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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 install using Wubi on Windows 8.1 no preinstall

I have Dell laptop on which I have installed Windows 8.1. It is not pre-installed setup but I have later upgraded my windows to 8.1 version from 7->8->8.1. I was able to install Ubuntu 12.04 using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...