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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How do I remove the extra Ubuntu option on the Windows Boot Manager menu?

I installed ubuntu using Wubi side by side with Windows. I decided to uninstall ubuntu and install Kubuntu, which I did successfully. However now when I boot my computer, the Windows Boot Manager ...
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How can you transfer wireless settings from Windows to Ubuntu?

Wubi did not transfer the wireless settings during the install. How can I transfer them? I DON'T want to install anything, nor retype the information, it's really complicated.
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Is it possible to extend the disk space available to a wubi install? [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 10.04 using wubi. I now wish to allocate more disk space to my ubuntu install. Is this possible?
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Using 12.04's wubi installs 13.04 instead

I have Windows 7 installed on my machine, and I used 12.04's wubi installer with the command wubi.exe --32bit. I have installed Ubuntu this way several times before successfully. For some reason, in ...
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Is it really possible to run Linux applications within Windows using Wubi?

According to this article that I found, Wubi "has the side-effect of allowing you to run Linux apps within a Windows environment." I found this statement to be very intriguing: Is it actually possible ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is sluggish

I have a Lenovo G580 (4GB DDR3, ~500 GB HDD, Intel i3). I installed Ubuntu using the in-Windows installer on my Windows 7. Ubuntu was (and still is) slightly sluggish. By sluggish I mean, the OS GUI ...
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Tell Ubiquity to not install GRUB

I have almost convinced a family member to dual-boot with Ubuntu. I've showed him wubi, and he thinks that he's ready to give Ubuntu a try and dual boot. However, he thinks that overwriting the ...
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mount:can't read proc/mounts

I've installed Ubuntu, but when it is loading it gives following error: mount:can't read proc/mounts. Can't fount such file or directory However, OS continues loading but when I try to enter system ...
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How can I check how much space there is left on WUBI versus how much space it takes on my HDD?

Using 11.10 for the record. It would be easiest to do it on the Terminal.
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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?
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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 ...
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Does wubi need seperate partition? Can I manually allocate space for my home folder?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, but there are some programs like AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Comsol Multyphysics, that can run only on a Windows system. I decided to reinstall my laptop, so I will install ...
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Ubuntu will not shutdown

I have installed Ubuntu as wubi (next to windows 7). When I expect the computer to shut down, it doesn't, it freezes instead. I've found this elsewhere: sudo modprobe -rf rt2860sta; sudo modprobe ...
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Can I install a beta/alpha/development version using Wubi?

How do you install the next version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu+1) using Wubi? When clicking the download button for the latest beta, will Wubi show up as an option?
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Update destroyed grub

I have Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) installed on my notebook via wubi. Since a recent ubuntu update however my system doesn't work anymore. When I boot I get into grub rescue>. After some internet ...
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wubi has an error now directs to menu

when booting i have the option to select Ubuntu or windows but when selecting ubuntu instead of going to Ubuntu boot screen it goes to the Ubuntu boot menu where you can select, kernel or another ...
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How can I fix 'no wubildr' error in WUBI on Windows 7? [closed]

Good Evening All, I just got my HP Laptop Back from the factory and then I tried to install Ubuntu. It got through the whole installation, however, when I restarted and chose Ubuntu a quick screen ...
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Sound Not playing through HDMI

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 using the "wubi" tool on my HP Pavilion dv5-1080ei with Windows 8. When I ran Ubuntu for the first time my monitor/tv connected via the hdmi had no picture coming to it even ...
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How can I recover files inside a Wubi install before re-installing Ubuntu?

I failed to inter Ubuntu with this error GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99-21........etc I spoke with technical support at www.ubuntu.com he was really nice and he served me will I thank him very much.... but ...
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How to handle out of space errors

I'm using Ubuntu installed inside windows with Wubi. During upgrade to 12.04 I came across a rather devious trap. About 25% through the installation of packages, I get the message that packages can't ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.04 hang with black screen while installing from USB disk

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 from a USB flash stick and each time I try to boot from the USB key one of two things happen: A) The screen that asks you what you would like to do (e.g. run ...
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Failure to start grub with Wubi [closed]

My laptop battery ran down and died while using Ubuntu 10.04 with Wubi. Upon recharge (and restart) selecting Ubuntu from the Windows Boot menu brings me to the typical prompt which says (and I ...
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Minimal BASH-like line editing boot error

I've tried a few links already and many of them have me do numerous commands and every command seems to return "unknown command" This is freaking me out since I need to get files off of here and I ...
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How do I resize an existing Wubi installation? [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 as my default OS and 500 GB Hard Disk. Following is the partition table of my Hard Disk: I have installed Ubuntu with "install inside windows" option. sda1 is the System ...
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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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How do I remove the Ubuntu boot option created by Wubi?

My friend installed Ubuntu on a separate partition on a PC with Windows 7 using Wubi. But by mistake he reformatted the drive containing Ubuntu. He is still getting Ubuntu option in the boot menu. How ...
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Do I keep my Windows installation if I install Ubuntu with Wubi, the Windows installer?

I want to know if I will keep and still be able to use my Windows 7 installation after I use the Wubi Windows Installer (from here) to install Ubuntu? Thanks in advance, Bas.
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Do I have the full OS installed?

I installed Ubuntu using WUBI.exe last night which is running alongside my Windows 8. When I boot up my laptop, I get given a choice between Windows or Ubuntu. Am I running the full Ubuntu OS? ...
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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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Why does Wubi.exe for Ubuntu 11.10 not run on Windows 7 32bit?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 32bit before with the Wubi installer.I therefore completely uninstalled ubuntu and downloaded the new Ubuntu 11.10 32bit.But now When I execute the Wubi.exe it doesn't ...
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Accessing Windows partition inside Wubi [duplicate]

My hard disk crashed and I had to reinstall Ubuntu. I dual booted it using Wubi and I installed it in C: partition. When I boot into Ubuntu, I can't see my partition (The partition where Windows is ...
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'"Windows Backend object has no attribute 'iso-path' - see log for details.' error when trying to install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 in windows XP, Everything went as before until the countdown clock reached zero, then I got "Windows Backend object has no attribute 'iso-path' - see log for ...
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Can I use Wubi for manual installation?

Is it possible to use Wubi for Ubuntu 13.04? I read that it will not be supported in the official release due to some problems. Is this going to change in the future, and can we expect to see a future ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 & 12.04.1 LTS mouse freezing (Saitek Cyborg R.A.T.5 Mouse)

I've figured it out: it's the Cyborg mouse. I'll be looking through the questions as I remember seeing something about this. I'm getting a similar issue to this fellow: Ubuntu 11.04 randomly freezes ...
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Is there more risk of malware when using WUBI?

What would happen when I got a malware in my windows file system, or everywhere else. Is it affect on the Ubuntu OS? Can I get a virus or any malware as I use Ubuntu, and it may affect on the Windows ...
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Should I use wubi ubuntu 12.04 for my academic studies like writing docs, programming, etc?

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a wubi installation in Windows 7, its running fairly well. will Wubi installation cause any problem, will I be able to access any files created in wubi Ubuntu in ...
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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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Do I need to create a partition to install Ubuntu inside Windows?

Do I need to create a partition when I install Ubuntu with the Windows Installer? The installation steps do not say anything about this.
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Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation

I have installed Ubuntu to my hard drive using Wubi. The installation seemed to be successful; however, after rebooting my PC I am not brought to a boot menu, and Windows just starts normally. When I ...
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Upgrading my Wubi 11.04 to 11.10

I want to upgrade my current Wubi installation (Ubuntu 11.04) to Ubuntu 11.10. Is this possible to do inside Wubi? Or do I have delete Wubi from Windows, therefore deleting my current Ubuntu ...
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How can re-use Ubuntu which was installed via Wubi on Windows 7?

For some reason I can't install Ubuntu from CD or USB, so that I had to installed Ubuntu via Wubi. But I install Ubuntu into partition 'D' and partition of Win 7 is 'C'. If I re-install win 7, how can ...
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How long does Wubi take to download and/or save place?

I'm downloading Wubi now and it's been downloading the ISO torrent for maybe 2hrs-ish. Is there anyway to check how far along it is? Also, is there a way to save my place or if I cancel this or my ...
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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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Windows 7 cannot start

I had recent problems installing Ubuntu in my pc, sharing the disk with Windows 7. Mouse and keyboard weren´t recognized during the installation in 64 bit. I partially solved the problem when I found ...
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Windows installer “Installation size”

What is the difference between all the installation size tabs? It is automatically set at 18 gigs, but it is possible for me to put 30? What do I choose during installation?
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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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Broadcom wireless doesn't work on an HP Mini 110 1199EA under Wubi install [duplicate]

I used the Windows install for Ubuntu today, it all installed easily and automatically but I could not go on the Internet. Please tell me how to solve this problem. I think it was "Ubuntu Desktop ...
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How do I enable Trim on an SSD in a Wubi install under Windows 7?

I've installed Wubi on an SSD on a Windows 7 x64 system. Wubi and Windows 7 reside on the same ntfs formated drive/partition. How does trim work for this configuration? How do I configure it? ...
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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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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 ...