Hello all, I have a very good question and I hope you can help me:
As you know there 2 or maybe 3 ways to install Ubuntu, the 2 ways that I know are:
- Bootable Installation Ubuntu CD/DVD
- Ubuntu Wubi Installer
When you install from the CD/DVD by logical and previously you should have a free hard drive space or a unpartitioned space for installing Ubuntu and also have Windows OS installed first , the problem is that when you install the GRUB/GRUB2 (Ubuntu or Linux Boot loader) it delete the Windows MBR (Master Boot Record). Wubi dont have problem that, because you installed inside Windows as a App and make a folder in you Windows OS, but Wubi have many limitations like:
- Disk Space Limitation, some times you what more that 31 GB
- Low Swap Space, you have to re size your Swap space, if you like to use Ubuntu as a Virtualization Environment or Development Enviroment and many more
As I was saying, the installation from the CD/DVD it seems better, it recognizes your PC Hardware very well, it gives proper Swap Space and has more Ubuntu Full experiences plus don't have Wubi limitations like dose above, but if you have a Windows issue like booting up issue, it is harder to solve that windows issue because GRUB doesn't because he already delete the MBR and don't let you pressing the F8 key or enter on Windows System Recovery.
So what I want, if it is possible, is this have a Ubuntu Partion (in my case 60GB) but let you boot from the MRB like Wubi instead of GRUB.
My system Specs:
- Dell Studio 1558
- Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Below are more technical System Specs see it from Windows , RAM , Processor and More: