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gotrootdude

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Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« on: April 01, 2007, 05:03:02 am »
 Just wanted other's to know, Ubuntu can be installed on a windows box without repartitioning, and allowing easy removal without risk to windows, it works just as good. :)

  If there ever gets to be a easy setup iso, then maybe wubi can install it on existing MCE machines for people wishing to quickly try it out without risk, and without much hassles!

Wubi: http://www.cutlersoftware.com/ubuntusetup/wubi/en-US/index.html

 (This has problems if you have multiple partitions)  Check the wubi site for support.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2007, 09:33:45 pm by gotrootdude »

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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 06:35:46 am »
would anybody from the wubi team be interested in helping out?

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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 11:33:07 am »
I tried this out, but couldn't get it to boot Linux. There is an error saying it can't find /wubi/linux (it is there!)

I've searched the Wubi site, but to no avail. My only thought is that my machine has NTFS installed. Could that be the cause?
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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2007, 06:01:50 pm »
I am having the exact same problem! Also on NTFS but who isn't these days? It should state it doesn't work with NTFS

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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2007, 10:42:23 pm »
Boy is it a relief to know it isn't just me!

Thanks,
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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2007, 11:34:51 pm »
Use this version: http://www.cutlersoftware.com/ubuntusetup/latest.html

Put this iso in the same directory of wubi: http://osmirrors.cerias.purdue.edu/pub/ubuntu-releases/7.04/ubuntu-7.04-beta-alternate-i386.iso

Works for me. :)

Wubi is still a bit rough on the edges....


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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007, 09:49:35 am »
Thats the version I did use. I had to move the files to my d:\ partition for some odd reason. Now the linux-based part of the install fails instead.

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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2007, 10:59:34 pm »
Yep,

ubuntu-7.04-beta-alternate-i386.iso is what got downloaded by wubi-7.04-beta-v2. Doesn't seem to like NTFS!  :(
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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2007, 10:42:44 pm »
I have gotten wubi to work fairly nicely, but I always have to move the installed directory to d:\ for some reason.

Also, wubi is strictly for fesity fawn and not edgy so no LMCE until someone ports it over. :(

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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2007, 12:35:58 am »
Is D:\ FAT32 or NTFS?
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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007, 02:18:15 am »
Both NTFS, so NTFS is fine. Fragemented drive can be bad though, and try just moving the directory to another partition. Works for me ;)

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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2007, 11:20:32 am »
Humm, well I don't have a 2nd partition - unless I use a USB stick, but I could try a defrag.
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Re: Using Wubi Windows Installer for Ubuntu.
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 10:25:35 pm »
Ok,

I did a defrag and all the Wubi files couldn't be dealt with. So I deleted EVERYTHING to do with Wubi and defragged again. Reinstalled Wubi and Bingo! It works!

So, it would seem that a defrag before installation is a REALLY good idea!

I hope that helps somebody!
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