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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Installation problems on my hp pavilion g7 1303

I just tried to install ubuntu using wubi (12.04.01). I restarted and I got that "no wubildr" stuff and then black screen and nothing happens. Please help!!!
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How to fix the boot set up?

I got two OSes in my PC, Ubuntu and Windows 7. Until yesterday Windows 7 was on top of my dual-boot menu list, but I wanted to change it, so I went inside Windows configurations and put Ubuntu ...
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How to reduce WUBI installed Ubuntu drive space?

I originally gave Ubuntu 20 GB of my Windows space and realize that it's a lot more than it needs, especially since I only got it on Windows to explore the features. I don't want to delete Ubuntu, I ...
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Can't shutdown Ubuntu (Wubi Installation)

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi. The installation went correctly and everything was working fine until I tried to shutdown. I clicked shutdown and then Ubuntu started shutdown, but as soon as I ...
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Wubi without downloading ubuntu-12.04.1-wubi-i386.tar.xz

I have a class of computational physics. I want to install Ubuntu on 24 systems, unfortunately our access to the internet is limited. On the other hand I do not like to make new partitions for ...
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Convert Wubi to full install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? After installing Ubuntu inside Windows is there a possibility to separate Ubuntu from Windows and make it as another ...
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Need help migrating from Wubi

I know this question has been asked, but I am looking for specific help with my partition selection. I want to migrate my install from wubi to be a dual boot. When I installed it I choose a small, ...
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Wubi install leads to black screen after reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Black screen after purple Ubuntu screen My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I did a Wubi "alongside install" from the Windows ...
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Will there be a boot selection screen after uninstalling WUBI installed Ubuntu?

I'd like to know if uninstalling Ubuntu via "Programs and Features" on Windows 7 or Vista would also remove the boot entries that had once been created during installation, and would it thereafter ...
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Ubuntu (Wubi) won't boot; stuck at grub command line

Ubuntu installed by Wubi works fine on first boot. However, on later boots, it gets stuck at grub command line. I can input. I can choose to exit and boot windows 7. What should I do?
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Error after installing Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi

After using Windows Ubuntu Installer from within Windows, I am prompted to restart, so I follow the directions. When I try to start Ubuntu after restarting, the desktop background appears, but then a ...
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When attempting to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, boot loader cannot mount root.disk

My PC manufacturer has already allocated all four primary disk partitions, so I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 using Wubi. When I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, it drops to ...
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I need help on starting up 12.04 on my computer

I have just downloaded 12.04 Windows installer. I managed to boot up 12.04 once but it seems like, after I shutdown the computer, I can no longer access 12.04. When I boot the computer, it prompts ...
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Ubuntu desktop not responsive programs take ages to launch when clicked. Aspire One Happy notebook

I have done a few updates on Ubuntu 12.04 which was installed via the WUBI installer. The Aspire One Happy notebook dual boots with Windows 7 Basic. Now Ubuntu desktop not responsive programs take ...
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Installed Ubuntu using WUBI due to lack of CD Drive

I have installed 12.04 via WUBI because my computer does not have a CD Drive. Is there any way that I can delete Windows 7 from my computer and use the whole HD for Ubuntu? I ask this question because ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading error “Could not retrieve the required disk image ” I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to my new laptop from windows using Wubi. ...
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Error in first time boot

I have Windows Vista 32-bit. I already had Ubuntu Studio installed with WUBI. Now I get this error when I select Ubuntu: Try (hd0,0) : NTFS5 Please help me out.
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Wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted

I just installed Ubuntu using WUBI. I followed this tutorial and when I select Ubuntu from Windows boot loader, it says wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted. Then Windows boot manager appears again. ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu using CD somebody help please

I tried installing Ubuntu 64bit on my new laptop which now has Windows 7 64bit (preinstalled). I want to install Ubuntu and keep Windows 7. I burned .iso on a CD, I put it in CD drive and rebooted. I ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing 12.04

I installed 12.04 by using WUBI Windows installer on my Windows 7 computer. I installed Ubuntu with the same partition (c:\) with Windows 7. When I boot my computer, the boot manager does not come ...
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Stuck on black pixelated screen while trying to install 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I put Ubuntu onto a DVD after downloading it from the website. When I boot from the DVD I can ...
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Sound suddenly broken on Ubuntu 12.04

I know there are lots of posts on this, but they don't seem to deal with my problem, so I'm going to start a new thread anyway. I installed ubuntu 12.04 through wubi a few days ago, and everything ...
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Wubi not downloading ISO

A serious problem is occurring in installing Ubuntu on Windows platform. I have downloaded the "wubi" file from official site. But it does not download the ISO image file.
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How to install ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu? I have installed the wubi on my computer from an iso image. But when I boot ubuntu it says that press escape if you need to install through ...
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Unable to install 12.04 along side with Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install 12.04 inside Windows? Previously I got Ubuntu 11.04 installed with Wubi. Work perfectly. Then I got this new update of 12.04, download the ISO, burned into ...
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Can't install both Xubuntu and Lubuntu using Wubi

I am attempting to install Lubuntu using Wubi installer, however I am not succeeding. The installation process on Windows goes fine, then Wubi demands reboot, I do so and choose Lubuntu from the ...
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wubildr.mbr error [duplicate]

My computer runs Vista Home Basic. I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick using the Pendrive Linux installer at their website. It installed successfully, but whenever I reboot the computer to switch to ...
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Having Issues while installing Ubuntu using Windows XP

dear Ubuntu Community, I have come across a strange problem while installing Ubuntu 12.04LTS version using Wubi on my desktop having Windows XP. There are four partition available in my desktop and i ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work - wubildr issue (and can I make my pc bootable without smartbootmanager which doesn't work)

I just installed ubuntu using the .exe installer. I tried 3 times before with a cd, but it didn't boot (whatever). When I turn on the laptop, and select ubuntu, I get an error or something (it ...
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Try to boot up WUBI, get black screen of death [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm sure others have had this issue, but when I try to book up WUBI I get a flash of "prefix not ...
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Grub Problem, Boot-Repair not working

I am using a Wubi installation installed through Windows 7. I have lots of problem with grub and nothing is working. I have important files in the partition. I can boot through a live CD if necessary. ...
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How can I increase the space of /home without losing my data?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, installed via Wubi on a Windows 7 machine. My HDD is 1 TB. When I installed via Wubi I used the maximum 30 GB installation size. Since then, I have decided I ...
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Wubi froze while resizing virtual partition

Ok, so I managed to figure out how to resize my disk space from 30 GB to 50 GB. Now it was copying files, but now ubuntu is completely frozen at "copying from /usr" I have no clue what to do now, I've ...
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Help with migrating WUBI to it's own partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? Ok i really need help now. I've began building android from source code, but i'm using a wubi installation. And sadly, ...
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Download problem of ubuntu desktop

I was downloading ubuntu desktop and the downloader got stuck on amd64.tar.xz file . I closed the installation and the restarted it , it uninstalled the previous one but then again the downloader is ...
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problems with wubi-installed ubuntu freezing, error reports not sending, programs crashing unexpectedly

recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my acer aspire one D255E netbook using the wubi installer for windows. I've begun to notice several problems: computer freezes often for no apparent reason ...
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Why didn't 12.04 install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a dynamic disk? (“The request isn't supported” from bcdedit.exe) Ok, so I've installed Ubuntu many times on my ...
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Will a Wubi install of Ubuntu effect my Windows installation in anyway? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the benefits of a disk install vs. Wubi? And can I migrate my settings easily? Having never tried a Linux OS before, I want to dabble and take a look at one. ...
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Uninstallation trouble (Wubi windows 7)

I recently installed Ubuntu as a second boot option on my windows 7 system. I had a difficulty on boot Ubuntu so I tried to uninstall it through control panel. I couldn't find any ubuntu program on ...
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Screen goes blank after installation and boot menu Ubuntu 12.04 (Windows Installer)

Well my problem is taht after installing ubuntu, i restart my computer, and select ubuntu from the boot screen, the screen goes a purple color for a fraction of second and then it changes to black ...
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Ubuntu for Acer netbooks?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Acer netbook. But I've had problems with the new version. The problem is with the cpu or something like this. Is there an Ubuntu version for netbooks? What can I do? ...
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ubuntu 12.04 installation problem on windows 7 64bit

06-26 20:57 ERROR TaskList: Extraction failed with code: 2 Traceback (most recent call last): File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in __call__ File ...
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Wubi 12.04 installation error executing command command

I have tried to install wubi but have not had luck because there is an error executing command: >>command=C:\Users\Me\AppData\Local\Temp\pyl4266.tmp\bin\resize2fs.exe-f C:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk ...
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Ubuntu won't get further than plain screen after booting

I downloaded version 12.04 and have tried to boot it using the Wubi. It opens a plain screen with the word Ubuntu and five dots under it which change colour a couple of times. Then nothing. All I can ...
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How isolated are Windows and Wubi-Ubuntu installations?

If I install Ubuntu via Wubi, I would like to still use Windows for many things, like playing some games not available on Ubuntu. While using Ubuntu, if I encountered an executable that would ...
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Stuck at boot, both with wubi and USB

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 through USB and with wubi interface. Nothing works. With USB, I will enter the main menu, doesn't matter what i choose, "install ubuntu on a hard drive" or "boot ...
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How do I customize Wubi (like a LiveCD)?

I made an customized version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with my required software, but after customization, wubi.exe does not work. Any idea how to make it work again?
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My hard disk with Vista and Wubi is failing, how can I use Wubi to rescue it?

Can I just drag stuff to the 'host' folder? (which contains my windows files) or some other way? I have windows vista and the hard disk is dying (the annoying 'a hard disk is reporting health ...
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Ubuntu won't start

I've had Ubuntu installed, using WUBI, for some time now - a few months or so. It's worked fine until now, allowing me to login, use it's features etc... Two days ago, I turned on my computer and ...
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How can I save my existing Ubuntu Wubi installation when I re-install Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can re-use Ubuntu which was installed via Wubi on Windows 7? I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 inside Windows 7 (C: drive) using Wubi. I want to re-install Windows 7, ...