View Full Version : [ubuntu] Move from "inside windows" to the real thing

March 29th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Hi guys! I recently thought to give Ubuntu a try but I didn't want to mess with my system partitions in case I wanted to remove it so I installed it "inside Windows". Since then I liked it so much that I want to make Ubuntu as my primary OS. So I need to install it properly, but I would hate to loose all my settings and installed programs. I was thinking to:
#1: do a full system backup (I've read that packing everything in a tar ball is enough)
#2: remove this version of Ubuntu from Windows
#3: repartition my drives
#4: install Ubuntu properly
#5: unpack the tarball (restore)
Would this do the trick? or is there another way?
Also, as a side note: I was thinking to do all this when the 9.04 version is out, but then would the files I will be restoring still be compatible?
Thanks a bunch!

April 1st, 2009, 06:51 AM
You could use LVPM and move your wubi installation to its own partition. See here (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#How%20do%20I%20migrate%20to%20a%20real%2 0partition,%20and/or%20get%20rid%20of%20Windows%20entirely?)

April 1st, 2009, 12:17 PM
Thanks so much Partyboi2! That's exacly what I needed.