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I cannot use live DVD or USB or install

I tried to install Ubuntu from a DVD-R without success. It would start to boot and then it would go to a blank screen with diagonal lines. I've verified the md5sum and then verified the disk when I ...
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VM Guest Windows Xp not running Ubuntu Wubi install

So I installed Windows XP in VirtualBox, installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS within that using WUBI, but when I go to reboot, after selecting Ubuntu in MBR OS select (I believe that's the name), I get this ...
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Is virtualization in Windows less battery intensive than Wubi? Than a disk install?

I read that running Ubuntu through a virtual machine such as VMware Player or VirtualBox is actually less costly on a laptop's battery than Wubi because it utilizes Windows' drivers, which are ...
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Can't install a 64-bit virtualbox on 64-bit 12.04

I have freshly installed 64 bit Win 7 and 12.04 Ubuntu dual boot machine (via a wubi install). I verified that Wubi installed 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 and I specifically downloaded and installed the 64-Bit ...
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Part-time Kid-PC: is Wubi better, or Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I have a new Win7 box and wanted to try out Ubuntu (total noob, no experience in linux). Which option will have the better performance (side by side, or in a vm). I'm guessing sidebyside, but figured ...
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Run Wubi Ubuntu on Virtualbox

I have installed and using Ubuntu with Wubi installer inside Windows7 as a dual partition. Now I want the same OS image to be loaded using the Virtualbox. Is this possible?
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Will a Virtual Box Installation have low Disk performance

I understand that if you install Ubuntu on Windows using Wubi, there are disk performance issues since the entire system is mostly concentrated on a single file. What about the case of a Virtual Box, ...
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Should I install through WUBI or in a Virtual Machine on my Windows machine?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine and was wondering whether I should use the WUBI method or rather install via a virtual machine using VMWare or Virtual Box. What would the advantages be ...