Installing Linux, the Easy and Safe Way

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Introduction: Installing Linux, the Easy and Safe Way

You may have installed linux the typical way before, Boot from cd, partition, install. Problem, Headach, data loss. Wubi is an automated installer for the "Computer Stupid". Big words confusing, just follow the instructions.

You Need:
Wubi-x.xx.xx.exe
Windows 2000/XP PC
About 30 Minutes

Step 1: Settings

Self Explanatory


Updated 4/6/08

Step 2: Wait

Wait while it downloads. This takes like an hour on DSL.

Once done hit restart.


*COMPUTER RESTARTS*


Before the Windows logo you now get an option window of Windows or Ubuntu. Chose Ubuntu. If no keys are pressed windows will boot in 12 seconds.


Wait while it installs a bunch of stuff. (See second image)

Step 3: Welcome to Your Virus Free Linux!!!!

Muhahahahahahahahahaha



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    97 Discussions

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    randreone
    randreone

    5 years ago on Introduction

    i downloaded and am installing this right now on an ibm thinkpad and it only sees 8 gb of the 33 gig c: drive...what am i doing wrong?and its taking forever .. so far almost an hour and it says it has over 2 hrs to go for install

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    wizzim
    wizzim

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I used this and it is awesome. Though i have one question. is there a wubi for other distros that do this?

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    cld0000
    cld0000

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Not many that I would know of. As far as I know, there are some installers of the sort, but usually they're for the Ubuntu-based distros.

    And if you want to install another distro, just download a ISO image you want and place it in the same location as Wubi.exe and it will install it Wubi-style (as far as I heard).

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    REA
    REA

    10 years ago on Step 3

    "''Welcome to your virus free linux!!!!''"

    not necessarily true. there is no true virus-free OS. there are one or two for Linux. the reason Linux is labeled "virus-free" is because most hackers and malicious programmers use Linux. why would you want to risk attacking your own computer. also its because Linux has about 3% of the world running. 

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    octopuscabbage
    octopuscabbage

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Linux also has so many distros that it is hard to make very good virus's for it. With windows its one of 3 possibilities pretty much.

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    Computothought
    Computothought

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Most all the linux distros are the same under the hood at the kernel level. it is just the desktops that are different. Again another misunderstanding.

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    octopuscabbage
    octopuscabbage

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah but there are enough differences that it can occasionally cause problems.

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    Computothought
    Computothought

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    It is not the writing that is bad, it is the spreading of them that is dangerous.

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    REA
    REA

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    and also with windows is M$ was nice enough to make cross-compatibility so a virus for XP is a virus for 7, Vista, and maybe even NT.

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    octopuscabbage
    octopuscabbage

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    yeah. And mac doesn't have virus's because its to hard to write anything for macs because of all the hoops you have to jump through. It doesn't have any virus's because it doesn't have any software.

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    Computothought
    Computothought

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Several viruses have been found on mac. Those stories are usually squelched. I wonder why.... You still need a rootkit scanner on any nix based system.

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    REA
    REA

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    no, macs dont have viruses because it would be a waste of time to infect, what, ~5% of the computer population?

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    octopuscabbage
    octopuscabbage

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Both of those are contributing factors...


    What does that blue hand on me mean??!?!?

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    REA
    REA

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i think its something that, as you post more 'ibles, it changes colours. thats my guess. i saw a person with 2 'ibles that was blue and one with 11 that was green.

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    octopuscabbage
    octopuscabbage

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    That would make sense as i only have one because i do not have a camera.