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Old 04-20-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
kerbyjonsonjr
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Is there any risk when installing using Wubi?


I was just wondering if there is any chance of my computer crashing or my data getting deleted when I install Ubuntu using Wubi. From what I read it should just basically install like a program so there shouldn't be any risk should there? I just do not want to lose anything on my laptop.

I would install it onto a partition but this computer already has 4. One for System, one for the C drive, one is called HP Tools which has BIOS stuff that I don't think I should mess with and the other is a recovery one created by HP. I would like to just install it onto a partition but I don't feel safe deleting any of the partitions.

Anywho I just was wondering if using Wubi to install Ubuntu is safe and wont mess with my data? Thanks!
 
Old 04-20-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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I don't like the concept of wubi - we see enough problems raised here to cause me to advise against it. It will change your bootloader, but that can generally be fixed reasonably easily. If you have a Windows recovery CD - does HP provide one ?.

I prefer to use VirtualBox to virtualize, and run a full install Ubuntu as a guest on the Windows host. Much safer IMHO.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 07:11 PM   #3
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I don't like the concept of wubi - we see enough problems raised here to cause me to advise against it. It will change your bootloader, but that can generally be fixed reasonably easily. If you have a Windows recovery CD - does HP provide one ?.

I prefer to use VirtualBox to virtualize, and run a full install Ubuntu as a guest on the Windows host. Much safer IMHO.

I don't like the concept either, but I've done it no less than 40 times and never had a problem.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 01:05 AM   #4
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for me its always better to install through wubi . Because it leaves the normal bootloader of windows . It just make an entry to bootloader to boot itself .. And the best part is that you can uninstall it anytime without any hassle from add/remove programs . For me its very safe ..It just need a part of your disk space not a partition of your disk
 
  


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