Intention to drop Wubi from 13.04 release
openbcbc at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 02:17:59 UTC 2013
I've provided a patch for "Wubi does not check if Windows boots using UEFI"
https://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+bug/694242 so that Wubi checks for an EFI
boot and exits with an error message "Wubi does not currently support EFI".
It does this prior to downloading any ISOs and there's no subsequent
uninstall required. Getting Wubi to actually work on an EFI system won't be
as easy. I'll investigate it further, though.
On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 9:02 PM, bcbc bcbc <openbcbc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for merging. I'll take a look at the UEFI issues.
> On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 6:38 AM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs <
> dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> On 8 April 2013 18:01, bcbc bcbc <openbcbc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Re. the bugs. I had a look at "Wubi fails to detect 12.04.2 and 13.04
>> > ISO" https://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+bug/1134770 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"
>> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+bug/1155704 could be to simply remove
>> > disk-image installs from 13.04. This again is a two line removal from
>> > same configuration file.
>> > I've patched and tested both 12.04.2 and 13.04 with these changes to
>> > 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
>> 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
>> > still many more BIOS-based computers out there than UEFI. And the
>> > dual boot for UEFI has many problems as well. Wubi could probably be
>> > about checking whether Windows is booting through UEFI and exit
>> > 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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