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Windows 7: Partitioning before Install

29 Aug 2011   #11
theog

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Abit more reading:
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox


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29 Aug 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MPREv View Post



As I think creating the partions (wanted like shown in first post) using the guide you posted,
using the diskpart tool will work creating basic partitins.

There is a little question ...
Why this tool is not included in the standard Installation DVD

The diskpart tool is part of the Windows 7/Vista installation media, actually is even a part of XP, it can even be used while using Windows; have a look at this tutorial.

DISKPART : At PC Startup


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29 Aug 2011   #13
MPREv

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Summing up I got following to options to prepare the partitions:
  1. Use Windows Diskpart:DISKPART : At PC Startup
  2. Use Linux (GParted): Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony
And also for booting the system there are two options.
  1. Using Windows Boot manager (Easy BCD)
  2. Using Linux Boot manager (Grub)
For Grub I heard that it could sometimes wrack up Windows 7.
So I was thinking about the Windows 7 boot manager.
Now I read @ the lifehacker that there Grub is used without problems ...
so atm Iím unsure.
But thinking of W7 Boot manager, cause I probably would more often change the Linux System for testing purposes

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
The diskpart tool is part of the Windows 7/Vista installation media, actually is even a part of XP, it can even be used while using Windows; have a look at this tutorial.

DISKPART : At PC Startup
Oh, thats great! I've misunderstood that it is only included in the Rescue CD.
But so. Perfect.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hmm no real dual boot.
But It would be great if it is possible to be able to boot the OS installed on the Hard drive also in the VM
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29 Aug 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
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You could use WUBI it runs and boots from a virtual HDD from within Windows.

Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows

information   Information

Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. Are you curious about Linux and Ubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier!
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29 Aug 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You could use WUBI it runs and boots from a virtual HDD from within Windows.

Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows

information   Information

Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. Are you curious about Linux and Ubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier!

I just dl'd and installed Ubuntu from the link above to my actual PC.
click to enlarge
Partitioning before Install-wubi.jpg Partitioning before Install-wubi2.jpg


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30 Aug 2011   #16
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

BFK

Can you install Wubi to a separate partition same HD as windows or does it have to go onto your windows partition.

Danny
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30 Aug 2011   #17
Bare Foot Kid
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
BFK

Can you install Wubi to a separate partition same HD as windows or does it have to go onto your windows partition.

Danny
Hello Danny.

I just worked this out for you, run the Ubuntu installer in Windows 7, have a look at these.

click to enlarge
Partitioning before Install-wubi5.jpgPartitioning before Install-wubi6.jpg


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30 Aug 2011   #18
theog

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Hi Ted

Looks to be the same as

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Ray.
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30 Aug 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi Ted

Looks to be the same as

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Ray.

Hello Ray.


I guess it does, I've never looked at that tutorial, oh well.
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30 Aug 2011   #20
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Ted

I went ahead earlier and installed it to a spare partition (25gig) at the end of my drive and it ran awfully slow and occasionally wouldn't boot into Ubuntu properly.So uninstalled it and put it onto my windows drive allocating the same amount of space and it runs much better that way.Can't really see a reason for this but that's how it was for me.Did you try it on a separate partition.I would rather have it there to reduce image sizes.

Danny
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