Install ubuntu next to Windows?

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Thu Dec 11 21:22:00 UTC 2008

--- On Thu, 12/11/08, elmo <elmo at> wrote:

> From: elmo <elmo at>
> Subject: Install ubuntu next to Windows?
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 11:06 AM
> I've been asked to install ubuntu in a computer that has
> a single hard drive and I'm not sure how to
> start.   I know it preferrable to have a separate hard
> drive but am not sure if installing in  a separate partition
> on the single hard drive that already  has Windows  will do
> the trick.  There's plenty of room on that
> single HD for another partition or two.  An external HD is
> not an option.
> What are the chances for success?.
> Elmo
Of course you can install ubuntu on a separate partition with windows.
I expect most installs are that way.  You can also install ubuntu within
windows, as an application, using wubi.  I've never done it that way and wouldn't
care to but there are many posts on the list describing it. It may be some opinion
that a separate hard drive is preferable but that's strictly and opinion.  Can be
done any way mentioned above as you chose.  HTH,
Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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