View Full Version : [wubi] Wubi 10.04 Netbook - Migration to partition.

September 22nd, 2010, 02:51 PM
Hi guys. I have an issue.

Im a fan of ubuntu for a long time. at this point tho, due to some work, i am forced to use windows xp on my netbook.

(i cannot restart the netbook)

My wubi installation works perfectly but since i cannot restart my netbook i cannot get to use it. however, i am a bioinformatician and for that type of work, i need linux.

what i need help with is migrating my ubuntu wubi install to a different partition on my hdd, from within windows (without restart) in order for me to mount that partition using vmware player and booting up ubuntu from windows. (and to possibly be able to do that from ubuntu as well later.)

so i need to move this wubi install.

I am used to old school move files and edit boot ini and such if there is no automatic way of doing this from within windows.

I would appreciate a quick answer.

thanks a lot gurus.

(PS) I know it is possible to do it the old school way. i need smb to just guide me a bit.

September 22nd, 2010, 06:10 PM
I haven't done this but this thread is about using virtual box to boot an existing Ubuntu that was installed using wubi: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1232698