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Old 07-28-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Install Ubuntu 11.0 in Windows 7


I tried to install ubuntu 64bit inside windows 7 Ultimate 64bit using WUBI and received an error message then the install aborted.
I could use a little guidance and instruction here please. I may attempt to install without WUBI but I'm afraid I may mess up my machine and be at square one again.
Homemade AMD64 Quad cor Phenom 8 gigs memeory. Runs W7 fine.
Thank you, Alfthered
 
Old 07-28-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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...received an error message then the install aborted.
Hello - welcome to LQ!

When asking for help saying 'I got an error message' is pretty much guaranteed to get you a response in which someone tells you to post the error message.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 01:07 PM   #3
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I'll be more specific in the future.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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To be honest I've had so many problems with WUBI that I use VirtualBox. Used it on XP, Vista and 7 without a problem.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #5
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Most (possibly all) virtualization software will not support x_64 guest operating systems. You should be able to install the 32bit version of Ubuntu 11.0, though.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #6
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Most (possibly all) virtualization software will not support x_64 guest operating systems.
VirtualBox and VMWare Workstation both support 64bit guests, even on 32bit hosts (assuming suitably capable CPU).
 
Old 07-28-2011, 03:47 PM   #7
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@arizonagroovejet

After doing a little more research; you're right! I've only ever been able to run 32bit guests on 64bit systems. It does look like running a 64bit guest on a 32bit host would be rather precarious, based on VirtualBox documentation, though.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 06:17 AM   #8
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Talking

Thank you all for the replies. I will take things under advisement and try the alternatives. This is a great forum.
 
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What was the error did wubi show? Can you boot to the live cd/dvd to test hardware?

If the system works in Windows still see if you can see the uninstaller in the control panel -- programs menu.

Most systems that came with windows 7 can safely be considered as a good host for a virtual machine application. They are free and easy and safer that any dual boot. They do have small limits for some advanced uses but I use them all the time.
 
  


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