Questions about Wubi, a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows without partitioning.

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Why was Wubi Removed from 13.04+ [duplicate]

Since 13.04, there is no Wubi, why was Wubi removed from the installation phase?
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Ubuntu 13.10 Grub 2.0

I know this question may have been asked hundreds of times before but there doesn't seem to be one answer to how to solve it. I upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 13.10 and my computer was low on battery,...
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Recover deleted data with rm -rf on Wubi?

I accidentally deleted /home with sudo rm -rf. I tried to restore it with testdisk, but because Ubuntu is from Wubi, it cannot list the filesystem and I don't know another way to do this. How could ...
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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How to open wubi's .disk files under windows?

Wubi has created one big file with whole ubuntu installation root.disk - there are some files I have left on my linux partition that I would like to access from windows partition, Is there any way to ...
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Using a folder on an ntfs partition as /home

I use wubi to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my ntfs partition. So I want to change the home folder to a folder on the ntfs partition. I could keep the personal configuration, software and so on after ...
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Windows Boot Manager: Make Ubuntu the default instead of Windows

When I boot my computer, I get the Windows Boot Manager with Vista selected and Ubuntu as the other item in the list. If I choose Ubuntu, I get the GRUB menu. I have updated GRUB menus before so I ...
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How can I load Ubuntu when all I have is Grub?

So I have upgraded Ubuntu with the latest Kernel. But after the upgrade and after I rebooted Ubuntu, all I get is GRUB. How do I load Ubuntu again when all I have is GRUB? I installed Ubuntu using ...
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Wubi Install for Mac OS X

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Windows 7 box using Wubi and I'm loving it so far. One feature that I love is the fact that because I used Wubi it doesn't seem to create a separate partition. ...
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Wubi “could not retrieve the required disk image” [duplicate]

I tried to download Ubuntu 12.04 through Windows Installer (Wubi), but I get this error message: An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required disk image For more information, please see the ...
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How do I enable hibernation on Wubi?

I installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 Sager laptop using Wubi. Hibernate (i.e. suspend to disc) is not an option from the power icon, only suspend, shutdown, etc. Hibernate is also not an option from my ...
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How to enable booting multiple Ubuntu Wubi?

I want to use both Ubuntu Wubi 11.04 and Ubuntu Wubi 12.04 so that the boot menu will displays 3 options: Windows, Ubuntu 11.04 & Ubuntu 12.04. My current approach is to only use either of them, ...
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Wubi install fails: Could not retrieve the required installation files

I have an old machine and the only way I can install Ubuntu is to use Wubi, but i get an error. Here is the log: http://pastebin.com/a5YjaaKv 01-11 23:09 ERROR CommonBackend: Invalid md5 for ISO C:...
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Problem with wubi installation

I am getting a black screen with the following message when I reboot my PC after the installation via WUBI. I tried again and again but still I get this screen and then it's stuck. Message : pwconv: ...
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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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Black screen after purple Ubuntu screen

My friend installed ubuntu via wubi. He says when i select Ubuntu from grub menu, i see Ubuntu logo. One of the orange points turns into white and then there is empty black screen. What's wrong?
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Does UEFI support mean Wubi will now work on laptops shipped with Windows 8?

According to this news , there is an official fix for secure boot. Will Ubuntu adapt it? If so, how long should it take? And does it allow booting new computers from Wubi?
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boot-repair fails (UEFI and pre-installed Windows 8)

I have bought a new laptop, Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, with pre-installed Windows 8, after one day of figuring out how to install Ubuntu in UEFI I finally managed to do it (which wasn´t easy, as ...
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Permission denied error when trying to install with wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 using wubi installer . It downloads the image for sometime and ends up with the error that says Permission denied: for more details ...
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How to change screen resolution?

I am using HP G62 laptop and it has intel HD graphics. Screen resolution in ubuntu OS is fixed at 1024 x 768. Plz tell me how to change the screen resolution. Apparently there is no option once I goes ...
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Wubi install freezes 3/4 through

I downloaded Ubuntu on a USB stick, then the Windows installer, and ran wubi.exe. When I rebooted to complete the installation, it froze 3/4 of the way through. After 30 minutes of waiting I removed ...
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moved ubuntu folder from C: to D: drive how to correct UUID entries

I had a previous Ubuntu 11.10 installation which was done using Wubi in D: drive of my computer. The corresponding grub.cfg entries are: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1546414/ Now I wanted to use Ubuntu ...
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How do I remove windows after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via WUBI

I'm about to install Ubuntu by using Wubi. Can I then delete Windows and keep Ubuntu?
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Cannot boot WUBI installed Ubuntu with Windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on Samsung laptop with Windows 8, everything went fine but on booting with Ubuntu I get the following message: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr status 0xc000007b The application or ...
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How Does Wubi Work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? How does the Wubi installer work? Which partition does it install Ubuntu on? If it's on the Windows ...
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Can't boot Wubi after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04: “Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init”

So I decided to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 on my Wubi installation, using update-manager -d, but I can no longer boot into Ubuntu. When I try to, I see the message mount:mounting..."etc, then "Target ...
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Wubi fails to install Kubuntu: “cannot download metalink…”

when I try to install it pops up with an error saying "cannot download metalink and therefore the iso" and I have re-downloaded the installer multiple times and tried reinstalling multiple times. It ...
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Is there wubi for Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Is there a wubi installer for Ubuntu 13.10 x64?
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No boot option after Ubuntu install

I just installed Ubuntu on my Windows Vista laptop using the Windows Installer.After the install i rebooted the system and Ubuntu started automatically. When i restarted again i did not get the option ...
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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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Ubuntu Hangs While Working

I have installed ubuntu 10.04 via wubi. Frequently ubuntu hangs while working. Even installer hanged when I tried to install ubuntu recent version, linux mint 10 via wubi & mint4win. Is this ...
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Can I copy my wubi install between machines?

I mostly run Ubuntu via wubi on my computer. I recently got a new one. I installed wubi onto there as well but rather going through the hassle of configuring everything anew, since the whole wubi disk ...
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Is this WUBI? What is “Installation size” setting for?

I'm new to Ubuntu... I went to the downloads page and downloaded the Windows Installer as I am hoping initially to have a dual boot on my currently Win 7 PC (I would consider preserving my Win7 ...
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NTFS partition not clearly unmounted PLEASE HELP

When ubuntu boots, I get this error: The NTFS partition was not cleanly unmounted. This probably indicates that the system was not shut down properly. Please run chkdsk /r from Windows; once ...
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Wubi Device /dev/loop0 full. How to get more space?

$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 17G 15G 838M 95% / udev 1.9G 4.0K 1.9G 1% /dev tmpfs 762M 928K 761M 1% /run none 5....
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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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Is WUBI free to download?

Is WUBI freely available? I checked the link to download WUBI and the only way to proceed is by giving some amount as donation. I will surely do it, but I don't have a Paypal account and I am in ...
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Where I can download the Wubi installer for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

I just download the Wubi installer for Ubuntu 11.10 and gives me an error. And in a forum someone says me that if I can try downloading the Wubi installer for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS but, I'm seeking it ...
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How to install wubi alongside Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system So, I tried to install wubi alongside my Windows 8. I did all the steps shown in the tutorial. Problem ...
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“/ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr” error

I am having some problems with my new laptop ASUS N76VM. I have read up on the problem for the past couple of days, as it seem to be UEFI related. First, I tried to use the WUBI installer and since ...
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How to recover Ubuntu installed with Wubi with corrupted GRUB

I have ubuntu installed inside Windows 7 using Wubi. Yesterday, I tried installing Ubuntu using GRUB but it seem that GRUB was corrupted. To recover, I fixed the MBR using the Windows 7 CD. Now ...
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Ubuntu install can't find hard drives

I recently got a Dell Inspiron Special Edition 7720 computer. I am trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows. When I use the WUBI installer, the installation of Ubuntu works as long as I do not ...
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Wubi doens't work anymore - shows 'No wubildr' error

Basics: HP Mini 311 Ubuntu netbook edition 10.04 (installed via Wubi) Symptoms: I load to Windows Boot Manager as usual. Options are Windows 7 and Ubuntu Netbook, like usual. Selecting Windows 7 ...
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What is WUBI?How does it work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? Which process does it use to install Ubuntu inside Windows?
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Is it possible to install Wubi using the ISO?

I have the Ubuntu 11.10 ISO downloaded but I want to install the Wubi for some specific reasons. When I do the click on the Wubi installer, it starts downloading files. Since I already have the ISO ...
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Share folders on dual-boot Wubi and Windows

I have a wubi install that was originally ubuntu 11.10, but I upgraded manually to 12.04. My question is how to access files on both OS's from either one. When I am in Windows, I can locate the wubi "...
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Why does wubi fail with a 404 error?

I'm installing Ubuntu using the Wubi installer, but it ends unexpectedly with following error: 12-27 15:15 DEBUG downloader: downloading http://releases.ubuntu.com/11.04/ubuntu-11.04-desktop-amd64....
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How to increase the space in ubuntu installed under windows7?

I have windows7 running on my PC which has only one partition(C:). I have installed ubuntu to make it a dual boot. After i installed few applications,i get and error saying no enough free space left. ...
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Upgrade or replace a Wubi installation?

I've got Windows 7 with Wubi 11.10 installed. I would like to upgrade to 12.04 but I'm not sure what the best path would be. I'm not skilled enough to use Ubuntu all the time, and my iPhone requires ...
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Can wubi harm my PC?

I am just wondering can wubi 11.04 make windows unbootable in anyway and what harm can it do to my PC. Also, if I force shut down in wubi ubuntu can it damage windows?