[Mageia-discuss] Install Mageia from Windows

Hoyt Duff hoytduff at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 01:25:33 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 7:02 PM, R James <upsnag2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Adrien Touminet <worldmania at free.fr> wrote:
>>  Hello everyone !
>> Is there any plans to make an installer Windows => Mageia (like wubi for
>> ubuntu) ? Migration would be easier for a newby, so what do you think about
>> that ?
> I've heard that wubi installs are OK for demo purposes but not a good
> platform for actually using Linux.

Wubi installs Ubuntu into an image file on an MS Windows box. there
are pros and cons to that approach, the most important being that no
re-partitioning is need for a dual-boot system and removing Linux is
as simple as deleting a file.

Manriva offered this install option at one point. Does anybody know
why it was dropped? Actually, RedHat in its 4.x series had a live CD,

I believe that a Live CD version is more useful for the casual/curious
user than Linux on a loopback filesystem.and also is usedful  for demo
purposes, troubleshooting a Linux or MS Windows computer or a Linux
power-user on a strange machine.The Live CD approach already works,
wubi would need devs and resources to adapt to Mageia, so I would say
we solve more pressing problems first.


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