Install & Test Ubuntu Without Losing Windows

Ever since I’m using Linux Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 I found much more interesting stuffs and functions in it instead of Windows Vista before or after make-over. If it not because I’m a designer and HAVE-TO-USE-WINDOWS to run graphic application, I will rather use Linux Ubuntu instead of Windows. Ubuntu way to smooth / lite / function-ness / user-friendly / much(s) more I can’t describe. It more to office used I must say because there’s were ready installed software such an Open Office, Media Player, games, instant messenger (all type), internet browser, etc.. Sorry, it no fun if I tell you all of it. Just see my current desktop on my laptop using Pentium Core2Duo 1.8 GHz (2CPU) + 4gig RAM + NVDIA GeForce 8400M GS. Actually, this is not my desktop record but my desktop totally 100% can do the same function as it. Experience my Experience. After all it totally FREE unlike windows we have to buy it if not genuine.

Therefore, if you really want to experience touch Ubuntu but have no guts and afraid of losing your current so-called “Genuine-WINDOWS”, NO WORRY. I will tell you how to install Ubuntu with many alternative ways safely and you still can use your Windows as it last shut down and you can keep your existing data without a bits deleted after installing Ubuntu. What? I still can use my Windows and Ubuntu in the same computer? Which mean my computer installed 2 Operating System? Yes you can switch your Windows and Ubuntu at very first you turn on your computer (after bios loading, there are option you can choose which you want to boot – Windows Or Ubuntu.) Easy? I Will show you how, just follow my lead. Wink wink.

You may need to recognize your computer first before start choosing what type of installer you must go with otherwise you will confuse while choosing the right installer. There were 2 released versions of Ubuntu you must understand, one is for Desktop Version and the others one is Server Version. Currently I’m using Desktop Version. But they separated 2 type of Desktop Version which is one for Standard personal computer (x86 architecture, PentiumTM, CeleronTM, AthlonTM, SempronTM) and the other one for High-Performent-Computer (64bit AMD and Intel computers). If you not sure what computer and what type of Ubuntu you should install, you can read the full detail at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation. Yey, now u learned a bit about computer skills. Love them as your soul.

System Requirements
Ubuntu is available for PC, 64-Bit PC and Intel based Mac architectures. At least 256 MB of RAM is required to run the alternate install CD (384MB of RAM is required to use the live CD based installer). Install requires at least 4 GB of disk space.

1st Option: Install Ubuntu Along with Windows. (Together-Gether)
Download Ubuntu installer at http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download and follow Installation Guide for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

2nd Option: Install Ubuntu on USB
Ever think of install Operating System on your thumb-drive @ External Hard-disk? Are you kidding me? Ubuntu is that small? Yes, you can and you can boot from USB itself.
Read the full guide at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent

3rd option: Install Ubuntu from Windows itself (is the best)
Ubuntu is totally awesome and they had a very good job to solve the better way. Why I must say is, you can install Ubuntu from Windows and it will auto partitioning. The best part is after you installed and after you play around with Ubuntu several times and you manage to uninstall Ubuntu without to delete and re-partitioning your harddisk. You can easily uninstall it from windows “Add and Remove Program” at control panel. As easy as that.

Download Wubi at http://wubi-installer.org/ .No need to burn a CD. Just run the installer, enter a password for the new account, and click “Install”, go grab a coffee, and when you are back, Ubuntu will be ready for you.

WHAT MORE?
Read the details Ubuntu Installation Guide

• If you have an x86 computer, see Installation/I386. Most people have an x86 computer.
• If you have an AMD 64-bit computer, see Installation/AMD64.
• If you have a MacBook, see Installation/MacBook.
• If you have a MacBookPro, see Installation/MacBookPro.
• If you have a PowerPC (Apple Mac) computer, see Installation/PowerPC.
• If you have a SPARC computer, such as an UltraSPARC T1 (Niagara), see Installation/Sparc.
• If you have a Sony PlayStation 3, see PlayStation 3.

If you still say that Ubuntu hard to install and play, let bet! I bet you definitely won’t touch your current whatever version of windows you got and stick with Ubuntu forever – if you’re just a normal computer user and not required graphic use. Nevertheless, Enjoy!!

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robin
    Aug 22, 2008 @ 23:41:11

    can i used it on a mac machine?
    a mac book?

  2. Ripsta
    Aug 23, 2008 @ 00:33:37

    @Robin: Thank for asking and you make me want to update my blog about adding installation ubuntu on Mac.

    technically, yes you can. you can go through the full step guide at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook as provided by Ubuntu it self.

  3. zaklady bukmacherskie
    Aug 30, 2008 @ 04:37:49

    Very interesting site, nice design, greetings

  4. lsi
    Sep 07, 2008 @ 08:54:07

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    Oct 13, 2008 @ 14:58:11

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  6. zak
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 06:18:44

    Ciekawy post, dodalem twoj blog do ulubionych, bede tu teraz wpadal czesciej, pozdrawiam

  7. doonFlamymn
    Dec 13, 2008 @ 03:54:27

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  8. X'tine
    Jul 20, 2009 @ 00:57:36

    I have been trying to install wubi-ubuntu, but it gives me the following error message. –

    Tuple index out of range
    For more information, please see the log file:
    c:user/puneet/appdata/local/temp/wubi-9.04-rev129.log

    It also says for the “time remaining” during installation to be 180 hours. I have a fairly fast internet connection.

    Any input wud be greatly appreciated.

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