Unetbooting on same HDD question

Asked by Jonathan on 2015-03-19

So I installed unetbootin on windows and loaded a 32-bit version of Ubuntu with it I restarted my PC and was able to choose win7 or unetbootin so I choose that and unbuntu loaded up as it would from a live CD or USB I launched Firefox cause I wanted to test it out and see if Ubuntu ran faster then windows. Everything was fine but when I went to a site I use alot in windows my username was already filled in and all I had to do was press sign in . did unetbootin import Firefox cookies or something from windows cause I never gave the site my username in Ubuntu as this was my first time but my user name was already filled in.

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Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said :

yes I believe the ubuntu installer has an option to import browser preferences from windows which is on by default, that's probably what you're seeing.

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Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said :

or oh you didn't actually install it to the hard drive? your site might be guessing your username based on your ip address in that case

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Jonathan (sonyboyj) said :

didnt think a site could guess a username using ip address. is it possibly to use windows boot mangager if i install linux. so when i boot its just


and not a bunch of stuff like advanced or swap partitons ect.
anyways thanks

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Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said :

it is actually possible for a site to keep track of users' ip addresses and use that to guess a username. not done much in practice though. anyhow these are all general ubuntu questions so I suggest you ask them on http://askubuntu.com/ or http://ubuntuforums.org/ they'll give you better answers than myself.

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Jonathan (sonyboyj) said :

cool thx