Trying to DUMP Windows.... But

Derek Broughton derek at
Fri Mar 27 17:43:14 UTC 2009

NoOp wrote:

> On 03/26/2009 05:43 PM, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> How does Wubi work?
>>> Wubi adds an entry to the Windows boot menu which allows you to run
>>> Linux. Ubuntu is installed within a file in the Windows file system
>>> (c:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk), this file is seen by Linux as a real hard
>>> disk.
>> But that's the important point - it only INSTALLS like a Windows program.
>> Because it then runs direct from the Windows Boot Manager, it _doesn't_
>> run, in any sense, as a Windows _program_.
> Wubi *is* a windows program and is a front-end to lupin and ubiquity. So
> the correct statement should have been:
> "Or, install via a Windows program Wubi:"
> There, happy now?

Yes, thanks.  It's a pretty important difference: Wubi runs as a windows
program, Linux doesn't.

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