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Old 05-13-2014, 11:46 AM   #16
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I was trying to reply to the OP actually and not in anyway disagree with you yancek.
I guess my question wasn't really clear. I only asked because I never have actually used wubi. I was just wondering if you (or anyone) had used it for a non-Ubuntu distro. I know Linux Mint uses it although they call it mint4win and I expect other distros derived from Ubuntu would also work.

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Also wubi is not just an Ubutu installer, it may have been creared as an Ubuntu installer but there are a few distros that use it.
Are you aware of any non-Ubuntu distros that use it?

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Ca...stributions.3F

I guess I found the answer above, which would be a qualified yes. Looks like it would not be the simplest option for a new user. Someone suggested virtual software (VBOX, VMWare) which would be a lot more logical in this situation.

I read in some other posts that wubi is no longer supported. Looks like this happened about a year ago unless someone new has taken over the project. It should be available on releases earlier than 13.04 using windows 7 and earlier if I read it correctly.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/036993.html

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Old 05-13-2014, 12:21 PM   #17
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I guess I found the answer above, which would be a qualified yes. Looks like it would not be the simplest option for a new user. Someone suggested virtual software (VBOX, VMWare) which would be a lot more logical in this situation.
It actually is easier for a newbie because it's only a file on a windows machine & only changes the bootloader to grub where you can boot from the file or windows. My first instance with it was for gnewsense, which was my first linux experience.

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Old 05-13-2014, 05:02 PM   #18
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It actually is easier for a newbie because it's only a file on a windows machine & only changes the bootloader to grub where you can boot from the file or windows
I was actually referring to using wubi with a non-ubuntu derivative which involves a little more work than most new users would want to do or would be able to do. From what I have read about wubi, using it with Ubuntu should be pretty simple. The problem is that it hasn't been supported for the last few version and doesn't look like that will change anytime soon. The link I posted above also indicates it doesn't seem to work with windows 8.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 05:14 PM   #19
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Good catch on wins8 catch, but the 1 can still use the operating system to do a debootstrap installation. That would be my only use for a wubi install.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 05:25 PM   #20
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I've seen where one can create a wubi and then put other os on it. Not sure too many others can create the wubi but once it is made, one can take it over.

The OP wasn't fully clear to me what was desired. On the surface they wanted to use an existing ntfs file system to create common linux install. So one might have C:/boot or some such and while it may be possible, it would be beyond the ability of most people. UMSDOS was the last way I knew of to run two OS's on the same format.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 06:41 PM   #21
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I'd agree that using wubi for a non-ubuntu would probably be more effort than a new user would want to put in, at least from the information at the Ubuntu link I posted. I know I wouldn't.

I'm still not sure what the OP wanted. My suggestion in post 8 tells him how to boot the iso from a windows partition from Grub2 so that is basically the CD as a read-only filesystem. If he wants more than that, good luck. Interesting discussion, but probably off topic.
 
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iso file on ntfs worked with cmdline appearing at end instead of GUI .
THANKS.
 
Old 05-14-2014, 12:24 PM   #23
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I guess my question wasn't really clear. I only asked because I never have actually used wubi. I was just wondering if you (or anyone) had used it for a non-Ubuntu distro.
Yep, on my Compaq CQ57 with 4 primary partitions.

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Windows Installer (EXE installer)

Use EXE installer to install Puppy Linux in Windows PC. This involves downloading an exe installer and then clicking on it (the usual way of installing programs in Windows). Find the version you like through the links below. Note that the current release is Slacko at version 5.7, Lucid Puppy is at version 5.28, and the default PAE ISO in Slacko enables access to installed RAM in machines with more than 4 GB.

EXE downloads at Mediafire - see the author's discussion;
EXE downloads at Shinobar's Sourceforge repository - see the author's discussion of Lucid Puppy and Precise Puppy versions.

The installer will add to your boot menu (1) Linux in the first boot dialogue and (2) Grub menu for choosing how to use Puppy Linux in the second boot dialogue. The file menu.lst and a "puppy" folder containing the Puppy Linux files will be added to your hard drive.
http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%...%20Release.htm
 
  


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