Ramin Hossaini

Wubi – An easy way to Linux


Wubi is an unofficial Ubuntu installer for Windows users that will have you running Linux with just a couple clicks. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other application in Windows.

I tried installing it on my laptop (running Windows XP) and installation was completely painless:
Just put the wubi installer in the same directory as the Ubuntu ISO file and run the installer.

  • Wubi adds another entry into your boot.ini (it doesn’t use Grub or Lilo)
  • There’s NO formatting done, so your file-system remains the same & untouched.
  • I couldn’t get drivers working for my wireless card – but other than that, it worked really really well. Really frustrating. I could still connect to the internet through the LAN though.


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