Trying to DUMP Windows.... But

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Fri Mar 27 13:16:54 UTC 2009

Allen Meyers wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Avi Greenbury <
> avismailinglistaccount at> wrote:
>> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>>> Guys...c'mon...if he doesn't know a VM from a boot manager, if he's kind
>>> of venturing into the realm of trying Ubuntu...why dig into the innards
>>> of what's going on with Wubi vs. VM systems vs. liveboot vs....etc...on
>>> the mailing list? :-) You're going to overwhelm him with details that
>>> from his point of view may not mean anything!
>> Because, for the very reasons you just listed, it is important not to
>> give the false impression that Wubi allows him to run Ubuntu inside
>> Windows.
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>> Avi Greenbury :)
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>   This is an example of the downside to forum resource. Call it language,
> comprehension or whatever, but when I had ubuntu with wubi as vehicle for
> install I THOUGHT I was running ubuntu inside windows. Revelation to learn I
> was not, but where was ubuntu running if not on my NTFS partition?

All good points, I was just pointing out what you 
achieved your end goal, using or trial-running or dual-booting Windows 
and Linux, without being aware of what was going on. For most users just 
starting out that's "good enough". Otherwise they're struggling with the 
concept of permissions or using synaptic, while reading a metric 
poo-load of information on various forms of's 
daunting and something they could also pick up from some simple google 
searches once they know what to search for (WUBI, vmware, virtualbox...) 
and can find the respective FAQ's on using them. I was a little 
concerned he might get information overload just starting out :-)

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