Lately was the release of Ubuntu 14.04. I was using 12.04 on my laptop but it was installed with wubi installer. I tried to search for a wubi with 14.04 but didn't find it. Can Is there a way to install 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on one HDD. I had and idea to to upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 but I don't know will this work. Any ideas ?
I met a lot of people that had some serious problem after upgrading to 14.04. So I recommend you to do a clean installation (after saving your data !) or to keep 12.04.
Here is how I did a clean install (adapt for yourself) :
I recommend you to put your Ubuntu installation at the end of the disk. This way, it will be easier to increase extended partition size using unused space of previous partition.
You can upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Open
If not, check the
Wubi isn't no longer available (what I've heard on the Forums a time ago).
It is more advisable to set up a normal dual boot system; you'll get:
To be short: Wubi was a way to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, but it is vunerable since Windows can have its issues what could lead that you can't bootup your Ubuntu. So, a dual boot with separate partitions is a more plausible way of working with Ubuntu.
The installer is very easy to use, and choosing partition-sizes is also very easy. Please refer to the Wiki of Ubuntu should extra help be nessecary.