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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Wubi: The Easy Installer for Windows

Another option is the Windows installer, sometimes called Wubi, which allows you to install an Ubuntu system within Windows. In effect, Wubi creates a large file to hold all the Ubuntu information and provides a way, using the Windows bootloader, to boot into Ubuntu without having to do any partitioning at all. What’s more, it’s almost as fast as the real thing and much faster than a Live CD.

To get started with Wubi, you need to download it from www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop while Windows is booted. You see a screen similar to Figure 1.5.

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Figure 1.5. The auto-start menu gives you a gateway to Ubuntu. Click ...

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