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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
580 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
405 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
118 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
672 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
113 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Cannot find Documents folder from Windows installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to View Windows Files on a Wubi install? My computer has three separate hard discs C, E & F: Windows 7 boots from C drive E drive contains all my document ...
0
votes
1answer
414 views

Wubi won't start on Windows 7 64-bit

I have got latest wubi. And when i run it it asks me for admin privilidges, and then nothing happens. I read that u have do something with python at system paths. But I don't have any python on that ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

How do I boot up in windows after using the wubi installer

I used the wubi installer (using a 15 Gb install size, presuming this was the amount it would use as its partition of the hard drive, but apparently it doesn't use a partition) on Windows 7. On reboot ...
0
votes
1answer
270 views

How do i install another ubuntu 12.04 , while one exists inside Windows 7 through Wubi

I am trying to install one more instance of ubuntu 12.04 on my machine so that i can play around with its drivers. I want the already installed version ( done through wubi on my windows 7) , to be ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Backup, install and restore Programms/Settings of Ubuntu (Wubi ) Installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I would like to now how to backup my Ubuntu (Wubi) instllation correctly. I would like to install Ubuntu on my harddisk ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Can't install Ubuntu using Wubi on a Windows dynamic disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't able to install ubuntu alongside with Win7 ..: When I try to install ubuntu 12.04 - 64 bit alongside win 7 prof. 64 bit it generated the following error. How ...
0
votes
1answer
592 views

No Install along Windows option in 12.04 cd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install 12.04 inside Windows? I have downloaded 12.04 CD via torrent from Ubuntu site. When i mount the CD on MagicDisk it does not show the Install along Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
293 views

How do I allow Ubuntu to use more space on my computer?

Ubuntu currently won't use more than 4GiBs on my computer, but I need more space. My computer can hold much more than 4GiBs. How do I allow Ubuntu to use more? Please give step-by-step instructions in ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Redirected to Ubuntu downloads page when clicking the wubi download button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I download the Windows installer (Wubi) from the Ubuntu website? Am I missing the Windows installer? It keeps taking me to the same page and I keep running ...
0
votes
2answers
214 views

Uninstalling Ubuntu header [duplicate]

After updating Ubuntu to the latest version 12.04 I found Ubuntu corrupted after two days. I tried uninstalling but it wouldn't and gave me errors. I uninstalled using Revo uninstaller. Now I am ...
0
votes
1answer
353 views

no kernel found at system startup

I'd installed ubuntu10.10 in windows7. It was working well but now a days when I choose ubuntu at the start-up of the system it does not found any kernel. Is there any way how to fix that?
0
votes
2answers
768 views

Windows bootloader doesn't come up after installing via Wubi

I downloaded the Ubuntu ISO, burned it to a disk and rebooted my computer to run Wubi. My first issue was that before the Wubi options came up, it said Error: Prefix not set. I tried the second ...
0
votes
1answer
296 views

How to upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi ISO

I have downloaded, Ubuntu 12.04 ISO Wubi installer ISO I believe. I have Ubuntu 11.10. I want to know how to upgrade 11.10 with this Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 ISO. Since I got Grub, I don't want to have both ...
0
votes
1answer
441 views

Wubi installing problem(Wubi doesn't appear on Boot Screen)

I have this problem. The other days i had some problem with my Ubuntu installation, problems with grub2 and so on. Now the problem i have is: on the boot screen appears windows and ubuntu, but ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

Installed Ubuntu with the wubi installer, but can't find it.

I did an install of Ubuntu on my windows using the Wubi installer, but was unable to locate it on my pc.
0
votes
1answer
7k views

Plymouth boot screen not showing after enabling Nvidia drivers

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi, When I first installed Ubuntu I could see the splash screen with the blinking dots, But after a couple of days it vanished (I've Nvidia drivers installed). I ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

problem mounting ntfs drive automatically

i have a few ntfs drives which i want ubuntu to auto-mount, as a sample i tried it for 1 drive i included this line in "fstab" /dev/sda2 /home/tejas/Tejas! ntfs users,defaults,umask=000 ...
0
votes
2answers
273 views

How to start Ubuntu from Wubi

I'm having a hard time in turning on the Ubuntu! When I open it, it shows me that I must use some Wubi program and when I do. It give me 2 options Demo and full installation Learn more And when ...
0
votes
4answers
3k views

Is there any disadvantage if i install ubuntu on windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the benefits of a disk install vs. Wubi? And can I migrate my settings easily? Will there be any problems or bugs if i install ubuntu on windows with the ...
0
votes
1answer
441 views

Why do I get a kernel panic when rebooting after installing via Wubi?

I installed Ubuntu from Windows. When it tried to reboot, the computer started with the following text on the screen: init[1]: segfault at .... kernel panic - not syncing. Attempted to kill init! ... ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Trouble using WUBI to install Xubuntu. Can anyone help?

I am a extremely curious person so I wanted to try Linux, however I have very little knowledge on such a thing. I have successfully installed Ubuntu with WUBI on a newer computer, so I wanted to try ...
0
votes
1answer
880 views

can I upgrade wubi from 11.10 to 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading my Wubi 11.04 to 11.10 I already have wubi installed with ubuntu 11.10, but want to upgrade it to 12.04 LTS. Do I need to remove wubi 1st ? Can I grow the ...
0
votes
1answer
370 views

How do I blacklist a hardware item before reboot through the Wubi Win interface?

specifically I need to blacklist b43 broadcom adapter so my installation will stop crashing, but the accessibility button on the windows portion of the setup does not do what it does from a live cd ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Reformatted my Windows 7 install but forgot to get rid of my wubi install before I did so

Now I have a wubi partition on my HDD that I can't remove via add/remove programs. Would simply running the latest wubi install remove my existing wubi partition?
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Instal Ubuntu to w2k machine

I have a dilapidated PC at home i want to turn turn into a server (probably with debian on it in the end). My first thoughts were to install Ubuntu through the live-boot USB but for some reason, I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Why won't my hard drive show up?

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed with WUBI on my Windows 7 x64 computer. I wanted to install 12.04, so I just uninstalled 11.04 and installed 12.04 also using WUBI. When I ran 12.04 as a LiveDVD, I was ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Do I need to reinstall language environments?

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 (using wubi) and want to make it my main development environment. I have Java, ruby, gcc, haskell, python (and the list goes on) environments, compilers and ...
0
votes
1answer
892 views

Can't see Windows partition in Wubi install

I installed Ubuntu as dual boot using Wubi. All seems fine, only I can't see the files on my hard drive. Do I need to do anything special to mount it, or similar? In the Nautilus file browser (top ...
0
votes
0answers
3k views

Ubuntu not booting after installing on windows with wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with wubi installation i am running a hp pavilion dv6 notebook with an amd a8 quad core processor and a 64 bit operating system. after installing Ubuntu with ...
0
votes
1answer
331 views

Regular installation from Wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I have Ubuntu installed on my D drive using Wubi. There are some other files on D drive. Win 7 is installed on C drive. ...
0
votes
1answer
537 views

wubi boot problem

Please tell me how to uninstall it without effecting windows 7. I tried wubi but it didn't start up after the first boot up. On the second boot up option came up to select Ubuntu or windows 7. I ...
0
votes
1answer
992 views

Wubi installation won't start

I've just installed ubuntu 11.10 via wubi. Everything was going ok, but all the sudden it started going slow, freezing during file operations and then complete freeze. I restarted the PC an now it ...
0
votes
1answer
308 views

Ubuntu 11.10 Wubi internet problems

I have Ubuntu 11.10 Wubi installed on a VM, and it has suddenly stopped being able to connect to the internet, it says connected, but the VM says there are no active IP addresses and it's not ...
0
votes
2answers
266 views

Windows Vista Crashing After installing via Wubi

Everyone, to start off, this is my very first question I have asked on askubuntu.com; so here is my first question/problem. Approximately 2 days after installing Ubuntu 11.10 through the Wubi ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
539 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
235 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
859 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
248 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
127 views

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 ...