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Windows 7: Trying to Install Ubuntu

20 May 2010   #1
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Trying to Install Ubuntu

I am booting from DVD-R.

I created the partition about 18 gig.
2 for the swap file.

This will be duel boot for windows. Well more like Quad Boot.
I am actually doing this for my A+ certification class.

I will eventually be putting Windows 2000 Pro and Windows XP Pro on it soon.
Since I have to find copies of those I am starting out with Ubuntu first
since it is free and the fact that the other two require me to go out to buy a
USB floppy because I need to install SATA drivers at the begging of the setup... Yeah go! F6 boot... *lol*

When I install Ubuntu, half way through the install I get a hard drive error sayin that the it has errors sending files to the hard drive. It was basically an overheat error. (but only happens at 52% of installation???) It gave me a situation that I should put it on a cooling pad if i was going to install this again. I thought maybe there was a bad sector. I booted into Windows 7. I had to reformat it back into NTFS and it told me it was a healthy partition. No problems! I cleaned my CD rom of any dust from the drive and the lens an even the disc.

Any ideas? oh BTW... can ubuntu run on a NTFS file system or does it have to be that EXT2 one?

The only thing i can think of now is redownload the OS from the website and burn t toanother CD but make it a REGULAR CD-R... instead of DVD-R..maybe my laptop doesn't get any kicks out of it being a DVD cd.


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20 May 2010   #2
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

It has to be EXT2/3, not NTFS. Either way, it should format. The easiest way to install Ubuntu is using Wubi. It installs Ubuntu in an image on your hard drive, but it doesn't rely on Windows to run. It runs normally, as if it were installed on another partition. And it can be uninstalled through Windows's "Add/Remove" programs. It shows up in the Windows boot menu.

If you're on an x64 system and you want to force it to install the 32-bit version (generally more stable), run it with the "--32bit" command.
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20 May 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you are going to dual boot a linux install with Windows hosts on the same computer, I would seriously install Windows first and then Ubuntu afterwards. The Ubuntu bootloader will recognize the other OS's and add boot loader options for them, but the Windows bootloader usually assumes it's all alone and then your Linux box won't boot anymore.

Any why would A+ need you to install Windows 2000? That isn't even supported by Microsoft anymore. Why learn such old technology?

Ubuntu needs a Linux filesystem...not NTFS.
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20 May 2010   #4
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you choose Wubi...
and it ask you how many gigabytes... what do you usually choose.

I see a screenshot on the internet and they chose 8... does that sound about right?
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20 May 2010   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When i have used wubi, I usually choose about 20GB for Ubuntu. 8 is more than enough, but won't leave you with tons of room for downloads from the Internet or playing around with other things if you choose to do so.
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20 May 2010   #6
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was actually reading on it and I do have a dedeicated partiton for Ubuntu. I know that Wubi installs it into your current windows and its easier to uninstll but there ar advantages and disavantagesto it.

I would really like to install this directly into the dedicated partiton and not take the shortcut way.Wubi is used mostly for noobies.. I am not saying all but a good chunck.
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20 May 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wubi is nice as it doesn't set up a dual boot and eliminates and dual boot risk. And it also sets up a bootloader option so you can pick your Ubuntu at boot time without Ubuntu installing grub which scares some Windows folks.

Disadvantages to wubi: A bit slower as it runs on NTFS and has to translate a file into it's file system. You cannot hibernate a wubi install.
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21 May 2010   #8
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

never mind
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