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Windows 7: Problem in Installing Ubuntu with Windows 7


15 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Problem in Installing Ubuntu with Windows 7

I have downloaded 695MB Desktop Edition from it's official website,I'm installing it along with Windows 7 Home?

While Installing I got the following screen first :

allocate drive Space

1) Install alongside other OS
2) Erase and Use the entire disc
3) Specify partitions manually(advanced)

I have chosen Manually Partitioning option(3rd Option).There I got directed to free space option which is Unallocated space that I created in Windows 7.

it shows free space 20973MB

After clicking on free space, I got one window for "Create Partition" which says:

A)Type of new partition 1) Primary 2)Logical (Selected)

B)New Partition size in MB 20972

C)Location for new partition 1)Beginning 2) End Question:Which one to select,1 is selected by default.

D)Use as Ext4 Journalising File System

E)Mount Point /

After pressing "OK " button,I got the following message:

You have not selected any partition for use as swap space

Go Back Continue

Please help me how to select swap spaces.












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15 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akhare1 View Post
I have downloaded 695MB Desktop Edition from it's official website,I'm installing it along with Windows 7 Home?

While Installing I got the following screen first :

allocate drive Space

1) Install alongside other OS
2) Erase and Use the entire disc
3) Specify partitions manually(advanced)

I have chosen Manually Partitioning option(3rd Option).There I got directed to free space option which is Unallocated space that I created in Windows 7.

it shows free space 20973MB

After clicking on free space, I got one window for "Create Partition" which says:

A)Type of new partition 1) Primary 2)Logical (Selected)

B)New Partition size in MB 20972

C)Location for new partition 1)Beginning 2) End Question:Which one to select,1 is selected by default.

D)Use as Ext4 Journalising File System

E)Mount Point /

After pressing "OK " button,I got the following message:

You have not selected any partition for use as swap space

Go Back Continue

Please help me how to select swap spaces.












______________________________________
Kindly leave your email address also so that I can contact you if I encounter any problem after performing your steps
Alrighty then....Ubuntu (linux in general) merely has you create swap space to use in case your ram gets low and it needs to "swap" things out of the ram to the HD. This is identical to the page file located on Windows systems. In most cases if you have 2GB or more RAM for Ubuntu I would safely say you don't need it since the page/swap file is only used when your RAM is being filled to the maximum and objects are not able to be discarded from the RAM to clear space. Ubuntu takes very little memory to begin with....I have never used more than 1.2GB at a time. If you don't want the swap space (I don't use it personally) than just click continue (this has no consequences)

Now....after all of that....if you decide that you WANT the swap space....here is what you do

1. Erase the root partition (you made it as ext4 journaled with / as a mount point)
2. With the new unallocated space, make a 2 GB (I think that is sufficient) partition->Set the type to logical->set the mount point to swap
3. With the remaining space, make the root partition(/) as logical and ext4 journalized
4. OPTIONAL: Make sure to allow the GRUB boot-loader to install to your HD not just the partition that Ubuntu will be on....I have always recommended this as GRUB does a fine job handling pretty much every OS out there. If you choose to keep Windows as the default boot loader, you will have to jump through some hoops with the bcd store (EasyBCD for this) to have Ubuntu be able to boot
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15 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Hello Akhare1 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

First off the smallest size option if this is the latest 10.10 release is the choice of 3gb. This one is a bit larger in size and wants a bit more drive space then the 9.10 or 10.04 releases. For seeing a custom install on a flash drive made bootable on it's own the second partition(root) was about 4gb in size.

That was also made the mount point "/" by double clicking on the intended root(file system) which then brings up a new popup window for setting the "/" type as well as selecting the file system to be used(ext 2, 3, or 4) and the option to see it formatted.

Note by seeing the root partition made the mount point you avoid seeing Grub installed into and replacing the Windows mbr. Once the install is finished the options for wubi or the NeoGrub option in the EasyBCD program can be directed at the root when the new boot entry is added into the 7 loader.

As far as the "you haven't selected and swap space" you wouldn't even worry since ubuntu runs typically on less then 512mb of memory with that being an option. The installation will still go on as long as the root is over 3gb.

The swap file is one thing present on the root that accomidates the virtual memory when no swap partition is present. Depending on how your partitions are layed out and the amount of drive space you are working with you can simply add a separate 2-4gb extended type(not primary) swap partition after the root.
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15 Oct 2010   #4

 
 

can i suggest trying linux with virtualbox first? then if you like it you can make a dual boot, but if you don't it is much easier to delete.
Downloads - VirtualBox
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15 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well,I have installed successfully Ubuntu in one of my Manually created partition of 20GB.

But it's showing free space of only 1.8 GB.

I selected Drive Size as 19 GB while installing.

I followed the following video from the you tube.Please refer to it and let me know how to use 20 GB partition efficiently.

YouTube - Installing ubuntu using wubi on Windows 7

Youtube Title is :
Installing ubuntu using wubi on Windows 7



By :JonnoTheBonno


Thanks
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15 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

That guy in that video is an IDIOT (sorry but it is true)

Wubi exists to allow someone to use Ubuntu without making additional partitions....*sigh* *facepalm* at the guy in the video

/rantover

First go to add/remove programs and remove wubi
Second go to the disk partitioning area you originally made the partitions at and remove the ubuntu partition AND the swap space partition (if you made it)
Third extend the Windows 7 partition with the unallocated space gained from the deleted partition (s)
Fourth rerun the wubi setup and follow the onscreen instructions.
Fifth reboot the computer and choose ubuntu in the boot menu
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15 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
That guy in that video is an IDIOT (sorry but it is true)

Wubi exists to allow someone to use Ubuntu without making additional partitions....*sigh* *facepalm* at the guy in the video

/rantover

First go to add/remove programs and remove wubi
Second go to the disk partitioning area you originally made the partitions at and remove the ubuntu partition AND the swap space partition (if you made it)
Third extend the Windows 7 partition with the unallocated space gained from the deleted partition (s)
Fourth rerun the wubi setup and follow the onscreen instructions.
Fifth reboot the computer and choose ubuntu in the boot menu
But that video helped me in installing Ubuntu and it's working fine except the space problem.


Could you please write down the steps to perform after deleting Ubuntu:

Detailed step by step guidance would be highly appreciated.
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15 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akhare1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
That guy in that video is an IDIOT (sorry but it is true)

Wubi exists to allow someone to use Ubuntu without making additional partitions....*sigh* *facepalm* at the guy in the video

/rantover

First go to add/remove programs and remove wubi
Second go to the disk partitioning area you originally made the partitions at and remove the ubuntu partition AND the swap space partition (if you made it)
Third extend the Windows 7 partition with the unallocated space gained from the deleted partition (s)
Fourth rerun the wubi setup and follow the onscreen instructions.
Fifth reboot the computer and choose ubuntu in the boot menu
But that video helped me in installing Ubuntu and it's working fine except the space problem.


Could you please write down the steps to perform after deleting Ubuntu:

Detailed step by step guidance would be highly appreciated.
First tell me one of two things....

Do you want to install Ubuntu with Wubi (no partition changes...you can easily remove it with add/remove programs in Windows)?

OR

Do you want to install Ubuntu to your computer's hard disk drive (in its' own partition). This will also allow you to have a swap space (if you want it) AND have the grub bootloader instead of the Windows bootloader

Once you reply with your choice I will list out all the steps for you
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15 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akhare1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
That guy in that video is an IDIOT (sorry but it is true)

Wubi exists to allow someone to use Ubuntu without making additional partitions....*sigh* *facepalm* at the guy in the video

/rantover

First go to add/remove programs and remove wubi
Second go to the disk partitioning area you originally made the partitions at and remove the ubuntu partition AND the swap space partition (if you made it)
Third extend the Windows 7 partition with the unallocated space gained from the deleted partition (s)
Fourth rerun the wubi setup and follow the onscreen instructions.
Fifth reboot the computer and choose ubuntu in the boot menu
But that video helped me in installing Ubuntu and it's working fine except the space problem.


Could you please write down the steps to perform after deleting Ubuntu:

Detailed step by step guidance would be highly appreciated.
First tell me one of two things....

Do you want to install Ubuntu with Wubi (no partition changes...you can easily remove it with add/remove programs in Windows)?

OR

Do you want to install Ubuntu to your computer's hard disk drive (in its' own partition). This will also allow you to have a swap space (if you want it) AND have the grub bootloader instead of the Windows bootloader

Once you reply with your choice I will list out all the steps for you

I want to install Ubuntu in a separate partition of my HDD.Just like I have Windows 7 installed on my Hard Drive.

Please list all the steps starting from the very basic as I'm not adept in it!!

Thanks

adarsh
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15 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

One last thing....do you want to use the GRUB bootloader or the Windows bootloader?
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