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Old 01-23-2014, 05:21 AM   #1
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ubuntu inside windows


I thought to install ubuntu inside windows using wubi. I am using windows xp. I have downloaded ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386.iso & made a bootable pen drive, where i got the wubi.exe file. When i clicked on that file, it asked me for the root username & password. Now when i clicked install, it started downloading files & displays the message to wait for some hours.

I already downloaded the ubuntu iso, then why it is again downloading the file???

Next thing is my ubuntu version is ubuntu-12.04.3, now when i opens the wubi.exe, it shows You are about to install ubuntu-12.04.1. Why it is showing different versions even if i extracted the wubi from ubuntu-12.04.3's iso file ?

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Old 01-23-2014, 07:26 AM   #2
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You dont neet to boot from the live session to intall wubi. You need to plug the drive while you are in a windows session then you will have a pop up asking you about install wubi.

Keep in mind wubi is no longer supported on newest releases of Ubuntu.

Good luck to you.
 
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Also remember that Windows XP is going "end of life" in April and will completely unsupported and obsolete past that date. So you will be running Ubuntu "inside of" an operating system with no support after that date. You might reconsider your course of action given this information. It will probably be easier to upgrade your Windows to 7 or 8 if you install it "side by side" with Linux, rather than using Wubi?

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:20 AM   #4
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One solution may be using VirtualBox and running Ubuntu as a virtual machine. I'm not sure if this will accomplish what you are intending to do but its an idea.

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Old 01-24-2014, 12:42 AM   #5
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I just want to test Linux if i can work completely on Linux, so thought to try Ubuntu inside windows. If i feel that it is OK for me, than i will remove windows partition with stella linux without touching other drives.

I have tried to use ubuntu 12 & 11 version, but none of them worked. Now i tried ubuntu 10.04 version, it got installed fine under windows, but the problem is the software inside it like firefox, flash player are pretty obsolete.

How can i update them ?
 
Old 01-24-2014, 01:36 AM   #6
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Quote:
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I just want to test Linux if i can work completely on Linux, so thought to try Ubuntu inside windows. If i feel that it is OK for me, than i will remove windows partition with stella linux without touching other drives.

I have tried to use ubuntu 12 & 11 version, but none of them worked. Now i tried ubuntu 10.04 version, it got installed fine under windows, but the problem is the software inside it like firefox, flash player are pretty obsolete.

How can i update them ?
You can do all that just by downloading and burning a live CD. There's no need to use Wubi nor to limit yourself to Ubuntu. The ISO image you downloaded may well be that of a live cd. I'd suggest you download 2 or 3 different ones and try them out. You can then install the one you like permanently.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:19 AM   #7
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Good day to you all,

Just my

wubi is usually accessed via Windows Explorer by clicking wubi.exe or similar. Then it should prompt you to install along side Windows along with other options aswell.

Bare in mind Microsoft has stopped support for Windows XP which means your PC is vulnerable.
 
Old 01-24-2014, 10:23 AM   #8
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I just want to test Linux if i can work completely on Linux, so thought to try Ubuntu inside windows. If i feel that it is OK for me, than i will remove windows partition with stella linux without touching other drives.

I have tried to use ubuntu 12 & 11 version, but none of them worked. Now i tried ubuntu 10.04 version, it got installed fine under windows, but the problem is the software inside it like firefox, flash player are pretty obsolete.

How can i update them ?
Ubuntu 10.04 seems obsolete because it IS obsolete! You must install a supported release (12.04 or newer) if you want to run Ubuntu. Maybe the reasons newer versions don't work is that your hardware isn't up for the challenge? Ubuntu runs great on newer Windows 7/8 machines in my experience, but lags on older XP/Vista hardware. What are your hardware specs (CPU, RAM, video card, etc.) so we can recommend a distro that might work for you?

As mentioned above, you can test-drive most ANY distro using a Live DVD or USB thumb drive. Testing Ubuntu inside of XP using WUBI is not a good test of anything except how well Ubuntu will run inside XP using WUBI for the next 3 months until XP dies.

As an aside, if you are the type of user who feels you must absolutely always have the latest version of all software, Ubuntu is not going to provide this for you. Very few Linux distros do, in fact (the only one that comes to mind is Arch) so you might be better off with a newer version of Windows if "bleeding edge" software is your goal, because in Windows it is really easy to go click-click-click and break your system downloading whatever you want; there are no repositories or centralized package management like in Linux. Most Linux users seem to prefer software that is a little older, but very stable, thoroughly tested, and well curated. (Not Ubuntu 10.04 old, though---that would be considered obsolete as I mentioned above. )

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