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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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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Ubuntu dual-boot inatallation [duplicate]

I am completely new to the Ubuntu and it's community. I am trying to install dual boot (WIN7/Ubuntu) on my laptop. For that I created a 20 GB partition using windows inbuilt partition tool (disk ...
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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 install ubuntu using wubi reusing my iso? [duplicate]

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 ISO file and 13.04 ISO files.I want to install Ubuntu using wubi installer without downloading form internet .I put thoes files(ISO file and Wubi installer) in same ...
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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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Wubi Unsuccessful Boot-Repair

Followed direction listed at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair Used live USB installer > try ubuntu > downloaded Boot-Repair Boot-Repair started automatically after install. Used ...
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When I restart my PC, I am offered Ubuntu but it doesn't work [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit by clicking on wubi.exe. When I restart the computer, a screen displays both OS options, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. If I choose Ubuntu, the only thing that ...
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Where are my files?

I'm sure most of you will know what has happened instantly so thank you :) I was going to keep both windows and WUBI (installed on SSD c:/) and was moving files on the same hdd (d:/) from the windows ...
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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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moving files from ubuntu to windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Wubi.exe in (E:) and want to move all files in (D: for example) in windows,how to do it? In E: i have files like "wubildr , uninstall-wubi , wubildr , wubildr.mbr" and some ...
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“stderr=The boot configuration data store could not be opened.” using bcdedit [duplicate]

I just wanted to take a look at a Linux OS without any hassle of disk partitioning and boot file problems. Wubi will not install after multiple attempts. Any idea wht is wrong or how I can fix it ...
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Can't re-install wubi or Ubuntu

I had ubuntu and it stopped coming up on boot. I have tried to save root.disk file on external hard drive three times, it freezes on 62%. I tried zipping file, it freezes computer about half way. I ...
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Rebuild dualboot win7/12.04

I installed 12.04 with wubi on my asus ul30a and I liked it very much. I want to continue to use it (dual boot). But then win7-64 would not boot, even though it was in the grub menu. It just returned ...
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“Try Ubuntu” - Problems Loading

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows XP and I want to "Try Ubuntu" before installing. Getting a Error during installation "Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO" message. ...
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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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Booting Error on Acer Aspire V572P-6858 [duplicate]

Acer Aspire 572P-6858 I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 but have been having issues. I installed using the WUBI installer for Windows. When I attempt to boot into Ubuntu I receive the following ...
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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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Uninstalled new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 - Error message User appdata folder

Uninstalled new install 13.10 and it was working fine, I just needed to reinstall with an encrypted folder. Now I could uninstall it successfully but can't copy the complete wubi file without an ...
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I'm trying to decide how to install ubuntu

To install ubuntu 12 requires 4.5 GB space? + a few more for programs. however if you use the windows installer to takes only 500 MB. where do the included programs go if you use windows installer? ...
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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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Stuck after Wubi installer

So after the Wubi finished the install and rebooted, something failed and went to busybox shell. I have tried this twice now. System Specs: I7 930 OC 4.21 6GB DDR3 1600 Mushkin Blackline C: WD ...
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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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Can I use Wubi to preview Ubuntu without a full install?

I'd just like to preview Ubuntu without making a dedicated install. Currently, my laptop won't boot Ubuntu from a Live Disk or a Flash Key...does Wubi bypass the preview stage and just install the OS ...
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“apt.conf file was not found.” when installing using Wubi

Whenever I install Ubuntu from the wubi installer in windows, it takes a long time (2hours) to copy the installation logs and still copying. When I abort the process and enter into the OS, apt.conf ...
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second wubi installation not working [duplicate]

I successfully used wubi on my Winxp computer. I un installed it now recently I tried it again and I get the ubuntu option, but when I choose it, the screen goes black. The HD activity light shows ...
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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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Installing(via wubi.exe) 13.10(32-bit) shows an error message

The installation showed an error message at the end and it said to check the log file. I installed the OS as administrator only. I have pasted the link of the whole log file ...
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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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Wubi to install Xubuntu 13.10?

Is there any wubi that can install xubuntu 13.10?I have the wubi to install 13.10 but is there any wubi to install xubuntu 13.10? I hope this question has an answer that could help me
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Goes into purple screen with black squares trying to login(using wubi) [duplicate]

Yesterday i installed wubi and when i tried to log in it would turn purple and black squares,also i couldn't type in my password.Today i uninstall it and re-installed it i tried to log in and same ...
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How to Increase root space in ubuntu wubi? [duplicate]

I have installed the ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the windows installer After login into root and df -h it shows /dev/loop0 14GB /dev/sda5 50GB here the loop0 is the root folder. How to ...
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problem with kubuntu 12-04.03 64 bits

The problem is: I had installed, Windows 8 Pro 64 bit. but my PC, when I bought that PC, came with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit installed. That's okay, everything went fine. I tried to install Ubuntu ...
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Distro: wrong version: 12.04 != 12.04.3

I am trying with wubi.exe to install Ubuntu on a Pentium-computer with Windows XP. I become this error in the wubi-12.04.3-rev279.log file : Distro: wrong version: 12.04 != 12.04.3 Can I change ...
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Stuck on wubi installer after restart

Download the Wubi installer and select Kubuntu. Everything was going well, asked me to restart so I did. After restart, thought it was going to install everything but get the terminal screen with ...
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ethernet connection failed after installing Wubi

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu for desktop on my PC and it failed at reboot bringing me a few commands to use which were unhelpful. I rebooted my computer and went back to my original Windows 8 OS ...
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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?