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task #7255: Install DoudouLinux inside Windows like Wubi does

Submitted by:  Jean-Michel Philippe <jmphilippe>
Submitted on:  Sun 21 Nov 2010 08:27:48 PM UTC  
 
Should Start On: Sat 20 Nov 2010 11:00:00 PM UTCShould be Finished on: Wed 20 Apr 2011 10:00:00 PM UTC
Category: SystemPriority: 7 - High
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
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Open/Closed: OpenEffort: 1.00

Tue 23 Nov 2010 08:44:15 AM UTC, comment #1:

NB: This ticket derives from https://gna.org/task/?6956.

Jean-Michel Philippe <jmphilippe>
Project Administrator
Sun 21 Nov 2010 08:27:48 PM UTC, original submission:

The Ubuntu Wubi installer is able to install Ubuntu in a disk image file written inside a standard Windows partition. Then some modifications to the Windows boot loader make it possible to boot Ubuntu instead of Windows. This way users don't have to repartition their hard disk before installing. This is particularly interesting on quite recent computers since manufacturers tend to fill HD with the maximum 4 primary partitions…

This could be transposed to DoudouLinux with the advantage that the DoudouLinux system is already recorded into a disk image file and is moreover used in read-only mode. This means that DoudouLinux does not need to ship with a R/W NTFS driver, the standard Linux driver should be enough. Of course the Wubi tool has to be able to write on NTFS partitions, but it seems to be a separate pure Windows program.

So globally our Wubi installer would have to:

1. copy the DoudouLinux image file into Windows
2. modify the Windows boot menu to add itself
3. tell user what to do

That's all! NB: we may have some troubles to correctly set the syslinux boot loader though - if it is still required.

Jean-Michel Philippe <jmphilippe>
Project Administrator

 

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