Creating a Wubi-like installer for Haiku

Wubi was an easy way to install Ubuntu alongside Windows without any knowledge or partionning. Installing Ubuntu 12.04 was as easy as running an exe application.

Here is a recent video to show you how it works

This is a fantastic way to install a new OS on a computer.

I saw that Wubi is more or less maintained on github (I didn’t test this)

I recently used something similar to install Q4OS(Installer for Windows).

Now, each time I boot my computer, I remember that I can using Linux too.

Wouldn’t it be a nice project for Haiku ? Maybe for Gsoc ?


Running Haiku without creating partition on Windows will require stable NTFS driver, that is not yet completed.

BeOS have ability to install on FAT volume and even start from Windows without reboot.

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