wubi & mint4win & VMs

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Longboard, Dec 28, 2008.

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    So
    Just tried both of these
    wubi: Nice, fast on my box, good 3d acceleration with the nvidia drivers set-up.
    No issues with synaptic, network, printing,
    No issues with AV or HIPS getting over excited.
    Puit 'wubi' and the desktop .iso in a folder on the desktop....stops the web DL and mitigates any HW issues recognising the CD/DVD.

    One small glitch when following the instructions here
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
    The 1st reboot for the install dropped out to a 'busybox' shell message
    The first solution I tried: go back to Windows and do a proper Shut Down, then restart and boot to Ubuntu was a fix. Ubuntu install went ahead.
    Very clean process.

    mint4win: no issues either: all that Minty goodness :D
    I do like that Minty OS.

    Comment: despite the apparent and wonderful utility of these tools (and kudos +++ to the devs) I have found that for me #nix in the VM is more useful.
    I can be happily pottering along in the VM while XP is in the background and available running my work db. and I can flick back and forth.

    I know : not the right attitude ;) but works for me.
    I can have any flavour of #nix in the VM. :)

    So to follow through logically I should have XP in the/a VM with a primary multi boot set-up ??: coming soon maybe.

    Both wubi and mint4win uninstalled flawlessly.
    Even down to editing the boot.ini file.
    Just shows what can be done in root :eek:

    If you're interested dont hesitate. Well maybe image first. ;)
    I have FDISR set-up and ran the installers in a secondary snapshot: no problems with new boot options and FDISR.
    After uninstall: no problems with FDISR preboot.
     
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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Will post a review of mint 6 soon.
    As to the best way to use them? Well, real, virtual, wubi, I think.
    Having a real install gives you more chance to test and tweak than vm ... although you might be prone to more adventurism in vm.
    Mrk
     
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