Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wubi - ubuntu installer

New to ubuntu? not used to ubuntu environment yet?
Dont want use virtual machine for ubuntu?

No need to worry, there is WUBI... an ubuntu installer..
Wubi can help you install the ubuntu in your hard disk and make it dual boot loader.
You can choose either to boot into ubuntu or your current windows..

Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. Are you curious about Linux and Ubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier!

Very simple step..
get yourself the wubi installer at here and the ubuntu desktop cd at here.

Then.. insert the ubuntu desktop CD to the CD-ROM and run the wubi installer..
It will ask where you wish to install the ubuntu.
Just follow the instruction... It will guide all the process..
Once done.. when you reboot your PC/ Laptop, the boot menu will ask which OS you wish to boot into..

That all.. you can experience ubuntu on your PC.. without touching on the current windows..
If not satisfy or want to uninstall the ubuntu, you can just re-run the wubi installer.

Wubi Website

Wubi installer


Michael J. Mayer said...

OK. Did all of that. Problem is when I reboot, there is no dual option. It just boots right into windows like before installing Wubi

PohMeng said...

Sorry for late reply..
Please do a checking at
Control Panel > System > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > Settings

At there you can see the System startup > Edit..
Which is the Windows boot loader file boot.ini...

At there you should be able to see there are 2 boot option..
1 is the Windows and another is for wubi..
Something like this

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