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Hi!

I'm trying to create my own review for the HP dm1z (zacate), and am thinking about throwing in Ubuntu for users who want to go that route. Long story short, is there a difference between using Wubi to install Ubuntu vs installing it the "traditional" way? I want to make my review as thorough as possible so that I can give other potential dm1z buyers a better idea of how Ubuntu will run. If installing it using Wubi doesn't give me the full Ubuntu experience, I wouldn't want to go that route.

Thanks everyone!

More info: I'm not going to have a problem resizing my Windows7 partition. I've done it many times when installing Windows 7 and XP on multiple computers at home.

It's more the Ubuntu user experience that I'm concerned about. How will installing with Wubi affect my Ubuntu experience, if at all? Will I have more driver issues? Will it feel slower? Etc.
Edited by onoz - 5/13/11 at 12:30pm
 
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wubi sux big time, dont use it...

it basically forces your entire linux install onto your windows ntfs partition :/ its total and complete garbage...

just set up a small ext4 partition and mount / to it so it holds everything
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post #3 of 26
When you install Ubuntu, it will recognize that Windows is already on the drive, and will give you the option of shrinking the partition and installing alongside.
post #4 of 26
Wubi is terrible.
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Originally Posted by TEntel View Post
When you install Ubuntu, it will recognize that Windows is already on the drive, and will give you the option of shrinking the partition and installing alongside.
i honestly dont suggest this :/

few people have showed up here and blamed ubuntu for resizing and ntfs partition and screwing up their windows install...

NTFS was never designed to resize, but if you HAVE to resize to get diskspace for linux, do it in windows not linux
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I'm not going to have a problem resizing my Windows7 partition. I've done it many times to dual boot into Windows XP.

It's the Ubuntu user experience that I'm more concerned about. How will installing with Wubi affect my Ubuntu experience, if at all? Will I have more driver issues? Will it feel slower? Etc.
 
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post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by onoz View Post
I'm not going to have a problem resizing my Windows7 partition. I've done it many times to dual boot into Windows XP.

It's the Ubuntu user experience that I'm more concerned about. How will installing with Wubi affect my Ubuntu experience, if at all? Will I have more driver issues? Will it feel slower? Etc.
Onoz: It's nice to see you here.

But you chose a bad time to use Ubuntu. If you're using the 11.04 release I suggest to delete it. It and Wubi are the two worst things that have come out of Linux in recent years (so everyone makes it sound). I tried Wubi once and it destroyed everything...I mean everything on the first boot and thus no way to fix it. It was a failed attempt at making Linux "easier". DO NOT USE IT! Just make another partition of free space about 20GBs in size and you should be golden. Then just direct the real installer to that and go from there.

If you want I can send you my Kubuntu discs because they're before the evil of 11. Just don't go using 11.04 or Ubuntu. It's just bad like all "mainstream" things.

PS: I hope that you remember that I warned you that I haven't heard good things about AMD drivers in Linux so be ready to ask Melcar and others for help with that if it should come up.
     
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Ubuntu 11.04 ~= Windows Vista

Make sense?
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Quote:
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Ubuntu 11.04 ~= Windows Vista

Make sense?
LOL. But isn't WIN7 vista with a new shirt, pants, and haircut? But yes, 11.04 is bad.

Off topic: Error what browser are you using? I noticed you're having the same double post problem I had with Chromium a while back.
     
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post #10 of 26
Wubi isn't horrible, but your system won't go as fast as it would on it's own partition. Also Wubi interferes with your Windows bootloader a bit, and adds an entry that can be difficult to remove sometimes, but thank god you can just find something on the internet to solve your problem.
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