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Old 15. Aug 2011, 04:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone tell me more about Wubi? I actually thought about it again due to a recent post by wdhpr.

I've been using Peppermint and Mint (dual-booted) on an old "throwaway" laptop for 6-9 months. (It sits on my dining room table and I use it when I want to look something up quickly or I want to check Gizmo's or my email while I'm eating.)

However, my primary PC is a Windows 7 (64 bit) desktop that I'm very leary about messing up. I really don't want to dual-boot my main/primary PC, but I do like to "play around" with Linux some.

Can you tell me the pro's and con's of using Wubi? Should I have any concerns with using it on Windows 7 (64 bit) systems? Is it easy to install and uninstall?

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Old 15. Aug 2011, 05:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here are some details about Wubi, with installations, un-installations and limitations stated. Mint 11 CD has mint4win which I think should work the same if not mistaken.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...in-windows.htm

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Old 15. Aug 2011, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I went to an Ubuntu dual boot with Vista having tried both Wubi & Mint4Win. Both of which installed/uninstalled flawlessley on my Dell laptop.

I found this guide useful:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

Hope it helps?

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