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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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): ...
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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?
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Ubuntu installation problem

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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Recover files from Ubuntu using Win 7, and repair start-up

About 4 months ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi onto my laptop to run alongside Windows 7. At start-up, I can select which OS I would like to use. Last night, I was working on two reports, and ...
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wubi's error while installin ubuntu 12.10 on windows 7 [duplicate]

i got an error while using wubi to install ubuntu 12.10 on windows7 and all the instructions were correct, the error said ( 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_into' ) please help and thanks
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Install vmware under WUBI Ubuntu 12.04

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my win 7 64bit using WUBI with success. but here i have a big problem to install vmware 9.0.0 or vmware 8.1.0 under Ubuntu 12.04, always in get crashed to complete the ...
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No Admin User on fresh Wubi Install

I just installed Wubi fresh (Win 7; Ubuntu 12.10). After booting into Ubuntu for the first time, my first instinct is to: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade However, I'm quickly ...
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Ubuntu uninstall problem [duplicate]

I installed my Ubuntu 12.10 using wubi.exe. My laptop crashed and I decided to re-install my Windows. Now, I cannot uninstall Wbuntu 12.10 using the control panel in Windows. I have already deleted ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi installer. and I thing storage is limited [duplicate]

When I install updates it says sometimes no enough space clear cache and I did that. The thing is, I have Ubuntu installed on a partition with 20 GB free the whole partition is 20 GB. And I guess ...
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how to make pen drive bootable and from where I get .iso file? [duplicate]

I have Lenovo G580 (i5 3rd Gen) laptop with win7(64bit) ultimate. I want to install ubuntu 12.04.2 (64bit) with USB for dual boot. I download it from ubuntu.com with named ...
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Ubuntu Wubi 12.04 LTS won't mount

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 32-bit as a Wubi install, but I get this: An error occurred while mounting /tmp. I can choose to skip mounting or repair manually. I ...
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How to fix Ubuntu installation error with wubi? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows installer in my system, partition E. I just cut Ubuntu and paste into another location and after that, Ubuntu is not working. Whenever I try to install, it ...
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Setting Ubuntu As The Default Operating System When Using The Windows Installer [duplicate]

How do you set Ubuntu as the default operating system after you have installed Ubuntu with the Windows Ubuntu Installer?
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How can i install Ubuntu (NOT WUBI!) without delete Windows [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu without Wubi...BUT i am afraid to delete Windows. Pls help. PS: sorry for my bad english i am from Germany.
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Is it fully possible to install Ubuntu on a “slave HDD”, by using Wubi, I've Windows 7 as primary HDD?

Is it fully possible to install Ubuntu on a slave HDD, by using Wubi, I've Windows 7 as primary HDD ? I mean will Wubi installation go normal on "slave HDD", like no blue screens of death , or any ...
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Failed 12.04 installation on W7 Machine, how do I resolve this?

I successfully installed 12.04 with wubi on a Windows 7 machine. but after a restart, remaining installation process failed to work. About 2/3rds of the installation had completed.. How can I ...
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Removing Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu using the Wubi Windows installer however I've decided to go back to Windows 7 and was wondering how do I uninstall everything and go back to Windows 7? I've tried to run the ...
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Wubi install, lost home folder, recovery options?

I have been running Ubuntu for over a year on my laptop and I've really come to enjoy it. So much that it has replaced Windows in my day-to-day activities. Yesterday an error occurred on my desktop ...
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How do i install from USB disk?

I've tried booting from my usb flash drive even after creating a bootable USB disk and several attempts to alter my bios into booting from the usb proved futile. Also, when I tried the assisted ...
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Wubi installer for Windows 8 [duplicate]

Will it format the drive, I install it to? Like if I install it to C:, will it format C:?
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7

I have a windows 7 laptop. I downloaded the Wubi.exe from ubuntu and whatnot, and ran it. After all that went well, I rebooted to finish the install.Then I get a screen that says " Try (hd0, 0): ...
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“No root file system is defined error” when installing [duplicate]

i tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 with CD but it is not detecting my Windows Installation (Windows XP SP2) and I don't want to do partioning manually. I then tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi. ...
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Cannot install in VM or through wubi

I've tried VMs and now Wubi, and whenever i use a VM to install, i get "must run in low graphics mode" with a black screen or it freezes afterward. When I install on my real machine through wubi, I ...