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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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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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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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 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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Error while installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows10 using wubi

I am using windows10 in my system. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 10 using wubi. It shows the following error. If I click "ok", then it shows the same error again.
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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bcdedit does not wubildr.mbr file location

I have dual boot on my system (64 bit) , Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 .I use GParted to increase the partition, I resize windows partitions. Now when I restart the system and select Ubuntu it gives the ...
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Wubi installation, failed

please , help me , I'm in trouble ! I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on a machine, THROUGH Wubi , dual boot with windows xp , only that the process of partition disk was enchanted , question , now ...
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Failed to partition the selected disk - 14.04 LTS

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer(Windows 7 ) with Wubi. The installation appeared to work in Windows, and told me to reboot. After rebooting the Ubuntu installer continued the ...
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Total newbie installing Ubuntu 14.04.1

Coming back to Linux after 10 years of not having been around. I'm trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 via Wubi over Windows XP with sp3. Computer configuration: Dell Dimension 8200: Pentium4 1.8GHz ...
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Error installing Ubuntu within Windows 7

I have tried to install Ubuntu within Windows 7 and it was not possible. I have downloaded from Ubuntu site the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit). I have extracted the files from the archive and I have run ...
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installation error upon boot up

I am beyond beginner when it comes to computers. I have a lenovo yoga 2 laptop brand new. when i boot with ubuntu on a usb stick a black screen with text pops up and says ...
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How can I fix my botched install of Ubuntu

I attempted to install Ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7 a few days ago. I accidentally put the files in my C drive. After all the downloads were complete i used Ubootin (for what exactly I'm not ...
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I can only log into “Guest Session”

I was having issues with installing Ubuntu through a cd/dvd. So I went to Wubi. There I set it up, with my username being "eric" and my password being "linux". So I booted it up, everything went ...
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installation/boot problem

I have a Sony vaio svf152a19m, currently running windows 8.1. I tried installing ubuntu 14.04.1. (from usb and from a dvd). Every time I execute the "Wubi.exe" file it starts installing perfectly ...
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How to shrink Wubi virtual disk size?

I am a newbie to ubuntu. I resized my Wubi virtual disk size using Live Resize mentioned in this link. The disk size is now 73GB. I want to reduce it to 40GB. What should I do?
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Can't login with username and password

I have just installed Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 and chose a username and password during the installation as requsted. When I load up Ubuntu I can't login with my username and password, I have to use a guest ...
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/host folder read only using gksu nautilus

I have Ubuntu installed on XP with Wubi. I sometimes used gksu nautilus to edit files in /host and move some files from my Ubuntu folders to the /host folder. But now when I browse the /host folder ...
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why can't I reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on two machines. I used it for a couple of years, loved it, almost never booted into Windows. An option to upgrade to 14.04 appeared so I didn't hesitate to ...
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Endless text loop while booting Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu today (using WUBI) and when booting, after GRUB screen there is text showing up rapidly. The text is looped. On the left side, it says Starting (and in line below it says Stopping), ...
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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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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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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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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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Grub error after installing 12.10 side by side with Windows 7

I'm having some big issues right now. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with the Windows installer along side Windows 7. Now I'm getting the error: no such partition grub rescue> message. I need help, because ...