[ubuntu-uk] Using Wubi on a dual partition machine

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 12:23:07 BST 2010

On 9 September 2010 11:23, Tommy Pyatt <tommy.pyatt at googlemail.com> wrote:
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> On 09/09/10 09:39, Keith Powell wrote:
>> I would like to install Ubuntu 10.4, using Wubi, on a machine which has
>> Windows7 installed. The Windows7 installation uses two partitions - the
>> main one and a rescue partition. No CDs supplied!
>> If I understand things correctly from what I have found on the forum,
>> trying to install Wubi on such a two partition machine doesn't work and
>> is likely to 'wreck' the Windows installation if I try.
>> Please could someone comment on this?
>> I'm trying to get the computer's owner interested in Ubuntu, so at this
>> stage 'messing about' dual booting his hard drive or fitting a second
>> drive, is out of the question.
>> Many thanks
>> Keith
> Hi Keith,
> The System Partition on Win7 is part of the standard installation.

News to me. This has not been the case on any of the 3 of my own test
machines with Win7, nor on any of the other machines belonging to
clients and customers that I have installed.

Some *manufacturers* install a system or recovery partition but it is
*not* a standard Win7 feature.

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