Thanks, I've been looking at the Ubuntu site and will try the Windows installed version or perhaps the dual boot method. Is there any difference between the 2?
It's been a long time since I installed Linux, it certainly wasn't as easy as it seems to be now.
Hello, The Windows Installation method "Wubi" is much easier, quicker and simpler, it is very similar to installing a normal program. and easier to remove./ uninstall. Its for Noobs (like me:P) whho want to play around with ubunutu, the good thing is that the dual boot will be created automatically
and will be a very simple process.
The good is that if you choose this, its quicker and simpler also you will NOT have to create a separate hard drive partition. you can simply install it on your main drive like a additional program.
BUT IF You take this method DO Choose a appropriate installation size WHEN FIRST USING THE SETUP, as after its create it is possible but quite difficult to re size the installation hard disk disk size. Which is a drawback
The normal dual boot method will require a longer time to set up, and you have to adjust your bootloader. from what i have heard, this method is better if you want to use ubunut for a long period of time, also it is easier to re size the partion on this if you would like more space compared to the Wubi installer.
From my limited knowledge( im a noob so double check, also i use the WUbi installer method but with the Old 10.04 Verison which works perfectly. ) i Think thats the difference, but please also ask advice for other members. Thanks
Edited by markhuges, 09 April 2013 - 09:18 AM.