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    Light version of Ubuntu that would work with wubi?

    I was looking for a lighter version of Ubuntu that would work just as fast. I don't need all of the extra nice-looking baggage. It must work with wubi though - or have it's own availability to work alongside Windows.

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    Re: Light version of Ubuntu that would work with wubi?

    Try Xubuntu or Lubuntu.

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    Re: Light version of Ubuntu that would work with wubi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushstroke View Post
    Try Xubuntu or Lubuntu.
    I could be wrong (since it's been a LONG time since I used Wubi) but I believe that neither Lubuntu nor Xubuntu are available via Wubi.

    Some folks tried copying the Lubuntu ISO file to the proper directory (for Wubi) and renaming the ISO to match the name Wubi needed -- but that did not work.

    I've read that Wubi is being considered as part of the list of things to be tested for Lubuntu 11.10 -- implying that it's not yet available.
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    Re: Light version of Ubuntu that would work with wubi?

    According to the documentation at the link Xubuntu is included as an option.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi
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    Re: Light version of Ubuntu that would work with wubi?

    Forget about WUBI and do a real install if you like Ubuntu enough.

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    Re: Light version of Ubuntu that would work with wubi?

    Thing to remember ,if you install using wubi, when Windows fails (and it will)then Ubuntu goes down with it ........
    better to do a real install, if you need help just ask or search the forums.......

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    Re: Light version of Ubuntu that would work with wubi?

    Xubuntu is in Wubi but not Lubuntu even though you can download an iso that includes Wubi from the Lubuntu site.

    Regardless of how it runs with windows, this is all some people can do. Give them a break and new users might just stick around longer.

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    P.S. Lubuntu is crazy fast on a netbook, heck, even from a pen-drive its fast.
    Last edited by konaexpress; August 10th, 2011 at 12:01 AM.

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    Re: Light version of Ubuntu that would work with wubi?

    Quote Originally Posted by RadhikaM View Post
    I was looking for a lighter version of Ubuntu that would work just as fast. I don't need all of the extra nice-looking baggage. It must work with wubi though - or have it's own availability to work alongside Windows.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

    Wubi is meant to be used for a short period of time and personally, I don't like it.

    Download Lubuntu 11.04 (I recommend it) OR Xubuntu 11.04, check MD5SUM, Burn the iso to a CD (use low speed - 8x) and boot your machine from the LiveCD.

    See how LXDE and/or Xfce look like and if you like it, install it.

    MAKE SURE to backup your files if you have important files.

    If you don't want to mess with your Internal HDD, better to install it on USB or external HDD.

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