8.04 in Windows

Michael Leone turgon at mike-leone.com
Mon Jun 16 15:57:27 UTC 2008


On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
> On 06/16/2008 Derek Broughton wrote:
>>  Billie Walsh wrote:
>>
>>  > > Well, I tried the WUBI install. Sucks big time. Doesn't set up any
>>  > > hardware. Can't do any software installs because it can't get to the
>>  > > repos.
>>
>>  I've seen a lot of reviews, and that's not an issue that comes up...
>>
>>  > > It also doesn't just set up an icon on the desktop. It uses the
>>  > > Windows boot manager to choose the OS to boot up instead of Grub.
>>
>>  Well, how else would you do it? Once upon a time, it used to be
> possible to
>>  run the linux boot loader from DOS, but that hasn't been an option since
>>  Windows stopped actually using DOS.  For a system that is supposed to not
>>  require removal or repartitioning of Windows, it certainly makes sense to
>>  use the Windows boot loader.
>>
>>  <snip>
>
>  From what I had read and sort of understood it was supposed to run
> Kubuntu "from" Windows and within Windows.

Like VMware does, as a sort of VM? I thought that, too, then saw a
review that seemed to indicate otherwise ...

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