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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Boot Wubi in another bootloader

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2, with 2 partitions (3, considering Mac OS Recovery), one with MacOS X and another with Windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu through Wubi in Windows and I'd like to, if possible, ...
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Differant user-name at terminal

I have normal Wubi instillation did not change any sitting. But now I find user-name at terminal that is different from user account appears at the top right corner. I need to make / change what at ...
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Use WUBI to install downloaded ISO

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64 to my Windows machine, because I would like to install it on several similar machines, however, when I extracted the ISO and ran WUBI, it made me download ...
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Wubi install: How to increase swap size

I am trying to increase the swapfile size on my WUBI install. I followed the answer here: sudo su swapoff -a cd /host/ubuntu/disks/ mv swap.disk swap.disk.bak dd if=/dev/zero ...
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wubi failure win7 : pylauncher failed

Several attempts to install Ubuntu using wubi were unsucessful : message says failed to launch pylauncher tried to launch wubi from several partitions none attempt was successful system is Win7 ...
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How to install or run Ubuntu on Windows 8 using WUBI?

Okay, so I have a Windows 8.1 PC, an ASUS X202E-DB21T. It has 500 GB of HDD. I want to use Ubuntu so that I can build a Firefox OS build, but Windows is not supported. I don't want to install Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu 12.04 installation errors

first of all i know there are a hundred duplicates of this question but i tried EVERYTHING that is written on these posts and the guides refrenced by them but i havnt succeeded yet. i will try to ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 with dvd

I'm a windows user thats wants to switch to Ubuntu as it is much better imo ( tried install with wubi (hd could only go up to 32gb)) so i decided to do a proper install using a dvd. I burned the dvd ...
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I cannot seem to install wubi on windows 8.1 Pro (Surface Pro 2)

I just bought Surface Pro 2 (with Windows 8.1 Pro) from the store yesterday and tried installing wubi (right before them) and ran into some boot up issues. Luckily I was able to enter Windows again ...
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What to do when my Wubi install boots to a command line environment?

I installed Ubuntu with wubi.exe and I rebooted my computer. When booting, I chose Ubuntu and entered my username and password. Then I got to the terminal. What commands should I type in?
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Error installing Ubuntu via wubi on Windows 8

I get this error: Couldn't retrieve files from disk image when installing via Wubi from an Ubuntu ISO CD which I previously downloaded. Here's my error log file. It has much information for you.
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Will Ubuntu boot if I install on a hard drive that isn't the Windows boot disk via WUBI?

I been thinking about to install ubuntu again which wubi. If i install it on my E drive and not the C drive(Windows), will it still dual-booting and work?
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I have problems installing Ubuntu 13.04 with Wubi on Windows XP

I have downloaded an ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso file, but when I use Wubi to install it in a Windows XP system, the Ubuntu installer program shows: download ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent. ...
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What's wrong with Wubi install? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 32 bit (Home Premium) on my HP Laptop. I decided to take the easy way to install Ubuntu and that is by using Wubi. Having gone over a few tutorials on Wubi, I decided to let it ...
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how to set up ubuntu partition

I have experimented with Wubi for a few years now and I've finally gotten the hang of it. I am comfortable enough with Linux rarely if ever refer to my Windows programs. My laptop has 500 GB and ...
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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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Ubuntu installed in Windows but want to format Windows [duplicate]

What will happen to the Ubuntu in this situation? The Windows is Windows 7. Thank you.
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umount /mnt deleted home directory

I did something incredibly stupid: while tinkering with mount / umount trying to relocate some space, I did as I read on one website, and dit sudo umount -f /mnt (I don't remember whether I used ...
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Ubuntu heat problems with Medion Akoya Notebook

My Notebook heats up tremendously after I start Ubuntu - I also noticed that it runs slower than my Windows 7 (not to mention the fact, that Windows 7 does not come even close to the heat production ...
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The Difference between Windows Installer (WUBI) and Live CD/USB Installing? [duplicate]

again me. I am having trouble while installing Ubuntu. as I remember, I downloaded Ubuntu about two years ago and it was really easy. Mainly because I used Wubi and everything was fine. I ...
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Can I install wubi ubuntu 12.04 in a partition (D:) other than Windows Partition (C:)?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi. I already have Windows xp in my system. I want to add Ubuntu (Wubi) for dual boot. My system is like this: Windows (C:) 19 Gb (free=2GB) Drive 2 (D:) ...
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Installing crunchbang (grub) alongside WUBI

Is it possible to dual-boot with Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7, and crunchbang? I have Ubuntu installed with WUBI, so there is a virtual drive inside my C:/ drive. If I were to install crunchbang normally ...
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If I use wubi to install on the same driver as Windows XP, what will happen? [duplicate]

Will all XP files be deleted? I'm new to Ubuntu and all I want to know is if those files of XP won't get lost at all.
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Uninstalling Wubi [duplicate]

I installed wubi in a 30GB partition and I wanted to delete that so that I could install Ubuntu via usb with a larger partition. So I went to the control panel to find Ubuntu but it wasn’t there. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Wubi Installation [duplicate]

I have just (finally) installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire One netbook, using Wubi. I have tried to install with a USB stick many times, but failed. So, now I have a dual boot with Ubuntu ...
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What happens when you open wubi.exe in Windows?

In 7-Zip it showed me the wubi.exe file. I opened it and it just gave me the regular wubi options, I guess (I haven't seen it yet), and I wondered if I selected the intall button if it just installed ...
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Can I dual boot?

I have a small laptop currently running XP(home/sp3) as my primary OS and I wanted to try Ibuntu, I downloaded and installed using the windows installer wubi.exe. it did the partiton for me and I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 ethernet is not working?

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and have tried every method out there to get my Ethernet cable to work...unfortunately not one of the methods out there worked for me. here are some of the tests ...
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Lubuntu won't install using wubi (pastebin of log file included)

So I tried to install lubuntu 2 times now, and it seems that it won't install because at the very last of the install progress I get the error: Could not retrieve the required installation files for ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I want to uninstall my Ubuntu 12.04 (installed using Wubi). My Ubuntu is on one of partitions that I don't want to delete my partition.i using win 7. And I don't use grub
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I Can't Install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I download ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso and write on a DVD then check it with a MD5 checker and it's OK. I decide to Install Ubuntu on my PC that have Windows 7 sp1 64-bit simultaneously. I follow ...
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Installing multiple Ubuntu distros via wubi?

I've installed Ubuntu via Wubi, and I want to install other distros/desktop enviroments, like KDE, XFCE, etc. Based on WubiGuide: You can install your favorite distro from within Wubi (see the ...
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Wubi offline installation error; failed

I'd read a guide to install Ubuntu using wubi offlinely, but it's failed. Wubi installer is exact at root folder of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS desktop ISO file. This is some string on log file: 04-15 12:34 ...
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Moving Ubuntu from one computer to another [duplicate]

i have my laptop pc with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 as secondary OS. I was using wubi installer to create ext4 partitions for ubuntu in the same partition as Windows. I have a lot of complicated ...
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Computer shut down during resizing of drive, stuck!

Basically I was trying to resize my drive since I was low on disk space for the Ubuntu OS using a WUBI of Ubuntu 12.10(I believe that or 12.04). But my computer shut down in the process. Now when I ...
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How do I remove Windows 8 from a Ubuntu 12.10 WUBI install? [duplicate]

I have used Windows all my life, but now I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 WUBI. I'm absolutely new to Linux, and although Ubuntu is installed as dual boot along with Windows 8, I only want to use Ubuntu. ...
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Can I re-install windows without affecting Ubuntu?

I Installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi. I still use Windows 7 from time to time and now I think I have a virus on it (system crash twice a day without a reason) My question is, If I will re-install ...
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Wubi install no longer boots

I dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi. I use two partition on the same HDD. My ubuntu partition was starting to run low on memory, so i added 10 GB to it. Now it won't boot into Ubuntu, it ...
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Wubi installer stuck on “Downloading ubunt-12.04.2-wubi-amd64.tar.xz”

I downloaded and mounted the iso to install the 64 bit wubi, but every time I run it it gets stuck on "Downloading ubuntu-12.04.2-wubi-amd64.tar.xz . I've seen other people with this problem who never ...
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No Admin User on fresh Wubi Install

I just installed Wubi fresh (Win 7; Ubuntu 12.10). After booting into Ubuntu for the first time, my first instinct is to: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade However, I'm quickly ...
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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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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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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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What happens with Grub Rescue?

My problem is that I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi, and since I have Windows XP I decided not to partition my hard drive. The installation went through fine, and when it finished I restarted ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 wont install from hard drive after reboot prompt

After downloading Ubuntu 12.10 and using the Wubi option to install through windows 7 I hit a road block. I partitioned the C: drive to install Linux and did the primary install no worries. But, ...
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Can I uninstall a previous release and then reinstall a newer release using Wubi?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat on my dual-boot laptop right now. However, I want to use the 12.04 LTS release instead. Since I used Wubi, is it possible to uninstall Ubuntu 10.10 from Windows ...
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Does Wubi work on Aspire One with Windows 8 pre-installed?

I bought an Aspire One 725 pre-loaded with Windows 8 (I didn't know what I was getting into). I am a novice when it comes to installing operating systems, so I would like to use a Windows installer so ...
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Boot time is more than one minute with ext3 FS recovery everytime

It takes more than a minute for Ubuntu to boot up on my new laptop. I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 installed using Wubi. From dmesg, I see the following: [ 2.934384] EXT3-fs (loop0): recovery ...
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Could I possibly mount the Lubuntu ISO in Windows XP?

Wubi gives me errors when installing and I don't have a disk drive, so I was wondering if I could mount the ISO to the hard drive. Is there a tool for doing that, and would I encounter any problems, ...