Ubuntu on Windows with Wubi

Linux Journal Gadget Guy, Shawn Powers, takes us through installing Ubuntu on a machine running Windows with the Wubi installer.

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Maybe you should also add that if people try installing wubi on a Vista machine with the latest updates then the installation is likely to crash at the very end. This can be avoided by copying wubi.exe file onto the hardrive and running it from there. Unless you give new users this bit of info, they might end up hating ubuntu like never before!!

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the Lots of features, such as custom search engine friendly URLs(SEF), categories, search
Lots of modules to add even more functionality!.

Ubuntu and Windows

Anonymous's picture

The 8.04 Ubuntu distro can install on the same partition as Windows as a dual-boot.

Great Exciting, inspiring and inovative

Chaitanya Parekh's picture

hello shawn that was really great and some thing that could really take viewers fingers to their mouth. I have tried the installation but not right now in position to right a perfect review on how it works. But i will soon be back. As always hoping some new & more exciting stuffs from you.

Very good representation and

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Very good representation and I had good laugh at the end. I'm regular podcast watcher. I like this red T shirt Shawn is wearing on many occasions. I went in shop section, but this kind of T shirt is not sold there. Does anybody know where can I purchase one of this? Shawn?

Thanks a lot!

QuickFox's picture

I've been using Knoppix for a while since it doesn't interfere with Windows XP because it's on CD. This video made me try this, and now I'm glad to to have Ubuntu installed like this to use Linux without losing Windows. Thanks for showing how this is done.

I love the blue screen of death joke.

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orthodoc left a comment over on my site that I think is important for everyone to read. (Thanks orthodoc!)

Maybe you should also add that if people try installing wubi on a Vista machine with the latest updates then the installation is likely to crash at the very end. This can be avoided by copying wubi.exe file onto the hardrive and running it from there. Unless you give new users this bit of info, they might end up hating ubuntu like never before!!

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

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