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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Ubuntu hangs and my Monitor Turning off and on [duplicate]

I'm Newbie on Ubuntu :) I've tried to install ubuntu with Wubi ,after downloading the OS it prompts "Reboot Now" after rebooting ubuntu starts to install while installing the Mouse cursor Appears and ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu through wubi not working

Last night I was having a problem with reinstalling ubuntu through wubi on a PC, I had installed it first, and booted into it after the installer was done, through an automatic reboot into ubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on windows XP 32 bit [duplicate]

Every time I start the Ubuntu 12.04 installation on my 32-bit windows XP using the windows installer wubi, the installation gets stagnant at a particular point, and the installation bar doesn't move ...
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Why does my Dash background look pixeled and screwed up?

It was like this when I first installed it, and even with a picture from the internet saved as my background it still looks like this. (if it matters I am running a dual-boot with Windows and ...
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Resizing File System [duplicate]

I installed Ubutu 12.04 LTS on my laptop with Wubi. When I was installing Ubutu, in installer, in the field "Installation Size" I choosed 7 Gb. Now I want to resize "File System" which has 7 Gb. I ...
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How to use installation files to create an ISO image? [duplicate]

On my Windows XP system, I have Ubuntu 12.04 wubi installation files (in separate folders like .disk, boot, casper etc.). The root folder contains wubi.exe along with autorun.inf. To avoid a fresh ISO ...
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What Does Installing Ubuntu “Alongside” Windows Entail?

I recently posted a question about an error I was receiving trying to access Ubuntu from the boot menu. I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.x (I THINK because I haven't accessed it in over a year due ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8 without Windows 7

I had my laptop pre installed with windows 7 and then I installed ubuntu, later upgraded to windows 8. That was ok. Now, I want to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 and install 12.04.3 (yes, I want to uninstall ...
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Im having login issues after reinstall [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 with wubi on windows 7. i had it installed previously but uninstalled and reinstalled it and it worked fine. i had an issue with my belkin n300 micro usb wifi adapter so i had ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start after installing with Wubi [duplicate]

I installed Ubunutu with Wubi on my Windows 7 64-Bit System. If i selected Ubuntu at the Boot-Loader, it loads and the purple screen is shown quick, after that, the screen is just black. My windows, ...
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Cannot run Ubuntu after installation using Wubi [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu using the Wubi installer and it seemed as though everything worked fine, but when I get to the boot screen and I select Ubuntu, it gives me a black ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes after log-in used wubi installer [duplicate]

I used wubi to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer that is running Windows 7 Pro-64 bit Motherboard: ACPI x64-based PC Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+ 1.90GHz RAM: 2.94 GB ...
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Wubi took up all of my disk space on Win 7

I tried to create a live 13.04 USB using a 1TB external hard drive and it wouldn't boot on my machine. After that, I booted into windows and tried to run Wubi from the hard drive and I selected the ...
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Sorry, could not change the permissions of “wubi.exe”: Error setting permissions: Read-only file system

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 64-bit using a CD on my PC with Ubuntu 32-bit already running. When I'm trying to Allow executing file as program I'm getting this message: Sorry, could not change the ...
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Installed with Wubi but no session manager is show, what to do?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop to my PC (Dell Optiplex 150 Slim running Windows XP). I used Wubi installer, installing from Windows, because it won't boot from USB or CD for some reason. ...
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How to select the operative system at boot in Wubi? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 inside windows, using Wubi. But the problem is that while shutting on my computer my keyboard doesn't work selecting one of the options (Windows/ Ubuntu).
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Error bars disappear Qtiplot Ubuntu 12.04

I faced this problem while using QtiPlot in Ubuntu 12.04 (WUBI) and could not find any help on google search. I have created a very nice plot with QtiPlot which included error bars both for x and y ...
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Wubi installer - Does it install 64bit? [duplicate]

I am thinking about making the jump from Windows 7 to Linux but keeping the windows 7 partition alive for my wife. That being said I sall the Wubi installer that made it very simple, but I was curious ...
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Wubi: Can I keep files or repair whole system

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows on D disk. Today i'm accidentally deleted "Ubuntu" folder. How can i keep my files or repair whole system? Does contents of "Ubuntu" folders are ...
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Find desktop files in wubi disk

Short question: where is the ~/Desktop/ files in the root.disk (wubi) ? Details: Hello, I've been using wubi in windows 7 x32 for a while and then had to change my main operating system to windows 8 ...
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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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Just installed Ubuntu using Wubi, and I get a Grub DOS like screen

Also I have no CD drive so LiveCDs are a no-no. I used Wubi to install Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows XP, it says Minimal bash like line editing is supported.
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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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Newbie questions when installing Ubuntu/Lubuntu

Is there Lubuntu 13.04 Wubi? Is there a way to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Lubuntu without using Wubi without installing GRUB or any alternate bootloader? Which would boot faster: Ubuntu ...
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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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Installing ubuntu with wubi

I want to try Ubuntu. I am planing to install it with Wubi and i have Ubuntu 12.04 in my PC. it is about 700 Mb. It is not in the ISO format. The Wubi installer is placed inside the Ubuntu folder. ...
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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, ...