How to install Ubuntu inside Windows 7

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1. Download the latest copy of Ubuntu

2. You should have installed Deamon Tools Lite or install it

3. Mount the image of Ubuntu ….desktop-i386.iso

4. Run with wubi.exe on mount, it gives auto run

5. Click on install inside windows

6. select the drive

7. That’s it… If you want to uninstall go to windows -> programs -> uninstall ubuntu


19 thoughts on “How to install Ubuntu inside Windows 7

    pdlokoton said:
    July 25, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    i am using windows 7 ultimate 64bit. When I install ubuntu 10.04, windowws 7 doesn’t boot anymore. Can someone help me??

      amilaudana responded:
      July 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm

      Can you re install windows and check your partitions? this problem is not something caused on ubuntu installation. As a tip it may having separate drives for your system and for the boot,

    pdlokoton said:
    August 4, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Thank you. I have re install windows and ubuntu. I think it is ubuntu installation problem.

    vinodh said:
    November 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    hie …
    i want to install ubuntu on windows 7 32-bit

    but i am unable to install it…
    its giving an error of


    can i know whats the problem

    and does it access internet while installing ????

      amilaudana responded:
      November 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm

      When installing on windows you must have permissions not only for this. Are you an administrator or a user? This is the way I also installed the ubuntu. It does not need separate partition. It is easy, If you have permissions no issues will be generated. Check your windows account, some windows computers distribute with a “user” account. Use your admin account. It does not need internet connection while you install but for other updates and components like LAMP, internet connection will be needed.

      shubhankar said:
      September 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      how to install UBUNTU inside windows 7 32 bit as an application. so i don’t need to restart my PC to work on linux. help please,i know it is possible.

        amilaudana responded:
        September 13, 2011 at 11:51 pm

        I have not tried it as an application but you can use VMware or any other virtual machine and you can install it easily.

    vinodh said:
    November 23, 2010 at 11:19 am

    The ubuntu is getting installed, but im unable to see on the screen,

    there is no display coming on the screen , and at boot time is showing

    ubuntu and windows, when i am selecting ubuntu…then the display is not cming but
    it has got installed.

    can i know wats the problem??

      amilaudana responded:
      November 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      Dear Vinodh,

      If you can select ubuntu it boot ubuntu and the password you given on installation on windows should be given when you log in.

      but if you can’t boot, it may have a issue, please boot windows 7 and uninstall ubuntu, this may take few seconds only. now follow the article and install. you will be able to work on ubuntu this way.


        vinodh said:
        November 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm

        After selecting the UBUNTU from boot menu , the display is not coming but the the ubuntu is getting loaded.

        and i cannot login since the display is not VISUALIZED.

        i have done the installation serveral times. with kbuntu and ubuntu

        i am getting the same problem .

        so could u please help out with this issue.

        amilaudana responded:
        November 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm

        Dear Vinodh,
        It works fine for me, please check your VGA driver I’m not sure whether it is supported, but in most cases ubuntu is supporting..

    vinodh said:
    November 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    yep that too works for me in my desktop(using ubuntu 10.04), but im getting problem in lappy !!

    @thanks a lot for giving ur valuable time for solving my problem

      amilaudana responded:
      November 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      You are welcome, and nice to hear that from you. Installing this way have lots of advantages, you will never face for data losses, and could use samba server in fine way to share files with your windows. 🙂

    vinodh said:
    November 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    And ya ur correct
    and i have heard that there will be problem in anti-virus which is installed under windows.( if we install unbuntu inside windows 7)

    ROHIT said:
    July 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I installed ubuntu 10.10 desktop -i386 inside windows vista in other drive. I m able to see to see two options windows vista and ubuntu on restarting computer but when i clicks ubuntu, ubuntu screen comes and then a small screen comes saying ‘verifing the installation’ and a screen comes saying ‘no root system is defined’. Can u help about this.

      amilaudana responded:
      July 19, 2011 at 6:41 am

      Can you check whether your System and Boot drives are same on windows. It may be an installation error. I have not faced this before. Please uninstall the current Ubuntu from your Windows Vista Programmes and try it again.

    Nee said:
    October 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    can ubuntu be installed onto genuine windows 7 without actually losing it?

      amilaudana responded:
      October 31, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      It is installed like another program and use specific folder as its system drive. It is not affecting your OS, you can uninstall it using programs and features in control panel of windows.

    Nee said:
    November 4, 2011 at 7:26 am

    ok thank you

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