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    idea difficulty installing ubuntu 12.04 on Win 7 pc

    Hi guys.. having difficulty installing ubuntu 12.04 on Win 7 pc

    downloaded the iso image from ubuntu website and write the image file directly to cd as a bootable one..

    changed the primary boot to cd/dvd initially and them inserted the cd...getting a black screen with boot failure enter any key to continue..

    when pressing any key getting the same message again and again.

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    Re: difficulty installing ubuntu 12.04 on Win 7 pc

    You will have to repair the Grub bootloader and for that you will have to boot from a Ubuntu Live CD. From the Live CD, just open terminal and run the below commands:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair
    boot-repair
    After that a window will pop-up, here just use Recommended repair option.

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    Re: difficulty installing ubuntu 12.04 on Win 7 pc

    Quote Originally Posted by expertz View Post
    You will have to repair the Grub bootloader and for that you will have to boot from a Ubuntu Live CD. From the Live CD, just open terminal and run the below commands:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair
    boot-repair
    After that a window will pop-up, here just use Recommended repair option.
    is the iso which I have burn from website is different from live cd?? I thought the one I downloaded and burn from ubuntu website is live one..If not how or where do I get LIVE CD for free?

    If the one I have is live cd, then here is the message I get " Boot failure...press any key to continue " tried to press all the keys and getting the same message again and again.

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    Re: difficulty installing ubuntu 12.04 on Win 7 pc

    I have an RHCE Live cd which was provided from redhat and that is booting...can I insert that cd and run these command via that Terminal??
    If yes can you reply

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    Re: difficulty installing ubuntu 12.04 on Win 7 pc

    The live cd that you have downloaded from the ubuntu website comes in the Iso format which you need to burn as a bootable disc. But depending upon the system that you have, whether its windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit, or other amd or intel machine, you have to download the proper version for same. You can find the ubuntu releases from this website - http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/

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