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Old 11-15-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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how can I install ubunto 10.10 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits.


I have the windows 7 installed and I want to install the Ubuntu . Has anyone done that and does it work?
Please advice.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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I have the windows 7 installed and I want to install the Ubuntu . Has anyone done that and does it work?
Please advice.
Do you want to remove Windows 7 and replace it with Ubuntu?
If so, then you can download Ubuntu from http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
Follow the instructions on that page.

Alternatively, you can install alongside Windows 7. Same instructions as above, Ubuntu will detect Windows 7 when you start the installation and offer you the option to install alongside.

Finally, you can actually install it IN Windows 7 with WUBI: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ub...dows-installer
 
Old 11-15-2010, 07:13 PM   #3
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any of the above suggestions are good but the question is which distro do you want ...I would check for compatibility issues before making a choice as well as doing a "live" disc for a little while just to make sure everything works well enough.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 07:52 PM   #4
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I would install VMware's free Virtual Machine called VMplayer. It is a program like works or paint or such. It allows you to create a software version of a computer is only 20 seconds or so. You can make many 8,16,32, and 64 bit computers to run all sorts of OS's to try. It is really one of the most easy way's to try linux.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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I would install VMware's free Virtual Machine called VMplayer. It is a program like works or paint or such. It allows you to create a software version of a computer is only 20 seconds or so. You can make many 8,16,32, and 64 bit computers to run all sorts of OS's to try. It is really one of the most easy way's to try linux.
Why not VirtualBox? It's not only free but also open source.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 03:42 PM   #6
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VirtualBox may or may not be free. Depends on the version but it also is easy to use and many people like it.

I used to use it but for reasons I forget changed. Dunno, think it was a simple speed deal on maybe shutdown or such.

Consider too MS's virtualPC.

I tend to use qemu too but have not played with bochs in a very long time.


In most cases a VM is very safe. The only other ways are to use live usb's or cd/dvd's. The live usb's are quite fast on new computers. I can't even tell much speed difference between hard drive installs and some usb installs. See pendrivelinux.com for ideas.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 04:33 PM   #7
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Drivers!

If you have proprietary wireless driver in a laptop you will need to plug in. The installation will freeze when it gets to the network time server screen. (If you try to bypass and try to run the prop. driver app. on the desk top it will not install properly, just plug it in.)
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:54 PM   #8
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I think jsilvestro's topic is for another post maybe?
 
Old 11-17-2010, 09:38 AM   #9
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Hello friends,
thanks a lot for your input. I have'nt been able to install the ubuntu yet, but as soon i do it i will let you know.
As far as the virtualbox is concerned, it is freeware but is it compatible with ubuntu 10.10? I am not sure.
But thanks all the same for your help.
 
Old 11-17-2010, 09:55 AM   #10
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Virtualbox is an open source software that you can install on your Windows system. It will give you the ability to install an OS like Ubuntu inside a virtual machine as if it were an actual PC. This way you can run Windows and Linux at the same time, and you don't have to repartition your hard-disk.
 
Old 11-17-2010, 03:09 PM   #11
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http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Please notice that two versions exist.

One is called "VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL)" It is NOT Open Source.

The other is VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE).

Quote from site.

"For a detailed explanation about the differences between VirtualBox and VirtualBox OSE, please take a look at the Editions page. The VirtualBox OSE sources are available free of charge under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License, Version 2. By downloading from the below links, you agree to these terms and conditions. "
 
  


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