I am trying to install windows 7 back onto my hard drive (after trying to get games up and running from within virtual machine with virtual box).
So, I created a 150GB NTFS partition on my hard drive, downloaded the Windows 7 ISO, wrote the ISO file to an USB disk using unetbootin. So far, no problems.
Then I rebooted and was hoping that the USB device would boot into the windows installer, no luck. I got into the "boot from USB" menu and then unetbootin fails to start the windows installer. As far as I understand that's a windows installer issue, which is not capable of booting from USB drive.
OK, fair enough. I thought, lets be a complete idiot and start the "setup.exe" in Ubuntu by simply double clicking it. And wtf, it actually loads the windows 7 installer (hurray for Wine). Next, I pressed the "Install" button, but then received an error message that there is no available partition to install windows 7 on. That's strange, since I have a (mounted) 150GB NTFS partition waiting to be used.
1) Does anybody know the solution for installing windows 7 from Ubuntu?
2) Is there a different way to install windows 7 without writing the ISO to a DVD (I ran out of writable DVDs and I prefer not to buy new ones.. ).
Looking forward to your help!
Thanks in advance.