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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Wubi - Permission denied “errno” 13 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Permission denied: 'F:\\wubildr' when install using Wubi After Wubi finishes, I get an error message saying "permission denied errno 13 This is the end of the ...
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Is there a workaround for Ubiquity hanging on laptop-detect on a Xubuntu+Ubuntu desktop?

I've run into https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/873791 when installing both XUbuntu and Ubuntu via Wubi on my laptop. I was wondering if there was a workaround to avoid this ...
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How can I install the LiveDVD in inside Windows (VMWare)?

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 11.10 (64bit) LiveDVD. I have also installed it on my system (with a partition) successfully. Now I need to experiment with Linux so I want to install Ubuntu in inside ...
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Wubi: Permission denied: 'C:\\boot.ini'

I got a problem with installing ubuntu with the help of wubi. My configuration is a laptop with single hdd, Windows XP SP3 and my user account with admin rights. Wubi version is rev245. I can ...
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Best way to install MythTV?

I've got a Windows Media Center pc at the moment, but I would like to change to Ubuntu ... if I can make it work. This related topic recommends that I use MythTV, and from that I have a new question: ...
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Run Wubi Ubuntu on Virtualbox

I have installed and using Ubuntu with Wubi installer inside Windows7 as a dual partition. Now I want the same OS image to be loaded using the Virtualbox. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu after boot shows a black screen with a warning reboot required

I installed ubuntu in my system already having windows xp using wubi.. After the rebooting i selected ubuntu and a black screen appears with a message stack : 49 59 aa and stops thr and does not boot ...
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How to add more space to my ubuntu 10.04 installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu use the entire partition? I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my 64 bit machine using Wubi.Both windows and Ubuntu are installed on the C drive. I have the D ...
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Blank Screen after Start [duplicate]

I just recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 from a CD, it all worked out well and all. But whenever I start Ubuntu, after display the loading screen with the 5 dots, it turns black and I needed to reboot ...
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Installed Ubuntu via Wubi, only reading 2.9 GiB of Ram [closed]

So I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 via Wubi over Win XP Pro 32bit, my processor is X64, and I have 4GB of RAM installed, the Ubuntu installs as 64bit but it only shows 2.9 GiB of RAM even tho the OS is ...
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How can I keep my wubi installation after formatting Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can re-use Ubuntu which was installed via Wubi on Windows 7? Well I need to format my Windows 7 PC with a wubi installation. Is there a way I can backup the virtual ...
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How do I get rid of Windows during Wubi migration?

So I read How do I migrate to a real partition, and/or get rid of Windows entirely?, but nowhere does it tell me how I go about replacing windows entirely. Is there a simpler/faster way than making ...
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Error while firing up wubi installer on Windows XP [closed]

i've tried to run the Wubi Installer on Windows XP, but it throws a really strange exception. It looks like this: Header: 'Windows - No drive' Content: 'Exception Processing Message c0000013 ...
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Tell Ubiquity to not install GRUB

I have almost convinced a family member to dual-boot with Ubuntu. I've showed him wubi, and he thinks that he's ready to give Ubuntu a try and dual boot. However, he thinks that overwriting the ...
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How do I remove wubi?

I downloaded wubi a couple of months ago and realised it made my laptop bootup significantly slower. It has also made it slower in general. Recently I have been trying to uninstall wubi from my ...
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Monitor color after installation under windows

I have installed the newest Ubuntu by wubi, and after then my monitor is not showing the colors correctly. It seems like it were 8 bit instead of 32. Since then I have uninstalled Ubuntu, and ...
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Black screen when booting on an Acer Aspire 5732Z

Since I´m getting more and more into linux I got the idea that I should start dualbooting on the family laptop. First I downloaded wubi to dualboot Ubuntu with Windows 7 home premium on an Acer ...
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Why does Wubi.exe for Ubuntu 11.10 not run on Windows 7 32bit?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 32bit before with the Wubi installer.I therefore completely uninstalled ubuntu and downloaded the new Ubuntu 11.10 32bit.But now When I execute the Wubi.exe it doesn't ...
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Dual boot, ubuntu won't boot!

I tried to install Ubuntu using Wubi at my PC with Windows 7 64bit OS. I've noticed that Wubi is downloading ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent but, my PC is intel CORE i5, but, I thought that ...
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random bursts of CPU activity

I am running a wubi installation of ubuntu 11.10 64 bit and every hour or so there is a random burst of activity where the CPU is at 100% and I have trouble just browsing on firefox. This can last ...
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Error after updating from Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 10.10

I updated to 10.10 from 10.04 last week. After rebooting it shows "error "prefix" not found" for half a second and then it's stuck at a flashing line forever!! I installed 10.04 again and I didn't ...
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Download Permission Denied while using Wubi

I am trying to download Ubuntu with the Windows Installer. I had no problems last week. But this week after the download and extraction of files is complete I get a permission denied error message. ...
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Can't install on an emachines e725

When I install using wubi and choose ubuntu 11.10, i get a purple screen, then a black screen.
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Is it possible to use Wubi to download an older version?

Ubuntu installer for Windows doesn't give us an option of downloading older versions of Ubuntu. Can we have an option to download older versions of Ubuntu, 8.04.1 or later versions ? By default Ubuntu ...
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Black screen after installation with wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Black screen after purple Ubuntu screen I tried to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu by Wubi, but after rebooting, i choose to load Ubuntu and i get a purple screen for ...
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Dim/Dark Screen on Acer Aspire

I do have WUBI on my desktop, but that computer is too laggy so I installed WUBI on my Acer Aspire laptop. Everything works fine except the screen is too dark. I tried to reinstall WUBI but nothing. ...
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Partitioning failed

I was installing Ubuntu with Wubi off a USB stick, and the demo launched fine and everything so I decided to install Ubuntu for dual boot. So while installing I guess that partition failed cause it ...
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Ubuntu on Mac for dummies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wubi Install for Mac OS X I like Ubuntu on my PC but I tried many times to install on Mac in vain. It is too complicated and too many technical stuff for me. I like to ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu when it is on the Windows partition

I partitioned my hard drive in order to install Ubuntu on one half and have Windows 7 on the other. However, when I went to install Ubuntu, I selected install alongside Windows 7 thinking it would ...
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Why aren't my files getting preserved across reboots?

I've managed to get a Wubi installation onto my USB flash drive, which works on both VirtualBox and on a native computer. (The data is on the root.disk file.) It works completely fine, except for one ...
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Why does Wubi.exe for Ubuntu 11.10 not run on Windows 7 64bit?

I installed an older version of Ubuntu before with the Wubi installer. I then did an upgrade of the Ubuntu to the latest 11.10 version but this did not work well. Icons were missing in Ubuntu and it ...
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Is it possible to install Wubi using the ISO?

I have the Ubuntu 11.10 ISO downloaded but I want to install the Wubi for some specific reasons. When I do the click on the Wubi installer, it starts downloading files. Since I already have the ISO ...
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How do increase the swap size of my Wubi installation?

I have installed Ubuntu using the Wubi installer. So I have the default swap size of only 256MB. I have 1GB of RAM, so many times the system stars crying demanding more swap. I have read the Swap FAQ, ...
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WUBI Boot Configuration Error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wubi Installer Error: The boot configuration data store could not be opened I've recently been trying to install WUBI Ubuntu version 11.10 on my Win7 x64 laptop. It has, ...
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Boot menu has a problem I can not boot Ubuntu or anything because the menu does not show [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation Alright so I downloaded and installed Ubuntu to a Windows XP machine via wubi. When I rebooted the boot menu ...
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Permission denied: 'F:\\wubildr' when install using Wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 on Windows 7 using wubi installer. During installation popup with error similar to this appears: Permission denied: for more details see the log ...
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Accessing Windows partition inside Wubi [duplicate]

My hard disk crashed and I had to reinstall Ubuntu. I dual booted it using Wubi and I installed it in C: partition. When I boot into Ubuntu, I can't see my partition (The partition where Windows is ...
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11.10 wubi not able to access windows drives

Earlier have installed ubuntu 11.04 using wubi and from my ubuntu, I was able to access my windows drives (Places>...) Now I have upgraded to 11.10 and now I am not able to access the same Any ...
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Migrating wubi to a real partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I have three partitions, /dev/sda1 File System: NTFS Mount Point: /media/System Reserved Size: 100 MiB Free: 42.88 MiB ...
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Will installing Ubuntu harm my computer?

I installed Ubuntu using wubi on hp dv6-6135dx. When I boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen. The wireless light turns blue after a while, meaning Ubuntu has loaded the driver, but the screen ...
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GRUB booting problem

I'd Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit installed via wubi on windows 7 64 bit. The installation was a success. I'd either access Ubuntu, or windows 7 on the boot option of my computer. i made use of both OS for ...
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wubi installed ubuntu 11.10 wont boot

after reboot (which wubi prompted me to do) i choose ubuntu and a few lines of code and i press escape and choose normal mode ,the screen fills with code i then get a blinking cursor for about 30 ...
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Errors using Wubi on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit PC and encountered multiple error screens. It finally showed an error with users\appdata\local\temp\wubi-11.10-rev245.log.
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'"Windows Backend object has no attribute 'iso-path' - see log for details.' error when trying to install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 in windows XP, Everything went as before until the countdown clock reached zero, then I got "Windows Backend object has no attribute 'iso-path' - see log for ...
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Mounting Wubi part from another Linux installation

hope someone can help. I need to access 11.04 ubuntu files residing on a second hard drive (dual boot XP/Ubuntu) from a 10.04 hard drive installation. The 11.04 system co-exists with XP on the second ...
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Manual Uninstall of Wubi Failed, Stuck and Cannot Reinstall [closed]

I want to reinstall Wubi on Windows 7 (ASUS 1215N). I followed the uninstall instructions at this Ubuntu Wiki page. I get this error message: Error executing command ...
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Why can't I choose Ubuntu at boot?

I installed Ubuntu along side windows xp, and at the choose OS screen my keyboard doesn't work. I can't even hit enter to just start xp I have to wait for the count down. Any ideas?
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How do I change the OS name in the Boot menu?

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi (windows installer) and when i boot my computer it gives me the option of windows 7 home premium and Ubuntu. I want to change the name of Ubuntu to Windows 7 ...
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Error Ubuntu 11.10 despues de instalar [Error after installing Ubuntu 11.10]

Instale Ubuntu 11.10, termino de instalar y no tiene nada, ni aplicaciones, ni esa barrita lateral de Unity, no tiene nada, ni si quiera la barra donde aparece la hora; ¿por qué? y me aparece un ...
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Why is there a delay for logging in (wubi)?

I use wubi to install Ubuntu under win7 in partition F which is fat32. When I choose Ubuntu at boot time, it jumps into a window. It shows two choices: ubuntu ubuntu recovery After choosing ...