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I want to install Ubuntu but not screw up everything.


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#1 inkoalawetrust

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 12:07 PM

So i just bought a 32 GB Apacer USB 2.0 Flash Drive and after copying some images from my computer (i didnt use any specialized software) and i want to install Ubuntu (i dowloaded the ISO) and dual boot it with Windows 7 but i feel like i will somehow mess something up and delete windows or something else so what do i do ?

 

I would appreciate it if someone responded


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 12:36 PM

I have requested that this thread be moved to the linux forum. What software did you use to create a disk image? You should have a complete disk image preferably to a external hard drive using disk imaging software such as Macrium Free, Aomei Backupper, or Easeus Todo Backup. You can also use the Windows 7 native software to create a disk image. 

 

You should also provide the specs of your computer so BC advisors or respondents can determine if Ubuntu is an appropriate distro for your computer. Download Speccy and publish your profile. Post the link.

 

A linux distro like Ubuntu will automatically detect Windows and ask if you want to install alongside Windows. It will modify the partitions and boot loader during the install. When you boot you will get a boot menu where you can select either your Windows or Ubuntu OS.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 12:44 PM

As said above, Ubuntu is very easy to install alongside Windows. You can check out this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 12:44 PM

I have requested that this thread be moved to the linux forum. What software did you use to create a disk image? You should have a complete disk image preferably to a external hard drive using disk imaging software such as Macrium Free, Aomei Backupper, or Easeus Todo Backup. You can also use the Windows 7 native software to create a disk image. 

 

You should also provide the specs of your computer so BC advisors or respondents can determine if Ubuntu is an appropriate distro for your computer. Download Speccy and publish your profile. Post the link.

 

A linux distro like Ubuntu will automatically detect Windows and ask if you want to install alongside Windows. It will modify the partitions and boot loader during the install. When you boot you will get a boot menu where you can select either your Windows or Ubuntu OS.

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/vCNrM8GqcipWRPJQNDC7Qn6


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 01:47 PM

As said above, Ubuntu is very easy to install alongside Windows. You can check out this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

Not when you manage to destroy everything all the time.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:00 PM

Are you new to linux?

You may want to try mint instead


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:13 PM

Are you new to linux?

You may want to try mint instead

ok how do i install mint alongside windows and should i keep the 1.4 GB .iso of ubuntu ?


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:21 PM

You could try both, see what one suits you, the only reason why i suggest mint is that its more windows user friendly.

Anyhow here is a good guide:

 

It features a install of Linux Mint 17.1 but overall its going to be the same thing as 18 (the installer has not changed whatsoever)

You can apply the guide to your usb as its the same process too, the only difference is the media you are instgalliung from but installing from DVD or usb is identical.

I would also skip over some of the manual partitioning stuff he suggests as you are installing on the same disk and he us using a dual disk setup.

skip to 11:38 when he reaches the manual partitioning crap, his needs are not your needs so skip ahead to the latter part


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:36 PM

You could try both, see what one suits you, the only reason why i suggest mint is that its more windows user friendly.

Anyhow here is a good guide:

It features a install of Linux Mint 17.1 but overall its going to be the same thing as 18 (the installer has not changed whatsoever)

You can apply the guide to your usb as its the same process too, the only difference is the media you are instgalliung from but installing from DVD or usb is identical.

I would also skip over some of the manual partitioning stuff he suggests as you are installing on the same disk and he us using a dual disk setup.

skip to 11:38 when he reaches the manual partitioning crap, his needs are not your needs so skip ahead to the latter part

I didnt undestand anything because im to lazy to even watch the whole video and im  getting scared that my computer is destroyed beyond repair just by seeing the BIOS screen but thanks anyways.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:37 PM

Try this one instead:

 

 

Its for Mint 15 but again its easy to apply to mint 18.

Mints installer is dead simple and has changed little since 15

 

Just make sure you have a backp


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:40 PM

Try this one instead:

Its for Mint 15 but again its easy to apply to mint 18.

Mints installer is dead simple and has changed little since 15

"im getting scared that my computer is destroyed beyond repair just by seeing the BIOS screen"


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:43 PM

Then why bother asking?

Just use windows if you are not involved enough?

You have to some learning if you are going to dual boot.

Again what I have given is easy to follow, plus plenty of other guides.

If you are that scared just use windows, that simple.

I did try to help


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:45 PM

Then why bother asking?

Just use windows if you are not involved enough?

You have to some learning if you are going to dual boot.

Again what I have given is easy to follow, plus plenty of other guides.

If you are that scared just use windows, that simple.

I dont want to have linux for everyday use i just want to have something to boot to if something happens to Windows 7 (malware,corruption}


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 03:03 PM

Yes but its not like linux is a .exe and will install inside of windows.

Linux is a entire system, its not a app

So yes it will require some attention when installing, but its not that hard and will not break anything.

I assure you that if you did install linux it will not make your system unusable, you will still have a OS even if by mistake you wipe out windows.

Just do some common sense like backups, its not rocket science as you still want to do a backup for windows as well.

Partitioning is the only thing hard about a linux install but if you have backups in place it wont matter.

Got a windows disk? if you dont we can help you there you just got to be willing to learn a little.

It wont be that hard


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 03:18 PM

You should checkout this video as well

 

 


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