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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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Setting Ubuntu As The Default Operating System When Using The Windows Installer [duplicate]

How do you set Ubuntu as the default operating system after you have installed Ubuntu with the Windows Ubuntu Installer?
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How can i install Ubuntu (NOT WUBI!) without delete Windows [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu without Wubi...BUT i am afraid to delete Windows. Pls help. PS: sorry for my bad english i am from Germany.
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Wubi installation stuck after “CPU interrupts Balancing Daemon [OK]”

I have a Gateway LT4004u with an Intel Atom Dual Core 1.6GHz processor (N2600) with built in GMA 3600 series. When I try to install Ubuntu with the run alongside tool (WUBI) after it dowloads UBUNTU ...
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Is it fully possible to install Ubuntu on a “slave HDD”, by using Wubi, I've Windows 7 as primary HDD?

Is it fully possible to install Ubuntu on a slave HDD, by using Wubi, I've Windows 7 as primary HDD ? I mean will Wubi installation go normal on "slave HDD", like no blue screens of death , or any ...
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Attempt to install Ubuntu 12.10 from Windows but get GRUB instead

I have a Ubuntu ISO that I have just downloaded from ubuntu.com and used the Windows Installer (Wubi) to install Ubuntu, but when it boots, instead of Ubuntu I get some GRUB ... something. I have ...
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Can I delete windows after Ubuntu using wubi? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi, and it works great. I need storage space, and would like to stop using Windows 8, so can I delete Windows and keep using Ubuntu? Since I installed Ubuntu using ...
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Cannot find installation.iso? [closed]

I've been attempting to install Ubuntu for a few hours now, and I keep getting an error after the reboot telling me the installation.iso wasn't found. I've tried using the Wubi installer, and tried ...
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Does the windows installer replace windows or format the disk? [duplicate]

When installing Ubuntu 12.10 with the Windows installer (from Windows 7). Does the installer just replace the Windows "software" but keep all my files, or does it completely format the disk and delete ...
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Installation stuck at copying files after booting

Used windows installer to install Ubuntu in a Toshiba Qosmio F50, using windows Vista. After rebooting, Ubuntu installation started but got stuck at roughly around 70% as it mentions "Almost finished ...
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Wubi for Windows 7 on Sony Vaio is not Working [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my Windows 7 machine (Sony Vaio). Everything installed perfectly, but whenever I reboot my system there is no Ubuntu (there is no dual boot menu). I checked my ...
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Installing with Wubi - cannot edit BCD error [duplicate]

Everything download and installs and right before the installation is finished I get an error and it says something about BCD, I think Wubi cannot set the bootsectors properly but why is that? I tried ...
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Failed 12.04 installation on W7 Machine, how do I resolve this?

I successfully installed 12.04 with wubi on a Windows 7 machine. but after a restart, remaining installation process failed to work. About 2/3rds of the installation had completed.. How can I ...
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Removing Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu using the Wubi Windows installer however I've decided to go back to Windows 7 and was wondering how do I uninstall everything and go back to Windows 7? I've tried to run the ...
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Dual Booting Windows and ubuntu, Ubuntu won't load. Grub help [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi. It has been working fine for the past 5 months, but I tried to boot it recently and instead of loading Ubuntu I get the Grub terminal. What commands do I need to enter ...
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Wubi install, lost home folder, recovery options?

I have been running Ubuntu for over a year on my laptop and I've really come to enjoy it. So much that it has replaced Windows in my day-to-day activities. Yesterday an error occurred on my desktop ...
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WUBI 12.04 hangs on startup [duplicate]

After looking around this site for a while I can't seem to find a working solution for WUBI. So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 the other day via a WUBI install with Windows 7 Home Premium, giving it 18 GB. ...
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How to install WINE on Wubi?

I would like to install WINE on my Wubi. I am not good with Linux as I am a new user of ubuntu I thought my first install will be Wubi until I am comfortable with it. Now I want to use a Windows ...
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Wubi's Ubuntu files

Can I access to Wubi's files from Windows? I saved a few files on my Ubuntu desktop and I'd like to access them even when I'm running Windows. Any help?
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Is “install alongside windows” the same as Wubi? [duplicate]

When installing Ubuntu from a LiveCD on a Windows system, the following options are available: Install Ubuntu alongside Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Replace Windows with Ubuntu Other Is "Install Ubuntu ...
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How do I use Wubi in a “Frozen Disk” environment (aka computer labs)

I teach computer skills in a computer lab which uses a disk management system on to keep WinXP in a know state between reboots. I'd like to add a Wubi installation, but I keep getting the same error ...
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How do i install from USB disk?

I've tried booting from my usb flash drive even after creating a bootable USB disk and several attempts to alter my bios into booting from the usb proved futile. Also, when I tried the assisted ...
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Installing ubuntu using wubi

I have installed ubuntu on my windows 7 machine using wubi. After installation when I reboot the system it shows a gibberish screen. Anaways, I turned off my system amd turned it on. When I choose ...
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Wubi after upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8

I've seen a lot of questions about Ubuntu and Windows 8 on a new machine with Windows 8 pre-installed and that UEFI stuff, but nothing useful about upgrading from win7 to win8 and Ubuntu. I have a ...
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Is there Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome version with Wubi installer?

The question says it all. I want to have Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome version. I can't find any Wubi version. Is this even possible?
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Wubi installer for Windows 8 [duplicate]

Will it format the drive, I install it to? Like if I install it to C:, will it format C:?
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7

I have a windows 7 laptop. I downloaded the Wubi.exe from ubuntu and whatnot, and ran it. After all that went well, I rebooted to finish the install.Then I get a screen that says " Try (hd0, 0): ...
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Why do 12.04 and 12.10 run extremely slow on my PC?

I tried to install the 12.10 version, using Wubi. After running it, I could not even move the mouse, it was slow. Then I tried the 12.04 version again using Wubi, but it was the same. The OS was very ...
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How do I get WUBI to show?

I am running Windows XP, inside BOOTMGR (I don't know why it isn't NTLDR, the PC just came like that), and have installed Wubi. When I boot up, BOOTMGR (Windows Boot Manager) still shows only Windows ...
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How can I remove Windows? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi using a pen drive as a data file (I just copied wubi and ubuntu iso) and it works pretty fine. I tried many times to simply click on the iso and install, also ...
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“No root file system is defined error” when installing [duplicate]

i tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 with CD but it is not detecting my Windows Installation (Windows XP SP2) and I don't want to do partioning manually. I then tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi. ...
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Why won't Ubuntu 12.10 install?

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Optiplex 960 for the past two days to no avail. I started off by burning a DVD and trying to install from the DVD, then I tried installing alongside ...
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Cannot install in VM or through wubi

I've tried VMs and now Wubi, and whenever i use a VM to install, i get "must run in low graphics mode" with a black screen or it freezes afterward. When I install on my real machine through wubi, I ...
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Resizing wubi installation [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my windows 7 computer. My goal is to instal Team Fortress 2 onto the Ubuntu part so I can play TF2 in Linux. So far everything has gone well from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is sluggish

I have a Lenovo G580 (4GB DDR3, ~500 GB HDD, Intel i3). I installed Ubuntu using the in-Windows installer on my Windows 7. Ubuntu was (and still is) slightly sluggish. By sluggish I mean, the OS GUI ...
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WUBI installer carrying in pendrive [duplicate]

can I copy all the downloaded WUBI related files and use it for installation in other PCs??? please help me. I have an assignment tomorrow
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Windows and Ubuntu: Can I have Both? [duplicate]

So this is the first time that I'm trying out Ubuntu to get a Tux the penguin plush on TF2 and I'm scared that I might lose Windows 7, my favorite OS. Do I get to keep Windows after installing Ubuntu? ...
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ubuntu-12.10-desktop “amd64” and “i386” .iso [duplicate]

Now when i tried to download Ubuntu for win7 installer, it gave me an iso with "amd64" in it, assuming that it's based on the processor, so i decided to check for any other downloads and found "i386", ...
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ubuntu 11.10 and external monitor not recognized

I have a laptop and it's being a nightmare to properly set up an external monitor I use. I had ubuntu 11.10 installed through wubi and it worked as I wanted, I started the laptop with the lid closed ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi won't load up

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu using the wubi client. Everything goes fine, but when it restarts and tries to load up ubuntu, I get to the purple screen and it says "Preparing to start up for the ...
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How to get past Grub prompt during boot? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and am stuck. Please help as I do not know much about Linux or command line. I am a Windows 7 user. Here are the steps I took to install Ubuntu: I downloaded ...
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Wubi won't use my 64 bit desktop iso

I downloaded ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso and wubi.exe from http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/. I saved both the iso and wubi in the same folder. However, when I try to install Ubuntu wubi starts ...
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wubi install problem [duplicate]

I've been trying to install Ubuntu onto my laptop. About a year ago I used wubi and installed Ubuntu and everything was working fine except occasionally Ubuntu would not boot and get stuck on some ...
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Wubi-installed Ubuntu 12.10 boots to purple screen [duplicate]

Today I installed Ubuntu for the first time using the Wubi installer, everything went well until I tried to boot. I turned off the PC, turned it back on, chose Ubuntu as the OS to boot, and then I ...
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How safe is running Wubi's main.pyo using pyrun?

Wubi fails to run for me (see this unresolved question) I have found out that I get the first wubi installation screen if I run pyrun main.pyo from the %TEMP%\pyl**.tmp directory. If I proceed in ...
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Making Wubi bigger, or Upgrading to Ubuntu without loosing Windows?

I have 4 hard disks. I've got Wubi installed on one, and Windows installed on another. The 300GB Drive for Wubi/Ubuntu is empty, except for Wubi. I'd like to let it take the full 300GB if it's ...
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How do I resize an existing Wubi installation? [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 as my default OS and 500 GB Hard Disk. Following is the partition table of my Hard Disk: I have installed Ubuntu with "install inside windows" option. sda1 is the System ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.10 on Windows Using Windows Installer

I'm presently using Windows XP. When trying to follow instructions for an installation with a DVD, my system shows the following error: How can I install Ubuntu if I have this problem?
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Uninstall Ubuntu without access to uninstall file

I tried to use the Windows add remove program to uninstall Ubuntu, but it says I dont have access to the uninstall-wubi. which is apparantly on my H drive which windows doesnt even know exists. is ...
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Wubi (32 bit ISO) freezes on “almost finished copying files” [duplicate]

Basically what it says on the tin. After accidentally installing the 64 bit version, I uninstalled it and tried to install the 32 bit version, but the installation freezes. I've seen some answers ...
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Ubuntu screen goes purple then black on boot [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu, and have not much experience with computers. I installed Ubuntu with Wubi, all went correct, but when I'm on the screen to chosse Windows or Ubuntu, and I chosse, Ubuntu, the ...