I had an old XP pc that didn't seem like a good candidate for partitioning - various unmovable files and files that couldn't be defragmented. Pentium 4, 2.79 GHz , 1 GB RAM, about 30 GB free before install.
So, I tried wubi. I found a version that installed Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit). Someone said wubi doesn't work with 14, but I have it up.
I made this change to fix an error that prevented it from running "normally":
rw in this line:
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=AAC884AC1F144321 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
It runs well enough, but seems extremely slow. Did I do the wrong type of install? Is there something I can tweak? I didn't find anything to remove from the startup applications.
I am relatively experienced with MS Windows and DOS (I am comfortable with command-line), but not Linux.
Edited to add: I read that lubuntu and xbuntu current versions won't work with wubi. If that's not true, please direct me!
UPDATE: Maybe partitioning is the way (after another attempt at defragging) -- what's best to use?