do u mean that using dynamic images (vhd, vdi, ...) on this forum arent welcome ?
or just personnaly u have enough resources to handle static images and then u dont wana lose time for apply dynamic images ?
btw: as i sad: i personally have not enough resources to use static images and for static image instaltion of ubuntu is beter (easyer) for BFU use WUBI, wubi give the same result as boot static image thru driver kpartx, whith same static image limitation
kpartx seems to be good alternative for static images and advanced linux users, before i used dynamic vhd in ubuntu, i used wubi, but after some time i need to learn how to make and mount a new bigger raw image and copy all stuff from (old) ubuntu image becose lack of space (and that isnt procedure for bfu), in many cases many people dont know how big should be chosen for (static)/ raw image install, but if u use dynamic vhd image u can make it smaller/bigger in just few clicks in par seconds and u dont need have a BIG knowledge of vhd images for that operation
long time ago i learned why is better, (safer, easyer, ... and and and) to use static partition image, but later i found out that isnt true anymore, if i use patritions contained in vhd images, i can mount them in win7 (and later) as bare metal and then i have many (really many many) choices whith handling (fake) real HDD, like ghost for backup, Paragon Virtualization Manager 2009, partiton magic for handling partitions (expand, shrink, move, copy), ... and so on
(sorry but for linux i dont know about many programms for partition handling)
at the end for clarify: for handling (use, copy, backup, ...) static images man need much more resources like better cpu, bigger HDD, faster HDD like raid, much much more time, ... but i do not have these resources
Edited by robbyrobby, 01 July 2017 - 01:18 PM.