Used windows installer to instaall a trial system. Now I Can't find the installation

Asked by kaphar on 2011-03-08

After I installed Ubuntu (I have several others) on the windows machine I went to look for the partition or location of the Linux system. I am confused. The installer had a full partition available to it but it appears it installed Linux in a tiney part of the main MS area. I see an area of about 1GB that appears to be Ubuntu but I can not positively id it. The Linux system dual boots fine, for both Ubuntu and MS. What happened?

Can someone tell me how to id the Linux Ubuntu installation ?

Kapt Har

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2011-03-09
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2011-03-09

Thats what Wubi does. It installs to a disk image in your NTFS. If you want to install to some unallocated space then you will need to boot to the livecd or USB and install that way. The normal install will give a smoother OS as well as easier troubleshooting.

If you look in c:\wubi you will see the image used by ubuntu. As this is stored in NTFS. The performance of your Ubuntuinstallwill be directly affected by the fragmentation and other shortcomings in NTFS. A true install has fewer of these and does NOT fragments as the filesystem is more advanced.

kaphar (captain-harry) said : #2

On 03/08/2011 06:11 PM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #148381 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/148381
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Thats what Wubi does. It installs to a disk image in your NTFS. If you
> want to install to some unallocated space then you will need to boot to
> the livecd or USB and install that way. The normal install will give a
> smoother OS as well as easier troubleshooting.
>
> If you look in c:\wubi you will see the image used by ubuntu. As this
> is stored in NTFS. The performance of your Ubuntuinstallwill be directly
> affected by the fragmentation and other shortcomings in NTFS. A true
> install has fewer of these and does NOT fragments as the filesystem is
> more advanced.
>
Thank you. That makes sense and solidifies some feeling I had about the
installation. I will pull it off and do the installation the way I
should have to begin with.
Thanks again. Problem solved.

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