Portable Ubuntu

Claudio Cesar Sánchez Tejeda demonccc at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 14:38:18 BST 2009


Well, we can include the Colinux kernel on Wubi to install Ubuntu from
Windows without restart it (on Windows 32bit). I had thought that I can
do a unofficial packages to use Ubuntu on Windows system (due to the
Colinux kernel).


Claudio César Sánchez Tejeda
Córdoba, Argentina
Tel: +54 9 351 5599208
Site: http://demonccc.com.ar

El mar, 23-06-2009 a las 14:16 +0100, Evan Dandrea escribió:

> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 2:52 AM, ago<agostino.russo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If that is desired, it should be possible to have wubi also install
> > colinux capabilities in parallel with a dual boot set-up, where both
> > grub2 and colinux point to the same root image (although there might
> > be issues with some configurations). In terms of UI, that could be
> > achieved without having to provide another installation option. A
> > possible menu entry for said set-up might be:
> >
> > Start > Ubuntu > Run Ubuntu Applications
> > Start > Ubuntu > Reboot Into Ubuntu
> > Start > Ubuntu > Uninstall
> >
> > PS: You might be interested in http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/UbuntuBase
> As part of the foundations-karmic-wubi [1] specification, I asked the
> Ubuntu kernel team to look over the patches for colinux, and they
> noted two critical deal breakers:
>  * The patches are against 2.6.22
>  * They are /deeply/ invasive.  Some replace entire bus drivers.
> As the kernel team bear responsibility for any kernel shipped as part
> of Ubuntu, be it in Wubi or any other variant, the decision and the
> work needed to maintain a separate kernel tree rests on them.  This
> work would in all likelihood require multiple full time developers,
> and the potential audience is not large enough to warrant that
> allocation of resource.  Therefore, colinux support will not be added
> to the officially distributed Wubi, nor do I see how it can be made
> part of any other officially distributed variant of Ubuntu.
> 1: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/foundations-karmic-wubi
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