[CentOS] WUBI like process for CentOS ?

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Tue Aug 12 14:23:09 UTC 2008

Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Ned Slider wrote:
>> Sven wrote:
>>> On 8/12/08, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
>>>>  Now the question: is there anyway to get something similar for CentOS ? or
>>>> is there a process that someone might follow to achieve the same or similar
>>>> result ?
>>> I am just curious. What is the use case for Wubi based installation of
>>> CentOS? IMHO is the CentOS installation process (also the Ubuntu one)
>>> very user friendly. The problem for most Windows users is the
>>> operation and daily use of Linux. They don't wish to use command line
>>> and miss their favorite software (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc).
>> I agree - I think that whilst features like this may be appealing to the  
>> goals of Ubuntu, they do not necessarily match the goals of the CentOS  
>> project. Anyone capable of installing that other popular OS should not  
>> have any problems with the CentOS installer. New users tend to struggle  
>> more with the concepts of disk partitioning, freeing space for the  
>> installation (if performing a dual boot install which is presumably the  
>> target audience for such an installer) and generally using the software  
>> once installed. I think anyone that *needs* a WUBI-type installer is  
>> going to struggle to configure and use CentOS once installed.
> I think you both are missing the point: Wubi is *not* about installing
> CentOS (or rather Ubuntu) from Windows, it is installing the linux
> system *under* Windows into a disk image and then starting from that
> disk image out of the windows boot manager. No partitioning required and
> if you want to remove your linux, you just remove the two disk images it
> creates (and the boot entry).

Right, thanks Ralph for the clarification.

>> JMHO, but I would think other stuff like a ServerCD (or rebuilding  
>> FastTrack packages) would be higher on the project's list of priorities.
> Same here.
> Ralph

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