Wubi, Windows Ubuntu Installer

Wubi and Windows' dynamic drives

Reported by bcbc on 2011-05-30
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Bug Description

Wubi will attempt to install to a dynamic drive. Often the install fails when the bcdedit command is rejected by windows:
Error executing command
>>command=C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit.exe /set
{guid} device partition=U:
>>retval=1
>>sderr=An error has occurred setting the element data.
The request is not supported.

This is actually a good thing - I think that if the user installed on C: it will probably be allowed - in this case Ubuntu will not see the dynamic drives, but rather whatever is in the MBR partition table (I believe this is the case, that Ubuntu does not support windows' dynamic drives) - and this could lead to data loss.

This may be wishlist but I think it would be good if Wubi could detect dynamic drives and prevent installation with a suitable message.

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