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Windows 7: ubuntu ???? no install !!!!

02 Sep 2010   #11
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

and it's only a half moon outside
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02 Sep 2010   #12
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

I'm up and running ubuntu via the loaded disc.
it takes 3mins to get to desktop. pages are slow to change.

is this due to the fact that I'm running from a disk?
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02 Sep 2010   #13
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
I'm up and running ubuntu via the loaded disc.
it takes 3mins to get to desktop. pages are slow to change.

is this due to the fact that I'm running from a disk?
Yes, running an OS from the CD will be slow. Because everytime you run anything from the CD, it has to be loaded fully into memory and then executed. Installing as a dual boot or as a virtual OS will be quite fast.
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02 Sep 2010   #14
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

from what I understand, I will get an option to choose what OS to boot into if I do indeed install ubuntu.

if I do install, will I be able to toggle between OS's ?

will it create another partition on the main drive?

I tried to view an .avi movie and it says no
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02 Sep 2010   #15
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you want to try out Ubuntu, I would recommend using the wubi installer... This will install ubuntu on your drive within Windows.. It will install everything you need to run it in a dual boot configuration, but allows you to uninstall it like a regular program from the control program... To be able to watch .avi files you will need to install Ubuntu restricted extras.. These are codecs that are not installed by default. All you need to do is go to Ubuntu One Store, and select Ubuntu Restricted Extras, and the codecs/decoders you need will be installed.... Enjoy Ubuntu!
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02 Sep 2010   #16
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If you want to try out Ubuntu, I would recommend using the wubi installer... This will install ubuntu on your drive within Windows.. It will install everything you need to run it in a dual boot configuration, but allows you to uninstall it like a regular program from the control program... To be able to watch .avi files you will need to install Ubuntu restricted extras.. These are codecs that are not installed by default. All you need to do is go to Ubuntu One Store, and select Ubuntu Restricted Extras, and the codecs/decoders you need will be installed.... Enjoy Ubuntu!

so if I install wubi, I will have to reboot to get back to vista/win7 ?
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02 Sep 2010   #17
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
from what I understand, I will get an option to choose what OS to boot into if I do indeed install ubuntu.

if I do install, will I be able to toggle between OS's ?

will it create another partition on the main drive?

I tried to view an .avi movie and it says no
1. If you install as a Dual Boot, you can use only one OS at a time. If you want to use the other OS, then you will have to restart the system and then boot into the other OS.
2. Yes, it will be installed in a separate partition.

It is better to install in a virtual environment or use the WUBI Installer to install Ubuntu as a single file inside Windows.
However, if you are installing Ubuntu in a virtual environment, you can have both OS' running at the same time.

EDIT: Oops, Tom is faster than me

If you install using WUBI, then you will have to reboot to switch to the other OS.
Quote:
Is this running Ubuntu within a virtual environment or something similar?

No. This is a real installation, the only difference is that Ubuntu is installed within a file as opposed to being installed within its own partition. Thus we spare you the trouble of creating a free partition for Ubuntu. And we spare you the trouble to have of having to burn a CD-Rom.
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02 Sep 2010   #18
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
from what I understand, I will get an option to choose what OS to boot into if I do indeed install ubuntu.

if I do install, will I be able to toggle between OS's ?

will it create another partition on the main drive?

I tried to view an .avi movie and it says no
1. If you install as a Dual Boot, you can use only one OS at a time. If you want to use the other OS, then you will have to restart the system and then boot into the other OS.
2. Yes, it will be installed in a separate partition.

It is better to install in a virtual environment or use the WUBI Installer to install Ubuntu as a single file inside Windows.
However, if you are installing Ubuntu in a virtual environment, you can have both OS' running at the same time.

EDIT: Oops, Tom is faster than me

If you install using WUBI, then you will have to reboot to switch to the other OS.
Quote:
Is this running Ubuntu within a virtual environment or something similar?

No. This is a real installation, the only difference is that Ubuntu is installed within a file as opposed to being installed within its own partition. Thus we spare you the trouble of creating a free partition for Ubuntu. And we spare you the trouble to have of having to burn a CD-Rom.

do I have to d/l virtual pc, install it then install wubi installer?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

I don't know how a virtual environment really works. I've read the tutorials but I just can't grasp it.....sorry
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02 Sep 2010   #19
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

A Virtual Machine is basically an OS (Guest) installed inside another OS (Host). This can be accomplished by installing a virtualization software like VirtualBox or VMWare.

The Guest OS can be installed just like a normal OS inside the virtualization software.

Take a look at this screenshot with six OS' (XP, 98, 95, 3.11, 3.1 and DOS 7.10) running inside Windows 7.
ubuntu ????  no install !!!!-59994d1268280685-post-your-virtual-machines-vmware-virtual.jpg

You don't need to install using the WUBI Installer if you are installing in a virtual environment. You can select the ISO file or CD during install and the sources will be taken from that.

Take a look at this tutorial for instructions
Installing Ubuntu inside Windows using VirtualBox


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02 Sep 2010   #20
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Thank you Prabhu !!!!!!!
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