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Mounting file system created by Wubi in other Linux distros

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I wasn’t aware of this tiny little thing  - the filesystem in the  file created by a Wubi install can be easily mounted as a loop device.

To do so, just open the Terminal and type the below:

mount -o loop

This will make the kernel auto detect the filesystem type and try to mount it. Alternatively, if you’re sure of the filesystem type, mention it explicitly

mount -t  -o loop

Would come in very handy if someone were to migrate from Wubi install to a full install, just copy over the /home files and all files saved.

Thanks, Bharath{#aptureLink_DfqHkNP9O1}.

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