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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 ...
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How to mount additional Windows partitions in a WUBI installed Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu. I was using Windows Vista Ultimate before I came to Ubuntu. Can you give me a solution to discover all my files? I have two partition in Windows: C: and D:\. In D:\, I kept all ...
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Hi. I'm a newbie who wants to try Ubuntu [closed]

As a total newbie on Linux, I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows Vista computer. Dual boot. How does it work, which options should I use? Installation size? My computer has 89 GB free. The ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on dell inspiron 5423 ultrabook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Only 'sdb' shows up when installing 12.04 on a new Dell inspiron 14z I tried to install ubuntu 12.04LTS on my Dell 14z inspiron 5423 i already try with Live way ...
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mount.ntfs taking all the CPU (WUBI)

I installed yesterday Ubuntu following the 'click and play' instructions of the (nicely done) ubuntu website. I used WUBI. Its installed in a partition of a drive that mainly has a Windows 7 install. ...
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Can't install 12.04 inside Windows 7 using WUBI

I've tried to install Ubuntu inside Windows 7 so many times, as the installation is done, a window pops up: An error occurred: NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_info' For more information please ...
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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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Wubi installer is taking ages to download [closed]

I am downloading Ubuntu 12.04--Wubi installer but for reasons unknown, it is taking ages to download. I have no choice but to abort it. FYI, I have installed Wubi before but have uninstalled it not ...
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How can I run the Wubi installer in a different language?

My copy of Windows is in a language that I don't know. I want to install Ubuntu via the (Windows-based) Wubi installer. How can I change the language so that I can read it?
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Installation problems on my hp pavilion g7 1303

I just tried to install ubuntu using wubi (12.04.01). I restarted and I got that "no wubildr" stuff and then black screen and nothing happens. Please help!!!
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WUBI: can't get acces to data drive (D:\)

Let me try to explain my situation. Wubi installed on D:\ drive (data drive). And it seems ok, but i can't get acces to my D drive from Ubuntu (only C:\, Recovery and Boot are visible). Any ideas how ...
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Wubi installer stuck at expanding

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7. After running the wubi installer it downloaded the files but now the setup is just showing expanding and its been over 2 hours. Any solution ?
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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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How to fix the boot set up?

I got two OSes in my PC, Ubuntu and Windows 7. Until yesterday Windows 7 was on top of my dual-boot menu list, but I wanted to change it, so I went inside Windows configurations and put Ubuntu ...
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How to reduce WUBI installed Ubuntu drive space?

I originally gave Ubuntu 20 GB of my Windows space and realize that it's a lot more than it needs, especially since I only got it on Windows to explore the features. I don't want to delete Ubuntu, I ...
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Can I install a customized image of ubuntu with wubi?

I have a customized image of ubuntu which I want to install with wubi, there are any procedure to install it without a standard installation or any VM?
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Unable to install Ubuntu using WUBI

I am new to open-source software but I'm very much interested in trying it out and hopefully I can start using Ubuntu soon. I downloaded wubi.exe first and then I used it to install Ubuntu 12.04-LTS ...
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Can't shutdown Ubuntu (Wubi Installation)

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi. The installation went correctly and everything was working fine until I tried to shutdown. I clicked shutdown and then Ubuntu started shutdown, but as soon as I ...
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How do I force Wubi to install a 32-bit version?

I'm using Windows 8 (32bit) customer preview and installing WUBI Ubuntu 12,04.1. I down loaded 32 bit installer from ubuntu dot com, The wubi installer says AMD 64 xt. I had a previous 12,04 install ...
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WUBI Install resulted in error [closed]

I just did the WUBI install, and when I rebooted it game me an error code telling me I needed to insert the system disk. I am using Win 7 on an Asus Laptop. I've got the WUBI installed on it's own ...
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Formatting C:/ in Windows while ubuntu is installed in D:/

I had installed Ubuntu 11.10 through wubi installer in Windows Vista in D:\ a few months ago. I am able to dual boot to anyone OS. But, now I have a problem with the Windows so I want to format my C:\ ...
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How do I know if I am running Wubi or a proper dual-boot?

I tried to setup a "proper" Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot system, by installing Ubuntu from a USB key. However, I simply could not get the laptop to boot off the USB despite the fact that I made the ...
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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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Wubi without downloading ubuntu-12.04.1-wubi-i386.tar.xz

I have a class of computational physics. I want to install Ubuntu on 24 systems, unfortunately our access to the internet is limited. On the other hand I do not like to make new partitions for ...
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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 ...