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Mejorado
January 1st, 2010, 07:12 PM
If I use ubuntu installer for Windows (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-wubi) would it still allow me to daul boot? and what boot-loader will I be using?

SecretCode
January 1st, 2010, 07:54 PM
Yes. It uses the same NTLDR that windows already has in place, and adds an entry to C:\boot.ini which loads ubuntu via grub (although you shouldn't see the grub menu).

tachuela
January 1st, 2010, 07:57 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_%28Ubuntu_installer%29

Mejorado
January 1st, 2010, 09:01 PM
..ah I see, Dual booting is possible. So there isn't any difference between his and using a live CD?

SecretCode
January 1st, 2010, 09:12 PM
Big difference - you get a permanent file system to save data and install packages!

tachuela
January 1st, 2010, 09:18 PM
Right. I'd never install with wubi.

SecretCode
January 1st, 2010, 09:25 PM
Right. I'd never install with wubi.

Nor would I now that I'm familiar with Ubuntu - but it was a good thing to do as a beginner.

tachuela
January 1st, 2010, 09:30 PM
I got lucky; I guess.

Mejorado
January 1st, 2010, 10:00 PM
Big difference - you get a permanent file system to save data and install packages!

Oh, well! LiveCD it is then ;)

Mark Phelps
January 2nd, 2010, 06:42 PM
The other big difference is that Wubi does not require you to mess around with shrinking your MS Windows to make room for Ubuntu. If you're running Vista or Seven and are going to do a traditional dual-boot install, be sure to use the Vista or Win7 Disk Management utility to shrink the Windows partition; using GParted or the Ubuntu installer to do that runs the risk of corrupting the Vista or Win7 OS partition and rendering it unbootable.