Questions about Wubi, a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows without partitioning. Wubi will be discontinued as of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail). Please, consider using a regular install.

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Can't install Ubuntu (any version)

i have two dell laptops which run on windows8.1. I was able and installed Ubuntu dual-boot on both of the laptops in the past. I removed them and i need to install on one of them again recently.so i ...
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Remove Ubuntu installed by wubi to install Ubuntu alongside Windows?

I currently have Windows 7 installed on a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed via Wubi. So when I boot up I have the option to load up either WIndows or Ubuntu. I am going to install just 14.04 on its ...
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Installing ubuntu on a 2nd hard drive with Winows XP using wubi

Can I install and run ubuntu on an old Windows XP on a 2nd internal hard drive? I want to boot ubuntu on from the 2 HDD. The CD ROM imaging fails with write errors. Tried WUBI on Windows XP. It ...
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wubi install: permission denied at the end of installation [duplicate]

I downloaded the image ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 Extracted to a file run wubi.exe I followed the process but in the end of the installation it gives: Permission denied For more ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.4.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on IBM ThinkPad i Series running Windows Millennium Edition?

I've tried the USB method, the CD method, the DVD method, and the Network method. The computer won't start the WUBI installer, and it looks like I am out of luck... Does anyone have another way to ...
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“An error occured: Permission Denied for more information please see the log file: C:\Users\Mckinl~1\AppData\Local\Temp”

I'm on a 32 bit mac running Windows7Pro and OSX. I mounted "ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso" to usb and used installation program on Windows. This process worked before. "An error occured: Permission ...
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Moved Wubi to different partition, unable to boot after editing grub

So, I've tried to move my wubi installation between disks and followed this: Move WUBI installation of Ubuntu to a different partition in Windows However once I start applying the edits to the grub, ...
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Transfering a WuBi installation of Ubuntu to another disk?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Wubi on C: by mistake and started installing programs and downloading code for a bachelor's thesis on it. C: is too small and causing performance issues and I would ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.10 inside windows 7 SP1 Ultimate

Well, I searched for a while and I didn't found the exact problem or question which I am trying to resolve. I used windows 8.1 for about a year. Now, learning that Ubuntu can't be installed inside ...
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Having A Great Difficulty Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot Windows 7)

I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I need Linux for my research project, but would like to keep Windows as I am familiar with it and it is not even half as finicky and bug-logged as ...
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root file system? [duplicate]

tried installing using wubi, CD and usb. Only the wubi and the cd was able to boot, but then a message popped up while verifying, failed to partition the selected disk and no root file system. I want ...
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Ubuntu (wubi) fails to load after update

hope you can help me with this one: My OS is win7 64bit, and i had installed (through wubi) ubuntu i think 12.04 LTS. Everything was great, until ubuntu wouldn't detect my new hdmi-connected second ...
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Ubuntu/win 7 dual boot only boots to minimal grub prompt?

I was having trouble with my ubuntu dual boot so I ran the boot repair usb and was able to boot normally once. I tried to boot again and a screen with minimal grub bash 1.99 came up. I tried the boot ...
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How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly

For argument's sake, let's say that my Ubuntu installation of 14.04 (32-bit) using Wubi was not shut down properly, either due to it hanging or forcibly being shut down by a critically low battery. ...
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Are there any alternative ways to install Ubuntu other than CD and USB? (Without WUBI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Windows 7 computer. But my only USB stick is currently at school and I am on holiday break until next week. I can't use a DVD because I don't have one ...
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cant start windows 7 after ubuntu dual boot upgraed

I was running dual boot win 7/64 - Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi. After upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04, I can't login to windows 7, the GRUB menu loads, but its stuck on loading windows screen. ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error : Extraction failed with code 2

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my 32 bit Windows 7 machine. These are the steps I followed: Create a partition using the disk manager. Download Wubi. Run Wubi as administrator. I get the ...
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Installation help for friend with Dell PC

I need some help about installing Ubuntu onto my friend's Dell Dimension DM061 desktop PC, which is currently running Windows Vista. It seems to have an Intel dual core CPU and plenty of free space ...
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install Ubuntu 14.04.01 on windows 7 x64 faced nonetype error

Greeting to everyone, I am new to Linux but urge to install it for my project using virtual machine. I try to install it using virtual clone drive. I mount it on virtual clone drive and wubi.exe pop ...
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ubuntu 12.04 lts netbook installation throught usb

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 lts on my asus disney netbook and i can not launch wubi.exe from my usb drive when the computer starts up. I have checked BIOS settings and it is all ok because I have ...
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Trying to install with WUBI, got error about missing file [duplicate]

I've just mounted the Ubuntu 64-bit 14.10 ISO to my thumb drive, and I'm trying to install from Windows 8.1 using WUBI. Everything seemed to be going fine until I was thrown an error about a missing ...
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No user account [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi, and when the options came up with what hard drive to install to, username and password, etc, I entered all of the info. However when it was done running the downloading ...
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Problem in installing ubuntu 12.04 from wubi on win7 64-bit [duplicate]

My ubuntu installation stops in between when I try installing it via wubi on windows 7. The following message is shown: Error executing command >>command=C:\Windows\sysnative\bcdedit.exe/set.. ...
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unable to boot ubuntu grub menu appears [duplicate]

12.04 LTS with Windows 7 dual booted. I installed Ubuntu from windows 7 via WUBI so that I can dual boot both. When I try to boot Ubuntu the grub menu appears and I am not able to boot Ubuntu I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LAN connection not showing [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with wubi along with my windows 7 system. My lan connection is working fine in windows 7 but not showing in ubuntu. I tried everything i found on this forum regarding ...
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ubuntu 14.04 installation problem on win 7 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using wubi ,I had a 12.04 installation on this laptop.Some how I have removed the old one and now installing new.I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04-1-desktop-amd64 ISO and ...
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How to use Virtual Machine to use programs in my pre-installed win 7 in my Ubuntu OS?

My laptop was pre-installed with win 7. I used it for several years with personal data. I have installed Ubuntu recently alongside Win 7 for dual boot. Most of time, i just want to use Ubuntu for ...
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bcdedit does not wubildr.mbr file location

I have dual boot on my system (64 bit) , Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 .I use GParted to increase the partition, I resize windows partitions. Now when I restart the system and select Ubuntu it gives the ...
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Wubi installation, failed

please , help me , I'm in trouble ! I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on a machine, THROUGH Wubi , dual boot with windows xp , only that the process of partition disk was enchanted , question , now ...
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Failed to partition the selected disk - 14.04 LTS

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer(Windows 7 ) with Wubi. The installation appeared to work in Windows, and told me to reboot. After rebooting the Ubuntu installer continued the ...
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Wubi with 14.10 doesn't work - failed to partition the selected disk

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer with Wubi. The installation appeared to work in Windows, and told me to reboot. After rebooting the Ubuntu installer continued the installation, until ...
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Opening Kubuntu DVD in Windows (EFI) gives message “Wubi doesn´t currently support EFI”

After downloading an iso-image for Kubuntu 14.10 and then burning it to a DVD. When I then tried to open it I get this message: What to do ? Can anyone please help.
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/ is not using my entire 30gb partition

So I have some familiar background and experience with ubuntu such as adding repositories, installing drivers, installing packages and software like spotify and skype, etc. But that was on my laptop. ...
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Total newbie installing Ubuntu 14.04.1

Coming back to Linux after 10 years of not having been around. I'm trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 via Wubi over Windows XP with sp3. Computer configuration: Dell Dimension 8200: Pentium4 1.8GHz ...
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Weeks of failed attempts to install Ubuntu

I've been trying for weeks to install Ubuntu (or any other distro) on an old XP Pro laptop. Problems: The CD/DVD RW drive will no longer recognise anything but commercial audio CDs. New drivers ...
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Error installing Ubuntu within Windows 7

I have tried to install Ubuntu within Windows 7 and it was not possible. I have downloaded from Ubuntu site the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit). I have extracted the files from the archive and I have run ...
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Locating the GRUB partition

Prior to making some changes with GParted, I observe my disk in both GParted and the Ubuntu "Disks" utility. It appears I have only one partition marked with the boot flag in GParted (and having the ...
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Safely removing and reclaiming Windows partition when Ubuntu was initially installed via Wubi [duplicate]

I wish to reformat a Windows 7 partition, reclaiming it for use under Ubuntu 14.04 already running on the machine. Windows is no longer needed. The partition is mounted in Ubuntu and its files ...
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Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 from Ubuntu site but not able to unstall

I had downloaded the latest Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop, and later double clicked on "wubi.exe" from the WINRAR Zip file that was earlier downloaded. The next thing ...
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installation error upon boot up

I am beyond beginner when it comes to computers. I have a lenovo yoga 2 laptop brand new. when i boot with ubuntu on a usb stick a black screen with text pops up and says ...
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When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error. http://pastebin.com/u4TR83Tn It says: 10-16 18:46 ERROR root: Could not retrieve the required installation files Traceback (most recent call ...
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How can I fix my botched install of Ubuntu

I attempted to install Ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7 a few days ago. I accidentally put the files in my C drive. After all the downloads were complete i used Ubootin (for what exactly I'm not ...
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I can only log into “Guest Session”

I was having issues with installing Ubuntu through a cd/dvd. So I went to Wubi. There I set it up, with my username being "eric" and my password being "linux". So I booted it up, everything went ...
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installation/boot problem

I have a Sony vaio svf152a19m, currently running windows 8.1. I tried installing ubuntu 14.04.1. (from usb and from a dvd). Every time I execute the "Wubi.exe" file it starts installing perfectly ...
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Accessing Ubuntu Files from a Wubi Installation within Windows

Right now I'm dual booting between windows and ubuntu (using Wubi). How can I grab some files from my Ubuntu root drive within windows?
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Booting up to Grub Screen

Yesterday I noticed that my ubuntu drive (installed with Wubi) would suddenly go read-only. This happened several times yesterday, but I would reboot and everything would be fine. it seemed like ...
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Wubi installation issue alongside windows for Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have tried many times and ways to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 8 laptop using wubi.exe All the time the installation process comes till the end and stops saying that permission is denied, ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info' - still not solved!

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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why ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso file not running when mount it on windows 7 32bit ?

I am trying to install ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso on my windows 7 32bit os but when i mount ISO file and run wubi.exe , it's not running, same problem in ubunatu 14.04.1 -desktop-i386.iso anybody ...
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Ubuntu Installation “Permission Denied”

First of all, I tried to download the .iso file and burnt it on a DVD, but the setup didn't show up. Then, I tried with the desktop one and when the setup was about to end, an error window popped up ...