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is it possible to install JDK on windows and UBUNTU( window based Wubi) ?

komal sutaria
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Joined: Mar 26, 2007
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Hi!
I am new to Linux. I wanted to install Ubuntu and then JDK and ANT on it. I have window XP and I found using Wubi i can install Ubuntu as a one application. I have JDK already on my windows. Can I install JDK on Ubuntu If i choose to install Ubuntu using wubi?

Is it adviceable ? What other alternative would you suggest. I need to install it in one week. Please, guide me properly as I have no time to do experiment.
komal
Stefan Wagner
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
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From the wubi-homepage http://wubi-installer.org/faq.php

Is this running Ubuntu within a virtual environment or something similar?

No. This is a real installation, the only difference is that Ubuntu is installed within a file as opposed to being installed within its own partition. Thus we spare you the trouble to create a free partition for Ubuntu. And we spare you the trouble to have to burn a CD-Rom.

Well - if that's the only difference, it will be no problem to install jdk, ant, eclipse, netbeans, ...
I'm using ubuntu since 2005 and Linux since 1998 - it's a nice platform to develop java programs.


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Stefan Wagner
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Alternative:

You could repartition your harddrive or add a new one, and do an ubuntu-installation there.
I don't have own experiences using wubi - it is beta, so I would not expect everything to work like a charm.

"No time to experiment" is never a good condition to start something new.
Joe Ess
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Our FAQ, How Do I Install Linux has several options to run Linux under Windows without repartitioning. Personally, I use VMWare Player.
Another option is to use the instructions on http://pendrivelinux.com/ to create a bootable USB flash drive that has a partition you can save data on. Of course, if you want to install a lot of software, you should start with a really big (2GB+) flash drive.


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