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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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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Ubuntu installed via Wubi fails to boot after Windows 7 is run

Original posting started Sep 21: I am trying to use the Wubi installation process to create a Ubuntu 12.04 / Windows 7 dual boot setup on my Windows 7 machine (Dell Inspiron 17R). The installation ...
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Convert Wubi to full install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? After installing Ubuntu inside Windows is there a possibility to separate Ubuntu from Windows and make it as another ...
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Can't boot into Windows after installing Ubuntu with WUBI

I installed Ubuntu with the Windows installer and when I turn on my computer, Ubuntu just starts and I can't get to Windows again. Windows is my main OS for developing apps so I need to be able to ...
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Unable to install wubi on windows 7 home premium 64bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wubi “could not retrieve the required disk image” When I try to install wubi in a partition made on my hard disk I get a error message saying "could not ...
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Need help migrating from Wubi

I know this question has been asked, but I am looking for specific help with my partition selection. I want to migrate my install from wubi to be a dual boot. When I installed it I choose a small, ...
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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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Is there more risk of malware when using WUBI?

What would happen when I got a malware in my windows file system, or everywhere else. Is it affect on the Ubuntu OS? Can I get a virus or any malware as I use Ubuntu, and it may affect on the Windows ...
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Misused mke2fs and cannot boot into system

I installed Ubuntu with WUBI in Windows 7 64bit, and I had installed Mandriva 2011 with a disk. I tried to learn Linux with Ubuntu and misused mke2fs; after I reboot my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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Install WUBI on slow Windows PC

I tried installing WUBI on a very slow computer running Windows XP. I thought that maybe it would get some extra life out of the computer, but it was so slow that I removed the WUBI and gave up. If ...
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Before installing WUBI, should I defragment the disk?

Is it might help? Is there something else that whould make it better?
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Wubi install leads to black screen after reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Black screen after purple Ubuntu screen My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I did a Wubi "alongside install" from the Windows ...
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mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung NC10 laptop with 2 GB RAM using WUBI. When I try to install something or to do something with files, the mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU. Also I have an issue that ...
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Will there be a boot selection screen after uninstalling WUBI installed Ubuntu?

I'd like to know if uninstalling Ubuntu via "Programs and Features" on Windows 7 or Vista would also remove the boot entries that had once been created during installation, and would it thereafter ...
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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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unable to install ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a dynamic disk? (“The request isn't supported” from bcdedit.exe) An error occurred: Error executing command ...
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Only Wubi needed ..not the Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install 12.04 inside Windows? First, thanks for taking time to answer my question. My question is that I have ubuntu 12.04 with me but no Wubi is in there..its ...
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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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Ubuntu (Wubi) won't boot; stuck at grub command line

Ubuntu installed by Wubi works fine on first boot. However, on later boots, it gets stuck at grub command line. I can input. I can choose to exit and boot windows 7. What should I do?
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Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit doesn't work on a win7 with check point full disk encryption

I installed 12.04 64bit with the WUBI installer on a Windows 7 with Check Point Full Disk Encryption. The WUBI Installer runs without any trouble selecting the compatibility mode with Windows XP and ...
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How to uninstall WUbi installed in E drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove wubi? How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? I am having Ubuntu installed in my E drive (Note: Not C drive) for over a year while I use window 7. For some ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi

After using Windows Ubuntu Installer from within Windows, I am prompted to restart, so I follow the directions. When I try to start Ubuntu after restarting, the desktop background appears, but then a ...
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When attempting to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, boot loader cannot mount root.disk

My PC manufacturer has already allocated all four primary disk partitions, so I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 using Wubi. When I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, it drops to ...
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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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I cannot install 12.04

I have Windows 7 installed on my machine with 297GB HDD. When I tried to install Ubuntu with WUBI, there's a black screen saying use (hd 0,0) cannot install wubi. After restarting the computer, the ...
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uninstall ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? I installed ubuntu with WUBI and it doesn't boot. Can I get it off my hard drive by simply deleting the ubuntu folder from drive C in ...
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I need help on starting up 12.04 on my computer

I have just downloaded 12.04 Windows installer. I managed to boot up 12.04 once but it seems like, after I shutdown the computer, I can no longer access 12.04. When I boot the computer, it prompts ...
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Wubi Grub Prompt “Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported” [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu today with WUBI. After installing, the first time I tried to boot it, it gave me a screen with this grub prompt: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first ...
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Uninstalling Wubi after Windows restore

I restored my windows computer with wubi on it, but when I booted it up for the 1st time, Ubuntu is still there to choose during boot. Help?
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Ubuntu desktop not responsive programs take ages to launch when clicked. Aspire One Happy notebook

I have done a few updates on Ubuntu 12.04 which was installed via the WUBI installer. The Aspire One Happy notebook dual boots with Windows 7 Basic. Now Ubuntu desktop not responsive programs take ...
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How to permanently migrate to 12.04 from Windows 7 without losing anything?

I recently installed 12.04 using WUBI to see if I would like it or not. Now I'm loving it and I want to permanently migrate to Ubuntu. In the meantime I downloaded all the packages and customized ...
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A “dummies” guide to dual-booting with Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu? I am learning EVERYTHING including how to cope with my own PC currently running XP. I have downloaded Ubuntu onto a ...
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Can I Install Wubi on a Logical partition?

My hard disk has 4 partitions: System (primary partition) C:(primary partition 200 GB) F: (Logical drive 246 GB) D: recovery(primary partition 20 GB) Can I install 12.04 by WUBI installation ...
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Is Wubi reliable under Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I am trying to get information in order to eliminate possible sources for a problem I am having, as described in another question. Can anybody confirm that Ubuntu (either ISO install or WUBI) works ...
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Ubuntu install can't find hard drives

I recently got a Dell Inspiron Special Edition 7720 computer. I am trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows. When I use the WUBI installer, the installation of Ubuntu works as long as I do not ...
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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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Getting an error while installing 12.04 via WUBI

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate with a 2GB RAM and 500GB SATA HDD and a 2.60 GHZ Intel Dual Core processor. I want to use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. Being a complete Linux newbie, I ...
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Wubi keeps freezing. REISUB doesn't work. Any safe, easily undoable alternatives?

I ran the installation for Wubi from ubuntu.com on my Acer Aspire One 722. It works fine every now and then, but more often than not the OS freezes. Every time it freezes I attempt the REISUB method, ...
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Installed Ubuntu using WUBI due to lack of CD Drive

I have installed 12.04 via WUBI because my computer does not have a CD Drive. Is there any way that I can delete Windows 7 from my computer and use the whole HD for Ubuntu? I ask this question because ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading error “Could not retrieve the required disk image ” I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to my new laptop from windows using Wubi. ...
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Error in first time boot

I have Windows Vista 32-bit. I already had Ubuntu Studio installed with WUBI. Now I get this error when I select Ubuntu: Try (hd0,0) : NTFS5 Please help me out.
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Is it worth installing Ubuntu instead of wubi?

I'm using wubi at the moment and my pc is really slow, is it worth deleting XP and formatting it to Ubuntu? Or (trying) to reset XP to factory settings? PS: I have over 40 GB HARD DRIVE and hate ...
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Wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted

I just installed Ubuntu using WUBI. I followed this tutorial and when I select Ubuntu from Windows boot loader, it says wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted. Then Windows boot manager appears again. ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu using CD somebody help please

I tried installing Ubuntu 64bit on my new laptop which now has Windows 7 64bit (preinstalled). I want to install Ubuntu and keep Windows 7. I burned .iso on a CD, I put it in CD drive and rebooted. I ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing 12.04

I installed 12.04 by using WUBI Windows installer on my Windows 7 computer. I installed Ubuntu with the same partition (c:\) with Windows 7. When I boot my computer, the boot manager does not come ...
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Stuck on black pixelated screen while trying to install 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I put Ubuntu onto a DVD after downloading it from the website. When I boot from the DVD I can ...
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How do I resize a Wubi partition (Ubuntu installed by Windows)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows I wanted to add more space to the Ubuntu partition, but only two partitions appear, /dev/sda1 is 100mb ...
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What to do after Installing 12.04 LTS via WUBI?

I just installed Ubuntu via WUBI and I have a few questions: How would I know if my video card's driver is installed and if not, how do I install it? I have NVIDIA GT220 1GB. I don't see proprietary ...
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How do I extend my disk space with wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to extend the disk space available to a wubi install? i install ubuntu 12.04 a couple of months ago. i use the maximum space allowed in ubuntu which is ...
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'Root Disk does Not exist' - How do I get it back?

When booting Ubuntu I suddenly get the information that my root disk does not exist. I am running Wubi and Ubuntu Version 10.04. I tried the following: Rebooting Windows, then rebooting Ubuntu. ...