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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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, ...
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installed ubuntu on seperate partition using wubi, can i delete my windows partition entirely?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 (updated to 12.10) on a separate partition from inside windows 8 using WUBI. I would like to use only ubuntu. can I simply delete the partition where windows is located? btw ...
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Can I use WUBI as an offline installer for 12.10?

Can I use WUBI as an offline installer? I already had the .iso file of ubuntu 12.10 - i386, and inside the iso is wubi.exe. For example: I will do a partition of, E:30gb then i will target E: in ...
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Cannot perform installation due to “This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.” error

I am trying to do a fresh install of 12.04 on a system running Windows XP. I only want to run Ubuntu as my OS. After downloading and unzipping the file when I try to run wubi I receive the error: ...
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12.10 on Elitebook 8560w w/ WUBI

I am trying dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my Elitebook 8560w via WUBI. Between Microsoft and HP they used up all my primary partitions so I decided WUBI was the best way to go. It all goes ...
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Wubi uninstallation and partitions question

I downloaded the wubi.exe file and before I install ubuntu, I want to make sure of some stuff first. I have two hard drives in my computer C: (which have windows 7 on it) 950 GB and D: which is ...
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Installation with WUBI is asking to boot from live CD?

I installed 12.04 with WUBI along side my Windows 7, When I did a reboot, there is a choice to choose between "windows" & "ubuntu", but when I selected ubuntu, WUBI doesn't seem to read the ...
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Do I need to make a separate partition when installing via Wubi?

I am using Wubi. Do I need to make a separate partition for Ubuntu? The last time I tried this, it made a folder called root on my drive and I could not access any files on that drive within Ubuntu.
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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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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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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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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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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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How know if migrate Wubi to partition is successful

I run this script https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi and reveiced a message : Found Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (12.04) on /dev/sda7 ... migration completed successfully. Then i restarted ...
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Windows 8 with wubi

I am installing Ubuntu with the Windows installer, however, I am using Windows 8. I need to know if there will be problems with installing it using Windows 8, and I need to know which installation ...
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Xubuntu - Download Error with Wubi

09-17 13:01 DEBUG CommonBackend: Could not find any ISO or CD, downloading one now 09-17 13:01 DEBUG TaskList: New task get_metalink 09-17 13:01 DEBUG TaskList: ### Running get_metalink... 09-17 ...
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Install Ubuntu on a new partition?

I have install Ubuntu with WUBI, but it uses a virtual disk how can I make it so Ubuntu uses a new partition instead of the virtual disk on my C: drive? I have been googling for a few hours now, and ...
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How can I hide a windows drive?

I have a partition with system files, boots etc. (I have Lenovo G570, and it came with this partition. It is 200 mb partition, without a letter). On the window OS, it hides all this drive, so I cannot ...
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Multiple Problems Installing 12.04, now can't use Windows

First I tried using the 32-bit wubi.exe installer from the main Ubuntu website. It worked fine, dual booted with Windows 7 and all. I tried installing several applications and got errors. After ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu using WUBI

Used WUBI a few months ago on both Windows XP and 7 systems with no problem. But now, I am unable to install on either for the last 2 weeks. From the log 09-05 11:36 DEBUG CommonBackend: Could not ...
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Install to a RAID 0 array from Windows

I have an ASUS MB with an NVIDIA RAID 0 array set up as my boot disc with 200Gb unformatted ready for Ubuntu. Will WUBI install onto this?
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Ubuntu Installation failed using WUBI [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a 40GB drive in my laptop, installer is downloading and installing; but in the end, it pops an error that the installation failed. Why is this happening? Now I am ...
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Problem after trying to install 64bit Ubuntu using Wubi from mounted iso file

I tried installing Ubuntu x64. I mounted the .iso file using daemon tools, and copied its contents on my USB. I already configured BIOS to boot from USB. I found wubi.exe in that mounted .iso file. ...
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Grub Menu redundancy

Recently I installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my desktop. I already had Windows XP and Linux Mint in dual-boot, with the Grub Menu presenting the entries for both OS. Now that I've installed Ubuntu using ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Wubi, without causing boot issues? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi but I want to know how can I uninstalled without causing a problem.
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How do I merge a free space of 30G in the logical drive into the D drive?

The 30G space was first created from D drive for installing Ubuntu(Wubi), and now I have already formatted the volume, and even deleted it, but the space is still there. What should I do to have that ...
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Can't install a 64-bit virtualbox on 64-bit 12.04

I have freshly installed 64 bit Win 7 and 12.04 Ubuntu dual boot machine (via a wubi install). I verified that Wubi installed 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 and I specifically downloaded and installed the 64-Bit ...
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No sound ubuntu 12.04, Tried everything

I've tried to find a solution to this but haven't been able to yet. I'm using ubuntu 12.04 installing using wubi installer. I have no audio. I can see the sound icon on the bar on top and interact ...
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Dowloaded Wubi.exe but it doesn't run on my asus 1005p ee pc running windows 7

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS along side windows 7 on my Asus 1005P Eee PC. I tried to install it with the Live USB created with the "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.0.2.exe" but failed. ...
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Where do I direct download for 11.10/11.04?

I have downloaded the wubi for 12.04, but here its showing downloading ubuntu-12.04-wubi-amd64.tar.xz! why amd64 when I selected 32 bit for windows??? Please provide me any source [wubi] to download ...
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Can I install and use LAMP with Wubi?

I would like to try the Ubuntu OS with the Windows installer and to set up an apache server for testing. Will this work? Can I call "sudo tasksel install lamp-server" to have LAMP installed on a ...
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Why is wubi giving me an error message when I try to install?

I am currently using Windows XP, and I hate Windows and am trying to install Ubuntu. I have the proper files on a USB and I have downloaded Wubi, yet Wubi keeps giving me an error message. How do I ...
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failed ubuntu installation

so i downloaded ubuntu 12.04 and i unzipped the folder. I didn't burn it on a DVD I just launched it of the download folder. I clicked on the wubi.exe icon and proceeded to fill out the items and when ...
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Can Wubi install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu?

I am trying to develop for Android on Ubuntu but it requires a 64 bit version. Can Wubi install a 64 bit version or do I need to do a regular install?
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I need some help with the Windows installer

I am having some trouble installing Ubuntu 12.04 with the Windows installer. The instructions at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-ubuntu-with-windows say (in step 7) that I chose to boot ...
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attempted WUBI install corrupted Vista

Tried to install WUBI through Google Chrome on my Vista machine. Got through the usual warning about running new software, selected "continue" and waited for a prompt about where to install WUBI. ...
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Ubuntu not finishing installing after reboot from windows installer

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop from the windows installer. It installs but once it finishes and says to reboot, I reboot my computer, and it gives me this: TRY(HD0,0): NTFS5: No wuildr ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu load after installing via wubi on a RAID 0 setup?

I tried to install wubi on my raid 0 (Windows) and it installs correctly but it doesn't load Ubuntu. No error message, just it's doing nothing when starting to load!
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Using Wubi

I've had Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 on my PC, and just upgraded to 12.04 LTS. I didn't realize that there was capabilities to install it along side with Windows. So now I'm downloading 12.04 with Windows ...
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Screen display won't turn on

I installed Ubuntu with wubi, using 30GB of space on my third hard drive on my desktop. When I restarted my computer, I was shown the Windows Boot Manager. When I chose Ubuntu it made some noises ...
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Weird popup each time ubuntu 12.04 boots up

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04, there was an interruption in the download, however the s/m seems to be working fine, just that each time I boot up I get the following message `Failure ...