The dangers of Wubi and the problems in the dual boot between Linux and Windows 8

Wubi It is the Ubuntu installer from Windows, for those who need or want to have both computers and are not very duct in the installation of operating systems. Wubi made your life easier by allowing you to install and uninstall the Canonical distribution as if it were a Windows program. But lately instead of making life easier, it is ruining it in many cases.

Windows and Linux They have never gotten along, it is something natural, they are close enemies. There are already several distributions that have had problems with Windows 8 installed on the same computer, regardless of UEFI Secure Boot. This is not new, we have seen certain problems with the Windows and Linux bootloader in the past, but with Windows 8 and UEFI they are increasing. openSuSE is one of the distros that has also presented problems along with Windows 8, but now we have to talk about Ubuntu and Wubi.Wubi is not included in Ubuntu 13 due to the problems it presents, but we should not install previous Ubuntu versions from version 8 of the Microsoft system. If we have made the mistake of installing Ubuntu from Wubi on a Win8 system, we will appreciate that Ubuntu's performance is poor and stability as well.

Dual boot Win8 and Linux

Apart from Wubi, if we do not want to repair our Windows or lose important data, we must be careful with this type of dual installations. The new quick start of Windows 8 can cause that when information is accessed or saved in the NTFS partitions from Linux, when starting Windows 8 again we find that we have to repair the file system of the hard disk and that the saved data is unreadable or just disappear.

More information - Finally a solution to the UEFI Secure Boot, Ubuntu 13.04 Beta 2 Raring Ringtail present among us

Source - Very linux

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  1.   DARKALEX said


  2.   Carlos said

    Win2 no longer have a way to harm free software, but anyway, long live free software, and as always there are simple solutions for such a hectic world thanks to free software.

  3.   chopper said

    Those of Mocosfot: since they do not know how to compete by creating, they compete by destroying.

  4.   Albert Avila said

    That's why I bought my lap and removed windows, now I use debian and I live happily! ...