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Can't install Ubuntu, help? [duplicate]

With Windows XP ending support next Tuesday, I was scrapped for time to find another replacement OS. I was told to install a Linux-based operating system as a replacement and I decided to try this ...
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Serious installation problems

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop installer, extracted it and ran the wubi.exe as an administrator. An error window opened, saying: "The ...
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I installed wubi and only windows starts, Ubuntu shows an error message [duplicate]

When I choose Ubuntu in the screen, this message appears: windows boot manager Windows wasn't initialized correctly. File: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr And then the computer shuts down. I ...
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Ubuntu does not display on my laptop's screen, but does display when connected to TV

I installed Ubuntu 13:10 using the Windows executable through wubi.exe. The image of the OS does not appear on my laptop screen, but when I connect it to a TV via an HDMI cable the image appears ...
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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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Opening Ubuntu Error

I just downloaded ubuntu using wubi.exe on Windows 7. Whenever I start up my computer, I see the Windows Boot Manager with two options - Windows or Ubuntu. I try opening Ubuntu, which leads me to the ...
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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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How can I fix Ubuntu

When I turn on my computer I have the choice of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I click Ubuntu and it shows wubildr is missing error:oxcoooooof. To fix that error I run bcdedit in a Windows cmd-prompt, but it ...
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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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How do I increase the size of Ubuntu which was installed through Wubi?

First, this is question is not same as this or this. It is similar but its somewhat different in a way. Particularly, I want to change the path of where my disk copy is generated. The problem is: I ...
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If i Install Ubuntu on an External Drive using Wubi, does it do anything to my C: Drive?

Hello Ubuntu Community! I have installed ubuntu using wubi on my old computer and Broke Windows (I had to re-install it). So excuse me If I am acting paranoid. I was all ready to install ubuntu ...
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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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Removed Wubi from Add/remove programs menu, but I can still boot into it

I installed Wubi from a flash drive, then moved it from that into windows (I assume, I can boot without the flash drive now) I used add/remove programs to uninstall Ubuntu, but I can still boot into ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04.04 LTS installation doesn't work [duplicate]

I have been using ubuntu on my laptop for a while now. I tried to install ubuntu on my desktop (64bit) with a CD, my ubuntu install cd starts and i can use it. When i arrive at the screen ...
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i installed linux 12.04 and when i login the desktop is frozen

Hi I recently installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi. I did everything correctly and when the boot screen loads up I select Ubuntu and it shows the log in screen and i log in to my account and once I'm ...
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Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO

I am installing ubuntu 13.10 desktop version on my windows 7. I want to remove my old OS which is Windows 7 and replace from ubuntu. I am trying to installing it by wubi.exe. But it is shows error ...
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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 ...
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How to increase the size of my Wubi installation? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. I have Windows installed in my C: drive (150 GB) and I have installed Wubi Ubuntu on my D: drive (100 GB). The problem is, while using Ubuntu, when I try to install some ...
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Wubi issue with dualbooting from XP

Hey i used Wubi to install ubuntu on the same partition as my WinXP but when i reboot ubuntu wont load and says something about "wrong .ini or boot.ini loading c:\windows" help please?
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Installing xUbuntu using wubi

I am trying to setup a dual boot system with Win XP SP3 and xUbuntu from the Wubi. I have WinXP on a drive partition (C:) and I am installing xUbuntu to a drive partition (D:) both of which have ...
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Boot manager fails to start [duplicate]

I'm dual booting Ubuntu from a laptop that originally had Windows 8. Having installed Ubuntu using Wubi I now get this error when I try to boot Ubuntu: Windows failed to start. File: ...
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Wubi boot up error [duplicate]

Just partitioned my hard drive on a Compaq Presario, model number: CQ5320Y, and used the windows installer (wubi) to download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit and it went through the whole install, and booted ...
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Cant start ubuntu 12.04 on my asus gaming laptop, black and white error report [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux. I downloaded Ubuntu correctly, started the Windows Ubuntu installer (not the DVD/Flash drive installation method) and in the end Ubuntu asked me to reboot. Fine so far. When my ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I boot into GNU Grub?

So I installed Ubuntu using the Wubi installer. I installed 12.04 LTS. I am running on Windows 7 as my primary OS. Everything was working fine until I shut down my computer. I was then greeted by "GNU ...
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Ubuntu not booting any more after a clean windows 7 shutdown

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 using wubi.exe. For more than 8 months It was running fine. Today I booted into windows 7 then I shut it down properly and tried to boot Ubuntu. I started ...
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how to get c, c++, and java compilers in linux ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu on windows 7 using wubi software, now i want to practice c,c++ and java programming. As I am new to Ubuntu, I don't know how to get those compilers. I saw so many comments on google ...
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Error during intstallation of Ubuntu with Wubi [duplicate]

During Installation the download and extraction part went fine but at the end of the expantion part it gives the following error:
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Can't get past /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr when trying to dual boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720 with windows 8 preinstalled. I'm trying to use ubuntu 13.10. I have gone through many ways to dual boot and i have made a bootable usb, shrunk my partitions, made a ...
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Ubuntu crashes at login (12.04 Using Wubi) [duplicate]

I Tried to install ubuntu 12.04 using the Windows installer (Wubi) Then once it starts up. i hear the Logon sound. Then the logon sound loops and the system crashes with a Purple screen. What can i do ...
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WUBI: A previous installation was detected in I:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing

I have no other option to install Ubuntu on my laptop than through Wubi. I have no problem with installing 12.04, but whem I'm tryin to install 13.10 - Wubi is spamming me with an error: A previous ...
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how to dualboot with Windows 8.1, for the comically inept

So I have a Lenovo Laptop (1TB, 4 GB RAM, AMD) running windows 8.1, and I've basically spent the past day trying to get Ubuntu dual-boot up-and-running on my laptop (I need it to run programs for ...
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Jokosher gstreamer error

NEWBIE ALERT! I am currently looking for some audio multi tracking software, find out "jokosher" looks good and simply to use. But i have a problem, every time i import and try to play some audio ...
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windows installer (Wubi) stops

When installing with windows installer (Wubi) in XP, installation stops allways when doing "Reticulating splines..." and the laptop freezes
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wubi - grub shows older ubuntu installation boot entry

i am new to linux, I've installed ubuntu 12.04 with wubi and updated its kernel. I've uninstalled ubuntu and installed 12.10 with wubi but at first boot,instead of showing installation the grub boot ...
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System hangs after Wubi install [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on a Windows 7 machine using Wubi. When I rebooted, the display showed a blank black screen. I waited about 15m and then powered down. When I powered back up, I'm given the ...
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Wubi fails to install Lubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files That happens everytime Wubi is finished installing Lubuntu. I know there are questions like this, except I can't use a USB big enough ...
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Lubuntu boots into GRUB

I installed Lubuntu from Windows XP (C:/) into a seperate partition (D:/). It installed correctly (as it seemed) and then when i rebooted the system and choose Lubuntu from the boot menu , a black ...
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Wubi-installed 12.04 / 'Low graphics mode' / 'Loading extension glx' freezes?

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop for a couple of months now. Last weekend I installed Spotify and Pycharm (which required me to download a Java library) and since ...
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Achive error in wubi.exe when trying to install ubuntu12.04.3

I get this message when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 I cannot find any specific references to this problem amongst all the problems that there seem to be with downloading and installing 12.04.3! ...
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wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt error while installing Ubuntu using Wubi in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu to my external drive using Wubi, but, when I choose to run Ubuntu, it says that \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr is either missing or corrupt. I am currently attempting to do a disk ...
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error when Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 (32-bit) System

i'm a Windows 8 user. recently, i wanted to use Ubuntu along with Win8. so, I downloaded WUBI and started installing it. It successfully installed and rebooted. during rebooting it asked me which ...
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Wubi Start up Error, Grub Menu boot error!

Need a bit of help with the wubi windows Ubuntu installer (12.04 LTS). Basically I am using a separate external drive for the Ubuntu OS for installation. Once done I rebooted and it took me to the ...