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Can't boot to Ubuntu after installing it with Wubi

Hi I'm trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi, but when I reboot I press esc for advanced options, selected verbose mode it stops here My hardware is: Intel dp67bg motherboard, Intel 2600k CPU, and ...
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Best way to install MythTV?

I've got a Windows Media Center pc at the moment, but I would like to change to Ubuntu ... if I can make it work. This related topic recommends that I use MythTV, and from that I have a new question: ...
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Monitor color after installation under windows

I have installed the newest Ubuntu by wubi, and after then my monitor is not showing the colors correctly. It seems like it were 8 bit instead of 32. Since then I have uninstalled Ubuntu, and ...
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Dual boot, ubuntu won't boot!

I tried to install Ubuntu using Wubi at my PC with Windows 7 64bit OS. I've noticed that Wubi is downloading ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent but, my PC is intel CORE i5, but, I thought that ...
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Download Permission Denied while using Wubi

I am trying to download Ubuntu with the Windows Installer. I had no problems last week. But this week after the download and extraction of files is complete I get a permission denied error message. ...
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Dim/Dark Screen on Acer Aspire

I do have WUBI on my desktop, but that computer is too laggy so I installed WUBI on my Acer Aspire laptop. Everything works fine except the screen is too dark. I tried to reinstall WUBI but nothing. ...
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Why aren't my files getting preserved across reboots?

I've managed to get a Wubi installation onto my USB flash drive, which works on both VirtualBox and on a native computer. (The data is on the root.disk file.) It works completely fine, except for one ...
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11.10 wubi not able to access windows drives

Earlier have installed ubuntu 11.04 using wubi and from my ubuntu, I was able to access my windows drives (Places>...) Now I have upgraded to 11.10 and now I am not able to access the same Any ...
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wubi installed ubuntu 11.10 wont boot

after reboot (which wubi prompted me to do) i choose ubuntu and a few lines of code and i press escape and choose normal mode ,the screen fills with code i then get a blinking cursor for about 30 ...
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I can't able to install ubuntu alongside with Win7 ..: [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a dynamic disk? (“The request isn't supported” from bcdedit.exe) I was unable to install ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10 ...
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System resets when selecting “Install alongside Windows Vista”

I have a pretty weird problem with Ubuntu 11.10. I am using a Live CD of it to install it alongside Vista, but when I click on "Install alongside Windows Vista", it just resets. I've tried installing ...
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Which is the right location i.e. partition to install ubuntu 11.10 using wubi?

As the wubi installer gives you all options for all partitions on Hard Disk which is the right and good option to select? On C: where windows 7 installed or another D: ?
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Extremely Long Boot Time

I installed 11.10 via Wubi on my Toshiba NB-205 netbook (Intel Atom N280 / 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM, Mobile Intel 945GSE Express). After the initial boot and login, which went fine, I was checking out the ...
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How do I stop my Emachines E443 system from freezing either at the login screen or right after I get in?

MAJOR UPDATE: I am no longer using Ubuntu with Wubi, because I like having only one OS on a PC at a time. But, it is running smoothly in VirtualBox 4.1.14, so I'm OK with 12.04 now. Thanks for trying ...
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Ubuntu display blanks during desktop load after Wubi install on HP Pavilion Win 7 64 bit Entertainment PC [closed]

Ubuntu display goes blank after the initial bootup and load of the OS on the Windows 7 64bit HP Pavilion Entertainment PC. the installation proceeded without error, but during the boot I get an error ...
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System boots to busybox 1.5.1

I am having some trouble with my Ubuntu 10.10, which I installed on windows filesystem using wubi.exe. For sometime now, whenever I boot Ubuntu, it boots up to busybox showing initramfs as shell. ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Windows XP

I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 version but I don't about that one. Sir Is the internet required to install ubuntu. Sir please tell me in detail and can I get boot disc freely from you by application
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Wubi-move-to-partition worked but didn't install the bootloader, what do I do?

I am on Ubuntu 10.10 and installed it through wubi. But the script exited at copying var/tmp. I do not have the exact error message but it said that some files were deleted before they could be ...
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Wubi installation [closed]

I have downloaded Ubuntu beta 2 for installation. But cant get it right cause installation goes inside windows with wubi and when restarting fails to continue and I'm using Benq joyBook 7000 please ...
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Wubi installation on laptop keeps becoming unresponsive

I have wubi on my Asus Eee laptop. usually after locking the screen then unlocking it, it becomes sort of unresponsive in a weird way. I can click on the background and drag and draw a square but I ...
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Why is the second Windows partition mounted under /host

Probably I could read it somewhere, but couldn't find anywhere. In Windows 7, I have had two partitions ("Disk C" and "Disk D"). After installing dual-boot Ubuntu, I can access disk C under ...
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No user account [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi, and when the options came up with what hard drive to install to, username and password, etc, I entered all of the info. However when it was done running the downloading ...
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Problem in installing ubuntu 12.04 from wubi on win7 64-bit [duplicate]

My ubuntu installation stops in between when I try installing it via wubi on windows 7. The following message is shown: Error executing command >>command=C:\Windows\sysnative\bcdedit.exe/set.. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LAN connection not showing

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with wubi along with my windows 7 system. My lan connection is working fine in windows 7 but not showing in ubuntu. I tried everything i found on this forum regarding ...
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ubuntu 14.04 installation problem on win 7 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using wubi ,I had a 12.04 installation on this laptop.Some how I have removed the old one and now installing new.I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04-1-desktop-amd64 ISO and ...
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bcdedit does not wubildr.mbr file location

I have dual boot on my system (64 bit) , Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 .I use GParted to increase the partition, I resize windows partitions. Now when I restart the system and select Ubuntu it gives the ...
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Wubi installation, failed

please , help me , I'm in trouble ! I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on a machine, THROUGH Wubi , dual boot with windows xp , only that the process of partition disk was enchanted , question , now ...
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Failed to partition the selected disk - 14.04 LTS

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer(Windows 7 ) with Wubi. The installation appeared to work in Windows, and told me to reboot. After rebooting the Ubuntu installer continued the ...
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Total newbie installing Ubuntu 14.04.1

Coming back to Linux after 10 years of not having been around. I'm trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 via Wubi over Windows XP with sp3. Computer configuration: Dell Dimension 8200: Pentium4 1.8GHz ...
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Error installing Ubuntu within Windows 7

I have tried to install Ubuntu within Windows 7 and it was not possible. I have downloaded from Ubuntu site the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit). I have extracted the files from the archive and I have run ...
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Safely removing and reclaiming Windows partition when Ubuntu was initially installed via Wubi [duplicate]

I wish to reformat a Windows 7 partition, reclaiming it for use under Ubuntu 14.04 already running on the machine. Windows is no longer needed. The partition is mounted in Ubuntu and its files ...
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installation error upon boot up

I am beyond beginner when it comes to computers. I have a lenovo yoga 2 laptop brand new. when i boot with ubuntu on a usb stick a black screen with text pops up and says ...
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When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error. http://pastebin.com/u4TR83Tn It says: 10-16 18:46 ERROR root: Could not retrieve the required installation files Traceback (most recent call ...
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How can I fix my botched install of Ubuntu

I attempted to install Ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7 a few days ago. I accidentally put the files in my C drive. After all the downloads were complete i used Ubootin (for what exactly I'm not ...
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I can only log into “Guest Session”

I was having issues with installing Ubuntu through a cd/dvd. So I went to Wubi. There I set it up, with my username being "eric" and my password being "linux". So I booted it up, everything went ...
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installation/boot problem

I have a Sony vaio svf152a19m, currently running windows 8.1. I tried installing ubuntu 14.04.1. (from usb and from a dvd). Every time I execute the "Wubi.exe" file it starts installing perfectly ...
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Booting up to Grub Screen

Yesterday I noticed that my ubuntu drive (installed with Wubi) would suddenly go read-only. This happened several times yesterday, but I would reboot and everything would be fine. it seemed like ...
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Wubi installation issue alongside windows for Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have tried many times and ways to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 8 laptop using wubi.exe All the time the installation process comes till the end and stops saying that permission is denied, ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info' - still not solved!

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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Ubuntu Installation “Permission Denied”

First of all, I tried to download the .iso file and burnt it on a DVD, but the setup didn't show up. Then, I tried with the desktop one and when the setup was about to end, an error window popped up ...
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How to shrink Wubi virtual disk size?

I am a newbie to ubuntu. I resized my Wubi virtual disk size using Live Resize mentioned in this link. The disk size is now 73GB. I want to reduce it to 40GB. What should I do?
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How can I install Xubuntu 14.04 with wubi?

I have two hdd's, and I want to run xubuntu on one of them and windows 7 on the other. I do not not have a USB thumbdrive unfortunately. Can I use wubi, if not what can I then use?
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Can't login with username and password

I have just installed Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 and chose a username and password during the installation as requsted. When I load up Ubuntu I can't login with my username and password, I have to use a guest ...
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Error Installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate on Acer Aspire One Laptop [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu via Wubi.exe on my laptop but could not boot to Ubuntu. Instead I get these errors below (see images): No Wubildr GNU GRUB What went wrong ? please see there are ...
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Help Uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7, both on same drive [duplicate]

I have seen a couple guides that spoke about uninstalling ubuntu and have tried following the guides provided in AskUbuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from an usb drive and have chosen to ...
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/host folder read only using gksu nautilus

I have Ubuntu installed on XP with Wubi. I sometimes used gksu nautilus to edit files in /host and move some files from my Ubuntu folders to the /host folder. But now when I browse the /host folder ...
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Getting read-only file system after install Lubuntu 14.04

Sorry for my bad English. I am unable to use Ubuntu/Lubuntu after a fresh installation. Few seconds after boot the system is turned read-only. Previous searches indicates a bug with wubi in 14.04 ...
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Upgrade WUBI installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS into Windows XP using Wubi.exe. Update Manager tells me an upgrade to 14.04 is available, and the Manager has an "Upgrade" button. If I click that, will it upgrade my ...
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why can't I reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on two machines. I used it for a couple of years, loved it, almost never booted into Windows. An option to upgrade to 14.04 appeared so I didn't hesitate to ...
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Windows 8.1 Ubuntu will not run after restart [duplicate]

I have been searching the internet forever now, but I am using wubi on a windows 8.1 laptop. I have properly burned the newest version of Ubuntu, I have never done this before, so please put the ...