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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 boots to busybox 1.5.1

I am having some trouble with my Ubuntu 10.10, which I installed on windows filesystem using wubi.exe. For sometime now, whenever I boot Ubuntu, it boots up to busybox showing initramfs as shell. ...
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Upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04 when 10.10 was installed using Wubi

I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 using wubi so I could dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. Now I am upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 using the upgrade option provided within Ubuntu itself (using the update ...
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Parallel Installation of Ubuntu, Wubi and Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 installed on a Notebook. Because I wanted to experiment with Ubuntu without loosing my Windows 7 configuration I installed the Wubi Version of Ubuntu inside of Windows 7. Since things ...
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Installation stops at a black screen on a Dell XPS 15z

This is my first time trying to install a Linux distro, and I'm having a bit of a time with it. I've tried to install Ubuntu on my new Dell XPS 15z using the Wubi Windows installer (on x64 Windows 7 ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Windows XP

I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 version but I don't about that one. Sir Is the internet required to install ubuntu. Sir please tell me in detail and can I get boot disc freely from you by application
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How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu installed under Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I give Ubuntu 10.10 more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))? I installed Ubuntu 11.04 under Windows (using Wubi) and the default size for the ...
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Will a Virtual Box Installation have low Disk performance

I understand that if you install Ubuntu on Windows using Wubi, there are disk performance issues since the entire system is mostly concentrated on a single file. What about the case of a Virtual Box, ...
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Ubuntu On Windows Without Internet

I tried to use Wubi, but there is no option to choose the ISO image or anything like that. It requires an internet connection. How should I install Ubuntu without internet?
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Windows Boot Manager: Make Ubuntu the default instead of Windows

When I boot my computer, I get the Windows Boot Manager with Vista selected and Ubuntu as the other item in the list. If I choose Ubuntu, I get the GRUB menu. I have updated GRUB menus before so I ...
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How long does Wubi take to download and/or save place?

I'm downloading Wubi now and it's been downloading the ISO torrent for maybe 2hrs-ish. Is there anyway to check how far along it is? Also, is there a way to save my place or if I cancel this or my ...
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Can I install a 2nd Ubuntu next to preexisting Win7 + Ubuntu Wubi installation?

I am running a dualboot with Win7 and Ubuntu 11.o4 Wubi installation. Now my Wubi installation became to small and I have a boot delay presumably due to Ubuntu being installed on a NTFS partition (i ...
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Why is WUBI limited to 30GB?

Why is the maximum size of a WUBI-Installation limited to 30GB? If someone has 1TB hdd drive but can't format or create new partitions it would be great to have a bigger wubi.
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Can't install on a HP Mini 210-1100 [closed]

I just can't seem to install Ubuntu on my Netbook, when trying to boot the liveusb the netbook just sits there and if i try to boot Ubuntu via WUBI it installs without a problem but there's nothing ...
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After using Ubuntu installer for Windows, the monitor button enters a p

I ran the Ubuntu installer for Windows (Wubi) and now my fn+f4 button does not work in Windows anymore. This is the button that is usually the monitor switcher (primary, secondary, mirror). This now ...
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Cannot download Ubuntu Netbook Edition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the netbook edition? Windows 7 - Acer I tried to download the Netbook version today (because I am on a netbook, of course) and it told me that it could not ...
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Wubi.exe won’t start

I'm currently using Win7 64bit. I right clicked "wubi.exe" and chose "run as administrator", then nothing happened. I have "ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso" and "wubi.exe" in the same folder. Thanks. ...
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Unable to uninstall ubuntu installed using Wubi

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi from Vista. I'm unable to uninstall it as the uninstall.exe in Ubuntu folder isn't doing anything after double-clicking. Also I checked Add/Remove programs & ...
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Wubi-move-to-partition worked but didn't install the bootloader, what do I do?

I am on Ubuntu 10.10 and installed it through wubi. But the script exited at copying var/tmp. I do not have the exact error message but it said that some files were deleted before they could be ...
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Ubuntu Hangs While Working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu Hangs While Working I have installed ubuntu lucid in my machine with windows.Ubuntu hangs even when there is no activity.I could not start any application.It ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 install did not work?

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 64-bit as the main OS. I originally installed Ubuntu 10.10 using Wubi so I could have Windows and Linux to choose from at boot up. All worked great up until ...
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Can I upgrade a wubi 10.04 install using a 11.04 install image

I want to eventually update 10.04 to 11.04 on several computers using a USB. I would like to try it first on a non-essential computer, but the most likely candidate is a test box I run a wubi install ...
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Wubi Install as Root User

Is it possible to install ubuntu from wubi with the root account (and have it show up in login screen, unlike when it is made manually with "sudo passwd root")?
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How to determine the partition on which Ubuntu is installed and resize it?

I have four partitions on my hard-drive: C, E, F and G. Partitions C and G are NTFS and I installed Ubuntu using Wubi through Windows 7. Probably I installed it on the partition G, where Windows 7 is ...
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Wubi installation [closed]

I have downloaded Ubuntu beta 2 for installation. But cant get it right cause installation goes inside windows with wubi and when restarting fails to continue and I'm using Benq joyBook 7000 please ...
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How do I force Wubi to download and install 32 bit version?

I am trying to install Ubuntu Natty beta 2 32bit with WUBI, but whenever I try to install it always tries to download 64 bit version. How do I ensure that it downloads 32 bit instead of 64 bit?
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Ubuntu Hangs While Working

I have installed ubuntu 10.04 via wubi. Frequently ubuntu hangs while working. Even installer hanged when I tried to install ubuntu recent version, linux mint 10 via wubi & mint4win. Is this ...
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How do I give Ubuntu more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))?

I had installed Ubuntu inside Windows XP but then I formatted XP and installed Windows 7. EDIT1: I used Wubi for the same. I want to know which one of the two will solve my problem? creating a ...
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Odd issue,Wubi Installation won't boot, when another ext4 drive is plugged?

It's an odd issue, i installed Ubuntu 11.04 trough Wubi yesterday,it actually worked unlike the last time i tried to when it didn't boot at all. But there is one thing that bugs me, see, i have 2 ...
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WUBI boot error [closed]

I installed wubi netbook edition a week back from win xp service pack 2 When I boot into Ubuntu the screen flickers and it reboots. Now I don't have Windows anymore on my notebook asus L3800. It ...
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Does installing with wubi affect performance? [duplicate]

I just want to ask you, if I'm installing the Ubuntu beside the windows without any partition changes, using wubi does the ubuntu using more performance (CPU, memory, hard drive), or same as a normal ...
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Wubi installation on laptop keeps becoming unresponsive

I have wubi on my Asus Eee laptop. usually after locking the screen then unlocking it, it becomes sort of unresponsive in a weird way. I can click on the background and drag and draw a square but I ...
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Ubuntu entry in Windows Vista still there, even after uninstall

OK, so the other day I had a disc that I had burned Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala to. So I though, "Hey! Why not dual boot my computer?" I inserted the disc into drive E, ran Wubi, installed it, and ...
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Is Wubi safe on Windows Installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the benefits of a disk install vs. Wubi? And can I migrate my settings easily? Is Wubi installer dangerous? I want to know this before i install it on my ...
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Why is the second Windows partition mounted under /host

Probably I could read it somewhere, but couldn't find anywhere. In Windows 7, I have had two partitions ("Disk C" and "Disk D"). After installing dual-boot Ubuntu, I can access disk C under ...
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How do I share files between Windows and Ubuntu in a Wubi setup?

I am running Ubuntu Wubi in Windows 7 on my netbook. I want to share files between the two OS's. I know how to make a partition in Windows and give it a name like D: but how do I then access it ...
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How to migrate from Wubi to a regular installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I recently installed Ubuntu through Wubi and I love it enough that I am ready to ditch Windows! My set up is like this: ...
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Should I install through WUBI or in a Virtual Machine on my Windows machine?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine and was wondering whether I should use the WUBI method or rather install via a virtual machine using VMWare or Virtual Box. What would the advantages be ...
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Wubi error about “invalid tag data”

I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 through Wubi in Windows 7. Even after I disable the firewall and antivirus I get this error again and again. Invalid Tag data . check len(D=1,(ord(d) & ...
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Computadora no arranca (Computer Doesn't Start Up) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wubi doens't work anymore - shows 'No wubildr' error Two weeks ago I made an update and when it finished,it asked for a reboot. never again booted, when I ...
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WUBI installation can no longer boot, UUID disk not found [closed]

Yesterday my WUBI/Vista installation was working fine. I shut it down at the train station, all good then when I attempted to boot Ubuntu at home I got a message saying the UUID for root could not be ...
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How do I transition from WUBI to a native installation? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid installed through wubi on my laptop (it came with Windows 7 preinstalled). This was my first foray into Linux, and I'm here to stay. I have no use for Windows, and yet I ...
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Mouse Cursor Freezes Randomly with Intel GMA 950

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. It's installed using Wubi, dual booting with Windows. It's a fresh install. At random times, the mouse cursor freezes and I can't click anything on the screen. I can move the ...
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Wubi gives kernel missing error after update [closed]

I recently decided to scrap my Wubi install of Ubuntu 10.0.4. Instead of doing an update, I just uninstalled it through my Windows, and downloaded the 10.10 version. Now, when it boots, it gives me ...
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How to increase wubi /root disk space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I give Ubuntu 10.10 more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))? I'm running out of space in wubi. Online wubi help didn't help much since they ...
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How can I expand the size of my Ubuntu installation without reinstalling?

About a week ago I used the windows installer to install Ubuntu to an extra hard drive I had because I've heard so much about it. Since [I guess] Wubi is meant for people with limited disk space who ...
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WUBI install not completing on Dell Latitude D600 using 10.04 and 10.10

While trying to install a dual boot from LiveCD, WUBI seems to go through all the steps correctly. It unpacks everything, reboots, starts to finalize the install, brings up the install slide show and ...
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My notebook won't boot into Ubuntu

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Samsung R510 notebook. It's not working. There must be a hardware incompatibility, because every time I try to boot into the installer, the system will reboot ...
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Why don't those winepath commands work?

I tried code from this question and for some reason they do not work, why and how to fix them? a@ubuntu:~$ echo "#!/bin/sh" > ~/bin/run_linx_program bash: !/bin/sh": event not found a@ubuntu:~$ ...
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How can I load Ubuntu when all I have is Grub?

So I have upgraded Ubuntu with the latest Kernel. But after the upgrade and after I rebooted Ubuntu, all I get is GRUB. How do I load Ubuntu again when all I have is GRUB? I installed Ubuntu using ...
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How to open wubi's .disk files under windows?

Wubi has created one big file with whole ubuntu installation root.disk - there are some files I have left on my linux partition that I would like to access from windows partition, Is there any way to ...