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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Remove Ubuntu installed by wubi to install Ubuntu alongside Windows? [duplicate]

I currently have Windows 7 installed on a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed via Wubi. So when I boot up I have the option to load up either WIndows or Ubuntu. I am going to install just 14.04 on its ...
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Fastest/easiest way to install Ubuntu on Windows 8

I'm sorry if this is asked frequently but I have a problem, the computer I'm going to install Ubuntu is not mine and can only keep it for about 4-5 days, however I need Linux for homework. In the ...
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Dual Boot with WUBI Installer - reinstalling Windows

I have installed Ubuntu using a Windows installer - Wubi - as a dual boot with Windows 7. Now I would like to reinstall Windows 7. Is there any chance to retain Ubuntu? Any tweak available to make it ...
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“/ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr” error in dual-boot [duplicate]

Since I have installed ubuntu 14.04.2 and try to boot it, it wont work because I get the wubildr.mbr error everytime I try to boot. I am running Windows 8.1 so I used Wubi. is there anything to fix ...
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Ubuntu wont load wubildr.mbr [duplicate]

So, i used Pendrivelinus.com's usb installer to create a LiveUSB, but my computer wouldn't recognize. So, i used Wubi, now my computer can see Ubuntu, but every time i try to load it, i get an error ...
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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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Upgrading my Wubi 11.04 to 11.10

I want to upgrade my current Wubi installation (Ubuntu 11.04) to Ubuntu 11.10. Is this possible to do inside Wubi? Or do I have delete Wubi from Windows, therefore deleting my current Ubuntu ...
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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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Is it possible to update Ubuntu 14.04 Wubi to 14.10 without having to reinstall? [duplicate]

I know that Wubi is buggy, dead, etc. However, I do not have a spare partition space lying around, ready to use on the computer (running Windows 7, using BIOS not UEFI, was bought way before Win8 was ...
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Can't able to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS inside windows 7 [duplicate]

Whenever I install Ubuntu its shows me the option install Ubuntu inside windows 7 but when I choose to install inside Windows 7 it automatically restarts. My HDD is Basic.
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot after hard shutdown [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 from wubi application with Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time. After that it freezes for some time and I shut it down by long press on the power button. ...
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How increase filesystem size on ubuntu running inside windows [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and currently i am running it in the inside windows mode installed with Wubi. My problem is my filesystem is running on low disk space. Can i extend the filesystem size without ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Wubi Installation: root.disk is write-protected cant be mount

I've installed Ubuntu through Wubi. As the Wubi is not working well with 14.04 the disk / is mounting as read only. So I rebooted and gone through recovery mode and choosed root terminal. I tried to ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu with 'None Type' error message

I'm having the same problem as this person posted here: Why does Wubi installation fail with "Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'"? When installing I get ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Realtek RTL8188E Wireless Card Not Detected

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (WUBI) on my Toshiba Satellite. I have a Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n. The internet works fine when I plug it in using a ethernet cable, but my laptop doesn't even search ...
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missing file from wubi .what to do

Casper\filesystem.manifest Casper\filesystem.manifest-remove Casper\filesystem.size ubuntu-14.04.2 desktop-i386.iso casper\initrd.lz isolinux\access.pcx isolinux\blank.pcx isolinux\splash.pcx ...
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How to allocate more space to Lubuntu [duplicate]

I used Wubi on an old PC of mine just so I could test out Lubuntu. I set it as dual boot so now I can flip between Windows 7 and Lubuntu but while I was setting up Lubuntu I didn't locate near as much ...
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How do I undo Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

I'm installing Ubuntu from wubi and I pressed that and it went to a full screen cmd prompt looking thing and I think the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace did it.
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Ubuntu error permission denied [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu on an external hard drive but everytime i try i get this popub that says permission denied check log file.The log file is wubi-14.04-rev286.log.I have tried everything i ...
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ubuntu installation probs [duplicate]

i am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS......i booted via usb .....when i start the installation process, i select the language,then tick for "download third party appications" and "check for ...
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What performance differences are there when installing with Wubi?

I know that Wubi is slower in disk IO, but I can't find anything about it online other than vague statements such as "slightly slower disk seeks". Has anyone done any benchmarks to quantify the speed ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive?

After being away from Linux based machines for a long time, I've recently come into possession of an ASUS X551MA running an Intel Celeron N2830 @ 2.16 with 4 GB of RAM and a 500GM HD. I decided that I ...
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ubuntu 12.4 dualboot installation problem

I have a little problem. I want to install ubuntu with win7. When I start wubi, this is picture that I see. If I try option full instalation ("Probna i puna instalacija" on Serbian), I see the second ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed through Wubi on my laptop. For some reason when i click on Ubuntu on start up (when you have to either select windows or Ubuntu) I get the following screen, the grub ...
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Newly installed ubuntu 12.04 does not recognize super user login [duplicate]

I am using the latest version of wubi.exe found on www.ubuntu.com. It works fine, and seems to install ubuntu v13.xx. I actually want 14.04.xx, looks like the update-manager command line will bring me ...
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Wubi ignores .ISO file and downloads from beginning in Ubuntu 14.04

wubi.exe used to work fine with earlier versions of ubuntu, but there is some issue with wubi for 14.04. I used to install ubuntu along with Windows as an add/removable program. when both files ...
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Can't install Ubuntu (any version)

i have two dell laptops which run on windows8.1. I was able and installed Ubuntu dual-boot on both of the laptops in the past. I removed them and i need to install on one of them again recently.so i ...
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Installing ubuntu on a 2nd hard drive with Winows XP using wubi

Can I install and run ubuntu on an old Windows XP on a 2nd internal hard drive? I want to boot ubuntu on from the 2 HDD. The CD ROM imaging fails with write errors. Tried WUBI on Windows XP. It ...
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Wubi installation stuck after “CPU interrupts Balancing Daemon [OK]”

I have a Gateway LT4004u with an Intel Atom Dual Core 1.6GHz processor (N2600) with built in GMA 3600 series. When I try to install Ubuntu with the run alongside tool (WUBI) after it dowloads UBUNTU ...
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Will Wubi work on a Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption Windows partition?

I have a windows machine using Truecrypt 7.1a FDE. I would like to use wubi to install Ubuntu within windows. Will doing this cause any issues with my system booting up? From what I understand Wubi ...
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Error during installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I am currently using windows 8.1 and trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use ubuntu side by side with windows 8.1, therefore I was trying to install ubuntu in a different drive than C. After ...
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wubi install: permission denied at the end of installation [duplicate]

I downloaded the image ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 Extracted to a file run wubi.exe I followed the process but in the end of the installation it gives: Permission denied For more ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.4.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on IBM ThinkPad i Series running Windows Millennium Edition?

I've tried the USB method, the CD method, the DVD method, and the Network method. The computer won't start the WUBI installer, and it looks like I am out of luck... Does anyone have another way to ...
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Will long-term use of ubuntu via wubi harm my PC?

I do see a part of my question being discussed already. The specific answer I'm looking for is, will LONG-TERM use of Ubuntu via Wubi harm my PC (i.e cause irrevocable h/w failure or damage my ...
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“An error occured: Permission Denied for more information please see the log file: C:\Users\Mckinl~1\AppData\Local\Temp”

I'm on a 32 bit mac running Windows7Pro and OSX. I mounted "ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso" to usb and used installation program on Windows. This process worked before. "An error occured: Permission ...
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Moved Wubi to different partition, unable to boot after editing grub

So, I've tried to move my wubi installation between disks and followed this: Move WUBI installation of Ubuntu to a different partition in Windows However once I start applying the edits to the grub, ...
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Transfering a WuBi installation of Ubuntu to another disk?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Wubi on C: by mistake and started installing programs and downloading code for a bachelor's thesis on it. C: is too small and causing performance issues and I would ...
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samsung NP305V5A power adapter stops working at boot screen, shuts down unexpectedly while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed wubi.exe for 12.04 LTS on my D: drive. Problem is when the login screen comes up at booting, my power adapter dies. If I unplug and plug it again immediately, it ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.10 inside windows 7 SP1 Ultimate

Well, I searched for a while and I didn't found the exact problem or question which I am trying to resolve. I used windows 8.1 for about a year. Now, learning that Ubuntu can't be installed inside ...
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Having A Great Difficulty Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot Windows 7)

I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I need Linux for my research project, but would like to keep Windows as I am familiar with it and it is not even half as finicky and bug-logged as ...
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root file system? [duplicate]

tried installing using wubi, CD and usb. Only the wubi and the cd was able to boot, but then a message popped up while verifying, failed to partition the selected disk and no root file system. I want ...
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Ubuntu (wubi) fails to load after update

hope you can help me with this one: My OS is win7 64bit, and i had installed (through wubi) ubuntu i think 12.04 LTS. Everything was great, until ubuntu wouldn't detect my new hdmi-connected second ...
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Virtualise wubi installation on windows

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop using wubi. My laptop also has vista installed. Would it be possible to somehow run ubuntu (virtually?) while windows is running without having to restart ...
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How do I give Ubuntu more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))?

I had installed Ubuntu inside Windows XP but then I formatted XP and installed Windows 7. EDIT1: I used Wubi for the same. I want to know which one of the two will solve my problem? creating a ...
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Ubuntu/win 7 dual boot only boots to minimal grub prompt? [duplicate]

I was having trouble with my ubuntu dual boot so I ran the boot repair usb and was able to boot normally once. I tried to boot again and a screen with minimal grub bash 1.99 came up. I tried the boot ...
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How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly

For argument's sake, let's say that my Ubuntu installation of 14.04 (32-bit) using Wubi was not shut down properly, either due to it hanging or forcibly being shut down by a critically low battery. ...
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Are there any alternative ways to install Ubuntu other than CD and USB? (Without WUBI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Windows 7 computer. But my only USB stick is currently at school and I am on holiday break until next week. I can't use a DVD because I don't have one ...
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cant start windows 7 after ubuntu dual boot upgraed

I was running dual boot win 7/64 - Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi. After upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04, I can't login to windows 7, the GRUB menu loads, but its stuck on loading windows screen. ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error : Extraction failed with code 2

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my 32 bit Windows 7 machine. These are the steps I followed: Create a partition using the disk manager. Download Wubi. Run Wubi as administrator. I get the ...