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I have a hp 6166tx laptop with factory fitted Windows 7 home Edition. I tried to install Ubuntu inside Windows, in a shrink volume(which is dynamic type). But it gives an error in the end and stops the installer.

Is it possible to install ubuntu into a Windows Dynamic Volume? If it is, then how? Please help me with this.

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It is not possible to install Ubuntu on a dynamic volume/logical partition, you need a primary partition to install Ubuntu. Have you tried instead, installing Ubuntu on Virtual Box? I can assure you the results will be much better.

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Also only way to convert dynamic disk to basic disk is to delete all partition and convert. –  Web-E Apr 3 '12 at 15:54
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To answer your question: no.

Does Wubi (Windows Ubuntu Installer) not suit your needs? It's not the same as running Ubuntu natively, but I've heard good things about it.

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