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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/ is not using my entire 30gb partition

So I have some familiar background and experience with ubuntu such as adding repositories, installing drivers, installing packages and software like spotify and skype, etc. But that was on my laptop. ...
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Total newbie installing Ubuntu 14.04.1

Coming back to Linux after 10 years of not having been around. I'm trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04.1 via Wubi over Windows XP with sp3. Computer configuration: Dell Dimension 8200: Pentium4 1.8GHz ...
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Weeks of failed attempts to install Ubuntu

I've been trying for weeks to install Ubuntu (or any other distro) on an old XP Pro laptop. Problems: The CD/DVD RW drive will no longer recognise anything but commercial audio CDs. New drivers ...
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Error installing Ubuntu within Windows 7

I have tried to install Ubuntu within Windows 7 and it was not possible. I have downloaded from Ubuntu site the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit). I have extracted the files from the archive and I have run ...
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Locating the GRUB partition

Prior to making some changes with GParted, I observe my disk in both GParted and the Ubuntu "Disks" utility. It appears I have only one partition marked with the boot flag in GParted (and having the ...
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Safely removing and reclaiming Windows partition when Ubuntu was initially installed via Wubi [duplicate]

I wish to reformat a Windows 7 partition, reclaiming it for use under Ubuntu 14.04 already running on the machine. Windows is no longer needed. The partition is mounted in Ubuntu and its files ...
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Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 from Ubuntu site but not able to unstall

I had downloaded the latest Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop, and later double clicked on "wubi.exe" from the WINRAR Zip file that was earlier downloaded. The next thing ...
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installation error upon boot up

I am beyond beginner when it comes to computers. I have a lenovo yoga 2 laptop brand new. when i boot with ubuntu on a usb stick a black screen with text pops up and says ...
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When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error. http://pastebin.com/u4TR83Tn It says: 10-16 18:46 ERROR root: Could not retrieve the required installation files Traceback (most recent call ...
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How can I fix my botched install of Ubuntu

I attempted to install Ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7 a few days ago. I accidentally put the files in my C drive. After all the downloads were complete i used Ubootin (for what exactly I'm not ...
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I can only log into “Guest Session”

I was having issues with installing Ubuntu through a cd/dvd. So I went to Wubi. There I set it up, with my username being "eric" and my password being "linux". So I booted it up, everything went ...
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installation/boot problem

I have a Sony vaio svf152a19m, currently running windows 8.1. I tried installing ubuntu 14.04.1. (from usb and from a dvd). Every time I execute the "Wubi.exe" file it starts installing perfectly ...
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Accessing Ubuntu Files from a Wubi Installation within Windows

Right now I'm dual booting between windows and ubuntu (using Wubi). How can I grab some files from my Ubuntu root drive within windows?
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Booting up to Grub Screen

Yesterday I noticed that my ubuntu drive (installed with Wubi) would suddenly go read-only. This happened several times yesterday, but I would reboot and everything would be fine. it seemed like ...
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Wubi installation issue alongside windows for Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have tried many times and ways to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 8 laptop using wubi.exe All the time the installation process comes till the end and stops saying that permission is denied, ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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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 Installation “Permission Denied”

First of all, I tried to download the .iso file and burnt it on a DVD, but the setup didn't show up. Then, I tried with the desktop one and when the setup was about to end, an error window popped up ...
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How to shrink Wubi virtual disk size?

I am a newbie to ubuntu. I resized my Wubi virtual disk size using Live Resize mentioned in this link. The disk size is now 73GB. I want to reduce it to 40GB. What should I do?
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation error from wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS via wubi on windows 7 system. after downloading is complete, in the end I am recieving the error. 09-18 15:06 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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Ubuntu taking too much time to boot

When I check the processes while booting using this command: dmesg > ~/dmesg.txt it shows delay here: [ 46.534002] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready [ 895.868866] ...
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How can I install Xubuntu 14.04 with wubi?

I have two hdd's, and I want to run xubuntu on one of them and windows 7 on the other. I do not not have a USB thumbdrive unfortunately. Can I use wubi, if not what can I then use?
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Can't login with username and password

I have just installed Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 and chose a username and password during the installation as requsted. When I load up Ubuntu I can't login with my username and password, I have to use a guest ...
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what exactly do the terms nomodeset, dual boot an wubi mean?

I am having this really weird problem of booting my computer(Ubuntu 14.04,which I upgraded to from 12.04 just a day back)since it shows up a black screen every time, after I have chosen my OS(I have ...
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wubi compares 14.04 md5sum with md5sum from 14.04.1 file

I downloaded lubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso. The calculated md5sum is: 281fc36d625f7ca0704297b3b811fa66 . According to help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes that is the correct md5sum. Also ...
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Wubi.exe is not in Xubuntu 14.04 Disks. Can someone help me install Xubuntu1404 with Wubi [duplicate]

The Wubi.exe is on the Ubuntu 1404 disk, not on Xubuntu1404 disk; (and when you launch it supports Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu), but... doesnt support Xubuntu. Can anyone provide guidance? Thanks so ...
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Error Installing Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate on Acer Aspire One Laptop [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu via Wubi.exe on my laptop but could not boot to Ubuntu. Instead I get these errors below (see images): No Wubildr GNU GRUB What went wrong ? please see there are ...
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Help Uninstalling Ubuntu from Windows 7, both on same drive [duplicate]

I have seen a couple guides that spoke about uninstalling ubuntu and have tried following the guides provided in AskUbuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from an usb drive and have chosen to ...
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/host folder read only using gksu nautilus

I have Ubuntu installed on XP with Wubi. I sometimes used gksu nautilus to edit files in /host and move some files from my Ubuntu folders to the /host folder. But now when I browse the /host folder ...
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Wubi freeze in the middle of dowload [duplicate]

I'am trying to download ubuntu 14.04 LTS using wubi from the official site of ubuntu in the middle, it just stop downloading but still responsive but doesn't make any progress. since i can't find ...
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wubi uninstallation 12.04.3

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 from USB stick inside Windows 7 as it asked for three options to install inside windows to install as its primary OS to do something else I chose to install inside ...
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Ubuntu Wubi install is freezing / stalling / hanging on iso download

I have downloaded the 12.04 located wubi.exe and the 14.04.1 located wubi.exe. I am getting the same behavior from both. Once you start either exe they give you a dialog and then after OK begin ...
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Getting read-only file system after install Lubuntu 14.04

Sorry for my bad English. I am unable to use Ubuntu/Lubuntu after a fresh installation. Few seconds after boot the system is turned read-only. Previous searches indicates a bug with wubi in 14.04 ...
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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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Upgrade WUBI installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS into Windows XP using Wubi.exe. Update Manager tells me an upgrade to 14.04 is available, and the Manager has an "Upgrade" button. If I click that, will it upgrade my ...
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frustrated again [duplicate]

I decided to try linux again... ok---windows.....create a DVD for the download and use the suggested program to burn such. Click link. That program virtually destroys ones computer with the added ...
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Ubuntu not instaling

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386 on a 32-bit Thinkpad T400 with Windows 7 on it. I have tried installing Ubuntu by mounting the ISO from a DVD+R I burned, a USB drive, and my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation error Md5 hash mismatch

I have downloaded the ISO file with correct md5sum hash (119cb63b48c9a18f31f417f09655efbd) but while installing with wubi it says md5sum mismatch error as it is comparing the md5sum of the 14.04.1 ...
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Can I upgrade my ubuntu version and change to be primary OS after originally installing with Wibu?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi 12.04 and I now wish to upgrade to a full installation of Ubuntu 14.04, Before attempting to upgrade through the update center I did some research on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Wubi Installation program for 14.04 reported a “Permission Denied” error

I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 and followed instructions to install onto my PC with 4GB RAM and 114 GB free disk space running Wins 7 Professional. After I ran the wubi.exe installation ...
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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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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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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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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 ...