cannot install Ubuntu alongside Windows7

Asked by thomasrowe on 2011-12-08

The installation instructions say you will be given three install options where the first one is to install alongside an existing Windows system (mine is Windows 7). I wasn't offered the three options, I got only two, where the first was to replace the Windows 7 and the second option was 'to do something else'. Anyone know why this occurred please ?

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You can use Win7 to resize the NTFS to make free, unpartitioned space. You can then install to the free space

thomasrowe (thomas-rowe100) said : #2

Thanks but I already did that.

How much RAM does the system have/

thomasrowe (thomas-rowe100) said : #4

4 gb which should be sufficient. There's also lots of disk space-

José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #5

Then, repartition your disk with Win7 into three parts: The first two are Win7 NTFS partitions, and the third is unpartitioned space. In the Ubuntu installer, do something else, and create your own partitions. With the unpartitioned space, create one ext4 partition, and one swap partition (which should be the RAM size, in your case). Finally, in the ext4 partition put the mount point in / and continue installing.

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