Need to uninstall wubi installation, restore partitions

Asked by Alan Sharkis on 2009-02-10

My computer has a RAID 1 configuration with a hardware/software controller, so I knew that I didn't want to install Ubuntu in the usual way. I downloaded and installed Wubi because the description of it at the Ubuntu Web site led me to believe that it would cause Ubuntu to run as an application under Windows. Imagine my disappointment when, after rebooting, seeing the screen asing me to choose my OS. I was already suspicious that Wubi would try to partition my hard drives and fail, which is exactly what happened. In addition to robbing me of 15Gb of otherwise useable disk space, I also don't have a working Ubuntu installation. How can I safely remove what exists of the Wubi install and get my 15 Gb back?

Thanks.

Alan Sharkis

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Best Tom (tom6) said : #1

Wubi fails because it relies on Windows systems to get it working. Hence it combines the worst of both OS's. A normal dual-boot from the 2nd guide combines their strengths and makes a good robust, flexible system. The third link below hopefully helps implement the dual-boot on a raided drives, or it should be navigable from there. Ubuntu only needs 8Gb, 10Gb gives it a little elbow room. As it can read Windows data i tend to keep my data on Windows partitions as i can then use it from either OS.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#How%20do%20I%20migrate%20to%20a%20real%20partition,%20and/or%20get%20rid%20of%20Windows%20entirely?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Alan Sharkis (cartilaginous) said : #2

Thanks Tom, that solved my question.

Tom (tom6) said : #3

Brilliant, nicely fixed all that time ago. How are you getting on with it all now? Any new questions please ask at
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

Alan Sharkis (cartilaginous) said : #4

Hello Tom,

I was able to do the uninstall, download and print all the relevant info from the links you mentioned, and then life came at me with a bunch of other priorities. A quick glance at some of the printed material tells me that what I want to do is possible. I may, however, wait until I have a new computer (that's possible for this year) and then try it again.

Take care, and thanks for your interest.

Alan