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    How to install Ubuntu OS in Windows 7?


    Would you like to install the linux operating system Ubuntu in your existing Windows 7 OS? Get the detailed steps and learn how to integrate it and use the Windows 7 features and Ubuntu together.

    I am looking for help regarding the installation of Ubuntu OS in my existing Windows 7 OS instead of installing both side by side. Is there any option available to install Ubuntu OS in Windows 7? If so, How to install it? Please explain in detail.
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  • Yes there is an option to install Ubuntu in existing windows 7. Try the following steps.
  • Purchase a bootable CD containing Ubuntu OS

  • Insert disc into drive and automatically Installation screen appears

  • Click on the Install button

  • Now you have to do partitioning the disk space for this OS

  • Ubuntu informs you that already Window 7 is installed which means that it supports windows 7

  • There will be some free space so select the option in the dialog box "Specify Partitions manually"

  • Now proceed the remaining steps followed in the screen as usual
  • Ubuntu Operating System is the very popular Linux based OS. The recent versions of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is much stable and very good to use. Ubuntu OS has great features that makes it very user friendly. It is very easy to install Ubuntu OS in Windows 7. For that we can use option install Ubuntu OS within Windows 7 operating system. To install Ubuntu OS follow the steps given bellow,
    1. Download Ubuntu OS from recommended sources Ubuntu.com
    2. After complete download run Wubi.exe to install Ubuntu OS
    3. Pass the security check
    4. Insert username and password
    5. Click on install
    6. After installation reboot your PC
    7. On restart, select Ubuntu
    8. Done

    Other method to install Ubuntu OS is to make partition on hard drive. And while installing select hard drive where you want to install Ubuntu OS. Other process is same above. Using separate hard drive for Ubuntu is some what good because it will give you a nice user experience and not disturbed windows C drive.

    For more help you can read more here, http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-ubuntu-with-windows

    with best regards
    Vilas

  • If you want to install Ubuntu inside a windows OS you need a virtual PC software like Virtual-box. Before going with these steps make sure you have minimum 2GB of RAM because 1GB is for stable working of windows 7 and rest for virtual box. So follow the steps below.

    1) Download the Ubuntu ISO from there official website
    2) Then download the freeware Virtual box from there website https://www.virtualbox.org/
    3)Install Virtual box (Virtual-box allow you to install another OS inside your windows OS. So that you can boot your Ubuntu inside windows and use it like a simple software in any drive you want.
    4)Click new
    5)Give a name, type as Linux, version as Ubuntu.
    6)Continue next
    7)Click start
    8)Select the ISO file you downloaded and press OK
    9)This will boot up the ISO inside virtual BOX
    10)select try Ubuntu from the menu
    11)When the liveCD load up, select the install Ubuntu in the desktop.
    12)Continue the installation


    That's it you have Ubuntu working inside your windows.

  • Installation process of Ubuntu operating system:

    1. Insert Ubuntu driver CD in the PC/Laptop.
    2. Restart the system.
    3. The welcome page of Ubuntu will be opened.
    4. Press Install Ubuntu button.
    5. Press Forward button.
    6. Select install alongside other operating system.
    7. Press Forward button.
    8. Allocate drive space pop-up box will appear.
    9. Press Advanced partitioning tool.
    10. Allocate drive space pop-up box will appear again.
    11. Select /dev/sda4 in the list.
    12. Press /dev/sda4.
    13. Select Delete.
    14. Free space will be visible.
    15. Click on free space.
    16. Press add button.
    17. Create Partition will be visible.
    18. Go to Mount point box.
    19. Go to /boot.
    20. Select new partition size.
    21. Press OK button.
    22. Again go to free space.
    23. Press /home and give some memory.
    24. Press OK.
    25. Continue all partitions in the same way.
    26. Give /swap partition.
    27. Should give /swap partitions 2 times greater than the actual RAM.
    28. Should give the remaining space for /ROOT.
    29. Press Install Now button.
    30. Do you want to return to this partitions menu pop-up box will appear.
    31. Press Continue button.
    32. Set time and press forward button.
    33. Select USA keyboard layout.
    34. Press Forward button.
    35. Type the name and press forward button.
    36. After installation restart the system.

  • Ubuntu is a Linux based operating system. The latest version of Ubuntu is version 12.04 which has many new features. It is a fast and more user friendly operating system. It is an open source software which can be further distributed. You can also edit its source code. This program is free software; it can be redistributed and further modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License which has been published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2, or any later version of the License.
    There are many software programs through which you can install Ubuntu in your Windows operating system. There are two ways of installing Ubuntu in your system; either at boot time or through Virtual Machine.

    To install at boot time follow these steps-
    1. Download the iso file of Ubuntu OS from its website www.ubuntu.com
    2. Now you will get an exe file named Wubi.exe
    3. Click that file and run as administrator
    4. It will ask for security check; allow it
    5. It will ask for Username and Password; provide it
    6. Click on install
    7. It will take 30 min to install
    8. After installation restart your PC
    9. On start-up it will ask for selecting the OS which are installed in your computer
    10. Select Ubuntu; now you can do what you want

    To install through Virtual Machine-
    1. Download a virtual machine from internet
    2. Virtual machine programs available in internet are Virtual Box and VM Ware
    3. Install Virtual Machine
    4. After installation create a dynamic drive
    5. Dynamic drive should be more than 20GB
    6. Then it will ask for iso file
    7. Select the iso file where it is stored in memory
    8. After selecting click on install
    9. Wait for installation to complete
    10. After installation enter username and password and use your OS.

  • Are you familiar with the grub partitioning? If your answer is "NO" then it could be a heart breaking damage for the system and you. You need to understand the partitioning idea first and then see the differences between Windows partitioning and Linux partitioning strategies . Without knowing the actual name for your important X drive maybe you will delete the data drive unknowingly.
    You can follow simple steps like booting through the DVD or the CD then forwarding the menus and selecting the destination partition manually but Keep one thing in mind if you doesn't know what is SWAP Partition, please refer to the partitioning manual and take the Precious Data's backup first before Linux partitioning.


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