on conflict of Ubuntu operating system and Microsoft heard many.Modern versions of operating systems can avoid problems with parallel operation on both operating systems, as well as to make the installation process easy and fast.If earlier for the development of Linux needed time to study the features of work in the new environment, with the advent of more sophisticated graphical environments the installation will be able to perform even a novice without a deep knowledge of the features of OS control via the command line.

Preparing hard drive


Although at the moment there are many programs to install multiple operating systems on one partition, this is not recommended.Ubuntu is doing well on the selected logical partitions, the creation of
which should be addressed first.

If a clean install Ubuntu and Windows on a computer that has no operating system, to partition the hard disk into logical sections, you can use the utility GParted - it is part of the standard set of software distribution Ubuntu, which can be loaded from disk.After logging in to the operating system you want to call a command prompt and enter the command gksu gparted.The program has a friendly interface and allows you to divide your hard disk into logical sections.One section can be left for storage of information: access to it is available from any operating system, so the file system should be selected based on the needs of the user.For Ubuntu installation will need two logical partitions: a swap partition, formatted in a SWAP, and having a size of 1024 MB, and a section for Linux files with the file system EXT4 and arbitrary size of 20 GB and above.The same utility can distinguish the system partition to install Windows, but there is no need to format it.

If Windows is already preinstalled on the computer to separate the hard drive can also be used Gparted.However, a much more comfortable and familiar user will Windows7 system utility for working with hard drives.To start it is necessary to open the control panel and the menu item "Administration" select service "Computer Management."In the left menu of the program you want to open the tab "Disk Management" and make the necessary operations.Before partition specific partition you want to save important information, and to defragment the partition.

Installing Ubuntu


Install Ubuntu is performed according to the standard scenario.First, the installer confirms your computer and the internet connection, then the system will automatically detect the drives are suitable for installation of the OS.The user can only confirm the correct choice and wait for decompression system files.

Installing Windows


When you install Windows also should have no problems.The confusion created with multiple partitions will not be, as the Windows Installer simply does not see the partitions with file systems other than NTFS and FAT.In any case, a section, prepared for the installation of Windows, will not have a file system that will allocate it among the others.

As a complement


operating system installation can be performed in any order.Selecting the OS to load carried out when the computer starts after the appearance POST-ochet screen with a list of operating systems is displayed by default 20 seconds.Do not forget also to change the BIOS boot device priority after installation.