[sf-lug] One Click Ubuntu install ... from Windows
darose at darose.net
Fri Oct 26 09:07:54 PDT 2007
Rick Moen wrote:
> Upon looking _this_ implementation up, it turns out to be a loop-mounted
> vfat filesystem, i.e., an imagefile of a vfat partition that's been
> mounted with the loop option (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loop_device),
> the way one loop-mounts a CD-image file one has created before burning
> it to media, to verify that everything looks OK.
> As with UMSDOS, there's going to be a whole lot of overhead associated
> with those extra layers, and with the sheer inefficiency of also dealing
> with the host OS's file access. Nice little trick, though.
I've tried out Wubi, and it's actually quite nice.
It's a little bit slow, but certainly not dog-slow on recent vintage
machines. Faster than a LiveCD, IMO.
Don't rule it out just yet. It actually could be just the thing for a
non-techy user to use to kick the tires.
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