[RFC] Proposal to disable Wubi Installs from 12.04 (but maintain the separate .exe)

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at canonical.com
Tue Apr 10 13:04:45 UTC 2012

Hello all,

To complete the discussion, based on the below comments and others, I
logged the following bug:
"please hide the "install ubuntu" option from wubi.exe on the CD"

It seems to be Fixed Relese already.

Cheers, Rick

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Evan Dandrea <evan.dandrea at canonical.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Kees Cook <kees at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 09:37:06AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> >>   3. We disable the ability to do a wubi installation from the Ubuntu
> 12.04
> >>   ISOs. (wubi will remain on the images for the purpose of providing
> Windows
> >>   users some feedback and functionality if they put a Ubuntu CD into a
> >>   running Windows computer, but won't offer to install).
> >>
> >> At this time, we don't expect to be able to reclaim any space on the ISO
> >> with this change.  In the future we may consider splitting the autorun
> menu
> >> out of wubi.exe to save some space (this is how it was structured
> >> originally), but it's very late in the cycle to attempt such a
> refactoring
> >> for 12.04.  It's safer to simply disable the "install" option when run
> from
> >> the CD.
> >
> > Oh, whoops. I re-read Rick's email a few times and continued to miss
> that.
> >
> > What kind of feedback is shown with this change? Is it actually useful
> > (i.e. not just "install" greyed out)?
> Apologies for the late reply.
> It would look something like this (not sure what happened to the
> anti-aliasing there):
> http://people.canonical.com/~evand/tmp/wubi_without_wubi.png
> The "demo and full installation" option puts the Ubuntu installation
> medium into the Windows bootloader, so the user doesn't have to faff
> about with their BIOS settings. The "learn more" option takes you to
> http://www.ubuntu.com.
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