Questions about Wubi, a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows without partitioning.

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How do you remove a stubborn Lubuntu-desktop environment after changing ubuntu's default login screen? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid (using WUBI) on an old Dell I use mostly for emails. I then installed Lubuntu-desktop environment but now I want to remove it. When I run the command sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu installer wants to download itself again

I already downloaded the appropriate ISO for my laptop, it was about 1GB. I partitioned 30GB for Ubuntu, extracted the ISO into a folder on my Windows drive, ran the wubi.exe file in the main folder, ...
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Wubi: Cannot download metalink and therefore the ISO (Change?)

Lots of people in the community have had problems with the Wubi already. I also have those problems. But after checking the logfiles of the problem, I had an idea, and I hope that someone can help me ...
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update-grub failing ubuntu 14.04 (wubi) [closed]

When I try to run sudo update-grub, I get the following error: Generating grub configuration file ... /etc/grub.d/10_lupin: 26: /etc/grub.d/10_lupin: data: not found Any ideas what ...
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How increase filesystem size on ubuntu running inside windows [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and currently i am running it in the inside windows mode installed with Wubi. My problem is my filesystem is running on low disk space. Can i extend the filesystem size without ...
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ubuntu 12.4 dualboot installation problem

I have a little problem. I want to install ubuntu with win7. When I start wubi, this is picture that I see. If I try option full instalation ("Probna i puna instalacija" on Serbian), I see the second ...
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Ubuntu/win 7 dual boot only boots to minimal grub prompt? [duplicate]

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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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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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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what exactly do the terms nomodeset, dual boot an wubi mean?

I am having this really weird problem of booting my computer(Ubuntu 14.04,which I upgraded to from 12.04 just a day back)since it shows up a black screen every time, after I have chosen my OS(I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation error Md5 hash mismatch

I have downloaded the ISO file with correct md5sum hash (119cb63b48c9a18f31f417f09655efbd) but while installing with wubi it says md5sum mismatch error as it is comparing the md5sum of the 14.04.1 ...
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My GNOME 3 looks different?

I am a Ubuntu newbie. I followed this tutorial to install Gnome 3 on my Ubuntu Precise Pangolin. I was expecting a desktop like this: and I ended up with a desktop like this: Please tell me what ...
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Install Lubuntu 12.04 from Windows XP

I want to install Lubuntu 12.04 (my PC don't support more) from Windows XP without reboot system. How I can do this? I heard something about wubi, but I am not sure from whre to download it. Thanks!
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I'm confused on installation [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 64-bit for Windows 8.1, and on that little .exe file where it said restart to test and see Ubuntu, I restarted and nothing happened. I'm confused.
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Why has Wubi support been withdrawn?

Why has Wubi support been withdrawn from Ubuntu 12.10 onwards? Does Ubuntu 14.04 have Wubi support or not?
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Is ubuntu installed with wubi have some differnces from general one

When I install Ubuntu with wubi - is it the same if I simply install it? Like disk formatting, etc? Because I need ubuntu for mongodb and need to be sure it will be work as fast as normal one.
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64 bit 12.04 too much for 1 Gb RAM?

New install Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit is painfully slow and freezes on a Dell 5150 desktop. It has dual core 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 processors and 1 Gb RAM. Usage is over 700Mb with just the desktop running. I ...
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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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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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Windows won't boot File: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr [duplicate]

I am really new to Ubuntu s i don't normally use it but i have to install it on my laptop for my computer course. My laptop runs on Windows 7 and it is pretty new. I downloaded and installed Ubuntu ...
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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 ...