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    Wink Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    Wubi now ships with Ubuntu 8.04. Alpha5!!!

    I am particularly pleased about this for two reasons:

    1) This is the first release within the 8.04 Ubuntu cycle
    2) Even if still an alpha, this can probably be considered the first "official" Wubi release with the Ubuntu stamp on it!!!

    Many, many thanks to Evan D'Andrea and Colin J Watson that made it possible to incorporate Wubi/Lupin code within Ubuntu.

    The latest Wubi alpha version (testers only) is available here: http://wubi-installer.org/devel/minefield/

    Gotchas:
    • Wubi 8.04 requires the Hardy Desktop Alpha5 ISO or later daily build/release. Old hardy ISOs are not supported, if you have an old hardy-desktop ISO laying around, please remove that to make sure that the newer Alpha5 ISO is used instead.
    • Wubi will download the (Ubuntu) ISO for you, if you prefer to download it yourself (Wubi downloader can be slow at times), place the ISO in the same folder where you have wubi.exe:
      * Daily ISO for 32bit machines: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live...sktop-i386.iso
      * Daily ISO for 64bit machines: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live...ktop-amd64.iso
    • If you have problems booting, try first to run "chkdsk /r" in Windows within the same drive where you installed Wubi.
    • If you still have problems booting, press ESC when you see a countdown after selecting Ubuntu, and try the available options
    • If you want to keep your previous 7.10 installation, backup the /ubuntu/disks directory (note that the /ubuntu folder will be deleted and regenerated).
    • Suspend and hibernation do not work in Wubi 8.04.
    • The version of Ubuntu which is installed is also an Alpha, this has two implications: 1) it may contain bugs, 2) once installed you can expect that several packages will be upgraded on a daily basis (far more often than in a final release).
    Last edited by ago; February 27th, 2008 at 12:04 PM. Reason: Wubi now ships in Alpha5

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    Re: Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    When is alpha 4 being released? I cant wait! I'm running alpha 3 right now and it works great. Can i get all the updates through the update manager to make mine essentailly alpha 4?
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    Re: Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    Thanks ago !!


    But .... the links don''t work !

    On the Ubuntu server there is no Hardy 4 ...
    Last edited by flamelab; January 31st, 2008 at 06:56 PM.
    Been to Arch , got advanced : )

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    Re: Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    Would you recommend a newbie like me installing it or just wait until it comes out on beta? BTW when will beta be released?

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    Re: Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    Official ISOs are not out yet, but you can try Wubi-8.04-rev395.exe ( http://wubi-installer.org/devel/mine...pha-rev395.exe ) with the latest daily build

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

    It's almost the same as the alpha4, grab the iso that is appropriate for you and put it in the same folder as wubi.

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    Re: Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    Quote Originally Posted by rw2007 View Post
    Would you recommend a newbie like me installing it or just wait until it comes out on beta? BTW when will beta be released?
    If you are open minded and keep expectations low (alpha software is buggy), why not? You can always uninstall. In the worst case you will have to run chkdsk /r from windows. If you want a smooth ride, then you are better off waiting.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardyReleaseSchedule

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    Re: Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    Alpha4 is out, you can now play with Wubi 8.04!
    Feedback welcome.

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    Re: Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    I installed alpha4, but it wont boot.
    Look at the attached picture to see the error message.
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    Re: Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    press esc at the countdown then "e" to edit the menu entry and the kernel line

    make it so that it reads

    root=/dev/sda1

    where a=disk number, 1=partition number pointing at the ubuntu installation.
    Then press enter to confirm, and "b" to boot using the modified entry.

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    Re: Get ready for Wubi 8.04!

    I guess Hardy Alpha 4 has a serious bug ...

    Check the image from my mobile phone

    bug_in_hardy.JPG

    It also takes too long to load squashfs ...
    Been to Arch , got advanced : )

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