Install ubuntu next to Windows?
mikemcginn at mcginnweb.net
Thu Dec 11 21:26:29 UTC 2008
On Thursday 11 December 2008 16:22:00 Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Thu, 12/11/08, elmo <elmo at ne.rr.com> wrote:
> > From: elmo <elmo at ne.rr.com>
> > Subject: Install ubuntu next to Windows?
> > To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> > 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.
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Here is a related (I hope question):
Let's say I buy a laptop with Vista and repartition it and install Ubuntu. Can
I run the existing Vista install in a virtual machine? I am becoming the new
treasurer for my church, and sadly there is some stuff that has to be done in
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