How To Install Ubuntu Inside Windows without CD, USB Flash Drive
Ubuntu is one of the best and user-friendly Linux distribution available now. If you want to use a fast, secure and virus free operating then I’ll advise you to try Ubuntu. Have you already installed it on your PC or planning to test it? If you are going to install Ubuntu then this tutorial will be helpful to you. Usually to install Ubuntu we burn the OS .iso image file to blank CD and boot from that CD or create bootable USB flash drive and boot from it. But you may not have black CD or USB flash drive with you always ready or you don’t want to burn an Ubuntu CD. Today I’m going to show you how to install Ubuntu inside Windows without CD or bootable DVD and dual boot with Windows.
Install Ubuntu inside Windows using Wubi installer:
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to install Ubuntu inside Windows 7 using Wubi and without CD or USB flash drive. We will be dual booting Ubuntu with Windows. Without wasting time here we go–
Things you need –
- Ubuntu .iso image Download
- SiSoft Virtual CloneDrive (Freeware) Download
- 15/20 GB Hard disk partition
- Time- 30 min
Download Ubuntu .iso image file and save it on your hard disk. Now download SiSoft Virtual CloneDrive and install it. Using SiSoft Virtual CloneDrive we can create virtual CD/DVD drive and mount .iso image files. Create a 15/20 GB partition on your computer where you will be installing Ubuntu. Now open the folder where you have kept the .iso file and right click on it. Select Mount Virtual Drive
Now open Computer, you will notice that there is a new optical drive there.
Open it,inside it you will find Wubi installer which helps to install Ubuntu inside Windows OS.Double click on it to start the Wubi installer.
Select Install inside Windows
Now select the installation drive which you have created (be careful).
Select Installation size, I’ve select 14 GB as my partition is 15 GB.
Enter your username and password. These will be asked when you will start Ubuntu.
Hit ‘Install’ to start installation. First Ubuntu will be extracted on your hard disk and computer will restart. Now follow the on screen instructions to complete the installation process. It will take 20-30 min to complete.
After installation your computer will be restarted. You will get two operating system options Windows and Ubuntu. Select Ubuntu and start it and enjoy it!
I hope this tutorial to install Ubuntu inside Windows was easy enough to follow. If you face any problem please leave a comment I’ll try to help you.
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don’t know why but the option to install inside windows is not listed in my pc.
any ideas or sugestions?
Which windows operating system are you using?
“the reason why I was not getting the option to install inside windows was because wubi saw the livecd/usb inserted so it assumed I don’t want to do regular wubi and just asked me to boot from livecd – taking out the usb worked and wubi loaded properly, but the UI should be fixed!!”
its helping…can 11 gb work
As per the instruction i installed ubuntu 11.04 inside windows 7.After reboot i select ubuntu but it showing “Try (hd0,0):EXT2” error…plz help me to run ubuntu
I think you are getting this error due to some hard disk partition problem. Try to install Ubuntu in different partition.
after starting ubuntu 11.04 following error message is displayed “no root file system is defined please correct this from partitioning menu”…..what to do? plz help me
is there a way to prevent wubi from connecting to the internet to download the iso cos my installation always hangs at that spot because of my extreemly slow internet connection. please I need to install ubuntu as soon as possible.
Have you downloaded the Ubuntu image file (.iso) or trying to install from wubi installer?
thanks for providing step by step procedure for installing Ubuntu on PC and if i get any problems i will inform please respond to my queries. 🙂
i installed it from a live cd but on restart no option comes it just normally boots in windows xp.
I was looking for this tutorial. This is really very helpfull for me. Thanks for share it.
my problem is that,after intalling and booting from ubutu it loads forever without getting to the ubuntu desktop
My pc says it can’t run the Wubi file. I’m running on a windows 8