Full install vs wubi...

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 11 20:42:58 UTC 2010

2010/1/11  <mdovell at comcast.net>:
> 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.

Get someone else to download and burn it for you if you have problems
with your burner.

> 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?
> 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...I was just wondering what
> would be the advantages of doing a full version rather than wubi. thanks

I used Ubuntu via wubi for a while, then windows crashed (not ubuntu)
and trashed my ubuntu file.  I would always now recommend a dual boot
with Ubuntu in it's own partition.  You can still access files on the
Windows partition from Ubuntu and there is no danger of Windows
trashing Ubuntu.

Alternatively many have success with the PC running Ubuntu, with
windows in a virtual machine inside Ubuntu.


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