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Installing on NTFS ?

Link to this post 07 May 11

mfillpot wrote:

I know that mint is an ubuntu derivative, does anyone know if it has a wubi installer that allows it to be installed along side of windows in a parse file that resides on a ntfs partition?

There is one, but it is not called wubi, it is called mint4win.

http://duncsweb.com/2009/09/27/mint4win-a-wubi-based-installer-of-linux-mint/B)

Link to this post 09 May 11

saqman2060 wrote:

[b]mfillpot wrote:[/b]
[quote]I know that mint is an ubuntu derivative, does anyone know if it has a wubi installer that allows it to be installed along side of windows in a parse file that resides on a ntfs partition?

There is one, but it is not called wubi, it is called mint4win.

http://duncsweb.com/2009/09/27/mint4win-a-wubi-based-installer-of-linux-mint/B)[/quote]

Then this may be a better option for the OP, this allows him to install mint within the window partition without risking destroying windows installation.

Link to this post 09 May 11

This should be recommended for all newbies wanting to use mint on their ntfs systems.

Link to this post 04 Sep 11

saqman2060 wrote:

You cannot install linux on an NTFS partition. That is fact.

Sir, if i am not mistaken then wubi allows us to install ubuntu without the need of reformatting the drive to ext2 or sth lyk that...we can use NTFS for its installation....i am doing the same:)

Link to this post 04 Sep 11

NeptuneTech wrote:

[b]saqman2060 wrote:[/b]
[quote]You cannot install linux on an NTFS partition. That is fact.

Sir, if i am not mistaken then wubi allows us to install ubuntu without the need of reformatting the drive to ext2 or sth lyk that...we can use NTFS for its installation....i am doing the same:)[/quote]

That is incorrect, wubi sets up a file in the windows NTFS partition which is used as a virtual hard disk, the virtual hard disk then is formatted with a Linux friendly filesystem (one that accepts unix permissions).

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