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    dual boot install from hdd (like wubi)

    I just got a new SSD and moved my windows installation to it, leaving me a free hdd to install ubuntu on. I tried wubi before but it seems that its no longer supported.So now i have to find some way to accomplish the same thing.

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    Re: dual boot install from hdd (like wubi)

    This is for UEFI and might not apply but it is a starting point.

    http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/07/23...2-hard-drives/
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    Re: dual boot install from hdd (like wubi)

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    This is for UEFI and might not apply but it is a starting point.

    http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/07/23...2-hard-drives/
    That's close, however I want to install the OS without external boot media.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Inst...without-upgra/

    Is what I did to load win7 onto my ssd (or something very similar). I loaded the files onto the new drive, booted into the installation from the windows boot manager, installed the os, once everything was good I switched the boot order in my bios so the new installations bootloader would take over (both appeared in the bootloader fine, but i intended to repurpose the old drive).

    I was hoping there would be an easy way to do the same thing with ubuntu.

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    Re: dual boot install from hdd (like wubi)

    Are you using conventional BIOS or UEFI? It makes a big difference, you need different methods to install dual boot in these cases. If you don't know, please check in to BIOS/UEFI menus that you enter with a hotkey right at the beginning at boot (or reboot).

    Please give us the specs of the computer:

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    - CPU
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    If you have not downloaded Ubuntu yet, wait for advice until we know the specs of the computer.

    It will also make it easier to help, if you run the following command from a terminal window, when you are trying Ubuntu (running it when booted from a CD/DVD/USB drive without installing).

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    sudo parted -l
    and post the output text (copy and paste) in a reply. Go Advanced, mark the text and put it within code tags with the # icon at the top of the editing window.

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    Re: dual boot install from hdd (like wubi)

    That's close, however I want to install the OS without external boot media.
    I think Wubi was the only way to do that and there is 12.04 available ,but remember it is for temporary/trial use . Wubi has 30 Gb max and installs on the C drive by default . Moving it to or getting it to install on a another drive , expanding the partition and creating a real swap partition instead of file would be more complicated than a more traditional dual boot.
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; February 7th, 2014 at 02:24 AM.
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