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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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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Migrating into a full Ubuntu install

So I've scoured a lot of different articles and I think I have a decent idea of what to do here but I'm hoping someone will be willing to hold my hand a bit here. I've been running 12.04 as a wubi ...
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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 ...
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Backup ubuntu from wubi

So, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi, and I want to install Ubuntu, from USB, onto a different partition on my hard drive. I want to know, if I backup my wubi installation, can I restore it from the ...
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How to move Wubi partition to a whole drive?

I have Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7 home premium installed by default in it.There was only 1 drive in it,(i.e) the C: drive.It could contain 300 GB of memory.I split the C: drive into another E: ...
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Wubi Administrator Login doesn't work Wubi / Windows 7

Wubi works delightfully as a guest, but I can't seem to login under my administrator name/ the one Wubi prompts you to create. It also happens to be the same username/password as my Windows ...
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Wubi set up and Wifi with no ethernet?

I am extremely new to using Ubuntu. While I have a basic grasp of scripting for git/linux and scripting for windows, ubuntu scripting isn't super clear for me. I'm wanting to set up a wifi driver ...
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Ubuntu not running Unity after login [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Wubi installation. After logging in I can only view my wallpaper. It does not show any of the normal GUI taskbars or menus. Using Ctrl+Alt+T does not bring up a ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 within windows 7

Can you install Ubuntu 14.04 with Wubi within windows 7 so that it can be uninstalled from windows 7 if desired.
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Running Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite C55 Series w/ Windows 8.1

I have downloaded quite a few versions of Ubuntu and installed them on my system. When I boot up they give me the option of switching between Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu. When I choose to load up Ubuntu ...
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Permanent Changes to Grub2 Menu

This is related to this discussion: Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /temp could not be mounted. The answers given in that link allowed me to successfully boot Ubuntu 14.04. However, ...
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Ubuntu wubi error: no such device

I know this question has been already asked but I think mine is quite different because my Ubuntu is installed via wubi not Live-DVD. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and everything works fine, I have two ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 7 doesn't work

So I want to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 7 and i can't. If i install it from windows it works, but when i reboot my computer it just says something like put the disc in and reboot and then ...
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“No Root File System Detected” error while using Wubi to install Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit version) on my laptop which already has Windows 7 preinstalled. Wubi installer worked fine till reboot. On my reboot to complete the installation I'm getting ...
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Silently install ubuntu using wubi - Wubi frontend modification

I am trying to silently install ubuntu using wubi. When I start wubi.exe on windows, a dialog box comes which asks for user information like username, password,etc. I want to skip this dialog box ...
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Dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm new at Linux, and I decided to try Ubuntu. I had a Ubuntu 12 dual boot installed using the Windows installer and it seemed to work fine. Now I cannot find the same program online. I now try to ...
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Permission denied error when installing kubuntu using wubi.exe

I am first time installing Kubuntu on my system. I downloaded kubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso. Kept it at d drive and executed wubi.exe. I selected installation directory as e drive. At the end of ...
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Unable to install on Toshiba P25-S507 laptop

Trying to get Ubuntu to install on an old Toshiba P25-S507 Laptop but not having any luck at all, tried from DVD downloaded online, tried from usb stick, tried using cd boot helper which gives me an ...
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Is WUBI needed or recommended for Ubuntu 14.04?

I have not used a Linux distro before, but want to give Ubuntu a try. I have some knowledge about WUBI. Do I need WUBI to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows System 7?
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Need to share a volume on home pc [duplicate]

I have a xp dual hard drive system - c: and d: with 2 users -my spouse and I. I have a window 7 single drive system with 2 logical partitions C: and D: Same 2 users. both are ntfs. D: drive ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /tmp could not be mounted

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 using WUBI and after installation when it booted it showed an error: Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. There were three options: ...
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Error during installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) in windows 8.1

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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Cannot select installation drive

I use windows XP and currently have 3 partitions C:(40GB max). D:(90GB max). E:(10GB max). All use NTFS file system. I want to install Ubuntu just as a secondary OS using Wubi. The problem I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation problems on Samsung netbook

I have had problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Samsung N10 netbook running Windows XP. In order to overcome the security problems with unsupported Windows XP I successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Invalid Username

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 version. I am unable to login with the username and password which I gave while running the WUBI installer. Also, while logging in as a Guest user, if I even try to ...
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sluggish response

I apologise in advance for the preamble, but I hope it might aid a diagnosis. I have just reinstalled 12.04 from wubi live cd on an xp machine. This reinstall follows 1 failed upgrade to 14.04 and ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for / [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10. I had installed the earlier version using WUBI. I am receiving the following error on booting Ubuntu with the latest kernel 3.14 Serious error ...
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remove 12.04 which installed by wubi and install 14.04

I have windows seven also I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. I haven't had any problem with my 12.04. Now I downloaded 14.04 32 bit and I make my flash boot able with this guide also I uninstall my ...
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Where to find a Wubi download? [duplicate]

I've been wanting to switch to Ubuntu for a while now so I can get away from Windows Vista constantly insulting and crashing my system. The only problem is that I can not find a wubi.exe installer ...
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Windows installer for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onwards

Is there any windows installer(wubi) for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? When I mount .iso file with daemon tools and run wibu.exe it just ask me if I want to reboot(I think it's usefull only when .iso burned on ...
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Log in problems ubuntu 13.04

I have just installed ubuntu 13.04 as a dual alongside windows 7 using the wubi installation . No as I try to log in I can only log in as guest , has anyone else encounters this problem and if so have ...
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I cannot boot up Ubuntu after just installing it

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu, which is really simple. There were no errors or anything. When I restarted, I got the option for which operating system I want to boot, however when I select Ubuntu, it ...
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Why has Wubi support been withdrawn?

Why has Wubi support been withdrawn from Ubuntu 12.10 onwards? Does Ubuntu 14.04 have Wubi support or not?
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Black screen after 2nd/3rd boot on Lubuntu on a Sony VAIO PCG-K25

I am trying to run Lubuntu on my Sony VAIO PCG-K25. It works on first boot but on second or third boot it will just be a black screen. Here is the specs of the computer: RAM:446MB Processor: ...
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Installing ubuntu with broken laptop monitor. External VGA works, but not until windows loads drivers [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a working copy of Vista running on it. I want to install Ubuntu Desktop on it. The twist is this: The laptop monitor is broken. I can run a VGA monitor, but it will ...
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Alternative to Wubi Installer (without cd/usb install)

I'm using a old computer and I'm interested in getting linux on it. My computer cannot boot from USB or CD. I was presented with Wubi but I was just wondering, is there any other way to install ...
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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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Cannot resize Ubuntu disk using wubi-resize (Installed from Wubi)

I'd like to expand my disk space in Ubuntu. Right now, it has 30 GB space which is the maximum allowable installation size in Wubi. I wanted to extend it to 50 GB so I've done a live resizing ...
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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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Problem Installing Ubuntu Using Windows Installer [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu using the Windows installer (my first time trying to use Linux!), and when I try to download the installer, I get the screen asking for donations, but can't go any ...
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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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What will be my next step to install Ubuntu

I am totally new to Ubuntu,I have download the latest Ubuntu 12 64bit(ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso) from the Ubuntu site,the file is approx 700mb. I want to install it on my laptop(currently on ...
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Wubi or Live DVD?

I want to install Ubuntu on this machine. Is there any benefit to installing With live dvd compared to Wubi?
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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 won't allow me to execute executable files

I'm trying to run executable files on Ubuntu, but it's not working, although the exact same executable file works fine on others' machines, which are also running Ubuntu 12.04 like me. Based on this, ...
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Why does my filesystem appear to be full to Ubuntu?

I have seen some questions and I know that Ubuntu reserves 5% of filesystem to root. Believe me this is not the case. I was moving some files from my home folder to another partition and I had to ...
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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 ...