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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Blank Screen - Only wallpaper shows up [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu from wubi in the ISO and chose the option run alongside windows. I installed it on a separate hard-disk. After I login just a blank screen shows up (shows a wallpaper and moving ...
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How can I make the Wubi installation partition bigger? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to extend the disk space available to a wubi install? I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, I just want to make the Wubi installation partition bigger. Is there any way? I ...
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Incomplete D Drive access on which Ubuntu is installed

I have installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my Windows partition (D Drive). However, I cannot access the rest of the files on my D Drive other than the "host' files of my Ubuntu installation. System monitor ...
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Help with ubuntu alonside windows 7

I have tried to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 as the instructions tell me, but when I run the installer and it's towards the end, I get and error. Here is the log: http://pastebin.com/a55vqJE4 ...
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Wubi on a USB: Can I Keep Files and Programs?

Let's say I install Wubi to a USB. Let's also say that I, while using my USB version of Ubuntu, saved a file. If I ran that same USB of Wubi on a different PC, will I lose that file?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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SMC2632W Wireless PCMCIA Card?

I have an old Toshiba laptop with a SMC2632W Wireless PCMCIA Card. Unable to connect to a network under Ubuntu 7.10 (using Wubi as it cannot boot from a CD), however it works in Windows XP. How can I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wubi Installation: root.disk is write-protected cant be mount

I've installed Ubuntu through Wubi. As the Wubi is not working well with 14.04 the disk / is mounting as read only. So I rebooted and gone through recovery mode and choosed root terminal. I tried to ...
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why ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso file not running when mount it on windows 7 32bit ?

I am trying to install ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso on my windows 7 32bit os but when i mount ISO file and run wubi.exe , it's not running, same problem in ubunatu 14.04.1 -desktop-i386.iso anybody ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install using Wubi on Windows 8.1 no preinstall

I have Dell laptop on which I have installed Windows 8.1. It is not pre-installed setup but I have later upgraded my windows to 8.1 version from 7->8->8.1. I was able to install Ubuntu 12.04 using ...
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Failure to install ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64

below error is the one am getting on installation failure 12-07 01:25 ERROR TaskList: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (2, 'getaddrinfo failed')> Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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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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cant start windows 7 after ubuntu dual boot upgraed

I was running dual boot win 7/64 - Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi. After upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04, I can't login to windows 7, the GRUB menu loads, but its stuck on loading windows screen. ...
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Is it safe to upgrade Wubi install from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS?

I have 12.04LTS installed in wubi and want to know if and how I can upgrade to 14.04LTS. I do not want a new installation, as that would totally disrupt my current activities and programming.
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Ubuntu disappeared from my boot screen

I have triple boot (XP, 7, Ubuntu in Wubi) and today my Windows 7 got messed up and request I insert the installation CD and do a repair. When I did the repair, my boot screen got messed up and I no ...
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Wubi install stuck at purple screen

Well, I installed Ubuntu 11.10 via Wubi on my MSI U270. Everything was running fine, I even got fglrx working after I manually downloaded a .run and executed it. Then I thought of running the complete ...
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Wubi for Windows 7 on Sony Vaio is not Working [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my Windows 7 machine (Sony Vaio). Everything installed perfectly, but whenever I reboot my system there is no Ubuntu (there is no dual boot menu). I checked my ...
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How to uninstall WUbi installed in E drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove wubi? How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? I am having Ubuntu installed in my E drive (Note: Not C drive) for over a year while I use window 7. For some ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Window installer edition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I download the Windows installer from the Ubuntu website? I am using Windows 7. Now, I wish to install Ubuntu 12.04 with the Windows installer. But I ...
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Is 12.10 ready from prime time? [closed]

I recently installed 12.10 - dual boot using Wubi. I had numerous stability problems: many sporadic, unaccounted for system errors, software that was installed and then seemed to disappear from App ...
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Install 13.04 as base OS without ANY windows. Install on RAW disk [duplicate]

To whom it may concern, I am having an issue finding a live install iso for Ubuntu that I can boot my daughters laptop with to install Ubuntu again. Her last installation of Ubuntu 12.04 (upgraded ...
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Will wubi become one of the standard methods of installing and using Ubuntu, long-term? [closed]

Since most laptops come with preformed partitions and manufacturer recovery partition, Linux newbies like me, who are not full-time Linux users, but love its beauty & concept and want to enjoy it ...
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Where is my Ubuntu installed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 using the iso file from official website. In Ubuntu 12.04, I used wubi to install and then it was clear that Ubuntu was installed in Windows. I installed ...
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How to boot Ubuntu in a dynamic disk where windows 7 is installed

My Windows got crashed when i installed Ubuntu 11.04 inside Windows previously. http://www.dynamic-disk.com/disadvantage-of-dynamic-disk.html
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No root account, can't boot into recovery [closed]

I recently dug an old Dell Inspiron 530S thin client out of a storage room, in hopes of getting it up and running to use at my desk. However I found that XP had screwed up and there were several ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later Wubi installer be returing

will Wubi Instaler ever be returning in ubuntu 14.04 or later i have a friend that really wants ubuntu and is upset becuase he cant figure out how to create a partition on his hp pavilion g6 64bit ...
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Is WUBI needed or recommended for Ubuntu 14.04?

I have not used a Linux distro before, but want to give Ubuntu a try. I have some knowledge about WUBI. Do I need WUBI to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows System 7?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04LTS on WD Hard-drive: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr Missing Error? [duplicate]

I've tried installing Ubuntu on my 1TB WD Hard-Drive. I've done this using EasyBCD, and on a Windows 7 PC. Problem is, after restarting my PC (and booting from the G:\ hard-drive), I get this error: ...
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Windows won't boot File: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr [duplicate]

I am really new to Ubuntu s i don't normally use it but i have to install it on my laptop for my computer course. My laptop runs on Windows 7 and it is pretty new. I downloaded and installed Ubuntu ...
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Is Wubi reliable under Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I am trying to get information in order to eliminate possible sources for a problem I am having, as described in another question. Can anybody confirm that Ubuntu (either ISO install or WUBI) works ...
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Help: Ubuntu installation not working… Kernel Panic [closed]

I just tried to download and install Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion desktop, I installed it on a separate 72gb partition on my hard drive with the hopes of running it alongside windows xp professional. I ...
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Error when trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi on windows 7 64 bit [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu using Wubi on Windows 7 64-bit I get an error message reading: Cannot install metalink and therefore iso I don't know what this means I'm fairly new to all this.
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wubildr.mbr error when trying to boot Ubuntu using Wubi [duplicate]

I used wubi.exe to install Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 15-3537. It installs perfectly inside Windows, but when I try to boot Ubuntu, it gives me an error that says: Please insert boot media and the ...
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ubuntu 12.04 lts netbook installation throught usb

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 lts on my asus disney netbook and i can not launch wubi.exe from my usb drive when the computer starts up. I have checked BIOS settings and it is all ok because I have ...
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How to use Virtual Machine to use programs in my pre-installed win 7 in my Ubuntu OS?

My laptop was pre-installed with win 7. I used it for several years with personal data. I have installed Ubuntu recently alongside Win 7 for dual boot. Most of time, i just want to use Ubuntu for ...
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Can't install ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop

When i tried to install every time it show the message General error mounting filesystems. A maintenance shell will be started. Control -D will terminate this shell and reboot the system. ...
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reinstalling ubuntu with wubi to repartition

So, here's the issue: My ubuntu partition is too small. I was running 12.04 and went to 13.04 but lost support and disk space in the process. So, I figured I could just log back onto windows (I dual ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu from ISO on virtual Windows drive instead of burning a DVD?

I have downloaded the ISO file of Ubuntu 14.04.1. It has Wubi (windows installer) in it. I was wondering whether I can mount the ISO file onto a virtual drive (say using OSFMount) ...
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how to overwrite windows 7 with ubuntu on hp mini 110-3100

My hp mini 110-3100 does not have disc drive. It has windows 7 ultimate on it. I want to overwrite the windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04 i386 but each time I run the wubi installer, it will stop at ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu Using Windows Installer [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu using the Windows installer (my first time trying to use Linux!), and when I try to download the installer, I get the screen asking for donations, but can't go any ...
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Installation problem Lubuntu-13.10

I'm trying to install Lubuntu-13.10 onto my laptop as the XP operating system replacement. Vale XP. Laptop is ASUS. System type X86-based PC, processor 1596Mhz, Total physical memory 512MB, Available ...
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After Installing Ubuntu, I cannot boot to Windows

I recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi from the main page on my Windows 8.1/Windows 7 system. After the installation finished, my computer booted directly into Ubuntu, not giving me a chance to get ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 repeatedly freezes (have experienced thrice in one hour)

I am having this problem from the time. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. It is installed inside Windows, I don't know if the problem is related to that. I am experiencing this sudden freezing/hanging, ...