WUBI, VMs etc

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 01:19:51 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Mark C. Miller <mr.mcmiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 21:34:49 +0000, Steve wrote:
>> Rather then bog down another, unrelated, thread on this I thought I’d
>> start a new one.
>> I’ve seen the suggestion more than a few times that people, often
>> newbies, use WUBI or a VM to try Linux out.  While WUBI is a quite good
>> system for testing a distro without the problems of partitioning, which
>> often frightens people  and can be occasionally problematic.  I don’t
>> believe VMs are a very good suggestion at all.  Apart from the problem
>> of setting one up, you won’t know where problems lie.  Is it with
>> Windows, Linix or the VM?  Nor is it a good test of the hardware for
>> Linux.
>> Discuss
>> --
>> Steve
I've always been into computers and mastered xp when I was 13. So I
wanted more, I started out with ubuntu and immidiately booted from it
and installed it to a seperate drive. I kept playing with it so much
and learning how it worked, that in the first day I had broken it
about 12 times and reinstalled it again and again. I have only used
ubuntu as a vm to test out the responsiveness. The wubi install is
only good if I have no media to put the iso onto. I never used wubi
until about 20 minutes ago. I have no cd's and no other media. I know
I can use grub2 and will change to that, but my wireless got borked.

That's my little story.

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