Can I install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 64 bit (dual boot)

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    How can I install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 64 bit as a dual boot?
     


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    Just download it and follow the installation (make sure you do it on a seperate partition, which you can also make in the installation), and it should make a boot selector (or w/e the name is) and you're done.
    When you start up your pc, it'll let you select the os you want to run.
     
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    Make sure you allow enough space for ubuntu as things can get annoying if you run out, also if you don't like the look of grub then you can install burg to pretty it up a bit.
     
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    How do I do it on a seperate partition?
     
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    The installer will offer to let you run a partition manager so you can resize the windows partition to make room for another partition for linux.
     
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    I have like 480GB left of space.

    And, what is the best way to install it? Flash drive, CD, wubi?
     
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    Wubi installs it within windows. it's still dualboot, but it's not separate partitions, and if your windows install gets fucked up too bad the linux install will die too.

    Flash drive will probably be the best since you don't waste a CD.
     
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    In the past week I remember that Ubuntu was saying that 11.04 was having trouble with flash-drives... do you know if they've fixed that issue, Rydian?
     
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    Just installed 11.04 from a flash drive. No trouble at all.
     
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    Alright, thanks.
     
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    Wubi is really user-friendly, so if you're new to it I would recommend that.

    Aside from that, you can also install it from a LiveCD or USB just the same.
     
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    ^ @above, I don't want to screw up my windows in any way like Rydian said.
     
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    You need to create a new partition and install Ubuntu on the new partition
    when you turn on your computer you will need to choose win 7 or Ubuntu it is easy if you need any help my email is adamdbz@walla.com
     
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    Yes I will help but I had Ubuntu 11.04 beta 1 and win 7 and I think win 7 is by far batter and if you have win 7 stick with it but I don’t mind helping you
    Enter this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    If you don’t understand it
    post a question and I will try to help good luck
     
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    Big guide. I can't see now. I'll check it tomorrow. Going to my friends house :/
     
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    have fun
     
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    Don't forget you can partition your HDD from the installer on the LiveCD. No need to do it manually.
     
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    no worries its a small guide it just has like 50 ways to do it depending on what you are trying to do
     
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    I did not say that linux would fuck up windows.

    I'm saying that NORMALLY if you dual-boot and windows gets fucked up (by something ELSE) then the linux install can still work.

    With Wubi they're both on the same partition, so if windows dies linux might die too (depending on what happened).
     

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