Windows installer for ubuntu using loopmounted EXT3 filesystem on NTFS

Registered by Geza Kovacs on 2006-12-16

The installation of ubuntu is a major barrier to its spread and use. This project aims to solve this problem by allowing installation from within Windows using an install.exe file, and eliminating the need to partition the hard drive or burn a CD to install. It will allow a faster and more user-friendly installation for Windows users, the ability to install without the risk of data loss through repartitioning, and the ability to install on ultra-portable laptops without CD drives.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Geza Kovacs
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Beta Available
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Geza Kovacs on 2007-01-07
Completed by
Geza Kovacs on 2007-05-04

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See downloading and installation instructions here:

http://cutlersoftware.com/ubuntusetup/

This project has been branched off into lupin (for the loopmounted booting backend) and wubi (the windows-based frontend) with their own launchpad pages at https://launchpad.net/lupin and https://launchpad.net/wubi

A proposal to merge the loopmounting code is available at https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/lupin and a proposal to have a Windows-based Ubuntu installer such as this one in Ubuntu is at https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/installer-for-windows

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