Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lubuntu 12.10

Just did a fresh install of the 64-bit version of Lubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), keeping the home directory from my previous 32-bit version of Lubuntu 12.04. Reason for switching to the 64-bit version is to run MATLAB R2012b and upcoming versions.

Main thing I have to remember to get my dual-boot (Windows 7 + GNU/Linux) system working is install GRUB to the root partition of the Linux system, then use EasyBCD in Windows to configure the Windows Boot Manager by adding an entry to boot to Linux with GRUB (Legacy).

[Note: I used the previous version EasyBCD 2.0 that was on my system and don't seem to be able to download the newer version now from Google Chrome. Suggested workarounds not involving EasyBCD for configuring the Windows Boot Manager welcome - I recall the last time I tried to control booting with GRUB on the Master Boot Record, Windows failed to load.]

Now to spend some time setting up the system, though it looks like everything mostly works!