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Ubuntu 12.10 in Wubi boots fine, but GRUB does not show

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) directly from the Windows installer. When I start up and select Ubuntu from the Windows boot manager, it correctly passes the command to GRUB, but the GRUB menu does ...
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Problem with wubi installation

I am getting a black screen with the following message when I reboot my PC after the installation via WUBI. I tried again and again but still I get this screen and then it's stuck. Message : pwconv: ...
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How to increase the space in ubuntu installed under windows7?

I have windows7 running on my PC which has only one partition(C:). I have installed ubuntu to make it a dual boot. After i installed few applications,i get and error saying no enough free space left. ...
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Installing Windows 8 alongside with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu a long time ago from Windows 7 with Wubi. I want to give Windows 8 a try but at the same time I don't want to screw up the setup I have, and I still want to keep Windows 7. So my ...
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No wubildr, No spaceleft, Boot Error and A previous installation was detected in D:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing

At first I was downloading Ubuntu 12.10 using Windows Installer, but I cancelled it after just 2-3 minutes and downloaded 32-Bit ISO (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386). Then I created bootable USB Stick ...
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Is it really possible to run Linux applications within Windows using Wubi?

According to this article that I found, Wubi "has the side-effect of allowing you to run Linux apps within a Windows environment." I found this statement to be very intriguing: Is it actually possible ...
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WUBI installed Ubuntu not showing up at boot menu after Windows reinstallation

I recently installed 12.04 using WUBI installer in a separate partition. Because of some problem, I had to reinstall my Windows. Now the problem is that my Windows has recovered, but Ubuntu is not ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 install fails, both native and WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Wubi installation fail with “Error: ‘None Type’ object has no attribute ‘get_info’”? I have a Windows install in place and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10. I ...
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Uninstall Windows after Installing Ubuntu WITH Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? Would it be possible to somehow uninstall Windows after installing Ubuntu with wubi.exe? So I ...
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Installation using Wubi froze after a network router reboot

I have used Wubi installer to install Ubuntu in Windows. Its download progress stopped in middle due to a network router reboot. My Internet connection is fine now but the download progress stopped.
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System freezing and boot error. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I installed 12.10 dual boot with windows 7 using WUBI. Getting system freeze as well as an error upon boot. Here is a syslog. I ...
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how to install ubuntu 12.04 from iso using wubi

How to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS from the downloaded iso inside windows with using wubi installer.I am using windows xp and windows7 (dual boot). I have tried putting wubi and iso in one folder but ...
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Having troubles installing Ubuntu using Wubi

I am trying to install Ubuntu on My Toshiba laptop, it is a 64 bit system and is running windows 7 I keep on getting this error Error executing command ...
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How to change screen resolution?

I am using HP G62 laptop and it has intel HD graphics. Screen resolution in ubuntu OS is fixed at 1024 x 768. Plz tell me how to change the screen resolution. Apparently there is no option once I goes ...
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Can't install Ubuntu with Windows 7

In spanish: Hola. Estoy teniendo problemas para instalar Ubuntu 10.04 de 32 bits en una pc que tiene Windows 7 Ultimate preinstalado de 64 bits. Puntualmente el problema es que al insertar el cd de ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu from Windows Vista

I am trying to upgrade a Dell inspiron 1501 from Windows Vista to Ubuntu. I downloaded the appropriate .ISO file from the Ubuntu site, and used Universal_USB-Installer to create a bootable USB. ...
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How do I get back into Ubuntu?

I just deleted root.disk in Windows 7 because it seemed at the time like the only way I could rename the new partition I had created (with wubi resize disk) to replace it as "root.disk" because when I ...
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How to permanently fix Black screen after boot in 12-04 having intel graphic card

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 in dual mode with windows 7. The screen goes black after the initial boot. I have tried editing grub in the initial boot by typing i915.modeset=0 and it works, but how ...
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Wubi Lubuntu 12.10 Splash Screen upon Boot

I recently installed Wubi with Lubuntu on my Windows PC. Installation went very well. However, reboot didn't work so well. Everytime I boot, I can get up to the splash screen with the dots, and then ...
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I can't start ubuntu due to “Windows failed to start” error with wubi

I am unable to start Ubuntu. I have Windows and Ubuntu 12.10 installed via wubi.exe. This is the error message I got: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. ...
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Error when booting 12.10 after upgrade

Since upgrading to 12.10 from 12.04, I get the following error every time it boots: /scripts/init-premount/devpts: line 21 mountpoint not found It does, however, skip over that and continue to ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop

I tried installing Ubuntu in two different ways: First, I tried the Windows Installer, and it goes well until I reboot the system and, when booting on Ubuntu, I get the error: No root file ...
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Can I create another user in my window 7 computer to install the ubuntu?

My computer is window 7 but I would like to try the Ubuntu so can I create another user to install the Ubuntu or just do like the tutorial in Wubi ?
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Getting an error while using Wubi installing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a dynamic disk? (“The request isn’t supported” from bcdedit.exe) I'm getting the error below while using Wubi to install Ubuntu ...
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Is there a version of the wubi installer that can be used offline? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ubuntu-12.04-wubi-i386.tar.xz for the wubi installer I have a PC with Windows currently running on it with no internet connection, and I'd like to try Ubuntu on it ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation Problem in Wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a dynamic disk? (“The request isn’t supported” from bcdedit.exe) I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on drive "I:\" along my Windows ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi in windows 7 - Wubi is stuck

I tried installing using Wubi. It is stuck at the "1 hr remaining"-message for several hours. The same has happened in previous 4-6 installation attempt. What could be the problem?
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With Wubi how can I install 12.04 and not 12.10

I installed 12.10 using Wubi but i found that there were issues with it (really slow and I could not install skype). According to the Ubuntu website when running Wubi you can choose 12.04 or 12.10 but ...
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Can't install Ubuntu under Windows 7 using Wubi?

I am new to linux. I want help related to my dell laptop on which I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS within Windows 7. The problem happens when I select the option in installer to *Install ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu freezing after boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? 12.04 stuck at the login screen I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS dual booting with windows 7 on my laptop without any problems and felt ...
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Is Ubuntu 12.04.1 windows wubi installer broken?

I installed the newest release of Ubuntu 12.04 with the wubi installer. The computer is up and running with Ubuntu, I am typing this in Firefox and I can use all the software that was supplied with ...
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Wubi Installer Can't Find Metalink

I've downloaded the latest version of wubi, but for Xubuntu, Kubuntu, and Lubuntu, it is unable to find the metalink to download the iso. Is there any way to fix this, or do I have to manually ...
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Wubi 12.04 is not using the .ISO file which I've already downloaded

Wubi is not using the file which is already present in the directory, but previously it got installed 2 times. My Windows7 is a 64bit, will it have any effect on installing Ubuntu in my system??
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Dual Boot installation error “no root file system is defined” for 12.04 LTS

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 using WUBI.exe from within windows 7. All goes well but when it restarts and installation proceeds it gives and error "No root file system defined". I have tried ...
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How can I recover files inside a Wubi install before re-installing Ubuntu?

I failed to inter Ubuntu with this error GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99-21........etc I spoke with technical support at www.ubuntu.com he was really nice and he served me will I thank him very much.... but ...
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Bootloader doesn't show after installing 12.04 using wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire (8930) machine which uses Windows 7 Ultimate. I used wubi to ...
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Wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt 0xc0000098 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt I know there are like a million question like this, but i tried everything they say and I still have that problem. I downloaded Wubi, and ...
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Is Wubi completely safe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can wubi harm my PC? I'm a total beginner when it comes to Operating systems and all things like that. I really love Ubuntu but I don't want to break my computer ...
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Changing from wubi to complete install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? So I have been successfully running ubuntu along side windows with the wubi installation but keep finding myself ...
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Wubi doesn't boot after upgrade

I had Wubi with Ubuntu 10.04. I just upgraded it to 12.04, using the update manager. After the upgrade finished, I rebooted, but now, when I select "Ubuntu" from the boot menu, I get a command-line ...
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How to fix “could not retrieve the required disk image files” error? [duplicate]

I can´t install Ubuntu with Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop, there is a pop up with the message Could not retrieve the required disk image files
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Do I need to uninstall Ubuntu after fresh Windows 7 installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Ubuntu boot option created by Wubi? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 using Wubi. For reasons I won't elaborate here, I had to reinstall ...
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Wubi virtual Disk default limit 32Gb

According to the wubi-resize script readme file, it is not recomended to resize the wubi virtual disk with a new disk of more then 32Gb, allthough an override option is provided. For some strange ...
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WUBI Install freezes on startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? Ok, I don't completely know of all the specifications, but installing Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my cousin's old Windows XP computer, an old ...
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Unable to start Ubuntu

I'm unable to start Ubuntu in my laptop. I'm sharing Ubuntu with Windows 7 in my laptop, and after I install Ubuntu when I boot my laptop and choose Ubuntu as my operating system the following error ...
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WUBI Windows installer won't launch on Windows 98

Have an old PIII 1GHz machine that I'd like to try to use as a homework writing / editing / printing machine for the kids and maybe share the printer on the home net, but it doesn't look like I'm ...
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WUBI - WONT RUN [closed]

When I try to load the WUBI installer, it asks for permission, I click yes - then, NOTHING happens. I've tried to reboot the computer, close every program. Please help me!
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Ubuntu launch option on startup remains

I used windows installer to install Ubuntu and it was getting errors on bootup. Well that didn't work, I guess I'll try and boot from a USB to install it. However, after messing around with ...
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Migrate 12.04 Wubi install to new partition with corrupted win7 install and small hard drive

The move from Win7 to Ubuntu 12.04 has been honestly awesome. But I've come into a snag because my Win7 inevitably broke. I can still boot into Ubuntu even though Win7 is broken (won't boot, can't ...
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What happens to the storage capacity when I uninstall Ubuntu?

I used the wubi installer for Ubuntu 12.04. After having trouble with getting the Ubuntu to boot, I tried uninstalling it with Wubi. From 'My Computer' (in Windows 7), I noticed the maximum ...