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alvinwong
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Adding "Portable Ubuntu" to the directory

"Portable Ubuntu" is a portable version of Ubuntu which runs side-by-side with Windows, without using virtual machines.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableubuntu/
(To download, use this link instead: http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableubuntu/files/portableubuntu/Vers... )

It is a modified version of Ubuntu 10.4.3 LTS using Gnome.

For me testing on my USB3.0 Harddisk it is quite good and stable.

It is also possible to resize the image file using "tfile" (which also took me quite long to hunt for a download) and then expanding the partition by resize2fs inside Portable Ubuntu.

A portable launcher can be useful to dynamically mount the portable drive automatically.
In the config file, look for the line "shared_folder0=c:\" and this is the way it mounts the drive.

The appinfo.ini I am using:
[Format]
Type=PortableApps.comFormat
Version=2.0

[Details]
Name=Portable Ubuntu Remix
AppID=pubuntu
Publisher=demonccc
Homepage=http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableubuntu/
Category=Operating System
Description=This project consist in a portable image of Ubuntu that could run in Windows as a native win32 application. You could execute Linux applications and integrate it in your Windows desktop.
Language=Multilingual
Trademarks=
InstallType=

[License]
Shareable=true
OpenSource=true
Freeware=true
CommercialUse=true

[Version]
PackageVersion=4
DisplayVersion=Version 4 slimLZM2 (Ubuntu 10.4.3 LTS)

[Control]
Start=App\Portable_Ubuntu_V4_slim2\pubuntu.exe

It is already possible for me to use it quite normal, but a launcher can mount the portable drive automatically, and even automatically setting the RAM options on different computers.

The reason I request this is because "Portable Ubuntu" is very useful when one has to work with Windows and Linux at the same time (perhaps because of a software only available on either platform)

This kind of portable software is also missing on PortableApps.com.

Zach Thibeau
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no can do, at the moment it's

no can do, at the moment it's using colinux, colinux needs to install a driver which no one can do under normal/guest accounts on a computer, only administrators can do that, also, the other thing is that colinux is only supports 32bit operating systems due to the fact the driver is 32bit only and as a result will not load on 64bit operating systems (I know I tried and colinux even makes note of this on their website)

in short I don't think this will happen anytime soon.

your friendly neighbourhood moderator Zach Thibeau

John T. Haller
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64-bit Majority

As 64-bit is now the majority of Windows 7 installs, anything that is 32-bit only will specifically not be allowed in the App Directory.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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