Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: dualbooting win7 and ubuntu

06 Nov 2009   #1
unisol0

windows vista
 
 
dualbooting win7 and ubuntu

this is the scenario: i have windows7 installed on a single partition 500 gb hd. i want to install ubuntu as dual boot. (i have done this before but not with win7.) can i go into disk management and reduce the win 7 volume by say 50 gb. format it fat32 and install ubuntu. and still have dual-boot? thanks in advance. i plan on using either ubuntu 9.04 or 9.10.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Nov 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You should let Ubuntu create the partitions using ext3 or ext4 file system.. Dual booting with Ubuntu is extremely easy and Im sure you will like it...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #3
unisol0

windows vista
 
 
dualbooting win7 and ubuntu

thanks i ve done it before, but never when windows was on a single partition. i always prepartitioned the drive and then did the installations.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Nov 2009   #4
esteban

7 Ultimate, Debian Squeeze, #! Statler
 
 

Assuming your drive has enough free space, yes, you can use Disk Management to shrink it. When I do this, I format with the Ubuntu CD so I can use ext4.

And if I were you, I'd stay away from 9.10.... I went back to 9.04 after about 3 hours.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You might find this informative.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 dualbooting win7 and ubuntu




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7/XP Dualbooting Question
Hey guys, I recently built a new HTPC and am running Windows 7 64-bit on there. But I also have a Windows XP native installation, as I am also using it to record audio from S/PDIF (and Windows Vista and newer do not lock down the digital inputs like XP and previous) I installed Windows 7...
Customization
Need Help w/ Dualbooting to an Older OS
I have Windows 7 64 bit installed. I need to dualboot and add Windows XP 32 bit. How would i go about doing this? I know i need to make a new partition on the harddrive, i'm going to make a 50 GB one right now. Will i run into any problems doing this? is there something specific i need to do...
Installation & Setup
Help required with MBR whilst dualbooting
Hope this isn't annoying, I just wanted to be thorough. I've researched the best I could and could not come up with anything. I tried using a recovery disc which seems to do nothing, so now I am asking here. My name is Kevin. I am working on a laptop for my Grandmother which she purched off...
Installation & Setup
Ubuntu + win7
Hi, I want Dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu. Any ideas how? I don't want to mess up my computer. Just with startup I want to choose Ubuntu or Windows 7. I heard when you use Wubi you have hibernate problems. Is that also in windows or can't you just hibernate in Ubuntu but you can in...
Installation & Setup
File XFR Between DualBooting Causing CHKDSK
I Dual boot with a WD640GB (Black) RAID1 Array in Vista x64 and Windows 7 Pro on a WD1TB (Black) stand alone disk. All is well until I move files between the two Hard Drive sets. Example: In Vista, I open a MS Office 07 excel document and make my changes and save. I then click "Save As" and...
BSOD Help and Support
problems installing/dualbooting XP on separate hd
Hey guys, I've had windows 7 64bit installed on my primary hard drive (WD Raptor 150gb) for some time now and i love it. however, a lot of the audio programs i use don't really like 64 bit or windows 7 for that matter. i have a secondary hard drive (WD 1tb) that i use for storage and i want to...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:35.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App