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Old 02-22-2017, 02:13 AM   #1
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WUBI and fast boot/secure boot


If I install xubuntu 16 by wubi, do I need to disable fast boot or secure boot or something like that?
 
Old 02-22-2017, 02:26 AM   #2
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Hi,

It depends on the machine you are using. If the machine is UEFI, then it is preferable you disable these in order for your Linux to boot properly afterwards.

So, please access your BIOS/UEFI settings to check it out. If fastboot is ON, the machine will boot Windows quickly at boot and you'll have no other option. If secure boot is ON, even if there is option for Linux it might not boot the kernel because of a keys issue.

Also, check this out:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

All the best.
 
Old 02-22-2017, 02:34 AM   #3
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Hi,

It depends on the machine you are using. If the machine is UEFI, then it is preferable you disable these in order for your Linux to boot properly afterwards.

So, please access your BIOS/UEFI settings to check it out. If fastboot is ON, the machine will boot Windows quickly at boot and you'll have no other option. If secure boot is ON, even if there is option for Linux it might not boot the kernel because of a keys issue.

Also, check this out:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

All the best.
thanks.
so it sounds like I could do a WUBI install at present BIOS settings, and if I find that I can't boot into linux, then I go into the BIOS and change the boot options.

by the way, what is the downside to a WUBI install?
 
Old 02-22-2017, 02:51 AM   #4
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by the way, what is the downside to a WUBI install?
With WUBI, the Linux distro is installed inside Windows. It uses the Windows filesystem. WUBI is generally better used to test a distro only. Real dual booting is preferred because then, the Linux distro has its own partition and filesystem and is totally independent. Whatever happens to the Windows, Linux will still be running on the other side. But with WUBI, it is dependent on the Windows.
 
Old 02-22-2017, 03:07 AM   #5
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With WUBI, the Linux distro is installed inside Windows. It uses the Windows filesystem. WUBI is generally better used to test a distro only. Real dual booting is preferred because then, the Linux distro has its own partition and filesystem and is totally independent. Whatever happens to the Windows, Linux will still be running on the other side. But with WUBI, it is dependent on the Windows.
thanks for explanations!
I downloaded wubi ubuntu but it is in ISO format, how do I run it from within windows? I don't see an exe file in there.
 
Old 02-22-2017, 08:42 AM   #6
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If you go to the Ubuntu download page at the link below, you can select the version of Ubuntu you want and on that page there will be a wubi.exe file as well as the iso files. You need both.

http://releases.ubuntu.com/

Wubi is not supported by Ubuntu and has not been for several years. The last version that has a wubi.exe file is 14.04 and the last version supported was 12.04. It is highly unlikely to work if you have windows 8 or 10 and UEFI. See the wubi documentation page at the link below.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
 
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:51 PM   #7
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I don't recommend wubi unless you have a full backup of your system and you know how to restore it.

I suggest that you consider a free virtual machine to use instead.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 02:03 AM   #8
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Wubi is not supported by Ubuntu and has not been for several years. The last version that has a wubi.exe file is 14.04 and the last version supported was 12.04. It is highly unlikely to work if you have windows 8 or 10 and UEFI. See the wubi documentation page at the link below.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
Thanks yancek, didn't know that.

Then, shmu26, I would highly recommend a true dual boot or virtual machine.
 
  


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