Install Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Within Windows 7 just like version 10.04 which wubi.exe offered as an option. It is a hassle free installation of Ubuntu. First thing we must clear you – this is not a guide to run Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Within Windows 7, again it is a way of hassle free install of Ubuntu 12.04 where the Ubuntu folder will be visible inside Windows 7, Ubuntu will show up as a installed program in Windows Add Remove Programs, it will create a hands free dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu and simply uninstalling that Ubuntu program from Windows Add Remove Programs will remove Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.
Except virtualization, there is no good way way to Run Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Within Windows 7, the ways frankly can not utilize the hardware and it is not impossible to suffer from various unrecognized hardware issues due to mismanagement of kernel, processor threading and resultant over heating.
The reason behind this guide to Install Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Within Windows 7 is to help the new Windows users who wants to upgrade their Operating System from Windows 7 to UNIX Like Smart Open Source Operating System. If you want to only test drive Ubuntu, you can follow this Guide. If you want to use Ubuntu with GUI on Rackspace Cloud Server as VNC Remote Desktop follow this guide.
Install Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Within Windows 7 : Upgrade Yourself
There was no practical easy to use, good looking, safe Operating System except Mac OS X. Apple Mac is costly, so people used Windows PC. But like WordPress many good people got united together to create a good looking, safe Operating System that is Open Source (that means free) and based on UNIX, we say UNIX like OS. There are lot of themes, wallpapers etc are available too for Ubuntu 12.04 now like Windows PC users wanted. Most importantly, you will unlikely get infected with Virus, Malwares etc. Both Mac OS X and Ubuntu / Linux are safe Operating Systems.
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Within Windows 7 : Steps
In order to Install Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Within Windows 7, you need some tools :
- Download the iso of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin (32 bit)
- Download any free software that emulates a virtual drive, one can be found here : http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html
Place the Install Ubuntu 12.04 iso image anywhere, it does not matter where, may be a sub sub folder of your D partition. Install that Clone Drive like software and go to the folder where you have kept the Ubuntu 12.04 iso image file, right click over it and select to mount it as virtual drive :
The result will be seen here :
In my case the real location of the iso was in :
Now right click on your desktop on Windows 7 and create a shortcut :
In the shorcut path, use this command like string :
H was the letter of virtual drive in my case. Now a shortcut will be created. Double click it and you will get an Window with 3 button options, one among them is Install Ubuntu Within Windows, select it and another Window will arrive, select the partition you want to install and specify the space you want to dedicate, give username password etc. We wrote this Install Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Within Windows 7 guide only to get that middle option, it has been vanished in 12.04 version. When prompted, reboot. You need not to do anything, Ubuntu 12.04 will get installed with nice installation screen and ultimately will again reboot and give you this option in boot screen :
Select Windows to Enter the Window 7. Normally Windows will start. Here is the Ubuntu Folder on Windows :
And surely in Add Remove Programs :
So, you can uninstall it too. This guide to Install Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Within Windows 7 is for Desktop version of Ubuntu, there is difference between Desktop OS and Server OS, you can read it too. Now you can Setup your Private Cloud with Ubuntu and Juju !
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