posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 09:55 AM
a reply to: romilo
Forget wubi - it's no longer supported.
A viable alternative would be to install Ubuntu in a virtual machine. (Virtual Box will work).
For a hardware install I think that you will need to install both OSs in either legacy or UEFI mode.
For example if Win 7 was installed in UEFI Ubuntu will also have to be installed in UEFI.
Ubuntu will have no problem accessing files on the Win 7 HDD, the reverse is not the case though.
Personally, I would recommend a shared NTFS data partition for all your pictures, music etc which
both OSs will be able to access without problems.
If I recall correctly, Windows can be a tad funny about having its system partition written to by "foreign"
OSs - that's why I suggest a separate partition (or even HDD) for all your data.
edit on 29-4-2015 by EnochRoot because: additions