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Windows 7: Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10

11 Mar 2010   #1
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10

I have Windows 7 installed on my C: partition and would like to install Ubuntu on my D: partition (I would like to set up a dual-booting system). Could anyone please explain to me in simple, easy to understand steps how to go about this, or point me towards a simple, easy to understand link.

Also, has anyone here tried Ubuntu before? What were your experiences? I've never used it... never even seen it but curiosity is getting the better of me. Been hearing mixed reports though.

Admin: apologies if this is in the wrong place, feel free to move.

Thanx


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11 Mar 2010   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I directed one of my friends who has is having a love affair with Ubuntu (you know who you are) to this thread, but I'll post as well.

First off, have you tried Ubuntu before? IF not I suggest you try WUBI which lets you install Ubuntu as if it was a Windows application and removes the same way as any Windows program. It'll be a bit slower then a full partitioned installation but its easier to test with in the long run.

Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows
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11 Mar 2010   #3
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
I have Windows 7 installed on my C: partition and would like to install Ubuntu on my D: partition (I would like to set up a dual-booting system). Could anyone please explain to me in simple, easy to understand steps how to go about this, or point me towards a simple, easy to understand link.

Also, has anyone here tried Ubuntu before? What were your experiences? I've never used it... never even seen it but curiosity is getting the better of me. Been hearing mixed reports though.

Admin: apologies if this is in the wrong place, feel free to move.

Thanx
Hello bigseb;

Several of us here have some experience with Ubuntu. I currently have 9.04, and 9.10 installed. It is not difficult to install. If your D drive is at the end of your hard drive, just delete it and leave the empty space. When you install Ubuntu, tell it to use the empty space and the installer will do the rest for you:

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10-win7_plus_ubun2_06.png

Other options are the Wubi install and using Sun's VirtualBox.

When you want to return from the Grub boot loader (for dual booting purposes) to the Windows 7 boot loader, here is one way to restore that: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Please let us know how we may help?

Cheers!
Robert


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11 Mar 2010   #4
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I directed one of my friends who has is having a love affair with Ubuntu (you know who you are) to this thread, but I'll post as well.

First off, have you tried Ubuntu before? IF not I suggest you try WUBI which lets you install Ubuntu as if it was a Windows application and removes the same way as any Windows program. It'll be a bit slower then a full partitioned installation but its easier to test with in the long run.

Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows
I never
heard of that before..I am going to try it out later
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11 Mar 2010   #5
rodeostore

Win 7 Home Prem. Vista Ult, Server 2003, Ubunutu
 
 

I would just use Sun Virtual Box and load it up as a Virtual Machine. Saves time and effort and you can play with other Linux Distro's then. Do not try Linux in MS VPC, it kills the video drivers, even with the patch.

If your using Ubu for the first time I'm going to take a shot and say you don't use Command Shell very often, if this is the case I'd suggest using the desktop version instead of the Server version until you get use to it.

my 2&1/2 cents.
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11 Mar 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would agree if you are brand new to Linux that starting with a virtual machine running under VMWare Player 3.0 or SunVirtualBox is the best way to go.

The dual booting part is really easy and the Ubuntu installer handles it quite easily. However, it seems that many who are very interested in trying Ubuntu aren't sure what they are getting into and then later decide it's too much to learn and they aren't going to use it. Now, they have a small challenge as Ubuntu load Grub into the bootloader and getting rid of Ubuntu isn't as easy as deleting the second partition.

I'm an avid user of Ubuntu and linux in general. I have my laptop dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu 9.10.
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11 Mar 2010   #7
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 bigseb View Post
I have Windows 7 installed on my C: partition and would like to install Ubuntu on my D: partition (I would like to set up a dual-booting system). Could anyone please explain to me in simple, easy to understand steps how to go about this, or point me towards a simple, easy to understand link.

Also, has anyone here tried Ubuntu before? What were your experiences? I've never used it... never even seen it but curiosity is getting the better of me. Been hearing mixed reports though.

Admin: apologies if this is in the wrong place, feel free to move.

Thanx
you will find a lot of information here
Ubuntu Forums

IMHO, if you are trying out Ubuntu for the first time, i'd suggest a virtual machine.
I have some screenshots on installing Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware


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11 Mar 2010   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 
Easiest and good control over the OS

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12 Mar 2010   #9
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanks guys that's a lot of very helpful stuff. Went to the Ubuntu forums but I'm sure where to even begin looking, you know what I mean? You have given me some good starting points. WUBI sounds like the business. If I understand it correctly I can install via wubi and uninstall via wubi and continue tyo happily use windows...

Right?
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12 Mar 2010   #10
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 bigseb View Post
Thanks guys that's a lot of very helpful stuff. Went to the Ubuntu forums but I'm sure where to even begin looking, you know what I mean? You have given me some good starting points. WUBI sounds like the business. If I understand it correctly I can install via wubi and uninstall via wubi and continue tyo happily use windows...

Right?
As the "Resident OSx86 Expert" and Arc have said before me, using WUBI you can install Ubuntu inside Windows as though its just another application, and can remove it in the same way.
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