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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Deleted files and folders to boot to Ubuntu - any way to retrieve files?

I was cleaning up my E: drive, on which I downloaded Ubuntu (using Wubi), and I accidentally deleted the Ubuntu folder, and I also deleted some other files on my E: drive that I didn't recognize. The ...
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Update Manager issues [duplicate]

I am still getting used to dual running Ubuntu on my Windows 7 machine using Wubi. I currently have Ubuntu 12.01 and want to upgrade to 13.04. According to the instructions here ...
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Error installing Ubuntu using Wubi

I am new to the community and would love to try out Ubuntu. I chose to install it using Wubi to save the pain of reformatting etc. I have now tried the installer several times using different ...
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Access C: Drive in Ubuntu after wubi install [duplicate]

I use ubuntu for downloading and I want to move the files to my C: Drive so that when I run windows I can access the files. How do I do that?
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Error while installation UBUntu [duplicate]

Following is the error message shown :( :( 08-16 01:00 DEBUG downloader: Download start filename=C:\ubuntu\install\MD5SUMS-metalink.gpg, url=http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.04/MD5SUMS-metalink.gpg, ...
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How to uninstall the deleted ubuntu from Windows 8? [duplicate]

I bought a Windows 8 PC but then realised need of Ubuntu so I installed it using wubi But then I accidentally formatted the Partition of Ubuntu, now I find that I am unable to uninstall Ubuntu from my ...
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Barry installition [duplicate]

In an attempt to install Blackberry application (Barry) following guide listed at: installing or setting up barry in ubuntu 12.04 I got the error: Could not save the file ...
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Installing edubuntu 13-04 on usb without downloading any other iso's than what I already have

I have the Edubuntu-13.04-dvd-amd64 iso, and the wubi installer, but can't get the installer to use the iso and put edubuntu on my 14 GB flashdrive. Is it possible to install edubuntu on my flashdrive ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 with wubi works [duplicate]

I don't know if I'm the only person to find this out or not. But anyways I like the way wubi works so I was kind of mad that 13.04 didn't have it. But I was playing around, and I downloaded the Ubuntu ...
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How to remove Windows after install WUBI? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu using the Windows installer and I was wondering how to get rid of the old windows install, deleting it and everything with it. I tried to just install it from my external hard ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi failed to boot problem

I downloaded the Ubuntu ISO file from the internet and I mounted the ISO image via daemon tool and ran the wubi.exe to install Ubuntu on a newly partitioned hard drive in Windows 7. It installed ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu wubi 12.04 on windows xp dell dimension 3000

I have previously installed ubuntu wubi 12.04 on my dell dimension 3000 with windows xp home. I succeeded, but I accidently made myself a standard user, not an admin. I uninstalled, then tried to ...
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Wubi shows error

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi and it just doesn't work, every time, without fail. I had the following scenarios: 1. I downloaded only wubi.exe and ran it. The wubi installer started ...
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Grub Cannot load Ubuntu [duplicate]

My computer refused load Ubuntu and instead gave me grub. When I typed boot, it said you need to load the kernel first. I saw some other stuff on grub so I have tried find /boot/grub/stage1 but it ...
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Old Ubuntu, new Windows

I've been using Ubuntu 13.04 that was installed inside Windows 8 on my C drive. I did a lot of customization to Ubuntu to make it more beautiful, and had lots of software installed. I had to ...
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Possible to encrypt windows 7 with truecrypt with wubi installed? [duplicate]

So I've done some googling and most of the results are a lot older than I'd hope. I currently have windows 7 installed with ubuntu 12.10 installed via wubi. I only want windows encrypted, and do not ...
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uninstall ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

i installed wubi on my windows 8 pc two days ago and when the installation was complete i rebooted my pc but ubuntu did not ran so deleted ubuntu folder in drive c where windows 8 was already ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 - ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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): ...