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I have decided to give Ubuntu a try using Wubi, but I don't know how this will work on my dual-booted PC.

I currently have Windows XP and Windows 8 consumer preview installed.

I went to the Ubuntu site and I saw that you can install Ubuntu inside Windows using Wubi, the Ubuntu Windows Installer. My question is where should I run the Wubi installer? In Windows XP or in Windows 8?

I am using the Windows 8 bootloader. Will Ubuntu show up in it? Will this actually work?

I am new to Ubuntu but I really want to give it a try.

Please help! Thanks in advance. :)

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Which Ubuntu version are you trying/intending to install? – david6 May 8 '12 at 8:14
On whichever one whose boot.ini gets used – RobotHumans May 9 '12 at 2:39
Install it under XP. You said your Win 8 is Consumer Preview,so therefore I assume it contains some bugs, or you might consider upgrading it on Next Release. So it could be better if you Install it Under XP. – Curious Apprentice May 9 '12 at 2:40
Yes it will work. – Curious Apprentice May 9 '12 at 2:40

Wubi installs Ubuntu inside Windows, so theoretically you should be able to install it either in XP or Windows 8. However, I would play it safe and try installing it in Windows 8 first since you're using that bootloader.

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