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Windows 7: how to install ubuntu and win 7 together

08 Aug 2012   #1
sevenmad

windows seven ultimate x64
 
 
how to install ubuntu and win 7 together

Hi,

Stupid question, i know. But im angry right now and my brain isnt working correctly! So however i search im not finding what i want. Wondering if anyone who isnt angry like me can give me a link! lol

Thanks in advance.
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08 Aug 2012   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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08 Aug 2012   #3
sevenmad

windows seven ultimate x64
 
 

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Woah! That link isnt working! Looks like its not a sevenforums link is it?

Thanks
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08 Aug 2012   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevenmad View Post
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Woah! That link isnt working! Looks like its not a sevenforums link is it?

Thanks

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
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08 Aug 2012   #5
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Or do it the easy way, install VirtualBox and run Ubuntu as a virtual machine.

Unless you expect to be doing hardcore graphics or need access to exotic hardware, running Linux in a VM on windows it a thousand times easier and more flexible than dual booting. You can run Linux and windows apps at the same time, cut and paste or drag and drop data/files between them etc.

You could install ubuntu, kubuntu and mint all in the same time it'll take to install any one of those in a dual boot installation! And if you don;t want to use a distro any more, getting rid of an install is as easy as deleting a folder on your hardrive.

Another advantage is simple snapshot and backup, if, like me, you know how often Linux will eat itself when upgrading or installing third party software, you can do a fast snapshot and extremely quick restore to before the install to fix it.

All the while there being /zero/ chance for error causing you to lose access too or even accidentally format your current 7 partition.
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08 Aug 2012   #6
sevenmad

windows seven ultimate x64
 
 

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Thats a good idea. But VM would half the ram... but its worth the try.

Thanks!
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08 Aug 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

fsael is absolutely right. Virtual Box is the way to go. Ubuntu in double boot is a real mess. If you have 3GB or more RAM, there is no problem. Ubuntu runs well with 1GB of RAM.

And remember, the RAM you assign to Virtual Box is only taken away from the host system as long as Virtual Box is running.
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