Ubuntu – How to access previous ubuntu wubi installation


I installed ubuntu/wubi nearly a year ago on my windows 8 pc. It has been sitting on a separate partition untouched since then. I am trying to access it again as I'd like to use Ubuntu now. I cannot figure out how to boot to Ubuntu. When I go to msconfig" -> boot. I only see an option for Windows.

The Ubuntu file hierarchy looks like this:

D:\ -> ubuntu -> disks, install, winboot

The disk file root.disk is about 18gb.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Best Answer

Here's what you can do:

  1. Install Ubuntu via Wubi on your main partition.
  2. Find the Ubuntu install in Program Files or Program Files (x86) on the installation Wubi was installed on before reading this
  3. Copy the root (/) directory and all its contents to your new Wubi install.
  4. Profit!

Alternatively, you can mount the partition with Wubi in it and make a shortcut to its launcher on the old partition.

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