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July 3rd, 2010, 02:31 AM
What does WUBI do within Windows 7?

Can Ubuntu be installed within Windows 7 running as a "virtual machine"?

Can some one point me to where I can learn more? I have a Linux Pro Magazine July 2010 DVD that boots Ubuntu 'live' but I would like to do more.

Also I can't figure out how to get to my wireless network with the 'live' distro.

I have an HP laptop running a 64 bit version of Windows 7.

Thanks for your help,


July 3rd, 2010, 02:56 AM
This is from the Community Documentation. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

July 3rd, 2010, 03:11 AM
You can safely and easily install Ubuntu under Windows using WUBI.

Similarly, you can easily remove it as well. You have to go to Start -> Control Panel -> Add & Remove Programs -> Ubuntu and then 'Uninstall'

That's it! :p
No need for messing up your filesystem at all.

July 3rd, 2010, 03:21 AM

Here is another good resource: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide . Just as a side note - be sure and defrag Windows 7 before installing Wubi - twice is better - that helps ensure contiguous disk space for the Wubi files.