View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't install 9.10 on Windows 7

March 10th, 2010, 03:00 AM
I am using window 7. I want to get Ubuntu. I have the download & CD but windows can't read the files. What now?

March 10th, 2010, 03:26 AM
I guess it depends what you downloaded and what you did with it. Typically you would download an iso file and burn that to a CD as an image (not as a data file). Then you would boot from that CD.

I am not sure how Wubi works installing Ubuntu within Win7.

What I did was used administration tools in Win7 to shrink its partition and make room for Linux. Then I booted the Ubuntu CD into a live system, and used Gparted to create the partitions I wanted to use for Linux (in my case just a main partition and swap partition). Although during installation you could instead let Ubuntu create partitions in the unallocated space (the space you freed up when shrinking Win7).

March 10th, 2010, 03:39 AM
Don't start duplicate threads on the same topic please. You have a thread here from 4 hours ago about the same problem: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8941731#post8941731