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

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I can't start ubuntu due to “Windows failed to start” error with wubi

I am unable to start Ubuntu. I have Windows and Ubuntu 12.10 installed via wubi.exe. This is the error message I got: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. ...
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Misused mke2fs and cannot boot into system

I installed Ubuntu with WUBI in Windows 7 64bit, and I had installed Mandriva 2011 with a disk. I tried to learn Linux with Ubuntu and misused mke2fs; after I reboot my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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Wubi keeps freezing. REISUB doesn't work. Any safe, easily undoable alternatives?

I ran the installation for Wubi from ubuntu.com on my Acer Aspire One 722. It works fine every now and then, but more often than not the OS freezes. Every time it freezes I attempt the REISUB method, ...
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How can I remove Windows and upgrade Wubi install to a full install without a CD or USB stick?

I have Windows XP with Wubi installed. Now I want to remove Windows XP and upgrade the Wubi install to a full installation. How can I do that without a USB stick or a CD?
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“unable to find a medium containing a live file system” while installing using wubi?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using wubi from windows 7 and I am getting this error “unable to find a medium containing a live file system” video of the problem Edit md5sum ...
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Kubuntu 13.04 got installed inside Win7, but doesn't appear in boot menu

Need someone to help me. This is for the first time I am trying to get my problem solved in forums, although I have been using Ubuntu for quite some time. First thing, I never used Ubuntu in parallel ...
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What Next? What do I do at the GRUB prompt? WUBI Install

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and did the reboot as instructed. When I select Ubuntu at the boot menu it takes me to a command line prompt GRUB> IS that where I am supposed to be? should of it ...
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Can't install Ubuntu with Windows 7

In spanish: Hola. Estoy teniendo problemas para instalar Ubuntu 10.04 de 32 bits en una pc que tiene Windows 7 Ultimate preinstalado de 64 bits. Puntualmente el problema es que al insertar el cd de ...
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Can I install a customized image of ubuntu with wubi?

I have a customized image of ubuntu which I want to install with wubi, there are any procedure to install it without a standard installation or any VM?
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mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung NC10 laptop with 2 GB RAM using WUBI. When I try to install something or to do something with files, the mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU. Also I have an issue that ...
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Can not install Ubuntu 11.10 through USB Stick

After I successfully unpacked to a USB drive the ISO-image and ran wubi.exe, I chose the settings there within Windows and I restarted my computer and chose Ubuntu. But this gives me the error: Try ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation error from wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS via wubi on windows 7 system. after downloading is complete, in the end I am recieving the error. 09-18 15:06 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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Is WUBI vulnerable to GOZeus and Cryptolocker etc?

The GameoverZeus (P2PZeus) malware, and associated Cryptolocker, has been blocked temporarily, but may resume its potency. Windows is said to be vulnerable to it, but not Linux. So is Ubuntu under ...
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Problem with loading ubuntu 12.04 aftrer reinstalling windows 7

I installed windows 7. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi.exe and after I REinstalled Widows 7 I couldn't load Ubuntu. I downloaded and installed "EasyBCD 2.2" and made new entry with "Type: GRUB 2 ;" ...
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Why Ubuntu Appears in control panel list of windows?

I downloaded the file or Ubuntu installer ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 and I faced many difficulties in installing Ubuntu along with windows 1.i did not find any iso file to burn it to dvd or usb 2.i ...
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Wubi to install Xubuntu 13.10?

Is there any wubi that can install xubuntu 13.10?I have the wubi to install 13.10 but is there any wubi to install xubuntu 13.10? I hope this question has an answer that could help me
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I have the iso image but wubi again downloading the whole data?

I downloaded the Kubuntu 13.10 via torrent. But when I extracted the data and attempted to install Kubuntu while in Windows, the Wubi connects to the internet and downloads the whole ISO data again, ...
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Unable to open files from Windows Partition

I installed Ubuntu through WUBI. I can see that the windows drive is mounted under /host and I can see all of the files, but I am unable to open many of the files properly. Simple files like text ...
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How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi

How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi i have downloaded xubuntu but there seemed to be no wubi i also downladed other version (13.04 => ubuntu, lubuntu ) that include a wubi ...
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What Does Installing Ubuntu “Alongside” Windows Entail?

I recently posted a question about an error I was receiving trying to access Ubuntu from the boot menu. I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.x (I THINK because I haven't accessed it in over a year due ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.04 as windows application

I am currently trying to use Ubuntu without leaving windows. I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I ran wubi to install it as a windows application but it required the installation of an image of ...
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Difference between Ubuntu Partitions and Windows Partitions

I had first installed ubuntu using wubi through windows, on my drive D, the drive contains some windows files as well, no I want to move my wubi install and make it a regular install on Drive C. ...
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Inability to install on Acer 4530 with Vista

I have tried to make a clean Ubuntu 12.04 installation on an Acer 4530 currently running Win Vista. It appears that even though I am able to switch booting sources through the BIOS, these other ...
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Files 3.6.3 overwrites existing files when merging two folders

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 that I installed with Wubi, to Ubuntu 13.04. When copying a folder from my secondary hard drive to a folder located in "/host/" with the same name, "Files" asks me if ...
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Laptop and software too old for Ubuntu?

Just ran through 1-7 steps on this download and install procedure http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-ubuntu-with-windows only to fall flat at Step 7. Computer, a Compaq 6910p laptop running ...
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Help Me Install Ubuntu (Wubi)

I have been struggling for several days to install my Ubuntu 14.04 in Windows 10. I want to install my Ubuntu OS along side Windows 10 in dual boot, but I do not want to partition my hard disk, I ...
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System not booting up after installing wubi in my windows 7 computer

I've tried to install Ubuntu in my win 7 computer using wubi. After completing the whole process when I tried to restart my computer in ubuntu then after starting it got frozen showing the screen as ...
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Installation / Boot problem with Ubuntu 15.04

So my laptop (fairly new) runs Windows 10 and I was thinking of installing Ubuntu on it. When I mount a virtual drive and click on wubi.exe (what I assume I need to do since rebooting it doesn't seem ...
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can't afford to remove Lubuntu installed via Wubi on Windows

I tried to install Lubuntu from Windows via Wubi, but i couldn't afford to do it. Probably the file that i donwloaded from Linux site is not working. But now i'm not able to uninstall it anymore. I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dual-Boot Installation with Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 as a dual boot with current Windows 8.1 (my computer came with Windows 7, than I updated to Windows 8 and 8.1). I have following drivers: C: - 275 GB NTFS D: - ...
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Ubuntu won't accept my password for authentification

I downloaded Ubuntu through WUBI. When asked for authentication for anything using Ubuntu it does not accept my password. It considers me strictly a guest. What can I do to rectify this issue.
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Can not install Ubuntu 14.04 via Wubi

I'm coming to you with a big problem. The problem appears whem i'm trying to install linux ubuntu (just for testing, maybe in future it will be my standard system). And when it is in half of ...
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How can I solve wubi problems

I have a problem with installation Ubunutu? I installed it with wubi, but when I restart my computer and when the verification process starts, some popup message shows up with the text "This probablu ...
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Not able to boot after installing latest kernel Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to build and install kernel on my Ubuntu machine. I downloaded source code of kernel 4.1.4 and installed it using $sudo make modules_install install I am getting error, Could not mount ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB Stick

I burned the latest version of Ubuntu onto my USB stick. Then, I clicked on the wubi application on the usb drive, clicked on live installation, then clicked on reboot. When it rebooted, it asked me ...
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trouble while installing kubuntu 15.04 with wubi installer on windows 7

![enter image description here][1]Hello , I am trying to in install kubuntu 15.04 with wubi installer, but it started downloading UBUNTU-14.1-Desktop-amd64.iso.torrent, nd taking time approximately 7 ...
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Error While Use Wubi to Install Ubuntu Within Ms Windows 7

Please help me, I've tried all I know, and I was searching on Google and I still can't solve this problem. While I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 within Ms Windows 7 with Wubi, it always failed, even I ...
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Having trouble with 32 bit install

I'm having trouble with the 32-bit of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've tried to install it with Wubi to dual-boot with Windows Vista but it's just not working. The few times I've tried the install fails or it ...
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Cursor is not moving in my ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot system)

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 using wubi software. During booting when I click on ubuntu, I can't see my user account, instead it is asking for password for Guest account. and ...
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after installation problem with ubuntu booting

I had completed my dual installation of Ubuntu using wubi with Windows 8.1 using a live USB and it displayed the message to restart and remove the USB but after completion too the boot manager is not ...
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wubi-12.04.4-rev280.log

Could not retrieve the required installation files. Anything I can do to try the ubuntu 12.04.4?? I have the CD but I don't want to install it, just run the ubuntu. My problem is that when I restart ...
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Upgrading from WUBI 12 to 14.04 LTS

If I upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 within WUBI, will it keep the programs, program settings and program data that I installed? I have downloaded the 14.04 LTS version and I will burn it to a DVD. Can I ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu after successful installation from wubi iso file in a dvd?

I am new to Ubuntu. I use windows 8.1. I downloaded Ubuntu 15.04 from the official website and burned the iso into a disc and then from my boot menu I chose to boot from dvd/cd. All went fine, under ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS inside Windows 8!

When I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 inside Windows, it shows the following error: (initramfs) no such live directory image file found But I have used Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx inside Windows 8 ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.x and Ubuntu on HP Stream 11 with Ubuntu installed on the SDCard?

I installed from within Windows 8.x, Ubuntu x64 on a 64 GB fast memory card. My HP Stream 11 only has 32 GB of hard disk space. When booting, I see the Windows boot menu (Windows or Ubuntu). After ...
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Can't get past boot menu after WUBI installation

I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website on my Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS gamers laptop and while it appeared to install correctly, when I rebooted the ...
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ntfs5 : error prefix is not set

i have laptop Fujitsu esprimo mobile v6555 pross. intel DC 2.2 gh and ram 1 gh read 894 with nivdia graphics card 512 and when i try to install any version of lubuntu the installation program didn't ...
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Using Wubi to install directly into a blank partition?

My intention is to shrink my current windows partition to make a new fresh partition into which I can install Ubunutu. I currently don't have access to anything that I could use to create a bootable ...