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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO

I am installing ubuntu 13.10 desktop version on my windows 7. I want to remove my old OS which is Windows 7 and replace from ubuntu. I am trying to installing it by wubi.exe. But it is shows error ...
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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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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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Drivers didnt install when installed ubuntu

I am running windows 7 on my laptop.I wanted to dual boot ubuntu in it.so i installed it using wubi.exe on another empty drive.The installation completed successfully. Later when i restarted my ...