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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    As the PC starts up look very carefully at the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
    This is the very first screen before Ubuntu or Windows is loading. It will tell you
    which Function Key to press to get into setup
    Running 14.04 on my HP Pavilion g6 4 Gig Ram 320 Gig Disc

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    Angry Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    Okay, I did it and I used the Delete [Del] key and I saw the list that you can see in the picture attachment.
    I tried Enable Boot Logging but it sends me only to the same: Windows.
    I do not think the other options in this list can help me to see the BIOs, right?

    Once again, my pc is a laptop Acer AMD Athlon 2 X2 Dual.
    I already tried the F1,F2,F12,F11 command in futile, including the space bar, and the tab.

    What I am doing wrong?
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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    You are leaving it too late!
    You will have just 1 or 2 seconds during which you can get into the BIOS.
    You will probably need to look for the correct option the first time then do a reboot and already have your finger poised to press the button.
    Keep pressing and releasing it rapidly. If you have done it at the right time you will see some message about starting setup.
    The first screenshots you posted are Windows messages - much later in computer terms than the one you need.
    Running 14.04 on my HP Pavilion g6 4 Gig Ram 320 Gig Disc

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    The screens you show are the Windows recovery/repair screens. While there make a Windows repairCD as you may need that later and is always good to have.

    UEFI/BIOS Boot keys - about halfway down on this Microsoft page
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-to-go.aspx

    New versions of Ubuntu do not fit on CD anymore. Most now need DVD or flash drive to install. Did you correctly extract ISO and not just copy to the CD?
    Also instructions for DVD or USB
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
    Write image or burn image not copy ISO as one large file to flash or DVD.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Thumbs up Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    User linuxonbute, you were so right! I was so slow pressing the key.

    Users linuxonbute, Oldfred, Slw210, 3edalbum, and oldrocker99
    THANK you for the help. I did it!
    I waited that the Windows icon (if can describe it in that way) showed up and I immediately pressed (I let it pressed on) the F2 and the panel popped out. I went to BIOS and I pressed F5/f6 at the same time, and Bingo!
    Now the first boot option is CD ROM.

    But let see what happens now....




    I still have a question.
    I already downloaded the Wubi,,,
    What I do first?
    I put the CD-ROM and the Wubi will open to transmit through the partition process to make room alongside with Windows 7?

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    Re: How install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7?

    Wubi can only be installed from inside Windows. It is for a test of Ubuntu that is longer term than just using live installer or flash drive. It does allow updates but a full partitioned install is then suggested if you like Ubuntu.

    With most Windows 7 system all 4 primary partitions are used. So you have to delete one primary, shrink Windows using Windows disk tools and then you can install Ubuntu.

    Examples to review:
    Install with screen shots:
    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...l#.UfFD-uHAMfT
    Install options, Do not use erase entire drive unless that is really what you want. That is entire hard drive not just Windows c: "drive".
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...g-term-support
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/6328/...install-ubuntu
    Install Ubuntu 12.10 0 with screenshots
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...desktop-latest
    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-instal...cise-pangolin/
    Install 12.04- side by side auto install with screen shots
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing


    My laptop already has 4 primary partitions: how can I install Ubuntu?
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/14982...install-ubuntu
    Good advice on how to handle all four primary partitions used. - srs5694
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1686440
    Be sure to create recovery DVD(s) first. And a Windows repair CD.
    HP tools partition discussion - similar for other vendor partitions:
    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Noteboo...on/td-p/228360
    For a complete blow-by-blow on dealing with HP's four partitions, see Full Circle Magazine, issue 41, page 36. - gordintoronto
    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/


    Shrinking a Windows 7 partition is best done in Windows. But do not create new partitions with Windows.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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