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Installation into Windows Partition (Wubi-like)

Feature state

openSUSE-11.2
Rejected Information

Description

Wubi allows the installation of Ubuntu on a MS Windows System without changing the partition setup. Users can test-drive a Linux system without major performance loss like when using a Live-CD, have data persistence beyond reboot and an easy way to deinstall like any other application after trial.

User benefit:

Having a Wubi-alike installer for openSUSE would be a great way to promote openSUSE to Windows users.

References

http://wubi-installer.org , https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wubi_(Ubuntu)

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png M. L. wrote: (8 years ago)

i tried it on a my laptop at home and it works great. *

We want that.

* but it was quite limited, it would be nice to have the option to install from an
already donwloaded media (cd/dvd) instead of network install only. Maybe i
missed an option in the installer ...

icons/user_comment.png P. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

I think that Instlux does something similar for openSUSE

icons/user_comment.png C. B. wrote: (8 years ago)

Not really. Instlux is basically a bootloader for the installer (so that
people don't have to change the boot order in BIOS), while Wubi
installs
into a folder of the windows partition
- without repartitioning.

icons/user_comment.png A. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

It would make it easier for new users to try openSUSE and makes it easier for me to suggest openSUSE =) (rarely people know anything about partitioning)

icons/user_comment.png k. 3. wrote: (8 years ago)

And it would be easier for new users to jump into conclusion that Linux is slow and buggy (because wubi make problems) and we don't want that, do we? (I've read an article the other day, and he (engineer and experienced windows user), wrote really bad article based on Wubi/Ubuntu Linux install)

icons/user_comment.png M. L. wrote: (8 years ago)

could you please provide a link to that article?

icons/user_comment.png k. 3. wrote: (8 years ago)

"I checked with a number of Linux pros and fans, and in the end, I relied on my most trusted expert, my 18-year-old son Gabe, who recommended that I go with Ubuntu, using the Wubi installer."
"The Hardware Gods, though, were not pleased; perhaps I had forgotten to sacrifice a goat. My ThinkPad T41 didn't reboot, even though the installer tried. So I took matters into my own hands and chose to reboot from the Windows Start menu. (At this point, the installation program was still running in Windows.) Once again, it stood firm and refused to reboot.
As a long-suffering Windows user, I'm used to this kind of thing, so I tried the three-finger salute and pressed Ctrl-Alt-Del -- twice. Again, no go. Eventually, I had to unplug the machine's power cord, take out the battery, then put the battery and power cord back in. Then I restarted."
"As a Windows user, I'm used to seeing incomprehensible screens. But this one put even Microsoft to shame. I rebooted again (this time it worked) and once again chose Ubuntu from the dual-boot screen. Once again the mysterious screen appeared."
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=Default&articleId=9126042&taxonomyId=0&pageNumber=1

I know, it's IDG, what can we expect from people who get paid from M$ do do black PR...

icons/user_comment.png R. G. wrote: (8 years ago)

It would be very interesting. So the ambassadors of openSUSE may provide users an easy installation without the need to create partitions on the disk.

icons/user_comment.png D. H. wrote: (8 years ago)

Wubi hoses raid setups.  Not a great feature when the potential data loss is in the TB+ range.

icons/user_comment.png D. H. wrote: (8 years ago)

I should clarify that it does not like software raids at all.

Last change: 8 years ago
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