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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Ubuntu 12.04 Realtek RTL8188E Wireless Card Not Detected

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (WUBI) on my Toshiba Sattellite. I have a Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n. The internet works fine when I plug it in using a ethernet cable, but my laptop doesn't even ...
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boot-repair fails (UEFI and pre-installed Windows 8)

I have bought a new laptop, Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, with pre-installed Windows 8, after one day of figuring out how to install Ubuntu in UEFI I finally managed to do it (which wasn´t easy, as ...
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Permission denied error when installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Wubi [duplicate]

Every time I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 using Wubi.exe, after 10 minutes the message "Permission Denied" is given and it points to a log file that I cannot find.
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remove 12.04 which installed by wubi and install 14.04

I have windows seven also I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. I haven't had any problem with my 12.04. Now I downloaded 14.04 32 bit and I make my flash boot able with this guide also I uninstall my ...
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Increase size of root / ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I wanted to increase the size of my root / and /home in ubuntu. Currently my disk map looks like following : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda9 14G 9.2G 3.8G 71% / ...
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WUBI admin permission in graphic environment and installing question

While I can more or less create directories and such in folders like usr and bin ("root directories" right) through terminal comfortably (I say more or less because I set the password through wubi and ...
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installation problem don't know what to do [duplicate]

I have a problem in installing the Ubuntu on my machine that runs Windows 8. I downloaded this file (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and when I started installing it I got two choices. I selected the ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

Ok... So I trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Asus OEM on my laptop, and it DOES have UEFI BIOS. So, in accordance with the instructions, I disabled Fast Startup, SecureBoot, but ...
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Wubi ignores .ISO file and downloads from beginning in Ubuntu 14.04

wubi.exe used to work fine with earlier versions of ubuntu, but there is some issue with wubi for 14.04. I used to install ubuntu along with Windows as an add/removable program. when both files ...
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Wubi overwrites my Ubuntu username to Administrator and ignores my password

I know there are ways to get your root access back and change your password, but every time I try a new flavor of Ubuntu (installing using Wubi) my username/password is ignored. After installing and ...
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What is the problem in wubi.exe for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop version for my Windows 7 64-Bit machine as there was no separate link on ubuntu site for only wubi.exe. The package had wubi.exe. I executed wubi.exe and on ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for / [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10. I had installed the earlier version using WUBI. I am receiving the following error on booting Ubuntu with the latest kernel 3.14 Serious error ...
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Weird Wubi.exe installation?

I would like to get Ubuntu on my old laptop (HP Compaq). So I ran the installation and it completed (I installed 13.04 with the Wubi installer). When I booted it up, it went to the login screen. This ...
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Ubuntu “Wubildr.mbr is missing or contains errors.”

I want to get Ubuntu on my laptop (HP Pavilion) but every time I try to install it using Wubi, I get this error: Wubildr is missing or contains errors. What could be the problem? I had Ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot problem not starting desktop and login screen

I had installed ubuntu 12.04 through wubi (with windows7) about an year ago. It was working fine till yesterday Aug 10th, 2014. But when I tried today booting Ubuntu, two erros appear first: ...
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Ubuntu login does not appear

I have Ubuntu on my PC installed and also windows. Every OS is on another Partition of my HDD - I worked like this the last few months and everything was fine. An hour ago I was on Linux, then ...
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Not able to install ubuntu [duplicate]

Error log here: http://paste.ots.me/560746 I am trying to install Ubuntu through WUBI, and am unsuccessful. I believe this is because my c: drive is corrupt, however that does not make sense to me ...
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I am unclear on this: Are WUBI Installations actually supported on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I am unclear on this: Are WUBI Installations supported on Ubuntu 14.04? Yes; I know it is on the disk, but I find myself confused why it was put back on there, and questioning whether this was an ...
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Black Screen after wubi Install on Windows 2000

I just installed Ubuntu on my mother's PC, Because it had Windows 2000. So I installed the Iso and put it on my USB and started the .exe on her PC, using WUBI. After that I went trough the ...
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Slow performance after wubi install of unbuntu 14 with XP

I had an old XP pc that didn't seem like a good candidate for partitioning - various unmovable files and files that couldn't be defragmented. Pentium 4, 2.79 GHz , 1 GB RAM, about 30 GB free before ...
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Can't boot Wubi after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04: “Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init”

So I decided to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 on my Wubi installation, using update-manager -d, but I can no longer boot into Ubuntu. When I try to, I see the message mount:mounting..."etc, then "Target ...
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install error wubi 12.10 rev273

Keep getting this error when installing wubi 12.10 rev273 11-09 14:16 ERROR TaskList: Error executing command command=C:\Windows\sysnative\bcdedit.exe /set ...
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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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Was developing WUBI a difficult endeavour? Why or Why Not? [closed]

The only thing which I know about WUBI, is that it allowed you to install Ubuntu on NTFS. One might think that this was an easy application to develop, as all it was on the surface, was installing ...
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Installing by using Wubi on Windows Vista 64

After Reboot no Windows Partition is found and installation cannot start. How can we solve this, in order to try Ubuntu ? It says I only have free space available, but that isn't true. I'm on the ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without using the Wubi installer?

I have read a Danish book about Ubuntu. It seemed quite "easy" so I have decided that I want to erase windows 7 (actually windows 8 consumer preview) completely and install Ubuntu. The problem is ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not installing via USB stick

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) and I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 4 GB memory stick. Nothing comes up about installation. The only thing that comes up is Install Ubuntu (F:) in AutoPlay. I open ...
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Error when I install wubi in windows 7

I have downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 for 32 bit(less than 2 gb ram) and inside iso when i run wubi installer directly showing an error showing in temp file wubi-14.04-rev286 and not ...
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Failed Installations [duplicate]

I had failed many times in installing ubuntu. The message for failing installations was " Permission denied and please see the log files " . It is there solution to my problem ?.
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How to install with Wubi when it says “Could not retrieve the required disk image files”?

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the Wubi installer while running Windows, because my PC does not accept my BootCD as a bootable medium. But Wubi showed me this error: ...
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How to fix “could not retrieve the required disk image files” error? [duplicate]

I can´t install Ubuntu with Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop, there is a pop up with the message Could not retrieve the required disk image files
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Wubi “could not retrieve the required disk image” [duplicate]

I tried to download Ubuntu 12.04 through Windows Installer (Wubi), but I get this error message: An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required disk image For more information, please see the ...
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Authentication issue after Wubi installation

I am unable to log-in to Ubuntu with the username/password combination I gave on Wubi at the time of installation (incorrect username/password error). This happened twice; the first time I really ...
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Linux 14.04 ISO package installation not working. Not able to log in with windows 7

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 ISO inside my windows machine. So I downloaded ISO in the USB and extracted the ISO image using Universal USB installer and booted the machine with USB storage device ...
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My GNOME 3 looks different?

I am a Ubuntu newbie. I followed this tutorial to install Gnome 3 on my Ubuntu Precise Pangolin. I was expecting a desktop like this: and I ended up with a desktop like this: Please tell me what ...
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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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Do I need to migrate my Wubi install?

I have a dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 system that I originally installed using Wubi. I have heard that it would be beneficial to migrate my Ubuntu installation as described at How to convert ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu over a previous Windows 7 installation using wubi. Once the boot manager asks for which operating system I want I click on Linux, but a message comes up that says: (Taken from ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Install Error with Windows 7 Install Inside

I am using Windows 7 64 bit on my PC and installed Ubuntu 12.10 version with the "install inside" option. After the release of 14.04 I uninstalled the earlier version and installed the newer version. ...
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What's the difference between Wubi and a regular “alongside Windows” installation?

At this time, Wubi does not work with Windows 8 default boot-loader. Thus at this point Wubi would not work on a new Windows 8 machine. Citation fom WubiGuide Question Recently I've learned ...
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How to remove Windows bootoption that results in 'wubildr.mbr'/0xc000007b error message?

At one point I tried to install Ubuntu onto my hard drive without a USB or a CD. It is a Windows 8 computer. It didn't work, so I eventually gave up and did it with a USB. Ubuntu works fine now, but ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI because of permission issues

I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit (but my PC can run 64-bit also) and whenever I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with WUBI on my new 19GB partition, soon as it gets to the end it says "An error ...
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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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How to recover partition when uninstalling wubi?

I have uninstalled wubi on my laptop, the problem is, my Hard Disk space wasn't restored. It went from 500gb to 250gb when I installed wubi, but when I uninstalled wubi/ubuntu, my hard disk space is ...
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WUBI INstal problem - Windows 7

I have tried to use the WUBI install for 14.04. All appears to go well until towards the end the install starts to completely remove items. These items are things such as Firefox and rhythmbox etc. ...
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How to hide Minimal bash-like line editing is supported

Here's the problem. I use grub to boot into Windows 8 and Ubuntu. This afternoon I update the bios. After that every time I turn on/ reboot my PC, "Minimal bash-like line editing is supported" ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I got a new computer and am looking to dual-boot Ubuntu and windows 7. I have my partition made (50gb), and my 64bit boot disk made but when I try booting from it I just get a black screen, with the ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 along side windows 8.1 using doss partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu since a long time. I used to dual-boot it with Windows XP, which was very easy to set up via Wubi. Now, with Windows 8.1, I'm unable to install on DOSS partitions. How can ...
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I cannot use live DVD or USB or install

I tried to install Ubuntu from a DVD-R without success. It would start to boot and then it would go to a blank screen with diagonal lines. I've verified the md5sum and then verified the disk when I ...