Full install vs wubi...

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 11 10:20:43 UTC 2010

mdovell at comcast.net wrote:

> I use Ubuntu solely on my laptop for which I have no issues with.
> However on my desktop I've largely kept windows mostly due to the QQ
> program but I think I might try to run that in wine. I've had issues
> with the installation because I've burned countless cdroms and most
> of them had issues in some way. 
> If I were to buy a linux magazine that has a cd of ubuntu and install
> it from that would I have better performance than under wubi? 

If this QQ application does work under Ubuntu, would you be removing
the Windows install?
If so, a Wubi install certainly would leave you with a
more-complicated-than-neccesary install, I'm not sure it'd be easy to
make it work without Windows.

> I recently had a problem with a kernel upgrade. It got to a OS
> selection screen and selecting ubuntu stated "unknown error" and put
> me in the command line. I had to reinstall Ubuntu which wasn't
> bad...

Just for future reference, you probably didn't need to reinstall
Ubuntu. You should have been able to boot to an older kernel. If there
were none available in the list, you can manipulate the Grub on your PC
using a Ubuntu LiveCD.

Avi Greenbury
http://aviswebsite.co.uk ;)

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