View Full Version : [SOLVED] I am confused about using Wubi

December 21st, 2010, 11:17 PM
Hello all,

I am confused about using Wubi. Am I right that downloading Wubi as in -
http://www.howtoforge.com/wubi_ubuntu_on_windows it is not necessary to burn a disk to create a bootable disk? I do not have a burner and have sent away for a copy of Ubuntu.
I understand (I think) that I can try Ubuntu out by running it as a Windows program.

I am only a moderate user of my computer which consists of -
Intel Pentium 4 3000 MHz
1.5 GB DDR Ram
Windows XP SP3
Used space 12.9 GB
Free space 24.2 GB
I think I may allow 15 GB Diskspace.
I anticipate I may get another computer in the near future on which I may load Ubuntu.

Am I correct in my assumptions? Any input would be gratefully received.

Cheers, :)

December 21st, 2010, 11:42 PM
What Wubi does is create a virtual disk to run Ubuntu on.

Wubi allows you to run Ubuntu like a true install and be able to save programs and settings to your computer but if you decide to remove it you just use add/remove software in Windows to take it off your computer.

The install is done mainly through Windows so you don't need a bootable disc.

I hope this helps.

December 21st, 2010, 11:45 PM
It sure does alzie!

Thank you very much.