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Thread: Wubi 7.04 test1

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    Wubi 7.04 test1

    This is for testing purpose only.
    What's new ?

    Allow kernel upgrades. (experimental)
    Supports a wider range of sata and usb devices. (experimental)
    Network settings detection. (experimental)
    New user interface allowing drive settings, ubuntu edition and language selection. (experimental)
    Automatic installation of ntfs-3g and auto - mount of the NTFS host drive.
    Warning :
    If you allready have wubi, you need to uninstall it first.
    You can backup the iso in wubi/install if you want to avoid downloading it again.
    You can uninstall wubi by running the previous wubi.exe or uninstall.exe in wubi folder.

    Known issues :
    Does not work with Vista.
    Does not work with FAT32 drives.
    Has issues with raid 0 arrays.

    You can get it here (same as minefield 0.4):
    http://cutlersoftware.com/ubuntusetu...7.04-test1.exe


    Previously :
    Minefield 0.3
    http://cutlersoftware.com/ubuntusetu...nefield0.3.exe
    Minefield 0.4 is also available (should fix an issue with reboot):
    http://cutlersoftware.com/ubuntusetu...nefield0.4.exe


    If you have trouble downloading the iso, get it here, and save it in the same folder as wubi.
    http://releases.ubuntu.com/7.04/ubun...rnate-i386.iso

    If you find any bug or notice anything, post it in this thread.
    Last edited by ecology2007; May 6th, 2007 at 03:17 PM.

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    Re: Wubi 7.04 minefield 3.

    Please provide a link to a version of the wubi installer which ISN'T a minefield and which behaves as described at the Wiki!

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    Re: Wubi 7.04 minefield 3.

    After we have gathered enough feedback on this minefield, there will be a final release. Not before.
    The wiki has been updated.

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    Re: Wubi 7.04 minefield 3.

    Thanks, I'll read the revisions. I'm waiting for a fix to error 17 before re-installing. I had wubi in the root of D: (slave on IDE 0) of a 20GB 5800 RPM IDE HD, along with contig and the Xubuntu .iso the wubi installer ignored.
    I had previously used fsutil to create a large file to try to maneuver the wubi installation into completely contiguous space at the end of the partition but this did not work as I expected. After defragmentation, I had a completely defragmented (but not contiguous) wubi at the beginning of the partition. On what basis would fragmentation (unless extreme) actually cause failure of loading or other access to the embedded file system?

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    Re: Wubi 7.04 minefield 3.

    Fragmentation of either wubi/initrd or wubi/linux in 2 pieces is enough to raise grub error 17. Theses files are less than 10 MB each.
    Fragmentation of any other file is unrelated with error 17, but can slow disk readings and writings.
    Note that any software dealing with files that are several gigabytes would suffer as well.

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    Re: Wubi 7.04 minefield 3.

    The wiki gives you a way to handle multiple wubi install, you do not need that.
    If you want to install xubuntu, the best way is
    1 . install ubuntu (wubi or not)
    2. type in a console :
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install xubuntu-desktop
    You will have exactly the same thing as with a xubuntu iso.
    if you want kubuntu
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop
    Last edited by ecology2007; May 4th, 2007 at 11:01 PM.

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    Re: Wubi 7.04 minefield 3.

    Hi, I ended up here as this release was stated as increasing support for RAID-0 systems, however it appears not to be working in my case. This is using RAID-O of a ASRock 939-Dual-SATAII mobo
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    Re: Wubi 7.04 minefield 3.

    Good.
    It seems that you passed the grub stage and started the boot. Give us more details about your configuration, check if there is a logfile in wubi/logs and post the content here (but that seems very unlikely to me).

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    Re: Wubi 7.04 minefield 3.

    ago supplied http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/r...sktop-i386.iso
    which I am downloading now -- if I place that and minefield2.exe or minefield3.exe in the root of D: (an uncompressed NTFS volume) and wubi is made contiguous then execute minefield, will I get a bootable Xubuntu installation in D:\wubi? Note that I had a completely defragmented disk when I got error 17.
    Last edited by celsus; May 4th, 2007 at 11:31 PM.

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    Re: Wubi 7.04 minefield 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecology2007 View Post
    Good.
    It seems that you passed the grub stage and started the boot. Give us more details about your configuration, check if there is a logfile in wubi/logs and post the content here (but that seems very unlikely to me).
    No logfile, not even gotten as far as creating the folder for them it seems.

    I have the following specs, let me know if there are any other particulars you would like to know:

    OS: WinXP SP2
    CPU: AMD 64 3700+
    RAM: 2 GB
    Mobo: ASRock 930-DualSATAII
    HDD: 2xSegate 7200.9 250GB in RAID-0
    RAID: Onboard ULi SATA/RAID Controller M1689/M1567
    ISO:ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso

    I got the same errors earlier this evening when I first tried Wubi with minefield2

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