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How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows?

So firstly I tried to install Ubuntu, from the website to run alongside Windows. Went through Wubi etc. Asked me if I wanted to try or Install, I selected install. I selected option to run alongside Windows 7 but when it was partitioning it failed and I only had the fresh install as an option as probably Windows became corrupt then?

So I installed Windows again, ran Ubuntu from the livecd, went into gpartition, didn't really know what I was doing but anyhow, resized a partition which was 698gb, one was 100mb, I guessed CD drive. Gparted said it was gonna take three hours, so I took that for meaning Windows was corrupt again.

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Eric Carvalho, Anwar Shah, fabricator4, stephenmyall Jan 9 '13 at 9:19

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

You can find out the steps in the Ubuntu Documentation site. It has the steps to follow, along with some extra information you should keep in mind; for instance, it is a lot better to install Windows first, then Ubuntu.

Also, if you need to resize your Windows partition, make sure to defragment the drive in Windows first -- this will improve your results. You may also want to resize your Windows partition using Windows first. You can find more about that in this How To Geek article.

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