer run network ads?  Yep, no more ads from the usual suspects that track and annoy you across the Internet. But since I still need to pay to keep the site running, feel free to make a small donation by PayPal or your favorite cryptocurrency.

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Xrp
  • Bitcoin cash
  • Bitcoin sv
  • Litecoin
  • Binance coin
  • Cardano
  • Ethereum classic
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to bc1qzvlte2m224zkayhdc7fdfjkp2rsgt0l5a496ua

Donate Bitcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin

Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x0F4362DFF77F3Ba0Dc637F5f3Eba35D09a2fA60C

Donate Ethereum to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum

Scan to Donate Xrp to r4ggjvL36njsMCYTkJ3S7cTHscPsMsSGQv

Donate Xrp to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Xrp

Scan to Donate Bitcoin cash to qrs0dedzp9t55af3nfwypydghp29r0xguy9s20fz2k

Donate Bitcoin cash to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin cash

Scan to Donate Bitcoin sv to 15K9TLyVDBtLuG9cYvXCX9SSkq9C9oUKHK

Donate Bitcoin sv to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin sv

Scan to Donate Litecoin to LetJ9QQMb7u2LMZ9Tu6rtHwcBcQFW98fbG

Donate Litecoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Litecoin

Scan to Donate Binance coin to bnb1ga8trq08ssqepd90v6225nzfgy448pu5pw8gxp

Donate Binance coin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Binance coin

Scan to Donate Cardano to addr1qx2354yw49etstfljpdhwja3ajjlt487lg95vu9ngy2q6vu4rf2ga2tjhqknlyzmwa9mrm997h20a7stgectxsg5p5esq5l7d9

Donate Cardano to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Cardano

Scan to Donate Ethereum classic to 0xcD6CC972a2297FcafACDcfE042C55C69516a9264

Donate Ethereum classic to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum classic

Subscribe for updates. Trust me, no spam!

Sponsored links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.

Upcoming events

6 Responses

  1. Hola amigos, soy nuevo en linux, tengo un conocimiento limitado pero logré instalar el win7 y el chakra, todo iva muy bien, hasta que actualice el chakra linux, y ahora ya no aparece la opción de windows 7 en el menú de arranque, que puede ser, por favor necesito su ayuda y de antemano gracias

    1. Chakra will not be using BURG any more, starting from the mext release, which will be out tomorrow. So, it is likely that that tutorial will be redone a bit.

      On a single disk, EasyBCD is likely to be involved.

  2. Hi finid,

    Looking forward to part 2.

    (Previously, had issues with GRUB in MBR and the system was rendered unbootable after a Windows update. I want to have Windows bootmanager in MBR – as you had shown in LMDE (and LM 11) dualboot with Win 7 tutorials.)

    Also, just upgraded to Chakra 2012.2 – very smooth. Looking forward to that review too.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the latest

On social media
Via my newsletter

Partner links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2021.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.
Hacking, pentesting distributions

Linux Distributions for Hacking

Experts use these Linux distributions for hacking, digital forensics, and pentesting.

Categories
Archives

The authors of these books are confirmed to speak during

Algorithm Conference

T-minus AI

Author was the first chairperson of AI for the U.S. Air Force.

The case for killer robots

Author is the Director of the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

Why greatness cannot be planned

Author works on AI safety as a Senior Research Scientist at Uber AI Labs.