Dimitri John Ledkov xnox at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 25 09:16:04 UTC 2015

On 25 August 2015 at 09:27, Alan Pope <alan.pope at canonical.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 21 August 2015 at 14:01, Dimitri John Ledkov <xnox at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> On 21 August 2015 at 13:53, Alan Pope <alan.pope at canonical.com> wrote:
>>> On 21 August 2015 at 13:45, Michael Hall <mhall119 at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>>> Modern Windows releases broke Wubi, so we stopped shipping and
>>>> supporting it a while back. As far as I know it's a dead-end now.
>>> We didn't stop shipping it. I just downloaded the 15.04 desktop iso.
>> but it's only used in greeter mode on windows which shows a GUI window
>> and offers one to reboot.
> That doesn't work.
> I grabbed the latest supported release (amd64 desktop 15.04 iso) and
> put it on a USB stick, shoved that in a Windows 10 machine. The efi
> partition gets mounted by Windows, but it sees the rest of the stick
> (containing wubi.exe crucially) as un-partitioned space.

Interesting, we are supposed to have autorun.ini, which launches wubi
thing of CD/DVD when inserted...
Looks like windows is mounting the uefi partition, instead of the
Joliet which it claims non-recognised.

> So from my one-off test on a fairly standard Windows 10 install, wubi
> can't work.
>> launching wubi.exe off the cd doesn't start "wubi installer".
> I assume you mean "usb stick" (or perhaps DVD) where you say "cd" as
> the 15.04 image doesn't fit on a CD. I didn't test the DVD use case,
> but certainly can once I dig a blank DVD out.

I mean DVD. Something for a DVD drive.... looking around my house I
don't have a dvd drive on any of my machines any more.

>> if one moves the wubi.exe off the disk however, it still shows the
>> "installer" mode if one wants to brick their windows....
> I don't believe we should be in the business of shipping known
> brick-making software.
> We should fix these issues or drop them. We have no resources to
> maintain this (as I understand it). I therefore recommend we remove
> wubi from the CD image completely. If someone in the community wants
> to take over the project, and serve up the (fixed) wubi.exe from
> somewhere for those users who need it, I think that's a better way
> forward than us having a broken version on our ISO.

That would be an action for foundations.



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