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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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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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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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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File:\Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.nbr missing or contains error : 0xc000007b [duplicate]

I have a Sony VAIO 64-bit Touchscreen machine with Windows 8 installed on it. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it. I have tried installing through a DVD and with Ubuntu downloaded on the hard drive. ...
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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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Why specifically doesn't wubi work with windows 8 computers? [duplicate]

I've never tried wubi, but I really like the idea and want to do some fiddling around with it. However I have a windows 8 system and I'm aware that wubi doesn't work with windows 8 systems for lots of ...
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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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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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Installing ubuntu with wubi error [duplicate]

Toshiba Satellite u845w-s400. I installed Ubuntu onto my hard drive without a partition using wubi. Then, after the installation was complete,and my computer rebooted. Ubuntu loaded and ran a program ...
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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 install Kubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I have installed Kubuntu 13.10 using Wubi in Windows 8. It asked for a reboot, after restarting I have selected the Kubuntu boot option. Then the countdown starts (5 seconds) for selecting from the ...
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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 ...