Install ubuntu over windows 7

September 30, 2010 at 13:59:05
Specs: Windows 7, intel core 2 duo T7250 (2 GHz)
I have windows 7 installed on my laptop already. I have ubuntu iso image with me.
I want to install ubuntu on my second hard disk by using the ubuntu iso file.
I dont have cd/dvd driver, so I can not boot from ubuntu cd.
All I have is Windows 7 and ubuntu iso image file. Is there any way, that I boot into windows 7, then use ubuntu iso to somehow install it on my second hard drive.


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September 30, 2010 at 17:42:39

Here's an easy installation method using a virtual drive & Ubuntu's built in WUBI installer:

- Boot into Windows 7, then download & install "Virtual CloneDrive (Freeware)" from the following site:

- Once it's installed, go to your Ubuntu ISO file & double click on it...this will mount it in the virtual drive. Then go to My Computer. You should see a new drive containing the Ubuntu disk. Right click on it & select AutoPlay, then click "Install Inside Windows" & direct it to install onto the 2nd hard drive.

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September 30, 2010 at 18:37:08
jam's way should work. Neat trick. I forgot about that way.

There are two ways to install ubuntu to a windows system. jam is pointing out what they call wubi. Many people like it.

If you want you may be able to make a usb flash also. I prefer liveusbcreator but many people like unetbootin. See for how-to's. It would allow you to either boot to windows and use wubi or let you boot to the usb drive to partition and install as a dual boot.

It would also let you run it pretty good as a live usb and never install to the computer. I use them all the time.

Lastly is if you have a supported system you may wish to consider a virtual machine. I use them daily also.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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