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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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Can use of symlinks be circumvented?

I am trying to download Android source from Git repository. I would require a lot of free space on my home folder to download the whole source and build it. So I decided to download the whole source ...
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Not able to install Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in my windows machine using Wubi. It's not the first time I am trying to install using Wubi, I have done that before but I am facing some issues this time... I ...
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wubi installed Ubuntu 12.04 in Windows XP not to open

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi installer according to the proper instructions and when restarted I am not able to start Ubuntu. It is installed in the D: drive in Windows XP. When ...
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After selecting “Ubuntu” in the booting (WUBI) screen, an extra selection screen appears

Sorry if asking basic questions, but I'm new with Linux ... I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi in an old laptop (along with windows XP). When starting the laptop I get a first screen asking to choose ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from Wubi

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi, I lost my user interface on ubuntu after uninstalling pyhon by mistake... now I want to uninstall ubuntu but uninstall-wubi is not diong anything after ...
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Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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An error mesage comes up before command is completed

This message comes up: Exception: Error executing command command=C:\DOCUME~1\Ian\LOCALS~1\Temp\pyl3A.tmp\bin\resize2fs.exe -f C:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk 1744M retval=1 ...
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Would executing fsck and resize2fs be possible in Cygwin? [duplicate]

I want to increase my Wubi Ubuntu installation size and I found a blog here which has some directions for doing so. I don't have a Ubuntu bootable disc. Can anyone tell if the same things can be done ...
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Can't install Ubuntu, help? [duplicate]

With Windows XP ending support next Tuesday, I was scrapped for time to find another replacement OS. I was told to install a Linux-based operating system as a replacement and I decided to try this ...
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Serious installation problems

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop installer, extracted it and ran the wubi.exe as an administrator. An error window opened, saying: "The ...
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Wubi dual boot grub rescue issue

I was running a Wubi-installed 13.04 on a optical driveless laptop. I got a trojan on computer so decided to reinstall Win 7 from erecovery (Alt+F10 at startup). Fine. Then when it finished when ...
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I installed wubi and only windows starts, Ubuntu shows an error message [duplicate]

When I choose Ubuntu in the screen, this message appears: windows boot manager Windows wasn't initialized correctly. File: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr And then the computer shuts down. I ...
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Ubuntu does not display on my laptop's screen, but does display when connected to TV

I installed Ubuntu 13:10 using the Windows executable through wubi.exe. The image of the OS does not appear on my laptop screen, but when I connect it to a TV via an HDMI cable the image appears ...
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Lenovo Y560 Overheated

Currently using ubuntu 13.10 via wubi with Windows 8.1 dual-boot. Problem arises when I use Ubuntu it gets overheated due to which the laptop is discharged very quickly and sometimes stops due to over ...
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Problem in installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 with wubi

Hey I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 bit with Wubi and I am facing 2 problems So I downloaded Ubuntu iso and Wubi of same versions After that I pasted both Ubuntu iso and Wubi in same ...
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How to fix 0xc0000098 error

I am having issues with trying to install ubuntu through windows, I can download either installer fine and they run okay, however as I soon as I try to boot up Ubuntu I get the 0xc0000098 error. ...
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Opening Ubuntu Error

I just downloaded ubuntu using wubi.exe on Windows 7. Whenever I start up my computer, I see the Windows Boot Manager with two options - Windows or Ubuntu. I try opening Ubuntu, which leads me to the ...
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Cannot edit /host files on VFAT Windows partition

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 through Wubi and I do not know how to change the permissions so that it lets me use the Windows partition, for it says I'm not the owner. This is a VFAT partition. I ...
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How can I fix Ubuntu

When I turn on my computer I have the choice of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I click Ubuntu and it shows wubildr is missing error:oxcoooooof. To fix that error I run bcdedit in a Windows cmd-prompt, but it ...
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Problem in installing/uninstalling wubi

I tried to install ubuntu by wubi file but while installing my computer lost power supply so again i tried to install now it is asking to uninstall previous installation but if i choose option to ...
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Tried Ubuntu once, broke it, want to install again — need specific info on how to ggo about it

I have a 2008/9 HP Pavillion dv5 1106-AX with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 (also known as Radeon HD 3400m). It came with Vista, and I then installed a preview of Windows 8, then another of 8.1 when the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 7 laptop without Internet access

I m trying to install Ubuntu 12.0.4.4 on a win 7 laptop without internet access, the wubi.exe and the iso files are in the same folder but wubi fails again and again with a message that it is not able ...
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VM Guest Windows Xp not running Ubuntu Wubi install

So I installed Windows XP in VirtualBox, installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS within that using WUBI, but when I go to reboot, after selecting Ubuntu in MBR OS select (I believe that's the name), I get this ...
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IOError why trying to download Ubuntu from Wubi

I am trying to download Ubuntu using Wubi alongside Windows 7 32 bit on my PC. I'm getting this error every time I run the installer. The error is: IOError: [<]urlopen error(2,'getaddrinfo ...
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can't detect rabbitVCS on ubutu 12.04

I installed rabbitVCS according to the steps inside the following instructor. I added the RabbitVCS ppa: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rabbitvcs/ppa/ubuntu precise main deb-src ...
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How do I increase the size of Ubuntu which was installed through Wubi?

First, this is question is not same as this or this. It is similar but its somewhat different in a way. Particularly, I want to change the path of where my disk copy is generated. The problem is: I ...
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If i Install Ubuntu on an External Drive using Wubi, does it do anything to my C: Drive?

Hello Ubuntu Community! I have installed ubuntu using wubi on my old computer and Broke Windows (I had to re-install it). So excuse me If I am acting paranoid. I was all ready to install ubuntu ...
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Failed to download package files. check internet connection for Ubuntu Software Center

I am trying to install vlc media player on Ubuntu 12.10 (wubi) through the ubuntu software Center. But I get the message "Failed to download package files.Check internet connection" even when my ...
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Removed Wubi from Add/remove programs menu, but I can still boot into it

I installed Wubi from a flash drive, then moved it from that into windows (I assume, I can boot without the flash drive now) I used add/remove programs to uninstall Ubuntu, but I can still boot into ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 with wubi

Somebody please help :( have no idea what i'm doing wrong.. I installed the wubi.exe file en when i try to install i get this error. 03-05 13:53 ERROR TaskList: Error executing command ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.04 LTS installation doesn't work [duplicate]

I have been using ubuntu on my laptop for a while now. I tried to install ubuntu on my desktop (64bit) with a CD, my ubuntu install cd starts and i can use it. When i arrive at the screen ...
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i installed linux 12.04 and when i login the desktop is frozen

Hi I recently installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi. I did everything correctly and when the boot screen loads up I select Ubuntu and it shows the log in screen and i log in to my account and once I'm ...
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Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO

I am installing ubuntu 13.10 desktop version on my windows 7. I want to remove my old OS which is Windows 7 and replace from ubuntu. I am trying to installing it by wubi.exe. But it is shows error ...
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Drivers didnt install when installed ubuntu

I am running windows 7 on my laptop.I wanted to dual boot ubuntu in it.so i installed it using wubi.exe on another empty drive.The installation completed successfully. Later when i restarted my ...
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How to increase the size of my Wubi installation? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. I have Windows installed in my C: drive (150 GB) and I have installed Wubi Ubuntu on my D: drive (100 GB). The problem is, while using Ubuntu, when I try to install some ...
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Wubi issue with dualbooting from XP

Hey i used Wubi to install ubuntu on the same partition as my WinXP but when i reboot ubuntu wont load and says something about "wrong .ini or boot.ini loading c:\windows" help please?
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Installing xUbuntu using wubi

I am trying to setup a dual boot system with Win XP SP3 and xUbuntu from the Wubi. I have WinXP on a drive partition (C:) and I am installing xUbuntu to a drive partition (D:) both of which have ...
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Boot manager fails to start [duplicate]

I'm dual booting Ubuntu from a laptop that originally had Windows 8. Having installed Ubuntu using Wubi I now get this error when I try to boot Ubuntu: Windows failed to start. File: ...
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Wubi boot up error [duplicate]

Just partitioned my hard drive on a Compaq Presario, model number: CQ5320Y, and used the windows installer (wubi) to download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit and it went through the whole install, and booted ...
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Cant start ubuntu 12.04 on my asus gaming laptop, black and white error report [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux. I downloaded Ubuntu correctly, started the Windows Ubuntu installer (not the DVD/Flash drive installation method) and in the end Ubuntu asked me to reboot. Fine so far. When my ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I boot into GNU Grub?

So I installed Ubuntu using the Wubi installer. I installed 12.04 LTS. I am running on Windows 7 as my primary OS. Everything was working fine until I shut down my computer. I was then greeted by "GNU ...
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Ubuntu not booting any more after a clean windows 7 shutdown

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 using wubi.exe. For more than 8 months It was running fine. Today I booted into windows 7 then I shut it down properly and tried to boot Ubuntu. I started ...
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how to get c, c++, and java compilers in linux ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu on windows 7 using wubi software, now i want to practice c,c++ and java programming. As I am new to Ubuntu, I don't know how to get those compilers. I saw so many comments on google ...
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Error during intstallation of Ubuntu with Wubi [duplicate]

During Installation the download and extraction part went fine but at the end of the expantion part it gives the following error:
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Can't get past /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr when trying to dual boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720 with windows 8 preinstalled. I'm trying to use ubuntu 13.10. I have gone through many ways to dual boot and i have made a bootable usb, shrunk my partitions, made a ...
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Ubuntu crashes at login (12.04 Using Wubi)

I Tried to install ubuntu 12.04 using the Windows installer (Wubi) Then once it starts up. i hear the Logon sound. Then the logon sound loops and the system crashes with a Purple screen. What can i do ...
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WUBI: A previous installation was detected in I:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing

I have no other option to install Ubuntu on my laptop than through Wubi. I have no problem with installing 12.04, but whem I'm tryin to install 13.10 - Wubi is spamming me with an error: A previous ...
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how to dualboot with Windows 8.1, for the comically inept

So I have a Lenovo Laptop (1TB, 4 GB RAM, AMD) running windows 8.1, and I've basically spent the past day trying to get Ubuntu dual-boot up-and-running on my laptop (I need it to run programs for ...
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Jokosher gstreamer error

NEWBIE ALERT! I am currently looking for some audio multi tracking software, find out "jokosher" looks good and simply to use. But i have a problem, every time i import and try to play some audio ...