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

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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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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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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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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 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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I need help installing and using ubuntu

I'm new here! I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit version just now. It downloaded in .RAR (Winrar). When i open the file, i have many folders in it and at last, i have this "wubi.exe" file. i ...
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how to instal ubuntu 13.10 [pre downloaded] over windows 7 using wubi? [duplicate]

I have pre downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 ISO . I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 pre downloaded ISO using Wubi without downloading it again during the installation of Wubi . Is there any possibilites like that ...
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How To Uninstall Ubuntu Wubi?

I tried to follow the guide as mentioned in : How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? But Unfortunately, I cannot find the Ubuntu Entry in my add remove programs, and I find the guide quite confusing for ...
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How do I get Thunderbird and Ubuntu (WUBI) and Windows to share a profile?

I have a friend who is running Xubuntu 12.04 through WUBI. They have Thunderbird installed in both Xubuntu and Windows and a single IMAP account set up in both (same IMAP account). The problem is ...
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Searched for hours need help. WUBI 12.04 won't boot after shrinking partition

Thanks in advance for the help. I've learnt a little bit reading through for the last so many hours and have finally given up and have a question... I installed 12.04 onto my HDD D: used it for a ...
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How to remove ubuntu after Wubi installation [duplicate]

i installed ubuntu through Wubi. Now I want to remove ubuntu. please help by step by step instructions. Thanks
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No such file or directory wubi-12.04.1-rev273.log [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and ran the wubi.exe file. The installation process started however this message pops up: No such file or directory. For more information, please see log file: ...
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WUBI is only installing ubuntu & not ubuntu genome

I've downloaded full image of Ubuntu genome 13.04 & extracted it to my laptop. Now whenver I am booting it using USB it is very well working but whenever I tried to install it using WUPBI it is ...
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After reboot, nothing shows up: Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

After passing through all the steps mentioned here. I see nothing but a black screen, even after I wait for more than 15 minutes, nothing shows up. Help plz.
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not connecting to internet when switch from windos7 to ubuntu after a restart

ihave dual booted ubuntu 12.04 from wubi in window 7. now i am having a critical problem where i cant find any logic to it. when i switch from widows7 to ubuntu after a restart i found my internet ...
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How long should wubi take to install Lubuntu ?

I tried installing Ubuntu with wubi but it took too long on one file. I'm installing it with 18GB on a 64GB flash drive. It was an amd64.iso. torrent thing. So I tried installing lubuntu instead ...
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How to install ubuntu on a partition other than windows partition [duplicate]

I have windows 7 professional 32bit installed on my Local Disk (C:) and I want Ubuntu 13.10 to be installed in Local Disk (E:) Which I have a lot of free space in. I have the Live CD. Can someone ...
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will booting Ubuntu in my samsung np550p5c-s06in brick it? [duplicate]

i bought this laptop in july,2013... and it was manufactured in march... i wanted to dual boot it with ubuntu (using wubi) and windows 8.1(running now). can it harm my computer? if yes then is there ...
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How to remove Windows 7 if I have installed with Wubi? [duplicate]

So, I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with a windows installer (Wubi) and I want to delete Windows 7 completely leaving Ubuntu alone. Does anyone know how to do that without having to do ...
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How to install Ubuntu to a .disk file

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 Live USB I have created a 25GB .disk file that is located on the Windows partition. (Same as WUBI) I have done: sudo losetup /dev/loop1 /mnt/<disk file ...
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Ubuntu - One process running - Tons of memory used [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu using the Microsoft Windows Installer, and it's running pretty slow. I've got 3.8 GB ram on my computer, and by running free -m I'm getting the following results : ...
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Viewing NVIDIA Geforce card control panel from Ubuntu dual-boot with Windows 7

I have dual-booted Ubuntu using Wubi from win7 in a separate G: drive. Now where can I find my NVIDIA control panel that is installed in Windows 7? Or do I have to install it again in Ubuntu? If yes, ...
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Partitioning hard drive with Windows 7 for Ubuntu installation

I have an ASUS K53U laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I want it to dual-boot with Ubuntu (Linux-Secure-Remix, preferably). I have previously used WUBI on this laptop. Currently my partitions ...
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Should I defragment my hard disk before installing using WUBI? [duplicate]

Is it advisable to defragment my hard disk before using WUBI? Is there any other precautions that I should take before using WUBI ? My os is windows XP-32 bit.
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After re-installing wubi/ubuntu and use old root.disk , I get thrown to Grub shell

My wubi files were corrupted and i had to re-install ubuntu (through wubi) again. Before i un-installed the old ubuntu i saved the old root.disk in external drive.After i installed i tried to boot ...
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Getting started with Wubi [duplicate]

What are the advantages of using the Wubi installer? Can it be used for dual booting Windows XP 32-bit with Ubuntu? Also is it possible to use Wubi for installing Ubuntu 32-bit version? A ...
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Installed Ubuntu with Windows 7

I had Windows 7 and installed Ubuntu using the Windows installer. Now when I restart the PC, it directly boots to Ubuntu. What happened to my Windows 7 and how I can make it dual boot?
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Installing ubuntu-13.10 on Win7

I just want to make sure I do this right. I downloaded unetbootin-windows and also ubuntu-13.10-desktop iso. I ran unetbootin and chose USB and it seemed to create folders on my USB drive along with ...
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uninstall wubi from a bad drive

I used wubi to install Ubuntu on its own hard drive. That drive seems to have died and I can no longer boot to Ubuntu. I tried to uninstall Ubuntu from the control panel in Windows 7 and received the ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu does not boot after installation. [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on Windows 7 now neither OS boots up. How can I recover Windows OS and uninstall Ubuntu?
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Cannot view files and folders of Windows drive from Wubi

I do not know what has gone wrong with my D: drive. The drive is absolutely fine, data is present. I can unmount/mount the drive; but cannot view files and folders in it. When I try to ls the drive ...
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12.04 - unable to install on toshiba laptop

I having problem to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my toshiba laptop preloaded with Windows 7. It fails to install using windows installer after downloading files, I tried to reinstall it and it still ...
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Use of 30GB installation [duplicate]

Please tell me the Difference between 18 and 30 GB wubi installation. Do I get all packages installed in 30gb wubi installation?
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Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 - Mission Impossible?

I just want to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 HP on my EeePC 1215N. I can't do it when Windows 7 is booted up (wubi.exe hasn't got that option), so I booted it from USB key. Everything's ...
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How to install with wubi without internet connection [duplicate]

If I place wubi.exe and iso of same version in a single folder then is it possible to install ubuntu. My problem is that I have no broad band connection can I install ubuntu with windows installer?
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no root file system defined error in ubuntu 13.10 installation [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7 without creating any new partition. I am using a bootable pendrive to do so and the installation completes succesfully in the same drive in which ...
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Cannot install Kubuntu 12.04.3 with wubi [duplicate]

Im trying to install kubuntu 12 with wubi, but I get Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO everytime I try to install. My ISO name is kubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 Im ...
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How good is the Wubi? [duplicate]

Does the Wubi allow you to create a proper ext4 partition and install Ubuntu? Or is it that the Wubi will only allow me to install it in the C partition?
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Just installed ubuntu 13.04 and cannot login [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04. I used Wubi so I could have a windows dual boot setup because I am new to Linux and wanted to be able to switch back to Windows (7) if need be. Everything seemed to ...
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How to expand primary partition when WUBI is used to install? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubunut 12.04 using WUBI. The "Installation size" options I chosen was 18GB i.e the amount of space you want to "give up" for WUBI. That is the space wubi's Ubuntu install is able to ...
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ubuntu 13.04 intallation guide [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu operating system. i installed ubuntu 12.04.3 through wubi but it did'nt work perfectly it could not get wifi access while it was present and was working on windows 7. 2nd it ...
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Wubi install fail because of “substring not found”

Every time I try to install Wubi, I get a missing substring last parts of the install log always state the same thing "substring not found". Thoughts? last part of wubi-12.04.3-rev279: 10-07 ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu with Wubi [duplicate]

I placed the ISO file with Wubi file (from the ISO) in the same folder (mounted and unmounted) but it always calls for the download of tar.xz file. I tried running wubi from the mounted ISO with no ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 ATAPI Issue [duplicate]

I am currently running Windows 7 and thought it would be cool to test out Ubuntu 12.04, got my old HDD in my machine. I used Wubi to install it. (yes, I did format to fat32). Now I get this error: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Freeze and Screen Glitch at Startup [duplicate]

Hey so I installed Ubuntu via WuBi. During the installation, it froze twice. I did some research and added 'nomodeset' and the installation went through. Since then every single time i start up ...
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Problem with vmlinuz.efi Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am tying to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with windows on my PC. when i copy wubi in the folder where my iso file is and start it after some time it gave an error cann not install see log file. In the ...
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Ubuntu not booting as a result of choosing the third option in wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows.I have created a live-usb and in windows 7 , in wubi I choose the third option , that is helping me with ubuntu boot. When I restarted my pc, It ...
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GRUB / Boot Manager, Boot 2 Wubi

I am in the process of setting up a WUBI Installation that I will store on my computers I use. But instead of booting to the WUBI installation via the windows boot manager I want to be able to use a ...