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I downloaded the wubi.exe file and before I install ubuntu, I want to make sure of some stuff first.

I have two hard drives in my computer C: (which have windows 7 on it) 950 GB and D: which is empty and have 500 GB in it.

I'm wondering if when I choose the installation size 30 GB in wubi (which is maximum ) it will only take 30 GB from my D drive and won't affect the rest and the C drive and whenever i uninstall wubi from control panel (if I don't like ubuntu), will I get my 30 GB back and will the D drive be back as it was?

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Answer is yes, you will get that space back –  Tachyons Nov 15 '12 at 13:53

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if you remove ubuntu(wubi) you will bet back your disk like it was.

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but does it take more than 30 because my friend told me it makes a folder with the exact space in the hard drive ? and can i use the rest of my harddrive with wubi on it ? –  Joe Nofal Nov 15 '12 at 13:47
    
first remove wubi normally after that you can delete all folder of it –  user84277 Nov 15 '12 at 13:51
    
if answer is okey . please confirm –  user84277 Nov 15 '12 at 13:53
    
Removing wubi will delete that folder too –  Tachyons Nov 15 '12 at 13:55
    
@Tachyons yes i know and how can i say it ? –  user84277 Nov 15 '12 at 13:59

As far as I can tell, yes, it will only install on the D drive, and affect only the 30gb you allocated to it. Likewise, when uninstalled, I think that it should remove the virtual disk that Wubi installs to.

If you ever want to increase the amount of space allocated to Wubi (taken from this post):

How do I resize the virtual disks?

You can use the following script to move /home to a dedicated virtual disk.

Download wubi-add-virtual-disk, open a terminal and run:

sudo sh wubi-add-virtual-disk /home 15000

Where the first argument is the directory to move to a new dedicated disk, and the second argument is the size in MB.

You should now reboot. If you are happy with the result, you can now remove /home.backup. To undo the changes remove /home, copy rename /home.backup to /home and remove the /home line in /etc/fstab.

Note that contrary to previous information, this script is not suitable for moving /usr - experienced users may be able to do this manually, at own risk, following a process similar to that outlined in the file. (Do not rename /usr until the very last moment, as rsync is installed there.)


I haven't ever used Wubi, I've just done some reading up on it, so take my answer with a grain of salt.

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LVPM hasn't worked on Wubi since release 8.04 –  bcbc Nov 15 '12 at 19:41
    
@bcbc My bad, I took it from another post; fixed, and thanks! –  DaimyoKirby Nov 16 '12 at 23:20

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