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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How to convert Wubi install into regular install?

I have installed Ubuntu on my D: partition using Wubi. Is there any way in which I can remove my Windows from C: drive and move my existing Ubuntu installation to C: drive and make it a regular ...
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What's the difference between Wubi and a regular “alongside Windows” installation?

At this time, Wubi does not work with Windows 8 default boot-loader. Thus at this point Wubi would not work on a new Windows 8 machine. Citation fom WubiGuide Question Recently I've learned ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi?

I want to uninstall Ubuntu because I just don't like it... I have windows 7 and no boot disk or anything special to uninstall, when I installed Ubuntu it said easy to uninstall and I would love to ...
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How to boot WUBI installed Ubuntu within Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 Release Customer Preview on my laptop. I tried to install Ubuntu on it with Ubuntu Windows installer (I have always used this to install, although that was on Windows 7), it installs ...
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Can I install Ubuntu inside Windows?

Ubuntu 12.04 won't come with the Windows Installer (Wubi) pre-added. But is there any way to install 12.04 using Wubi?
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How to install with Wubi when it says “Could not retrieve the required disk image files”?

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the Wubi installer while running Windows, because my PC does not accept my BootCD as a bootable medium. But Wubi showed me this error: ...
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Windows installer for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onwards

Is there any windows installer(wubi) for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? When I mount .iso file with daemon tools and run wibu.exe it just ask me if I want to reboot(I think it's usefull only when .iso burned on ...
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How do I give Ubuntu more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))?

I had installed Ubuntu inside Windows XP but then I formatted XP and installed Windows 7. EDIT1: I used Wubi for the same. I want to know which one of the two will solve my problem? creating a ...
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How do I remove the extra Ubuntu option on the Windows Boot Manager menu?

I installed ubuntu using Wubi side by side with Windows. I decided to uninstall ubuntu and install Kubuntu, which I did successfully. However now when I boot my computer, the Windows Boot Manager ...
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Will I be able to use wubi to install Ubuntu releases newer than 12.10? [duplicate]

I want to install 13.04 (or higher) using wubi, is that possible?
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Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows

Every time update manager prompts an update I get a message saying that there is not enough space available, however the partition with Ubuntu installed has over 10 GB of free space available. I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /tmp could not be mounted

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 using WUBI and after installation when it booted it showed an error: Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. There were three options: ...
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Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation

I have installed Ubuntu to my hard drive using Wubi. The installation seemed to be successful; however, after rebooting my PC I am not brought to a boot menu, and Windows just starts normally. When I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed through Wubi on my laptop. For some reason when i click on Ubuntu on start up (when you have to either select windows or Ubuntu) I get the following screen, the grub ...
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Is wubi for Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to boot WUBI installed Ubuntu within Windows 8? Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 system My Dell laptop shipped with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to extend the disk space available to a wubi install? [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 10.04 using wubi. I now wish to allocate more disk space to my ubuntu install. Is this possible?
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wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt

I'm dual booting W7 and Ubuntu (installed from Wubi). I've had it up and running a few times but today I'm getting a message from Windows Boot Manager when I select Ubuntu that wubildr.mbr is missing ...
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What performance differences are there when installing with Wubi?

I know that Wubi is slower in disk IO, but I can't find anything about it online other than vague statements such as "slightly slower disk seeks". Has anyone done any benchmarks to quantify the speed ...
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Wubi Installer Error: The boot configuration data store could not be opened

I'm trying to install Xubuntu using Wubi, however, once I start the installer, it runs all the way through (on the Installing Xubuntu-11.10 page with the two loading bars), and it gets to "Remaining ...
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How do I force Wubi to download and install 32 bit version?

I am trying to install Ubuntu Natty beta 2 32bit with WUBI, but whenever I try to install it always tries to download 64 bit version. How do I ensure that it downloads 32 bit instead of 64 bit?
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Why can't I download the Windows installer (Wubi) from the Ubuntu website?

When I click on, "start download" in the link below, it doesn't begin. Windows Ubuntu Installer Instead it directs me to the page where I can download Ubuntu Desktop, here: Download What should I ...
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How can re-use Ubuntu which was installed via Wubi on Windows 7?

For some reason I can't install Ubuntu from CD or USB, so that I had to installed Ubuntu via Wubi. But I install Ubuntu into partition 'D' and partition of Win 7 is 'C'. If I re-install win 7, how can ...
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Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? If I install Ubuntu to a new partition using the Windows installer (Wubi), will I be able to uninstall Windows, and ...
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ubuntu-12.04-wubi-i386.tar.xz for the wubi installer

I ran the wubi installer (from an extracted ubuntu ISO) and it downloads ubuntu-12.04-wubi-i386.tar.xz but it's slow and non-resumable so I cancelled it, found a mirror of the file online and ...
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WUBI - No root system file defined

I've been trying to install ubuntu 11.04 on Asus k50IJ notebook. All via Wubi went without problem. After a reboot, everything starts but during veryfying the installation, this error appears: "No ...
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Why does Wubi installation fail with “Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'”?

I'm trying to install Wubi from Windows, and it fails half-way with this error: "None Type" object has no attribute 'get_info' c:\user\hp\Appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.04rev266 How can I complete ...
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Upgrading from 12.10 WUBI install to 13.04

Ubuntu has discontinued wubi.exe and i know that when you install the ubuntu 13.04 developer version with wubi you can only login as a guest. I have previously installed ubuntu 12.10 with wubi.exe if ...
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What are the benefits of a disk install vs. Wubi? And can I migrate my settings easily?

I chose to do the Wubi install because it was short, simple, and easy to reverse (no messing with partitions required). To be honest, I can handle the lack of a hibernate function. I haven't really ...
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Accessing Windows partition inside Wubi [duplicate]

My hard disk crashed and I had to reinstall Ubuntu. I dual booted it using Wubi and I installed it in C: partition. When I boot into Ubuntu, I can't see my partition (The partition where Windows is ...
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Can I use Wubi for manual installation?

Is it possible to use Wubi for Ubuntu 13.04? I read that it will not be supported in the official release due to some problems. Is this going to change in the future, and can we expect to see a future ...
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Upgrading my Wubi 11.04 to 11.10

I want to upgrade my current Wubi installation (Ubuntu 11.04) to Ubuntu 11.10. Is this possible to do inside Wubi? Or do I have delete Wubi from Windows, therefore deleting my current Ubuntu ...
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mount:can't read proc/mounts

I've installed Ubuntu, but when it is loading it gives following error: mount:can't read proc/mounts. Can't fount such file or directory However, OS continues loading but when I try to enter system ...
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How do I remove wubi?

I downloaded wubi a couple of months ago and realised it made my laptop bootup significantly slower. It has also made it slower in general. Recently I have been trying to uninstall wubi from my ...
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How can I fix 'no wubildr' error in WUBI on Windows 7? [closed]

Good Evening All, I just got my HP Laptop Back from the factory and then I tried to install Ubuntu. It got through the whole installation, however, when I restarted and chose Ubuntu a quick screen ...
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“/ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr” error

I am having some problems with my new laptop ASUS N76VM. I have read up on the problem for the past couple of days, as it seem to be UEFI related. First, I tried to use the WUBI installer and since ...
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How do I remove the Ubuntu boot option created by Wubi?

My friend installed Ubuntu on a separate partition on a PC with Windows 7 using Wubi. But by mistake he reformatted the drive containing Ubuntu. He is still getting Ubuntu option in the boot menu. How ...
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How can I check how much space there is left on WUBI versus how much space it takes on my HDD?

Using 11.10 for the record. It would be easiest to do it on the Terminal.
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How can I fix ubuntu winboot wubildr.mbr missing error?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) operating system. It supports uefi so I installed it like a normal dual booting now (not like Wubi). When I try to load Windows 8 it works fine. But when I try ...
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Wubi install freezes 3/4 through

I downloaded Ubuntu on a USB stick, then the Windows installer, and ran wubi.exe. When I rebooted to complete the installation, it froze 3/4 of the way through. After 30 minutes of waiting I removed ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Realtek RTL8188E Wireless Card Not Detected

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (WUBI) on my Toshiba Sattellite. I have a Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n. The internet works fine when I plug it in using a ethernet cable, but my laptop doesn't even ...
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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Does UEFI support mean Wubi will now work on laptops shipped with Windows 8?

According to this news , there is an official fix for secure boot. Will Ubuntu adapt it? If so, how long should it take? And does it allow booting new computers from Wubi?
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Permission denied: 'F:\\wubildr' when install using Wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 on Windows 7 using wubi installer. During installation popup with error similar to this appears: Permission denied: for more details see the log ...
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Black screen after purple Ubuntu screen

My friend installed ubuntu via wubi. He says when i select Ubuntu from grub menu, i see Ubuntu logo. One of the orange points turns into white and then there is empty black screen. What's wrong?
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How to View Windows Files on a Wubi install?

I wanted to ask, how can i view all my windows files on Ubuntu. I found out how to get my D drive folders but have yet not figured out how to get my C drive files. Please give me an easy way to find ...
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How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu installed under Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I give Ubuntu 10.10 more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))? I installed Ubuntu 11.04 under Windows (using Wubi) and the default size for the ...
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Why was Wubi Removed from 13.04+

Since 13.04, there is no Wubi, why was Wubi removed from the installation phase?
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Wubi install fails: Could not retrieve the required installation files

I have an old machine and the only way I can install Ubuntu is to use Wubi, but i get an error. Here is the log: http://pastebin.com/a5YjaaKv 01-11 23:09 ERROR CommonBackend: Invalid md5 for ISO ...
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Retrieving files from broken wubi installation

My wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 is stuck in an infinite login screen loop. I have tried following the advice on other posts but nothing has worked so now I'm trying to retrieve a few files from ...
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Wubi Install for Mac OS X

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Windows 7 box using Wubi and I'm loving it so far. One feature that I love is the fact that because I used Wubi it doesn't seem to create a separate partition. ...