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    Attempting to install W7 using iso files - need a lot of help...

    I believe this describes what I'm trying to do: http://blog.hostonnet.com/how-to-ins...urnning-a-disc

    This is my first time doing something like this and I'm afraid of messing up my partitions and what not.

    Here's what I'm trying to do: Install Windows 7 (Not sure if i'm dual booting or clean installing yet). I currently run Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. I have the .iso file for Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm used to using Daemon Tools when I used to run windows, but I cannot get that to work for Ubuntu. I've tried using isoMaster (or something like that) and GMountIso but I cannot get them to work.

    Can someone give me a simplified guide of how I can get this to work?

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    Re: Attempting to install W7 using iso files - need a lot of help...

    Bump..does anyone know how to do this?

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    Re: Attempting to install W7 using iso files - need a lot of help...

    I've never tried what you are attempting, but I don't see why'd you need Daemon Tools, Furious ISO Mount, or anything else. The instructions clearly show you how to mount the ISO as a loop device.

    Is there something specific you are having trouble with?

    As for whether or not this will "mess up" your partitions, I can't really answer that, but it's definitely possible when installing additional operating systems on the same disk, so, I'd highly recommend backing up any important data.

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    Re: Attempting to install W7 using iso files - need a lot of help...

    Quote Originally Posted by kanikilu View Post
    I've never tried what you are attempting, but I don't see why'd you need Daemon Tools, Furious ISO Mount, or anything else. The instructions clearly show you how to mount the ISO as a loop device.

    Is there something specific you are having trouble with?

    As for whether or not this will "mess up" your partitions, I can't really answer that, but it's definitely possible when installing additional operating systems on the same disk, so, I'd highly recommend backing up any important data.
    I need to boot from the ISO I mount..if I use the loop device do I just set my BIOS to boot from disk and it works..?

    I don't really understand that part. In daemon you can actually run the iso and I could do a dual boot without ever "leaving" ubuntu. It seems that loop device would mean that I'd need to restart my computer and load up into my iso files to install W7..

    When I try using any of the iso programs or even the loop device I get some "mount point is specified as read-only" or something no matter what directory I try to mount to..

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    Re: Attempting to install W7 using iso files - need a lot of help...

    An easier method is just to create a USB stick with the Windows .iso on it in bootable format:
    http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-...-ubuntu-linux/
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Attempting to install W7 using iso files - need a lot of help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    An easier method is just to create a USB stick with the Windows .iso on it in bootable format:
    http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-...-ubuntu-linux/
    I don't have a USB stick that has up to 4GB of space, therefore I must use the mount method. Already thought of..thanks though.

    Edit: Not to mention over 50% of the comments on that article state that it doesn't work.

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