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    Can't install Ubuntu 32 bit with Windows 10 home 32 bit on 64 bit UEFI Boot

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    My Computer has UEFI boot. It comes With Windows 10 Home 32 bit pre-installed.So when i install Linux14.04 32 bit as another os,windows becomes inactive.When I install Windows then Linux becomes inactive.
    Why is it so?
    I have read that on UEFI,computers having Windows 8 or above cannot install Linux/Ubuntu of 32 Bit.
    Is it true?
    What should I do to run both?
  • Answers

    3 Answers found.
  • As you have already done your study on the problem. Its time to look out for the solution.
    There are two ways to run linux on/with your native windows.
    1. Dual Boot
    2. Running Linux using VmWare or Virtual Box.
    Solution 1 is little complicated for which it asks for the advance knowledge on memory and partitions.
    Where as in Solution 2 you need not to be very advance to understand the how partition's works.
    Solution 2 is easy to start with, and software required for it is also free in the market.
    VM stands for the Virtual Machine. Virtual Machine can run on your Linux as well as on Windows.
    VM facilitates you to use as many as OS on your native OS depending on your system configuration.
    So you can run Windows and Linux BOTH AT SAME TIME as you needed.
    Download virtual box 5.1.22 is available recently on the internet.
    Also you will need image for Linux14.04 .
    Step to Install Linux on Virtual Machine (VM) :
    1. Click on Oracle VM VirtualBox
    2. Go to New
    3. A widow will pop up with tittle Create Virtual Machine. Enter the Name , Type (linux) and version.
    4. Then press Next, give memory size as 1024MB(you can give more as per your system configuration- this is RAM).
    5. Then click next.
    6. Hard Disk section will come, there select Create a virtual hard disk now.
    7. Click on Create.
    8. In Hard Disk File Type , select VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image).
    9. Then next, and select Fixed Size in Storage on physical hard disk section.
    10. Go to Next
    11. In File Location and size click on folder icon.
    12. Give name and the path for creation of VDI. Along with the size. (Virtual Hard disk)
    13. By default will be "C:\Users\\VirtualBox VMs\" . Better not to keep it in C Drive.
    14. Press create on the same page.
    15. Now Virtual Hard Disk will get created in some time.
    16. Select the name of machine you created. Will be visible in Oracle VM VirtualBox
    17. Select it and click on start.
    18. In next window, you have to give the path of the Linux Image.
    19. Follow the instruction and your Linux is ready to run.
    This way you can run windows and Linux both at same point of time.

  • Mr Raj Prajapati has nicely explained the second method.

    I will like to help you on first method which is different methodology but if followed properly works OK. It is based on dual booting in which you have to create a Linux USB drive by using certain program like 'Win32 desk imager'. After this the windows 10 partition is to be shrinked to make space for Linux (if you have extra drive this step is not necessary). Thereafter booting in Linux environment we can install the Linux.

    If you are interested to learn this method in details I am giving you as below the internet address of one of the sites where I found it nicely explained in details.
    Afterwards you can choose the method you feel less cumbersome to you.

    Knowledge is power.

  • You can disable the secure boot from UEFI from the BIOS. And after disabling that find out if your Windows 10 allows you to boot. If it does then you can easily install the Linux or any other OS be it 32 bit or 64 bit on your system. If after disabling the UEFI through the BIOS you fail to get the Ubuntu to install, then in such case it seems your Windows 10 license registration is forcing UEFI. So your option in such case is limited with either - VirtualBox and VMWare. You can use virtual machine software from these two and try to run your Linux instance inside it. You'll able to run Linux inside Windows desktop this way.

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