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Can I use WUBI as an offline installer?

I already had the .iso file of ubuntu 12.10 - i386, and inside the iso is wubi.exe.

For example: I will do a partition of, E:30gb then i will target E: in wubi so that it will be Ubuntu then use the .iso file to install it on E:

My Computer:

  • Acer Aspire 5750-6683

  • i5-2450m processor

Is it fine to do a dual boot? Can I run Windows 7 Home Premium OS, with the custom theme and boot screen, can that effect dual booting?

I just don't want to damage any of files or either any of OS

And if I can't boot any of the operating systems what should I do? Can I avoid doing a clean install if that ever happens?

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Refer your own question –  VedVals Dec 4 '12 at 15:14

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The name ubuntu 12.10 is quantal quetzal. A name is associated with each version of ubuntu.

Yes you can do it offline.

Custom theme/ boot screen or anything inside windows 7 doesn't affect dual booting.

wubi runs from from windows. It is nothing but a program which runs from boot time.

It creates a virtual disk. So as long as the virtual disk are present you can have your ubuntu back after reinstallation of windows.

If ubuntu doesn't boot remove from add remove programs and reinstall.

I highly recommend you to go through https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

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hey thx ^^ also thx for the link ^^ –  ning Dec 4 '12 at 15:19

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