Difference between Wubi and Lubi

Asked by Gerry on 2007-11-26

I am using ubuntu that I downloaded with Wubi. I want to install in a separate partition. Can I follow the instructions for Lubi download?

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Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #1

Lubi installs Ubuntu to loopmounted partitions (disk image files), like Wubi; the difference is that it runs from a host Linux install (like Fedora or openSUSE) rather than a host Windows install like Wubi. Neither will help you if you aim to install to a separate partition. UNetbootin or LVPM is probably what you're looking for.

If you want to transfer your existing Wubi install to a separate partition, use LVPM (website) http://lubi.sourceforge.net/lvpm.html (launchpad.net page) https://launchpad.net/lvpm

If you want to do a no-CD installation of Ubuntu from either Linux or Windows to a separate partition, use UNetbootin (website) http://lubi.sourceforge.net/unetbootin.html (launchpad.net page) https://launchpad.net/lvpm

If all you want to do is a standard from-CD installation of Ubuntu using the iso you downloaded for Wubi, simply locate the iso (it should be in C:\wubi\install), and burn it to a CD using the instructions described at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto then boot off the CD and install normally.

Gerry (plg1323) said : #2

Thank you for your prompt and clear instructions. I now have a better
understanding of the various possibilities.

On Nov 26, 2007 3:52 PM, Geza Kovacs <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Your question #18738 on lubi changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/lubi/+question/18738
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Geza Kovacs changed the question status:
> Lubi installs Ubuntu to loopmounted partitions (disk image files), like
> Wubi; the difference is that it runs from a host Linux install (like
> Fedora or openSUSE) rather than a host Windows install like Wubi.
> Neither will help you if you aim to install to a separate partition.
> UNetbootin or LVPM is probably what you're looking for.
>
> If you want to transfer your existing Wubi install to a separate
> partition, use LVPM (website) http://lubi.sourceforge.net/lvpm.html
> (launchpad.net page) https://launchpad.net/lvpm
>
> If you want to do a no-CD installation of Ubuntu from either Linux or
> Windows to a separate partition, use UNetbootin (website)
> http://lubi.sourceforge.net/unetbootin.html (launchpad.net page)
> https://launchpad.net/lvpm
>
> If all you want to do is a standard from-CD installation of Ubuntu using
> the iso you downloaded for Wubi, simply locate the iso (it should be in
> C:\wubi\install), and burn it to a CD using the instructions described
> at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto then boot off the
> CD and install normally.
>
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Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #3

Marking this question as "solved", then, since there appear to be no further questions.