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 (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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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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No user account [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi, and when the options came up with what hard drive to install to, username and password, etc, I entered all of the info. However when it was done running the downloading ...
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Problem in installing ubuntu 12.04 from wubi on win7 64-bit [duplicate]

My ubuntu installation stops in between when I try installing it via wubi on windows 7. The following message is shown: Error executing command >>command=C:\Windows\sysnative\bcdedit.exe/set.. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LAN connection not showing [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with wubi along with my windows 7 system. My lan connection is working fine in windows 7 but not showing in ubuntu. I tried everything i found on this forum regarding ...
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ubuntu 14.04 installation problem on win 7 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using wubi ,I had a 12.04 installation on this laptop.Some how I have removed the old one and now installing new.I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04-1-desktop-amd64 ISO and ...
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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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Safely removing and reclaiming Windows partition when Ubuntu was initially installed via Wubi [duplicate]

I wish to reformat a Windows 7 partition, reclaiming it for use under Ubuntu 14.04 already running on the machine. Windows is no longer needed. The partition is mounted in Ubuntu and its files ...
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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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When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error. http://pastebin.com/u4TR83Tn It says: 10-16 18:46 ERROR root: Could not retrieve the required installation files Traceback (most recent call ...
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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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Booting up to Grub Screen

Yesterday I noticed that my ubuntu drive (installed with Wubi) would suddenly go read-only. This happened several times yesterday, but I would reboot and everything would be fine. it seemed like ...
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Wubi installation issue alongside windows for Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have tried many times and ways to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 8 laptop using wubi.exe All the time the installation process comes till the end and stops saying that permission is denied, ...
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Ubuntu Installation “Permission Denied”

First of all, I tried to download the .iso file and burnt it on a DVD, but the setup didn't show up. Then, I tried with the desktop one and when the setup was about to end, an error window popped up ...
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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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How can I install Xubuntu 14.04 with wubi?

I have two hdd's, and I want to run xubuntu on one of them and windows 7 on the other. I do not not have a USB thumbdrive unfortunately. Can I use wubi, if not what can I then use?
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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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Error Installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate on Acer Aspire One Laptop [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu via Wubi.exe on my laptop but could not boot to Ubuntu. Instead I get these errors below (see images): No Wubildr GNU GRUB What went wrong ? please see there are ...
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Help Uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7, both on same drive [duplicate]

I have seen a couple guides that spoke about uninstalling ubuntu and have tried following the guides provided in AskUbuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from an usb drive and have chosen to ...
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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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Getting read-only file system after install Lubuntu 14.04

Sorry for my bad English. I am unable to use Ubuntu/Lubuntu after a fresh installation. Few seconds after boot the system is turned read-only. Previous searches indicates a bug with wubi in 14.04 ...
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Upgrade WUBI installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS into Windows XP using Wubi.exe. Update Manager tells me an upgrade to 14.04 is available, and the Manager has an "Upgrade" button. If I click that, will it upgrade my ...
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Ubuntu not instaling

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386 on a 32-bit Thinkpad T400 with Windows 7 on it. I have tried installing Ubuntu by mounting the ISO from a DVD+R I burned, a USB drive, and my ...
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Permission denied error when installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Wubi [duplicate]

Every time I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 using Wubi.exe, after 10 minutes the message "Permission Denied" is given and it points to a log file that I cannot find.
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installation problem don't know what to do [duplicate]

I have a problem in installing the Ubuntu on my machine that runs Windows 8. I downloaded this file (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and when I started installing it I got two choices. I selected the ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

Ok... So I trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Asus OEM on my laptop, and it DOES have UEFI BIOS. So, in accordance with the instructions, I disabled Fast Startup, SecureBoot, but ...
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Weird Wubi.exe installation?

I would like to get Ubuntu on my old laptop (HP Compaq). So I ran the installation and it completed (I installed 13.04 with the Wubi installer). When I booted it up, it went to the login screen. This ...
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Ubuntu “Wubildr.mbr is missing or contains errors.”

I want to get Ubuntu on my laptop (HP Pavilion) but every time I try to install it using Wubi, I get this error: Wubildr is missing or contains errors. What could be the problem? I had Ubuntu on ...
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How to recover partition when uninstalling wubi?

I have uninstalled wubi on my laptop, the problem is, my Hard Disk space wasn't restored. It went from 500gb to 250gb when I installed wubi, but when I uninstalled wubi/ubuntu, my hard disk space is ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I got a new computer and am looking to dual-boot Ubuntu and windows 7. I have my partition made (50gb), and my 64bit boot disk made but when I try booting from it I just get a black screen, with the ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 along side windows 8.1 using doss partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu since a long time. I used to dual-boot it with Windows XP, which was very easy to set up via Wubi. Now, with Windows 8.1, I'm unable to install on DOSS partitions. How can ...
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Can not instsl Ubunt-Server near to Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I've tried a lot. I was trying to install it using a flash card (two different cards), then with CD's (two) and DVD (one), but my computer just load windows (i've tuned BIOS, like it had to be). I've ...
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wubi installation and standard ubuntu installation together?

I have installed ubuntu through wubi in my machine. Now I want to install ubuntu in the normal way (maybe through live CD or bootable pen) and I don't want to uninstall my wubi ubuntu at this moment. ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Installing lubuntu 14.04 alternate with wubi

I have an old laptop with 256 MB RAM with windows XP. It doesn't have a working cd/dvd rom and the BIOS does not allow to boot from usb. Is there a way to install lubuntu 14.04(alternate version) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot install

I have Windows 7(64 bit) installed on my system along with Ubuntu 12.04. I want to upgrade to 14.04 version of ubuntu but since I do not have a good internet connection I am unable to upgrade it using ...
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Neither Win7 nor Ubuntu boot after installing wubi. Only a blank screen appears [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in my laptop with win7 using wubi. It installed successfully. When I rebooted my computer, nothing but a blank screen with a blinking cursor appeared. I opened boot manager but it ...
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Trying to launch from USB - “could not retrieve the required installation files”

Let me just say I am totally new to Linux. I'm a basic Windows user. I am trying to launch Ubuntu from a USB so I don't have to install on my laptop. I used pendrivelinux to save it my USB, and then ...
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Wubi not working lubuntu

I am trying to install lubuntu 14.04 using wubi. I have already compared the md5 of the image lubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso with the one given at UbuntuHashes and it matched. I also burnt the image ...
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Can't access recovery mode, for dual booting comp, by holding shift

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu without a CD or USB. I cannot get my (username - password) combination to work even though I'm 100% sure I typed them in correctly when installing via Wubi. I read this ...
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I used Wubi to install 12.04 and update to 13.10. How can I switch to a real disk partion for 14.04 but keep all my custom programs and settings?

I think Wubi is an excellent tool, and it's a shame it's been discontinued, but I'm ready to use a real disk install because apparently it will speed up Ubuntu noticeably. However, I have a lot of ...
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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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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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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: ...