View Full Version : [ubuntu] cloning question

December 3rd, 2010, 11:42 PM
My wife's laptop has XP on it, I installed Ubuntu using wubi apparently. I thought I had made a separate partition and made a true dual boot system but I guess I didn't.
Is there a way to clone the wubi install to it's own partition and add the boot loader after or am I going to have to do a fresh install and set everything up again?

I am surprised that she has taken to Ubuntu as well as she has, I thought she would hate it but she actually prefers it to windows now..


December 4th, 2010, 12:56 AM
yes you can migrate from wubi to its own true dual boot - its tricky but this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1519354&highlight=wubi) should help you. Good luck.

Remember.... backup backup backup before you start. I would recommend clonezilla, just incase things go wrong.

December 4th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Thank you, that was exactly what I was looking for.
I will try it this weekend if things go well and I don't have to work :)