Wubi and Windows 8

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Is it possible to get into Ubuntu while running Win8?

    i've installed Wubi but it won't boot into it/ I don't have the option

    I don't believe I have UEFI/ secureboot, my mobo wouldn't support that it's at least a year old AND a laptop
     
  2. dw426

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    Kind of short, but maybe this will help http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11314069 . It probably won't work while 8 is in development. After all, it's a tool for current Windows users to try out Ubuntu..Windows 8 users are probably not among that group :)

    Edit: Here's another link http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11308355 . The last person seems to think it might work.
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    I will have a look.

    I think that the current bootloader is just too "beta" to work properly yet. I know it works with Windows 7 and Windows 8 dualboots but we'll see.
     
  4. dw426

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    I'm sure once 8 is out, Wubi will be updated for it. 8 is probably going to change a lot, so it's probably not worth their time. Simple guessing on my part though.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Hm. Followed that guys instructions. Win8 and Ubuntu are both listed... but it won't show up when I restart.

    EDIT: Guess I can repartition etc.
     
  6. dw426

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    If you can get it running on there, I'd be surprised, though pleasantly :)
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    I could make Ubuntu the default OS... but I don't want to be trapped in Ubuntu for sure.
     
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    Hi Hungry Man,

    I think it may work if you multi boot.

    Win7 & Win8 both need to be installed to allow boot into WUBI. I think you need to configure with Win8 bootloader with Win7 as the default boot option. This will then display WUBI in menu at startup (If I correctly understand the post from the link below). The guy who made the post states that it worked!

    I gave you a link to this thread a couple of days ago in the dual/multi boot poll but you never came back!! It vaguely shows what the user did to allow access to WUBI
     
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  9. Hungry Man

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    Interesting. Thanks.
     
  10. cozumel

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    If you are successful it would be good if you could past back here and start a new thread on the Ubuntu Forum to show others users how it's done.
     
  11. Hungry Man

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    Not worth triple booting =p I won't bother. But thank you for the info.
     
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