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    thinking of using wubi - questions

    am i right that you dont have to partion the drive at all

    I have one 80gb hard drive with an xp install

    if I install wubi -

    will I be able to simply select at boot from xp or ubuntu?

    then once in say ubuntu will it work as if i installed it normally

    will i be able to use the same HDD in both windows and ubuntu or do I have to partian the two seperately

    thanks for any help

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    Re: thinking of using wubi - questions

    Quote Originally Posted by simo1234 View Post
    will I be able to simply select at boot from xp or ubuntu?
    Yes

    then once in say ubuntu will it work as if i installed it normally
    Yes, but avoid hard reboots

    will i be able to use the same HDD in both windows and ubuntu or do I have to partian the two seperately
    yep no nee to repartition

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    Re: thinking of using wubi - questions

    Quote Originally Posted by ago View Post
    Yes


    Yes, but avoid hard reboots


    yep no nee to repartition

    what are hard reboots


    also whats the deal with this

    ------How do I get rid of the virtual disks and switch to real partitions, and/or get rid of Windows entirely?

    This feature will eventually be incorporated into Wubi in later releases, but until then, an experimental guide is available at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=438591


    so would i have access to the real hard drive (documents/ music photos etc etc from my c drive
    or am i just using these virtual disk things - and that would fill up quickly


    thanks

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    Re: thinking of using wubi - questions

    Quote Originally Posted by simo1234 View Post
    what are hard reboots
    When you unplug you computer instead of shuttidng down from the menu

    also whats the deal with this
    It's a planned feature to be able to move an instualltion to a virtual disk to a real partition later on.

    so would i have access to the real hard drive (documents/ music photos etc etc from my c drive
    or am i just using these virtual disk things -
    Yep you can access the virtual drive, even if linux files are self contained in a windows folder

    and that would fill up quickly
    That depends on how much you allocate and how much software you will install. An 8GB system drive should do well in normal circumstances.

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    Re: thinking of using wubi - questions

    but how about new documents (music etc) can you save that to the normal hdd or only up to 8gb

    and you can access everything existing on the hdd from windows

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    Re: thinking of using wubi - questions

    Quote Originally Posted by simo1234 View Post
    but how about new documents (music etc) can you save that to the normal hdd or only up to 8gb

    and you can access everything existing on the hdd from windows
    You can save files on the windows folders from withing Linux, those files will be accessible from both linux and windows. You cannot access linux files from windows easily (the ones in the 8GB file) but you can access all windows files from windows.

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    Re: thinking of using wubi - questions

    Quote Originally Posted by ago View Post
    You can save files on the windows folders from withing Linux, those files will be accessible from both linux and windows. You cannot access linux files from windows easily (the ones in the 8GB file) but you can access all windows files from windows.
    so i will be able to access all my docs in windows (mp3's photos etc) from in ubuntu

    ok but what exactly are the files in the virtual 8gb section (is this just ubuntu software only)

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    Re: thinking of using wubi - questions

    try

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    Re: thinking of using wubi - questions

    Yep, you can do what you're wanting to do. When you've installed it, there's an icon on the desktop called "Local Disk" (or similar), which allows you to access anything on your hard drive, and save anything onto your hard drive.

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    Re: thinking of using wubi - questions

    is ubuntu through wubi (still not sure what wubi actually does) slower as I read somewhere how does it actually work and cun you uninstall it in windows and it clean uninstalls ubuntu


    thnaks

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