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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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 ...
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Resizing wubi installation [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my windows 7 computer. My goal is to instal Team Fortress 2 onto the Ubuntu part so I can play TF2 in Linux. So far everything has gone well from ...
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WUBI installer carrying in pendrive [duplicate]

can I copy all the downloaded WUBI related files and use it for installation in other PCs??? please help me. I have an assignment tomorrow
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Wubi-installed Ubuntu 12.10 boots to purple screen [duplicate]

Today I installed Ubuntu for the first time using the Wubi installer, everything went well until I tried to boot. I turned off the PC, turned it back on, chose Ubuntu as the OS to boot, and then I ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu without access to uninstall file

I tried to use the Windows add remove program to uninstall Ubuntu, but it says I dont have access to the uninstall-wubi. which is apparantly on my H drive which windows doesnt even know exists. is ...
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Startup Error Problem

I installed Ubuntu with the Windows Installer, reboot laptop and choose Ubuntu in startup options. But then the console said what Windows cannot be launched and asked for a disk with OS. Also it ...
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Cannot download Ubuntu using the Windows installer

I've tried three times to install Ubuntu using Windows installer. The first time it hung up in Wubi. Second time said it would take 6h 10 min. Began running then disappeared after 30 minutes. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not installing via USB stick

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) and I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 4 GB memory stick. Nothing comes up about installation. The only thing that comes up is Install Ubuntu (F:) in AutoPlay. I open ...
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Cannot Boot Ubuntu 12.10 (No wubildr / Cannot find GRLDR)

I'm new to using Ubuntu and installed it using Wubi.exe on Windows 8. I created the partition, booted Ubuntu and everything was fine. I shutdown my laptop for the night and when I attempted to boot ...
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error occured while installing ubuntu 12.04 using Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop

While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi on my machine which is already installed with Win7, at last it is throwing an Error Pop-up with error code 22 and also says that INVALID ARGUMENT. ...
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How can I dual boot with an Asus G55VW?

I just bought a new Asus G55VW ROG notebook. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8 without success. I tried several different things: I installed from Windows using wubi. Now ...
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Installed Ubuntu with Wubi on Windows 7. When I'm booting up the computer, my keyboard won't respond and I can't switch to Ubuntu

After I installed Ubuntu with Wubi, I rebooted my computer and Ubuntu loaded up fine. I then restarted the computer to see if I could switch in to Windows, which I could. And then once again I tried ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu 12.10 using Windows Installer on Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot boot WUBI installed Ubuntu with Windows 8 When I select Ubuntu from the Windows boot manager screen I get this error message: Windows failed to start. A recent ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 wont boot with the windows installer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I just installed 12.10 on my pc alongside windows 8. I followed all the direction with the windows ...
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no icons, no taskbar after i login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears i installed Ubuntu 12.10 last night using the windows installer and when i rebooted it started up, got to the login ...
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Wubi installation sticking at almost finished copying files

I am using Ubuntu windows installer to install Ubuntu a safer way ... first time it installed correctly but due to some issues I uninstalled Ubuntu.. but now it is always sticking at almost finished ...
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How to fix the computer after forced shutdown while running wubi.exe?

How do I fix the computer after a forced shutdown while running wubi.exe? I was trying to download Ubuntu via wubi.exe, but the screensaver came on and the mouse and the keyboard didn't work. So, I ...
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Ubuntu kernel not present? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted When I launch and attempt to boot Ubuntu through the Windows Boot Manager, it takes me to a grub prompt, and when ...
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How to increase size of primary partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? How do I give Ubuntu 10.10 more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))? I have installed Ubuntu from ...
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Cannot connect using smartbro in ubuntu 12.10

I have just installed ubuntu 12.10 and in order to access the internet, I used my Smart Bro - Model MF180(Plug and Play USB Stick) but I can't connect to the internet. Are there some modifications or ...
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Installing Ubuntu with the Windows installer

After installation of Ubuntu 12.10, during restart the Boot menu does not appear. Computer automatically loads Windows XP.
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Windows install vs CD/USB install

I am looking to install ubuntu primarily because I often muck around with my windows system files (authui.dll & ExplorerFrame.dll being the main two) and read that if I happen to corrupt these ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu - wubildr.mbr is corrupted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu I have a PC with Windows 8 preloaded, now I want either to replace Windows with Ubuntu or run both with dual Boot, so I installed it with ...
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Boot menu frozen [duplicate]

After installing ubuntu 12.04 through windows installer (wubi) the boot menu is frozen to windows7 entry. Keyboard or mouse doesn't work at all. Any solutions ?
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NTFS partition resizing wubi Ubuntu boot problem

After resizing the NTFS partition where wubi Ubuntu is in, or installing openSUSE 12.2, I'm not sure, my wubi ubuntu can not boot to the login screen(GUI), in the command line screen displaying a ...
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Change Swap Amount to Hibernate in WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable hibernation on Wubi? I would like to hibernate when I get critical battery, I could do this in Windows, but the option is disabled in Ubuntu. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7), doesn't boot after I deleted some files from Windows. What can I do?

The Ubuntu 12.04 I have installed (in Dual-Boot with Windows 7) using WUBI worked perfectly for over a month. Then it informed me that I ran out of space on the hard drive and I assumed it was because ...
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I cant see my windows drive in ubuntu

I'm n00ber than any n00b you ever seen, so bear with me... I just downloaded wubi and installed ubuntu 12.10 along with Windows 7 on the same HDD. Linux works fine, but doesnt show files from drive ...
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WUBI won't install on Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install 12.04 inside Windows? I have a friend who is looking at Ubuntu and he wanted to install it as a Windows app so he could easily uninstall it if he were not ...
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Windows' Time gets reset when using wubi installer?

I am new to the Linux world and I wanted to try Ubuntu - so I installed it using Wubi. Everything is working fine till now, but I noticed an strange issue: Everytime I boot Ubuntu and later use ...
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Wubi downloaded and installed 64bit 12.10 on my 32bit netbook

I downloaded the Wubi installer on my atom N450 netbook. When I started up Ubuntu I got an error that read failed to change the mode of /ect/passwd- to 0600. Then while it booted it froze and several ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 running in windows 7 (wubi) AND on a separate partition

I am in a very strange situation and need some help: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 through Wubi a while back so that I can use it alongside Windows 7. I was running out of space on my disk when trying to ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu over a previous Windows 7 installation using wubi. Once the boot manager asks for which operating system I want I click on Linux, but a message comes up that says: (Taken from ...
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Unrecoverable error during WUBI installation

I tried to install 12.10 on my PC with Windows 7 installed, but I don't have a CD drive and my PC doesn't support USB booting, so I tried the Windows Installer (WUBI). I had the ISO image mounted with ...
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installation procedure by wubi

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my machine by wubi software. During installation procedure, install stop/pause or take too much time(45 min.) to install and stuck at that point.If I restart machine ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 install fails, both native and WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Wubi installation fail with “Error: ‘None Type’ object has no attribute ‘get_info’”? I have a Windows install in place and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10. I ...
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System freezing and boot error. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I installed 12.10 dual boot with windows 7 using WUBI. Getting system freeze as well as an error upon boot. Here is a syslog. I ...
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Wubi Lubuntu 12.10 Splash Screen upon Boot

I recently installed Wubi with Lubuntu on my Windows PC. Installation went very well. However, reboot didn't work so well. Everytime I boot, I can get up to the splash screen with the dots, and then ...
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Can I create another user in my window 7 computer to install the ubuntu?

My computer is window 7 but I would like to try the Ubuntu so can I create another user to install the Ubuntu or just do like the tutorial in Wubi ?
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Can't install Ubuntu under Windows 7 using Wubi?

I am new to linux. I want help related to my dell laptop on which I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS within Windows 7. The problem happens when I select the option in installer to *Install ubuntu ...
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Is Ubuntu 12.04.1 windows wubi installer broken?

I installed the newest release of Ubuntu 12.04 with the wubi installer. The computer is up and running with Ubuntu, I am typing this in Firefox and I can use all the software that was supplied with ...
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Bootloader doesn't show after installing 12.04 using wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire (8930) machine which uses Windows 7 Ultimate. I used wubi to ...
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Changing from wubi to complete install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? So I have been successfully running ubuntu along side windows with the wubi installation but keep finding myself ...
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How to fix “could not retrieve the required disk image files” error? [duplicate]

I can´t install Ubuntu with Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop, there is a pop up with the message Could not retrieve the required disk image files