how to install ubuntu along with windows 7 and xp directly from hard drive (I prefer wubi).I have the installation files but don't want to burn a cd.Also don't want to use any utilities
on 10/24/2012 – Made popular on 10/24/2012
I am trying to install Ubuntu via wubi onto my HP Envy 1030-US laptop alongside Windows 7 64-bit. I am quite experienced with windows but know very little about Linux. I initially tried repeatedly to install via a bootable usb drive, but since my laptop uses Intel Smart Response, it just proved far too much of a headache.
I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer from Windows using Wubi, but I have a problem with it. Firstly I mount a CD image in a virtual drive via Daemon tool. Next I start Wubi, fill all installation fields, and then I click next. Then Wubi starts to extract files, etc.
I was wondering since I am having problems with my computer's CD-ROM drive and Live-CD's, is it possible to install Ubuntu directly to the hard drive? For example, wipe the whole hard drive and burn the Ubuntu Install ISO to it, let the computer boot from the hard drive into the install interface, and then install Ubuntu on the same hard drive. Its far fetched- but is it possible? Thanks.
I am posting my question here since I have a wubi-installation of Ubuntu.
My system is setup like this:
80 GB hard disk with Windows XP on C:/, with Ubuntu 10.04 as a WUBI install, 2 other partitions just for data.(So very less data on C:/). Everything was perfect for more than a year.