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Old 06-14-2010, 02:11 AM   #1
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how to installl ubuntu on windows vista

hi all,

i urgently require ubuntu on my windows vista.
i have ubuntu 9.01 in my pen drive. i have set first bootable at usb but still it does not detect my pen drive and start again windows .

is it not possible to install ubuntu after windows vista?
so plz send me all steps to install ubuntu.
i have searched on internet but most all help is for windows xp professional.

thanks in advance
Old 06-14-2010, 03:36 AM   #2
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is it not possible to install ubuntu after windows vista?
what do you mean? clean install, dual boot,..?

basically you can install ubuntu from inside windows,or by booting from cd (go to bios then)
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Hi renuaseri, as yooy said which type of installation are you looking to do:
1) DUAL BOOT (Ubuntu and Windows side by side)... here is a good how to... there are a ton of a good how to guides on exactly what you are trying to do... google it
2) Fresh install, without Windows
3) Virtualization with VMware or Virtual Box... allowing you to run Windows and Ubuntu at the same time

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Some usb's are shown in bios as hard drives. Move up the order of the pen drive. Some distro's make you turn off the computer not a reboot to keep usb as first boot order. If you try reboot it may fail as linux tried to remove the pen drive. A shutdown is needed to keep it in system.
Old 06-15-2010, 08:51 AM   #5
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you need to make the pen drive bootable for the installation to work, check this out to know how to make the pen drive bootable
Old 06-15-2010, 08:59 AM   #6
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usually people install linux as dual boot (outside of windows).

if you really want to install it inside windows then ubuntu has wubi which will install inside windows.

there is also virtual machines that allow you to run linux inside windows (or windows inside linux).
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Hope it helps

While there are other methods, assuming that you are not very experienced with Linux, do it "dual boot". Dual boot mean, that Your computer is getting a boot manager and during a start up, you can specify which operating system you want to boot.
My advise, especially if you are not a "guru", avoid virtualization , aka vmware. It introduces completely new level of headache and affects effectiveness (unless you have VERY powerful machine).
Doing dual boot is simple, most of today's Linux distros have nice graphical installation and help setting up dual boot. I use "Linux Jazz" set, as my boss has a subscription and he shares it with me,
all distro in the set have easy to use graphical installation and dual booting. It also gives you an opportunity to try various Linuxes.
I said, I do not recommend going vmware way. In very few cases the installation is seamless (unless you have well supported configuration), there's substantial tradeoff in speed and I would say reliability. We pick reliable system to be reliable . Aren't we?

Hope it helps.

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