[ubuntu-uk] Partitioning Question

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Sat Mar 10 22:21:12 UTC 2012

On 10/03/12 14:52, Liam Proven wrote:
> Should be fine. You're not using WUBI or anything like that? What does 
> your partition layout look like? 

I share Liam's concern about WUBI.  A lot of folk seem to use WUBI and 
think they have 'installed' Ubuntu.  This is not the case.  Just in case 
you are not sure: if you installed Ubuntu by booting the live CD then 
you do have a proper installation and the things folk are saying about 
re-sizing the partition etc are good advice.  But if you put the live CD 
in with Windows running and let it do its autorun thing, then you used 
WUBI, and have a virtual filesystem on your Windows drive.  If that is 
the case, you MUST re-install properly - that is by making your computer 
boot from the CD.  Any doubts, please ask.

Regards,        Barry.

Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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