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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System resets when selecting “Install alongside Windows Vista”

I have a pretty weird problem with Ubuntu 11.10. I am using a Live CD of it to install it alongside Vista, but when I click on "Install alongside Windows Vista", it just resets. I've tried installing ...
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My zte ac 8700 usb modem is not recognized. What should I do?

I am a new user to Ubuntu. I have seen Ubuntu on Youtube got attracted, so I installed it on my Acer Aspire One Happy 2 Netbook as a software in win 7 starter. Everything is good, but when comes to ...
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Ubuntu With Windows Safe?

Is it safe to run Windows and Ubuntu together on one PC? Will it "mess with" my computer? I'm using Windows 7. Thanks!
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How to tell if Ubuntu is installed inside or alongside Windows?

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a computer with Windows on it (and later upgraded to 11.04 and 11.10). Now I can't remember whether Ubuntu was installed inside Windows (Wubi) or in its own partition. How ...
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Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation

I have installed Ubuntu to my hard drive using Wubi. The installation seemed to be successful; however, after rebooting my PC I am not brought to a boot menu, and Windows just starts normally. When I ...
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Why when I retrieve the list of partitions it only gives me one result?

When I type sudo fdisk -l it just gives me 1 partition (I have 2 partitions for Ubuntu and Windows 7). See the full result: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320071851520 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Which is the right location i.e. partition to install ubuntu 11.10 using wubi?

As the wubi installer gives you all options for all partitions on Hard Disk which is the right and good option to select? On C: where windows 7 installed or another D: ?
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Screen Goes Black/Blank After Trying to Run Xubuntu? [closed]

I just used Wubi to install Xubuntu to my computer. The install seemed successful. I rebooted my computer, and I selected Xubuntu from the options (the two options were Xubuntu and Windows 7, my ...
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Impossible to run Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wubi Installer Error? I've been trying for a while to run Ubuntu, but nothing I do seems to work (outside of a virtual machine, and I'd really rather not run it in a ...
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Wubi Installer Error: The boot configuration data store could not be opened

I'm trying to install Xubuntu using Wubi, however, once I start the installer, it runs all the way through (on the Installing Xubuntu-11.10 page with the two loading bars), and it gets to "Remaining ...
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Pulseaudio/flash overloading CPU [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flash player + YouTube HD = crashing plugin My laptop fan has now been going full throttle for 10 minutes (not unusual) and top shows: PID USER PR NI VIRT ...
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Extremely Long Boot Time

I installed 11.10 via Wubi on my Toshiba NB-205 netbook (Intel Atom N280 / 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM, Mobile Intel 945GSE Express). After the initial boot and login, which went fine, I was checking out the ...
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Wubi Error “There is no disk in the drive”

It gives me three options "Cancel" "Try Again" "Continue" but everytime i click any of them it just pops back up. After a long time of clicking continue it brought me to the normal screen and I ...
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How can you transfer wireless settings from Windows to Ubuntu?

Wubi did not transfer the wireless settings during the install. How can I transfer them? I DON'T want to install anything, nor retype the information, it's really complicated.
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How do I stop my Emachines E443 system from freezing either at the login screen or right after I get in?

MAJOR UPDATE: I am no longer using Ubuntu with Wubi, because I like having only one OS on a PC at a time. But, it is running smoothly in VirtualBox 4.1.14, so I'm OK with 12.04 now. Thanks for trying ...
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Remastersys+Wubi onto customised lucid ubuntu distro [closed]

im developing customised distro based on ubuntu and i want to integrate wubi into it and i tried one tutorial from here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1062504 but its for hardy and im ...
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Wubi 11.10 freezes during installation [closed]

Wubi freezes when it's almost done copying files. The cursor still has the spinning animation, but everything becomes unresponsive to mouse clicks. Any idea how to fix this?
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Upgrading my Wubi 11.04 to 11.10

I want to upgrade my current Wubi installation (Ubuntu 11.04) to Ubuntu 11.10. Is this possible to do inside Wubi? Or do I have delete Wubi from Windows, therefore deleting my current Ubuntu ...
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How to remove Wubi, without causing boot issues?

I have Windows 7 as my main host OS, and then i installed Wubi Ubuntu 11.04. Later to this i installed a partition Ubuntu 11.10 ( beta 2). So altogether i have Windows 7, 11.04 (Wubi) 11.10 beta 2 ...
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Permission denied error when trying to install with wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 using wubi installer . It downloads the image for sometime and ends up with the error that says Permission denied: for more details ...
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Shutdown gets stuck [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04, with unity. It's an "inside windows" installation using Wubi, and I've installed on an external USB-HDD. More and more now, my computer does not shut down properly. It gets ...
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LSB error messages when running an upgrade

After running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade, I am shown this message in the terminal: Package configuration Configuring sysv-rc Unable to migrate to dependency-based boot ...
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Cannot install updates on wubi

I installed a wubi on my optiplex gx 620 recently on top of a windows xp. But after using it for about two weeks, I notice that the software update can never be carried out again. Every time I log in ...
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Wubi Windows installer downloads wrong Ubuntu image

I downloaded offical Ubuntu Wubi installer as I wanted to install Ubuntu besides my Windows 7 setup. I launched it and noticed that it started download AMD 64 bit Ubuntu ISO, while I'm on Intel and ...
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Ubuntu will not shutdown

I have installed Ubuntu as wubi (next to windows 7). When I expect the computer to shut down, it doesn't, it freezes instead. I've found this elsewhere: sudo modprobe -rf rt2860sta; sudo modprobe ...
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How can I tell if I installed with wubi?

It sounds odd, but I really can not remember how I installed my ubuntu. What I am sure is, I had Windows 7 installed on the laptop in the very beginning, then I installed ubuntu so that this is a ...
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Wubi - Installation deleted?

Ok, I think I already know the answer to this one, but it's important I try a bit more. I have been using a wubi installation of xubuntu for about a month, keeping my windows installation for some ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.04 hang with black screen while installing from USB disk

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 from a USB flash stick and each time I try to boot from the USB key one of two things happen: A) The screen that asks you what you would like to do (e.g. run ...
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How long does wubi take?

How long does wubi take (not to download) but during the install after the windows reboot? For me it should be a short download (about 10 min) but how long will it take after?
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Can wubi harm my PC?

I am just wondering can wubi 11.04 make windows unbootable in anyway and what harm can it do to my PC. Also, if I force shut down in wubi ubuntu can it damage windows?
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How do I fix a kernel not found Grub error? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 using wubi. It was working fine till now. When it suddenly gave me a error. When i select the Ubuntu option in Grub on start up, it opens for a second and the suddenly a Grub ...
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Installing fresh Ubuntu on another partition from a Wubi installed Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu with Wubi on a Windows XP partition (/dev/sda1). I had an Ubuntu install (8.04) which failed to upgrade on /dev/sda2. But now, I have three layers of boot managers stacked: ...
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Why is Wubi copying files so slowly, mostly with no hard drive activity? (11.04)

tl;dr Installing Wubi 11.04 over Win7Pro (64-bit) on a Dell Latitude E5520 has now taken over an hour to reach the halfway mark in the "Copying files..." stage. The hard drive appears inactive for ...
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Wubi install cannot see/connect to any wifi?

I installed 11.0`4 via wubi on my new Acer Aspire 7551G-7606. When I boot it up it cannot detect wifi. As a matter of fact, the "Enable Wifi" checkbox in the dropdown is disabled and when I enable it ...
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Can I copy my wubi install between machines?

I mostly run Ubuntu via wubi on my computer. I recently got a new one. I installed wubi onto there as well but rather going through the hassle of configuring everything anew, since the whole wubi disk ...
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Broken icons, Wifi, and login screen after upgrade

I am running the latest version of Ubuntu and I ran almost all the new updates. My screen and icons went blank since last upgrade. My Wifi is also not working. I have installed Gnome 3. The login ...
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root.disk not found after grub update; maybe related to installing Ubuntu on second hard drive wubi

For a few years I have been using Wubi to install Ubuntu on my machine. I have two HDs on it. Windows resides on the first drive, and I've put Ubuntu on the second one. However a recent update to grub ...
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no space left and weird output of df -kh

I installed ubuntu 11 in windows vista using wubi. After using it for 3 days, I encountered the problem "No space left in device". The following is the output of "df -kh": Filesystem ...
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Black screen after purple Ubuntu screen

My friend installed ubuntu via wubi. He says when i select Ubuntu from grub menu, i see Ubuntu logo. One of the orange points turns into white and then there is empty black screen. What's wrong?
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How can re-use Ubuntu which was installed via Wubi on Windows 7?

For some reason I can't install Ubuntu from CD or USB, so that I had to installed Ubuntu via Wubi. But I install Ubuntu into partition 'D' and partition of Win 7 is 'C'. If I re-install win 7, how can ...
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Wubi vs “proper” installation"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? Why should a dual-booter do a "proper" ubuntu installation instead of through wubi? In other words, ...
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where to find home directory when ubuntu installed with wubi

Ive installed ubuntu-32bit on windows7-32bit with wubi. Before that I had only ubuntu on my hard disk. It seems like my "home"-folder is the same as my windows home folder. Do I put config files in ...
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Can't install on an Acer Aspire Timeline X 5820TG [closed]

Ubuntu 11.04 wont install after first attempt resulted in computer freezing during authentication of the ATI Graphics Card driver (right after the authentication of the Broadcom STA driver). Now it ...
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Can you still install Ubuntu 10.10 with Wubi?

I am trying to help a friend get set up with Ubuntu and want to recommend Wubi for his install (he is not very computer savvy). I had recently tried the Wubi download from Ubuntu.com and the only ...
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Why might Ubuntu be slow for me while using Wubi?

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu in general. I just Wubi installed Ubuntu 11.04 w/Windows 7 on my Lenovo laptop - Intel i7 Quad Core 2Ghz, 4Gb ram, etc. etc... and for some reason Ubuntu is very laggy and ...
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Windows is excruciatingly slow after wubi installation

I installed Wubi on my Windows 7 64bit machine yesterday, and since then, the windows partition is ridiculously slow. As in, takes an hour to boot. Once it boots, it takes ten minutes to log in. ...
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How to recover Ubuntu installed with Wubi with corrupted GRUB

I have ubuntu installed inside Windows 7 using Wubi. Yesterday, I tried installing Ubuntu using GRUB but it seem that GRUB was corrupted. To recover, I fixed the MBR using the Windows 7 CD. Now ...
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Try out ubuntu on thinkpad x40 (via usb)?

I am trying to try out ubuntu (i,e, install it within windows) on my thinkpad x40. I followed the instructions on how to create a bootable usb (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download). No ...
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How Does Wubi Work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? How does the Wubi installer work? Which partition does it install Ubuntu on? If it's on the Windows ...
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Ubuntu display blanks during desktop load after Wubi install on HP Pavilion Win 7 64 bit Entertainment PC [closed]

Ubuntu display goes blank after the initial bootup and load of the OS on the Windows 7 64bit HP Pavilion Entertainment PC. the installation proceeded without error, but during the boot I get an error ...