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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
306 views

Install Ubuntu 13.04 while having win-7 and linuxmint installed

The complete question is, I have Windows 7 installed as primary/default OS on my PC and i have installed linuxmint using wubi under windows. And now I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 so that I can start ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Status 0xc000007b [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, I burned it to a disk and everything went perfectly, answered the install questions, then it said it was installed and reboot to start it. So I rebooted ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Running out of space on a Wubi install with a non-functional Windows OS

My Ubuntu installed through Wubi is running out of space: I have about 4 GB free. If I partition the part of my hard drive that has Windows on it, will I lose Ubuntu? I'm fairly sure I will and if ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Error: “Prefix not found” [duplicate]

First of all, yes, I am new to Linux, and I decided to try Ubuntu first. I made my partition of 20 GB for Ubuntu (I think that's enough, right), then I installed it using Wubi, and when I restarted ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Export Ubuntu to a pendrive [duplicate]

how can I make an exact copy (like migration) of my Ubuntu 12.10 (I installed it through Wubi) in a capable pendrive (like 32 gb)? That would be useful in future since I could also remove Wubi and ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Wubi: request not supported when Installing to a partition, 13.04 [duplicate]

When I use wubi.exe to install Ubuntu to a partition on another HDD I get this error (http://pastebin.com/PvF4md1k): 07-06 20:23 DEBUG WindowsBackend: modify_bcd Drive(A: hd 129914.515625 mb free ...
0
votes
2answers
280 views

ubuntu Wubi SSD Windows 7 - New Linux instalation

My system: CPU: Intel i7 Windows 7 16 GB Ram Disks: 1 TB HDD - Partitioned for Windows 240 GB SSD primary Windows disk 40 GB SSD - not in use - I thought I would install Ubuntu here. 2 TB HDD New ...
0
votes
1answer
664 views

Wubi: Hide Windows boot manager unless I want to boot Ubuntu

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu through Wubi for learning and testing purposes. After that, every time I start the PC the Windows boot manager shows up and asks me which OS I want to boot into - ...
0
votes
1answer
361 views

Why can't I boot Xubuntu from a flash drive after installing with Wubi

Why can't I boot Xubuntu 12.04 when I install it to my flash drive with wubi? It works just fine when I install it with UNetBootin but not with Wubi. When I try to boot from the flash drive, it says ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Problems with wubi installation on 12.10 [duplicate]

Rough Google translation from Portuguese: I downloaded the ISO image of Ubuntu 12.10 but when I install wubi I don't have the option to install with the Windows. I already tried to install manually, ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Ubuntu/Winboot/Wubildr.mbr missing [duplicate]

I have pre-installed Windows 8 in my Lenovo laptop. I have ordered an DVD of Ubuntu 13.04 from Ebay. I have installed it along with Windows 8. But in boot menu when ever I choose Ubuntu it gives an ...
0
votes
1answer
339 views

How do i install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows without downloading it through the wubi installer? [duplicate]

I tried mounting and image of the .ISO file using Demon tools and then running it... It worked!! The installer ran but there was no third option to install the Ubuntu inside Windows..... Could you ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Wubi error installing - Extraction failed with code: 2

I tried to reinstall Ubuntu with Wubi after having a problem on my existing Wubi install which booted to a GRUB> prompt. But now I have new problem: Ubuntu Installer An error occured: ...
0
votes
1answer
166 views

Ubuntu Wubi Booting Problems

I've previously installed Windows 7 and Windows 8 and both of them in dual boot with Windows 8 bootloader. Then, I installed Ubuntu 13.04 by using Wubi in Windows 8 in a separate partition(E). So, the ...
0
votes
1answer
143 views

Ubuntu, after starting up, goes black [duplicate]

I used the wubi to install ubuntu beside windows a while ago and decided that it was time to take the step and upgrade. After I did, and everything went fine, when the computer started up it went to ...
0
votes
1answer
209 views

Kaspersky antivirus deleted the \ubuntu\winboot folder [duplicate]

i have window 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 in same partition (with Wubi) and ubuntu 12.04 on separate partition of my Dell Inspiron 4030 laptop. I installed Kaspersky antivirus and scanned my laptop, but after ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to dualboot 12.4.2 alongside Windows 8 without Wubi? [duplicate]

I've just bought a new Acer laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 8 in Secure Boot (enabled). Since Wine can only do so much, I want to keep my Windows8 and install Ubuntu 12.4.2 alongside it, ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

No primary partitions left: how to install Ubuntu now that wubi is no longer supported? [duplicate]

On my pc with Windows7 preinstalled, there is no primary partition left to install Ubuntu in. /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 ...
0
votes
1answer
208 views

Logon Failed Ubuntu 13.04

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 13.04. I installed it beside Windows 8 using the Wubi-installer. I installed Ubuntu on another partition of my primary hard disk as Windows 8. When I boot in Ubuntu, ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Lubuntu doesn't repond to keyboard! + account not found (wubi) [duplicate]

So when I boot my lubuntu up, I get like a screen with these random stripes that you'd expect when your pc crashes. Then when it boots up, I can log in with the account user, not the account I made in ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

How to convert Wubi installation into live USB regular one? [duplicate]

I am wanting to migrate from Wubi to a regular install, but I want to be sure that I won't loose my current configurations and other settings. The plan I have is to use the 64G USB flash drive (which ...
0
votes
1answer
392 views

Why did uninstalling Wubi not free disk space while virtual hard disk was 15GB?

We recently uninstalled Wubi from a Windows Vista computer by selecting Ubuntu in Control Panel and clicking the uninstall button. The uninstaller ran suspiciously fast (it was done in a few seconds ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Can't install Ubuntu on Windows 8 [duplicate]

:) So I'm trying to install Ubuntu... but it won't install. Currently I'm using Windows 8 and I have 2 HDD. On 1 HDD I've installed Windows 8 and using it, primary partition, but the other HDD is ...
0
votes
1answer
343 views

Wubi won't start

Trying to install Ubuntu on old XP computer. It won't boot from CD and when I open CD it won't run Wubi because it isn't a valid Win32 application. CD works ok on Win7 and Vista machines. Do I need a ...
0
votes
1answer
168 views

Visual artifacts when installing Ubuntu 12.04

I recently wanted to try out Ubuntu so I decided to get the Windows installer for Ubuntu 12.04. After it finished installing, it asked me to restart my computer. After it restarted it booted up Ubuntu ...
0
votes
4answers
718 views

Help installing Ubuntu 12.04.2 DVD in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I downloaded the 12.04.2 Desktop amd64 ISO from the main website. Then I burned it onto a DVD, but when I restart, the computer won't recognize the DVD when it boots. [ ] Have I downloaded the ...
0
votes
1answer
613 views

i am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 amd-64 desktop on my pc with dual boot.., [duplicate]

i am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 amd-64 desktop on my pc with dual boot.., I don't know how to make it as bootable that Ubuntu 13.04 Iso., So i am trying to install that one by using wubi ...
0
votes
1answer
350 views

asus eeepc 1015CX ubuntu 32 bits or 64bits? [duplicate]

i created a bootable thumbdrive that i can use to run on my other laptop, the toshiba qosmio.. however, when i tried to do a run from thumbdrive, it doesnt work. when i tried installing it i get ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Ubuntu Installation Hangs when using Wubi [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1LTS using Wubi Installer. It worked absolutely fine and I used it for a while and installed some updates too. For some reason I had to uninstall Ubuntu. I uninstalled Ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Installing Ubuntu in Windows 8 with WUBI [duplicate]

I have a computer with Windows 7 pre-installed and I recently upgraded it to Windows 8. Will WUBI work on Windows 8? Also, is it safe to upgrade to 13.04 after installing Ubuntu with WUBI on my ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Upgrading Wubi installation [duplicate]

As Wubi is no longer supported I can obviously no longer use it to install the latest version of Ubuntu, so here's my question. Is it possible to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi and then update it ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

How to remove ubuntu [duplicate]

So I originally installed ubuntu to a flash drive with wubi. Later I removed it from the flash drive and reinstalled a new version (still with wubi) but this time to my hard drive. Both still show up ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

I've downloaded wubi 12.10 but it throws me an error [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 and I've downloaded wubi 12.10 and installed it without problems, but when I boot my computer and select Ubuntu it appears an error: try (hd0,0): NTFS5: No wubildr try (hd0,1): ...
0
votes
2answers
212 views

Will I have problems updating to 13.04 when 12.10 was installed using WUBI? [duplicate]

Basically, that's what I'm trying to figure out. How can I install the latest version WITHOUT using wndows?
0
votes
1answer
166 views

Dual boot in ubuntu with pre-installd windows 8 in hpg6-2301ax [duplicate]

I have a hp laptop with windoows 8 pre-installed. I installed ubuntu-12.10 with wubi.exe, I got screen about about OS selection. But when i choose ubuntu, it crashes saying wubildr.mbr file missing. ...
0
votes
1answer
451 views

Ubuntu boots to a grub prompt

So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit, as was recommended. I used the windows installer (Wubi). I rebooted my computer and when the choices of which OS I would like to start I choose Ubuntu. After i ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

installing Ubuntu with the Windows installer(WUBI)! [duplicate]

If I installing Ubuntu with the Windows installer, will it create a partition in my hard disk? And after installing if i want to uninstall it what to do?
0
votes
1answer
158 views

Ubuntu installation problem [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu and may not quite understand the installation processes. I have 2 hard drives on my computer. A normal IDE C:/(50GB) and SATA E:/(about 460GB). I have formated my SATA drive in ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I install Ubuntu on a Dell inspiron 17R 7720 SE with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition but I am unable to install Ubuntu 12.10. WUBI does not work for me and I am wondering if there is another way to install it my machine came ...
0
votes
2answers
442 views

Raring Wubi Won't Work [duplicate]

I was trying to install Raring to my system using Wubi, but I can't find the option to do so. Is there a reason I cannot find the Windows Installer for Raring?
0
votes
2answers
593 views

Cannot get Wubi to launch Windows 7 64-bit

So here's my problem: When I run wubi, it asks for admin rights so I hit "Yes." Then, the mouse has the loading sign next to it and disappears, nothing happens. So here's the log: 04-13 17:14 INFO ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Wubi install works but clean install hangs

I did a wubi install of ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 8 PC. It installed flawlessly however it was running a little to slow so I decided to wipe win8 completely and try a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 ...
0
votes
2answers
792 views

WUBI doesn't work with 32 bit windows

Well as the title says I can't use Wubi with 32 bit windows, it produces an error. Is there any fix?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Stuck At Almost Finished Copying Files

To install ubuntu I used the windows installer, and after reboot im stuck at "almost finished copying files...". Have been here for 20mins, is this normal?
0
votes
1answer
140 views

Migrating root.disk problem

My ubuntu 11.10 got corrupted today. I had installed it using wubi installer I copied root.disk file from there. Now I installed ubuntu 11.10 using wubi on different computer.Can I use my older ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

I can't find older version of Wubi!

here it arrive only to 2009 http://sourceforge.net/projects/wubi/files/Wubi/ how is possible? I need wubi 11.10!!! anybody can help me?
0
votes
1answer
2k views

TRY(hd0,0) NTFS5 error while booting Ubuntu installed as Wubi

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi installer. When I boot Ubuntu from boot menu then it shows the following and it sticks there forever: TRY(hd0,0) :NTFS5: What's the problem and how do I ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Wubi Ubuntu install - first screen after reboot is shockingly bad [duplicate]

I was finished the Ubuntu install with Wubi, and I rebooted my computer to be greeted with some DOS-looking thing and it said some things i don't remember and then "shadow passwords enabled" and it ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Make Wubi installation quicker [duplicate]

Wubi installation needs to download ubuntu-12.04-wubi-amd64.tar.xz, and this process is extremely slow. I can download this file from http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/ faster. How can I use a ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

Window 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo Ideapad laptop. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7 using WUBI. Now I have upgraded to Windows 8. In the boot menu, it's not showing the Ubuntu OS, even when I have disabled ...