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Old 06-06-2011, 06:28 AM   #1
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Angry Win7 Ubuntu 11.04 dual boot-Unable to set up.

Hi all! I have a e-machine x64 machine, running win 7 home premium. I have tried to run WUBI, and do a side by side install, but either way, I cannot get it to dual-boot. Any ideas? Comments (other than trashing Win-7?). Any help is most appreciated! TIA, Michael
Old 06-06-2011, 07:56 AM   #2
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Hi Michael and welcome to lQ.

WUBI is not supposed to be installed side-by-side but *inside* Windows as explained here. Furthermore WUBI should only be used for testing purposes. To really have Windows and Linux installed side-by-side (i.e. with Linux in its own partition) install Ubuntu proper instead, or another distribution.
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WUBI isn't meant to be a dual-boot installer for linux. Instead, it is meant to install linux *inside* windows. This only works as a temporary solution to what you want (ie- see if you like your distro, fiddle with linux with little fear of real harm, etc.). It's not a *real* dual-boot.

To accomplish that, run the built-in installer for your distro (by installing from the CD, etc). Most (if not all) distros have a friendly option for installing itself ALONGSIDE your current OS (should be an option that says something like "install alongside <your operating system here>".
Even if it doesn't, just set up a new partition for your distro- they all have handy tools built in to help with this. (Check the 'net to see what filesystem your specific distro uses.)

Hope this helps!
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