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Windows 7: Installing Ubuntu

20 Dec 2009   #11
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

During the installation process, did you have any other USB devices plugged in?


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20 Dec 2009   #12
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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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21 Dec 2009   #13
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes I had my external 1TB drive plugged in. Did that cause a problem ???


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21 Dec 2009   #14
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Possibly, can't defiantly say tho, just a good idea you unplug it during the install.
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21 Dec 2009   #15
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

So i just wanna clear this, are you trying to install it inside windows or from a live CD now?
I strongly recommed the live CD, and if you're new to ubuntu, this is a simple, easy way. Sorry if i missed somthing.
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21 Dec 2009   #16
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Ok so after many attempts to install Ubuntu inside of windows I get this after the boot menu.

Try (HD 0,0): NTFS5 No Wubildr

Any thoughts on this ?

Steve
Hi Steve,

Check the WubiGuide to configure the dual boot. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#he...969c2d7d0ca6da. My guess is that you have a hidden partition and Wubildr's on the wrong one.

Personally I prefer the grub boot loader to select windows or Ubuntu; but I suppose it's all the same result in the end (when it works ).
Wubi is currently not working properly with Windows 7...it's a widespread issue.
AH, that makes sense. I would use the Grub boot loader for dual boot or virtualise ubuntu for learning purposes. I prefer VMWARE, but virtual PC is also good.
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21 Dec 2009   #17
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Also take a look at this
[SOLVED] Try hd(0,0): NTFS5: No wubildr - Ubuntu Forums

I might download wubi and try tomorrow. Will post back how I go.
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22 Dec 2009   #18
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Just a follow-up, I haven't the space to install. So I can't test for you. My vote is still with a virtualised box though
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22 Dec 2009   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Just a follow-up, I haven't the space to install. So I can't test for you. My vote is still with a virtualised box though
The only issue going virtualized is that you do have to run both the host and the guest OS concurrently. Also, if you are interested in setting up any of the 3d eye candy features from within Linux...you really need to run directly on the hardware to really get it working well. So, in those cases...the dual boot can be a better choice. (with or without using Wubi).
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22 Dec 2009   #20
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Just a follow-up, I haven't the space to install. So I can't test for you. My vote is still with a virtualised box though
The only issue going virtualized is that you do have to run both the host and the guest OS concurrently. Also, if you are interested in setting up any of the 3d eye candy features from within Linux...you really need to run directly on the hardware to really get it working well. So, in those cases...the dual boot can be a better choice. (with or without using Wubi).
Agreed on all points!
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