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ubuntu 12.04 win7 dual boot

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#1 stevekramer99



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:28 PM



I am new to dual boot systems, I was running win7 and installed ubuntu 12.04 from a usb key using UNetbootin.  I chose the option to have a dual boot installation so I get a screen that asks which system I want when I start up.  It has worked fine so far.


My question is...  how does this system really work?  From Ubuntu I can see and access everything in my Win7 folders.  But when I run Win7, I see no indication of where the Ubuntu files are if I search using windows explorer.  Where are they?  Should I be able to access the Ubuntu files from Win7 like I can Win7 files from Ubuntu?


Final question.


If I have an external hard drive that I only use about 1/3 of for backup of Win7 files, could I have installed ubuntu on this drive so it is entirely contained on the external drive so I don't have top worry about any interference between the 2 OSs ?  Should this be a concern at all?




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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

hi Steve a quick google came up with these self explanatory linux-reader tools more here

Edited by dummkopf007, 01 August 2014 - 10:02 PM.

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