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Thread: Installation Issue

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    Installation Issue

    Hi,
    I am an absolute beginner, I am trying to install Ubuntu with the Windows installer, but unfortunately the installation freezes, how can i solve this issue, thank you.

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    Re: Instalation Issue

    Hi pccruzadas, you need to put your installation file on a DVD or USB Flash Drive and then boot from the DVD or Flash disk.

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    Re: Instalation Issue

    What system?

    Wubi does not work on gpt partitioned drives or Window 8 that is pre-installed.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...88&postcount=2
    Grub4dos (which wubi uses) doesn't work with GPT disks (required by UEFI)

    wubi only installs as direct download in Windows, not from CD with 12.04
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/12501...inside-windows
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Instalation Issue

    Thank you Ediaan for replying my post. If i install from a DVD/CD do i loose my Windows XP?

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    Re: Instalation Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Ediaan View Post
    Hi pccruzadas, you need to put your installation file on a DVD or USB Flash Drive and then boot from the DVD or Flash disk.
    do i lose Windows XP if i install from a CD?

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    Re: Instalation Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    What system?

    Wubi does not work on gpt partitioned drives or Window 8 that is pre-installed.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...88&postcount=2
    Grub4dos (which wubi uses) doesn't work with GPT disks (required by UEFI)

    wubi only installs as direct download in Windows, not from CD with 12.04
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/12501...inside-windows
    do i lose Windows XP if i install from a CD?

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    Re: Installation Issue

    No you don't lose Windows, but make sure that the Ubuntu Installer recognizes Windows and shows you how it is splitting the drive before proceeding. In some cases, the installer won't see Windows and some people have assumed that it will be okay and it is overridden.

    If Wubi froze, and you have an nvidia or radeon graphics card, then try booting with nomodeset (and this will be required on a normal install as well): http://askubuntu.com/q/162075/14916

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    Re: Installation Issue

    Asking the same question three times within an hour is overdoing things.

    If you install from the cd/dvd/usb you don't have to lose your win XP, because they can be present together as dual boot. However, it's quite common that people do something wrong leading to the loss of windows nonetheless. Therefore you'll have to pay attention and have backups ready of everything important. Instructions can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot. Most reliable way is to make sure you have at most three primary partitions and enough unallocated space on your disk, shinking partitions as necessary using windows tools. It seems that win XP is quite easy in that respect, allowing you to use the linux installer to modify partitions; later windows versions can easely be broken if the partitions are modified by the linux installer.

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    Re: Instalation Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by pccruzadas View Post
    do i lose Windows XP if i install from a CD?
    You were already told by oldfred that you NOW have to install wubi from a download, you can't do that anymore from disk. So, the advice to burn the ISO to DVD or flash drive, for a Wubi install, is incorrect.

    You didn't say what version you were trying to install, but Ubuntu 12.10 will not fit on a CD, anyway, it's too large.

    When you do a Wubi install, the Ubuntu installer creates a virtual filesystem INSIDE the Windows filesystem, so you do not lose your existing Windows installation.
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