The wubi.exe provided on the 15.04 and 15.10 install ISOs

Bug #1471344 reported by gravy45 on 2015-07-03
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu CD Images
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Near as I can tell, at worst WUBI isn't supported, or if it is, only for Windows 7 and earlier, and probably only for versions 14.04 or earlier. What I have seen in a couple of places is that Wubi is on the 15.04 iso but it seems to try to install 14.10. In other words, mismatched. What is the official word on Wubi support? It shouldn't be in the 15.10 iso unless it actually works.

gravy45 (gravy45) on 2015-07-03
summary: - Wubi on 15.04 and 15.10 install ISOs
+ The wubi.exe provided on the 15.04 and 15.10 install ISOs
hakuna_matata (hakuna-matata) wrote :

md5sum says that there is no difference between wubi.exe of 14.10 and wubi.exe on the 15.04 install ISOs. This affects Ubuntu install ISOs, too.
f11e0f75fadf65255c9933b234d288ea *wubi.exe
* md5sum.txt of
f11e0f75fadf65255c9933b234d288ea ./wubi.exe
* md5sum.txt of
f11e0f75fadf65255c9933b234d288ea ./wubi.exe

hakuna_matata (hakuna-matata) wrote :

I added my branches which contain bugfixes for this topic. It is really no problem to add Wubi support for 15.04, 15.10 and Ubuntu MATE.

But maintainers must decide if they want bugfixes for Wubi.

BTW: There is also a submitted bugfix for UEFI support:

Martin Wimpress (flexiondotorg) wrote :

I've subscribed the ubuntu-sponsors so they see comment #2 above.

hakuna-matata Please subscribe the ubuntu-sponsors to your merge proposal too.

hakuna_matata (hakuna-matata) wrote :

> hakuna-matata Please subscribe the ubuntu-sponsors to your merge proposal too.

Martin Wimpress (flexiondotorg) wrote :

Ubuntu Sponsors please take a look at hakuna-matata's merge proposal :-)


Martin Wimpress (flexiondotorg) wrote :

Could someone please review the merge proposal above. Looks like a community member has put a good deal of effort into improving wubi and it would be nice to see their effort recognised.

Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote :

Colin committed a change to cdimage to just remove wubi.exe entirely from ISOs, should appear in the next respin of 15.10

affects: ubuntu-mate → ubuntu-cdimage
Changed in wubi:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: New → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → New
assignee: Colin Watson (cjwatson) → nobody
Changed in ubuntu-cdimage:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: New → Fix Released
FireFly (mhzd3ath) on 2015-12-30
Changed in wubi:
assignee: nobody → FireFly (mhzd3ath)
Andreas (anhyb) wrote :

So, there is a (great) community member who did the whole job...
So, Wubi can be used... even with Windows 7, 8.x and 10... and with UEFI...
So, there IS a solution... it works... you just have to grab it... Why not just doing it?

Wubi was always one of my favourite things on ubuntu.
- No VirtualMachine ("Haha! That lame ubuntu of you is sooooo slow! I knew it!")
- Uses the actual (and not virtual) Hardware of the PC
- No (dangerous) partitioning ("What? I just wanted to test this ubuntu and now my Windows has less space?" or:"No, I dont have a backup...")
- Test it (quickly). Play with it. - Love it: Install it on a partition and tell all your friends. / Hate it: Just delete it and ask Cortana for dinner.

Okay. If it will be removed from cdimage ... okay.
But maybe you just could leave it as a simple (updated) download option - for the (thankful) freaks?

@hakuna_matata: Thank you for your wonderful job. Works like a charm.

arun (k-arunkumarsmail) wrote :


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