View Full Version : [ubuntu] wubi vs full install

January 16th, 2011, 06:14 PM
I don't understand the purpose of installing wubi. Wouldn't it be better to just to make a partition and install the full version?

January 16th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Wubi is for people who want to try Ubuntu but may be worried about the idea of partitioning and messing it up (like I was).
Having used Wubi and deciding that I wanted to use Ubuntu I read up on dual booting, partitioning and backing-up everything before starting.

Now dual booting happily and distro hopping. But wouldn't have got this far if I'd not had Wubi and mintInstall to try first.

January 16th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Wubi, like anything else, has its drawbacks.

But, as Megaptera mentioned, it is a great way to try out another operating system without worrying about how to do this and that.

If you want to read more, I suggest you start with the Wubi Megathread (follow the links too):

For partitioning, dual-booting see here: