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Windows 7: Run Ubuntu 11 as dual boot alongside Windows

26 May 2011   #1
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 
Run Ubuntu 11 as dual boot alongside Windows

Hi,

I wanna install Ubuntu (dual boot) alongside Windows. Is it as simple as just booting from the Live CD, selecting install Ubuntu, making a partition from the hard drive and installing? Is that it? After Ubuntu get's installed, when I boot up the computer, will it give me the option to boot from Windows or Ubuntu?

Slasher


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26 May 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.



Yes that's the way but using separate HDDs to boot them separately would save you a bunch of head-aches later.


How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
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26 May 2011   #3
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

So when I install Ubuntu, when I start my computer, I will be presented to have the option to start Ubuntu or Windows right?

I also hear something about the bootloader of the computer changing to the Windows one to GRUB, is that right? So GRUB will be used to boot Windows, am I right? If so, would that affect Windows in any way?

Slasher
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27 May 2011   #4
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
So when I install Ubuntu, when I start my computer, I will be presented to have the option to start Ubuntu or Windows right?

I also hear something about the bootloader of the computer changing to the Windows one to GRUB, is that right? So GRUB will be used to boot Windows, am I right? If so, would that affect Windows in any way?

Slasher
Yes, the Bootloader will be changed to Grub2 on the newer versions of Ubuntu and Grub2 will be used to boot Windows. The process is quite straightforward and painless.

As was mentioned above, the preferred method of installation is to install both the Ubuntu OS and Grub onto a separate drive, which you would then choose when the computer boots up. For we former Linux fanatics, who change Linux distros like socks, it makes life much easier.
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27 May 2011   #5
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

And GRUB2 doesn't affect Windows at all right? So after installation, it gives me the option upon booting to boot Windows or Ubuntu right?

Please answer in detail, as I am wishing to install Ubuntu on a business laptop, so I want to make sure NOTHING GOES WRONG .
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27 May 2011   #6
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Anyone?
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27 May 2011   #7
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

It will not change anything

Or if you would like to install Ubunutu inside windows without changing the Bootloader

Then insert the Disk while you are logged on in windows then run wubi.exe

After that Click

Code:
Install inside Windows
This will create a Virtual Harddrive on your Windows Installation and give you the option to boot into either Ubuntu or Windows

Hope This Helps,
Josh
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27 May 2011   #8
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Sorry, but you didn't tell me if when I boot the computer if it will give me the option of booting Windows or Ubuntu. Could you please tell me? Soz.
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27 May 2011   #9
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Yes it will - For both Methods

I prefer the Install Inside of Windows because I do not like the GRUB2 Boot manager
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27 May 2011   #10
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

What's the difference between the Windows and GRUB2 boot manager?
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