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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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 ...
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Ubuntu not instaling

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386 on a 32-bit Thinkpad T400 with Windows 7 on it. I have tried installing Ubuntu by mounting the ISO from a DVD+R I burned, a USB drive, and my ...
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Endless text loop while booting Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu today (using WUBI) and when booting, after GRUB screen there is text showing up rapidly. The text is looped. On the left side, it says Starting (and in line below it says Stopping), ...
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Why does system istallation fail on 32-bit Windows machine?

When trying to install the 32 bit desktop Windows version, installation is denied because a key file is already in use as per the ERROR LOG file, wubi-14.04-rev286.log. The relevant information is ...
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Permission denied error when installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Wubi [duplicate]

Every time I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 using Wubi.exe, after 10 minutes the message "Permission Denied" is given and it points to a log file that I cannot find.
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Increase size of root / ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I wanted to increase the size of my root / and /home in ubuntu. Currently my disk map looks like following : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda9 14G 9.2G 3.8G 71% / ...
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WUBI admin permission in graphic environment and installing question

While I can more or less create directories and such in folders like usr and bin ("root directories" right) through terminal comfortably (I say more or less because I set the password through wubi and ...
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installation problem don't know what to do [duplicate]

I have a problem in installing the Ubuntu on my machine that runs Windows 8. I downloaded this file (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and when I started installing it I got two choices. I selected the ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

Ok... So I trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Asus OEM on my laptop, and it DOES have UEFI BIOS. So, in accordance with the instructions, I disabled Fast Startup, SecureBoot, but ...
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Weird Wubi.exe installation?

I would like to get Ubuntu on my old laptop (HP Compaq). So I ran the installation and it completed (I installed 13.04 with the Wubi installer). When I booted it up, it went to the login screen. This ...
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Ubuntu “Wubildr.mbr is missing or contains errors.”

I want to get Ubuntu on my laptop (HP Pavilion) but every time I try to install it using Wubi, I get this error: Wubildr is missing or contains errors. What could be the problem? I had Ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu login does not appear

I have Ubuntu on my PC installed and also windows. Every OS is on another Partition of my HDD - I worked like this the last few months and everything was fine. An hour ago I was on Linux, then ...
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Black Screen after wubi Install on Windows 2000

I just installed Ubuntu on my mother's PC, Because it had Windows 2000. So I installed the Iso and put it on my USB and started the .exe on her PC, using WUBI. After that I went trough the ...
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Failed Installations [duplicate]

I had failed many times in installing ubuntu. The message for failing installations was " Permission denied and please see the log files " . It is there solution to my problem ?.
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Linux 14.04 ISO package installation not working. Not able to log in with windows 7

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 ISO inside my windows machine. So I downloaded ISO in the USB and extracted the ISO image using Universal USB installer and booted the machine with USB storage device ...
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Do I need to migrate my Wubi install?

I have a dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 system that I originally installed using Wubi. I have heard that it would be beneficial to migrate my Ubuntu installation as described at How to convert ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Install Error with Windows 7 Install Inside

I am using Windows 7 64 bit on my PC and installed Ubuntu 12.10 version with the "install inside" option. After the release of 14.04 I uninstalled the earlier version and installed the newer version. ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI because of permission issues

I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit (but my PC can run 64-bit also) and whenever I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with WUBI on my new 19GB partition, soon as it gets to the end it says "An error ...
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How to recover partition when uninstalling wubi?

I have uninstalled wubi on my laptop, the problem is, my Hard Disk space wasn't restored. It went from 500gb to 250gb when I installed wubi, but when I uninstalled wubi/ubuntu, my hard disk space is ...
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How to hide Minimal bash-like line editing is supported

Here's the problem. I use grub to boot into Windows 8 and Ubuntu. This afternoon I update the bios. After that every time I turn on/ reboot my PC, "Minimal bash-like line editing is supported" ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I got a new computer and am looking to dual-boot Ubuntu and windows 7. I have my partition made (50gb), and my 64bit boot disk made but when I try booting from it I just get a black screen, with the ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 along side windows 8.1 using doss partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu since a long time. I used to dual-boot it with Windows XP, which was very easy to set up via Wubi. Now, with Windows 8.1, I'm unable to install on DOSS partitions. How can ...
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I cannot use live DVD or USB or install

I tried to install Ubuntu from a DVD-R without success. It would start to boot and then it would go to a blank screen with diagonal lines. I've verified the md5sum and then verified the disk when I ...
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Can not instsl Ubunt-Server near to Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I've tried a lot. I was trying to install it using a flash card (two different cards), then with CD's (two) and DVD (one), but my computer just load windows (i've tuned BIOS, like it had to be). I've ...
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wubi installation and standard ubuntu installation together?

I have installed ubuntu through wubi in my machine. Now I want to install ubuntu in the normal way (maybe through live CD or bootable pen) and I don't want to uninstall my wubi ubuntu at this moment. ...
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“C:\Boot.ini File Can Not Be Opened. Operating System and Timeout settings can not be changed”

I am a newbie trying to get Ubuntu to work alongside Windows XP. I've downloaded Wubi but the Window boot manager is not displaying Ubuntu as an option when I reboot. The system goes directly to ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Expand Wubi Ubuntu disk size from Windows 7

I have installed Ubuntu with Wubi. At startup, both options appear. Now, i have Win7 with some 10 GB free and Ubuntu with almost 1 GB or less. I simply want to expand the root.disk size. How can i do ...
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Resizing wubi disk size does not reflect the increase in /dev/loop0

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I used the instructions at : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ResizeWubiDisk to increase ubuntu disk size(I used the live resize option). Following are my observations : ...
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Installing lubuntu 14.04 alternate with wubi

I have an old laptop with 256 MB RAM with windows XP. It doesn't have a working cd/dvd rom and the BIOS does not allow to boot from usb. Is there a way to install lubuntu 14.04(alternate version) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot install

I have Windows 7(64 bit) installed on my system along with Ubuntu 12.04. I want to upgrade to 14.04 version of ubuntu but since I do not have a good internet connection I am unable to upgrade it using ...
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Problem In Installing Ubuntu 14.04 inside Windows 7 [duplicate]

Normally wubi.exe does not show option Install Ubuntu inside windows, I used command line in DOS wubi.exe --force wubi then it shows Install Ubuntu inside windows. But After copying all files when ...
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wubi not working for 14.04 on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I am using MS win-8.1 now I need Ubuntu and I have downloaded 14.04 but when I launch Wubi the cursor loads for some time and then it turns normal and nothing happens. I want to install it by Wubi ...
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Neither Win7 nor Ubuntu boot after installing wubi. Only a blank screen appears [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in my laptop with win7 using wubi. It installed successfully. When I rebooted my computer, nothing but a blank screen with a blinking cursor appeared. I opened boot manager but it ...
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When I tried logging in with the username and password I used in Wubi, it wouldn't let me log in

So I just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 7 laptop not replacing Windows 7 with Wubi. But for some reason when I used I loged on to Ubuntu using the username and password I typed in for Wubi, it ...
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wubi ubuntu does not start

I have a new dell latitude 7440 laptop with windows 7 64 bit. It runs Bios (not UEFI) and the hard drive is MBR. However, wubi does not start. After I select ubuntu from the boot page. It gives a ...
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I want to install Xubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows Vista installation?

I've decided that I want to install a backup OS on my PC which is currently equipped with Windows Vista. Seeing as to how WUBI is no longer supported, how exactly do I install it now. The LiveUSB is ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 through Wubi [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu using Wubi and everything was shown correctly, no errors of any sort. But the moment the boot process started after installing it, several errors appears. How can I solve ...
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Trying to launch from USB - “could not retrieve the required installation files”

Let me just say I am totally new to Linux. I'm a basic Windows user. I am trying to launch Ubuntu from a USB so I don't have to install on my laptop. I used pendrivelinux to save it my USB, and then ...
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Acronis restore Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 parition with error

I'm on Win 8.1, then I download ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso I mount the iso and copy wubi.exe to the same folder with above iso I run wubi.exe and install to another partition Everything works ...
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Wubi not working lubuntu

I am trying to install lubuntu 14.04 using wubi. I have already compared the md5 of the image lubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso with the one given at UbuntuHashes and it matched. I also burnt the image ...
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I can not install Ubuntu 14.04 due to some problem?

I have installed Window 8.1 on my HP laptop.Now I want to install Ubuntu 14.04,I try to use Wubi but when I use it, after installation on window, when my computer restart i have a message No root ...
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Can't access recovery mode, for dual booting comp, by holding shift

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu without a CD or USB. I cannot get my (username - password) combination to work even though I'm 100% sure I typed them in correctly when installing via Wubi. I read this ...
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Transfer a Wubi installation into unallocated space

I have a Wubi based installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Now that I'm comfortable with using Ubuntu, I want to move it out of the Windows file system. Here's a picture of GParted running within my Wubi ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't install on my old Toshiba Satellite M30-404!

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my old Toshiba (10+), but it won't boot from a CD or from a removable disk. I've also changed the boot order in BIOS...nothing!. I've also tried WUBI, but when Wubi ...
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I used Wubi to install 12.04 and update to 13.10. How can I switch to a real disk partion for 14.04 but keep all my custom programs and settings?

I think Wubi is an excellent tool, and it's a shame it's been discontinued, but I'm ready to use a real disk install because apparently it will speed up Ubuntu noticeably. However, I have a lot of ...
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ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr file is missing or corrupt [duplicate]

I have a hp amd64 computer and I am experiencing installation errors: Do I have to buy another computer to use Ubuntu? My computer does not recognize Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr. can I download the ...
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Unable to access network on ubuntu installed via wubi

I've installed ubuntu via wubi for windows (xp). However I'm unable to access internet via ubuntu whereas it works perfectly inwindows xp. Also I'm unable to access the grub menu when I press shift ...
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Loop installation (wubi stype)

I am attempting to install to a loop mounted disk using the partman-auto-loop recepie. However, I receive an error telling me that a root filesystem could not be defined. I basically stole the ...
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Cannot open Ubuntu, stuck with intramfs

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to upgrade to 14.04. After the upgrade Ubuntu is not opening up. I'm stuck with this black screen saying: mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or ...