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Old 09-16-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Accessing a wubi installation


This is for a neighbor who because of my advice is trying wubi and I went over to her house to see if I could help. The 15 GB file is there I saw it in control panel. Nothing on the program tree for wubi so how does she access it without an icon or a choice at boot

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Old 09-16-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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This is for a neighbor who because of my advice is trying wubi and I went over to her house to see if I could help. The 15 GB file is there I saw it in control panel. Nothing on the program tree for wubi so how does she access it without an icon or a choice at boot

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Google: wubi howto
 
Old 09-16-2009, 12:26 PM   #3
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It usually puts a Ubuntu entry in the Windows boot menu.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 12:26 PM   #4
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Sorry my friend that link is all about installation. Nothing specific on accessing, running Ubuntu. It is installed, So how do you run it
 
Old 09-16-2009, 12:28 PM   #5
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After it's installed, the boot menu entry should boot up Ubuntu. It did when I tried it.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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If you don't have the choice at boot, then I suggest that you uninstall and reinstall it. I had it running for a while too, and installing it created my boot menu where I could choose to boot into Ubuntu. Just like BrianL has already mentioned.

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Old 09-16-2009, 12:44 PM   #7
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If you don't have the choice at boot, then I suggest that you uninstall and reinstall it. I had it running for a while too, and installing it created my boot menu where I could choose to boot into Ubuntu. Just like BrianL has already mentioned.

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Eric
Thanks Eric that is exactly what I am doing with only 3 minutes left to find out.

Eric & Brian L
Thanks guys and Eric that was well said about Linux and windows. Oh it is rebooting into ubuntu now.
Guys like you in the community is what has made this such an adventure for me. I started at age 75 and blogged it
http//:linuxexperience.livejournal.com
By way the unit with Ubuntu wubi was at 26 GB before. Wubi added 15GB so my question is how close can I get on not used storage space by adding to 9.04 and still have a functioning unit.
Again thanks and will hear from me again for sure.

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Old 09-16-2009, 12:47 PM   #8
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Good luck! Although luck is more needed for Windows, with Linux it all comes down to logic and help from the community.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 09-16-2009, 01:07 PM   #9
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wubi and installation

Eric & Brian L
Thanks guys and Eric that was well said about Linux and windows. Oh it is rebooting into ubuntu now.
Guys like you in the community is what has made this such an adventure for me. I started at age 75 and blogged it
http//:linuxexperience.livejournal.com
By way the unit with Ubuntu wubi was at 26 GB before. Wubi added 15GB so my question is how close can I get on not used storage space by adding to 9.04 and still have a functioning unit.
Again thanks and will hear from me again for sure.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 01:13 PM   #10
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Glad it worked out. And thanks for the compliment, believe me I'm just trying to return the favor where possible since I often get help here.

I don't quite understand your question about the unused disk space, could you elaborate a bit on that?

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 09-16-2009, 01:19 PM   #11
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Sorry my friend that link is all about installation. Nothing specific on accessing, running Ubuntu. It is installed, So how do you run it
I clicked one of the links in the list I provided:

Easy Ubuntu Linux With Wubi

A quote:

"6. Once setup is complete, restart Windows."

"7. Now, in the boot menu, you should see "Ubuntu" along with Windows. Select Ubuntu and press Enter. This should boot you into Linux."
 
Old 09-16-2009, 01:26 PM   #12
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I knew that was vague so let me try again If C drive after wubi has 11 GB unused and I was to build onto ubuntu to any extent and lets go way out and say that only have 5GB that are unused on NTFS partition does XP still function properly.
As wubi installation grows C has got to shrink right?
 
Old 09-16-2009, 01:33 PM   #13
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Yes, you can work with your Ubuntu consuming unused space on your disk without a problem. You'll get warnings in time and XP still works with 5Gb unused space, no problem at all IMHO. The only thing you'll have to watch out for is that you don't use up ALL your unused space since that, just stating the obvious, would cause problems for both OS.

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Eric
 
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Ok great good to go
 
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Glad you've sorted it out.
 
  


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