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Windows 7: Installing Ubuntu

16 Dec 2009   #1
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 
Installing Ubuntu

Hi all, currently have Win 7 On one hard drive and XP on another drive.
Neither drives are partitioned. I want to install Ubuntu and would like some recommendation as to how I go about it and what is best to do I know I will have to partition one of the drives.

If I install on the Win 7 drive will I get the dual boot option for Win 7 & Ubuntu ? At the moment I am using the system boot option to boot into XP as standard boot goes straight into Win 7

TIA

Steve


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16 Dec 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One option if you are new to Ubuntu (or linux in general), is to perform the WUBI install of Ubuntu. You install this from within Windows and it installs into a file on your C drive and puts an entry into your Windows boot loader to select it at boot time. It's nice because you don't have to deal with partitions or risk screwing anything up to try it out. If you later decide it's not for you, from within Windows...you can simply do Add/Remove programs and select to uninstall Ubuntu. Couldn't be easier.
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16 Dec 2009   #3
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

OK I will try it that way and see how it goes Many Thanks

Steve
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19 Dec 2009   #4
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

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
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20 Dec 2009   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Install W7 FIRST

Now I'd get a LIVE CD of your linux distro -- this just boots from the CD and doesn't make any changes to your HDD's.

This will show you if your machine can run Ubuntu (or other Linux distro). If it works fine then you can install from the live CD via a menu. I find this better as the installs from a Live CD usually contain a lot less stuff on them -- some Linux distros get really bloated now.

You can then add other apps when you need them.

By installing from the live CD your W7 partitions won't be touched - you will also get a boot menu (GRUB) to chose the OS.

Note also most linuxes can WRITE to NTFS partitions now -- ensure ntfs-3g is installed (normally by default these days).

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Dec 2009   #6
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevepressman View Post
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 ).
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20 Dec 2009   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

If it's the latest Ubuntu, there will be an option to split one of your drivers in half, and the 2nd partition will be dedicated to Ubuntu, and it will install it's own bootloader, and includes the other OS's so u have a Triple boot.
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20 Dec 2009   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevepressman View Post
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.
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20 Dec 2009   #9
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Have you ever thought about using a program like VMWare for your linux installs and run it as a virtual machine?
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20 Dec 2009   #10
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

I can get it to work eventually It usually comes up with the first message and then the last part of the message, then it reboots and works after that. All in all it takes about 5 minutes to get into the system, now I don't know whether this is a Microsoft fault or an Ubuntu fault but either way I am not impressed.

How ever once Ubuntu has loaded I am quite impressed with it.

Steve
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