Intention to drop Wubi from 13.04 release

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Fri Apr 19 13:38:39 UTC 2013

On 8 April 2013 18:01, bcbc bcbc <openbcbc at> wrote:
> Re. the bugs. I had a look at "Wubi fails to detect 12.04.2 and 13.04 AMD64
> ISO" and found that the fix is
> a one-liner configuration file change (in data/isolist.ini).
> The fix for "13.04 installer doesn't create user account"
> could be to simply remove the
> disk-image installs from 13.04. This again is a two line removal from the
> same configuration file.
> I've patched and tested both 12.04.2 and 13.04 with these changes to confirm
> they work.

Thanks a lot for your branches. I have merge all of your fixes, tested
it with window7 and they work correctly.
For 13.04 we have disabled and stopped building disk-images, so those are gone.
And the isolist.ini is correct as per your patches to match reality.

I have pinged Evan, to publish a release and request the wubi.exe
builds for Precise and Raring be signed such that we can release them.
I am not sure how long the delay is but hopefully we will be able to
release wubi for precise & raring soon.

> Re. Windows 8: that may not be solvable right now, but I expect there are
> still many more BIOS-based computers out there than UEFI. And the regular
> dual boot for UEFI has many problems as well. Wubi could probably be smarter
> about checking whether Windows is booting through UEFI and exit gracefully
> prior to downloading the ISO/diskimage.

Would you be able to contribute safe-guards (e.g. bail out, disable
hibernation) and or Windows8 UEFI boot integration for wubi?
The first one will prevent people from getting disappointed, while the
later will potentially make wubi fully supperted yet again.



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