#39 Booting a WUBI image from c:\ drive in CoLinux

v1.0 (example)

I am trying to boot an image that was installed by WUBI on my C:\ drive. If someone could help me get this working, then Linux would basically run natively from within Windows without requiring any new partitions. That would be awesome.

WUBI puts its linux image in the location


So I modified the example.conf file to say


But alas it does not boot properly. I have included a dump from the screen of what colinux-daemon.exe outputs when it is trying to boot. It just repeats

request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c

a few times and then hangs. I think it is to do with the line

ReiserFS: cobd0: warning: sh-2021: reiserfs_fill_super: can not find reiserfs on cobd0

that comes up when it is booting. I think this may be because I left the root pointing to


in the example.conf file when maybe WUBI takes it from somewhere else. Help would be greatly appreciated!!


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  • Henry N.
    Henry N.

    Because this Support Requests are not frequently used as knowledge base from users, it would be nice to have your text in the Wiki, for example as new page "xrdp" ( http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/Special:CreatePage )

  • Henry,

    many thanks for your support.

    You are right, I will write a Wiki entry in the next days. I must do some additional tests, because the cursor follows very slow and inacurate the mouse moving. This is a known problem with the vino VNC server and the gnome desktop. But it gives some other VNC servers which can "shadow" a running desktop. The other "problem" is, that the "dummy" video device for the X server under coLinux "steals" the coLinux console output (the console display goes black and comes back, if the Linux will be shutdown).

    Additional I have one question about the coLinux modules:

    Therefore are the coLinux modules and must they be installed?

    I have done all the trials without the installed coLinux modules, because I cannot say what they do at the native dual-booted Linux.

  • Henry N.
    Henry N.

    If you don't missing functionals, then you can leave it so. Typically needs modules for iptables, ipv6, additional linux filesystems or raid/lvm and for NLS (code pages).

    You can install modules. It is harmless for your dual boot, because coLinux modules resides in a separate directory with "-co-" in the name.

  • Thak you again for the explanation of the modules usage.

    With the X11VNC server instead the vino VNC server the "problems" with the mouse pointer are solved. As I learned, the X11VNC with the xRDP module is the best combination, and the function of the X11VNC server is highly configurable.

    If the developer of the xRDP module support not only the remote X server function, and also all the other functions as remote audio, clipboard and so on, this will be a easy solution for coLinux under Windows. I'm awaiting the next 0.5(.1) versions of xRDP, which will have more RDP functions.

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