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Old 04-26-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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Wubi 64 on Vista 32?


Can I run Ubuntu 64 useing wubi on my Vista 32 or do I have to use the 32 bit version? What is the difrence between a dual boot with a partition and useing Wubi, other then the windows installer and not createing a partition?
 
Old 04-26-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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You can only run 64 bit Ubuntu on 64bit hardware. But 64 bit hardware can run 32bit or 64bit distros.

Dual boot means a seperate partition is created and the distro is installed there. You there is a boot manager that allows you to select what you installed.

For Wubi I never used it but reviewing it apparently is like dual boot but it installs to a directory on existing partition. But it is a full version that is not running in a virtual environment like vmware or others do.

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Old 04-26-2008, 10:20 AM   #3
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Yes, you can use either 64-bit or 32-bit Ubuntu with WUbi. Look here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

Most versions of Linux use LILO or Grub, which expect to bootstrap themselves (directly from the MBR), then boot either Windows (on a Windows partition) or Linux (on a Linux partition).

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My system is a 64 bit system. Is wubi a emulation if so then would have to run the 32 bit on my vista 32 bit. The question has to do with wubi not 32 bit versus 64 bit becuse I know the difrence.
No, Wubi is not an emulation. Yes, it can boot 64-bit Ubuntu Linux.

Last edited by paulsm4; 04-26-2008 at 12:57 PM. Reason: Did further research on Wubi web site
 
Old 04-26-2008, 10:21 AM   #4
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My system is a 64 bit system. Is wubi a emulation if so then would have to run the 32 bit on my vista 32 bit. The question has to do with wubi not 32 bit versus 64 bit becuse I know the difrence.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 01:20 PM   #5
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If the hardware is 64bit then you can install 64bit Ubuntu. Even with Wubi and using Vista 32bit.

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