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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I want to install Xubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows Vista installation?

I've decided that I want to install a backup OS on my PC which is currently equipped with Windows Vista. Seeing as to how WUBI is no longer supported, how exactly do I install it now. The LiveUSB is ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 through Wubi [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu using Wubi and everything was shown correctly, no errors of any sort. But the moment the boot process started after installing it, several errors appears. How can I solve ...
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Trying to launch from USB - “could not retrieve the required installation files”

Let me just say I am totally new to Linux. I'm a basic Windows user. I am trying to launch Ubuntu from a USB so I don't have to install on my laptop. I used pendrivelinux to save it my USB, and then ...
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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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Acronis restore Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 parition with error

I'm on Win 8.1, then I download ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso I mount the iso and copy wubi.exe to the same folder with above iso I run wubi.exe and install to another partition Everything works ...
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Wubi not working lubuntu

I am trying to install lubuntu 14.04 using wubi. I have already compared the md5 of the image lubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso with the one given at UbuntuHashes and it matched. I also burnt the image ...
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I can not install Ubuntu 14.04 due to some problem?

I have installed Window 8.1 on my HP laptop.Now I want to install Ubuntu 14.04,I try to use Wubi but when I use it, after installation on window, when my computer restart i have a message No root ...
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Can't access recovery mode, for dual booting comp, by holding shift

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu without a CD or USB. I cannot get my (username - password) combination to work even though I'm 100% sure I typed them in correctly when installing via Wubi. I read this ...
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Transfer a Wubi installation into unallocated space

I have a Wubi based installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Now that I'm comfortable with using Ubuntu, I want to move it out of the Windows file system. Here's a picture of GParted running within my Wubi ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't install on my old Toshiba Satellite M30-404!

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my old Toshiba (10+), but it won't boot from a CD or from a removable disk. I've also changed the boot order in BIOS...nothing!. I've also tried WUBI, but when Wubi ...
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Tried factory resetting computer, crashed

I have an ASUS EEEPC 1201ha, with Windows 7 starter, and Ubuntu 12.04 lts via Wubi. I tried to factory reset it, but when I did, it started saying BOOTMGR is missing, and now it only shows a blinking ...
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Ubuntu slow - Ubuntu based distros fast [closed]

I always wanted to use Ubuntu as my main operating system - mainly because of unity. Unfortunately i can't. Whenever i install Ubuntu on my pc, Ubuntu is running as slow as my grandma. I have tried ...
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I used Wubi to install 12.04 and update to 13.10. How can I switch to a real disk partion for 14.04 but keep all my custom programs and settings?

I think Wubi is an excellent tool, and it's a shame it's been discontinued, but I'm ready to use a real disk install because apparently it will speed up Ubuntu noticeably. However, I have a lot of ...
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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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ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr file is missing or corrupt [duplicate]

I have a hp amd64 computer and I am experiencing installation errors: Do I have to buy another computer to use Ubuntu? My computer does not recognize Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr. can I download the ...
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Unable to access network on ubuntu installed via wubi

I've installed ubuntu via wubi for windows (xp). However I'm unable to access internet via ubuntu whereas it works perfectly inwindows xp. Also I'm unable to access the grub menu when I press shift ...
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Migrating into a full Ubuntu install

So I've scoured a lot of different articles and I think I have a decent idea of what to do here but I'm hoping someone will be willing to hold my hand a bit here. I've been running 12.04 as a wubi ...
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Loop installation (wubi stype)

I am attempting to install to a loop mounted disk using the partman-auto-loop recepie. However, I receive an error telling me that a root filesystem could not be defined. I basically stole the ...
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Cannot open Ubuntu, stuck with intramfs

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to upgrade to 14.04. After the upgrade Ubuntu is not opening up. I'm stuck with this black screen saying: mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or ...
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Backup ubuntu from wubi

So, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi, and I want to install Ubuntu, from USB, onto a different partition on my hard drive. I want to know, if I backup my wubi installation, can I restore it from the ...
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How to move Wubi partition to a whole drive?

I have Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7 home premium installed by default in it.There was only 1 drive in it,(i.e) the C: drive.It could contain 300 GB of memory.I split the C: drive into another E: ...
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Wubi Administrator Login doesn't work Wubi / Windows 7

Wubi works delightfully as a guest, but I can't seem to login under my administrator name/ the one Wubi prompts you to create. It also happens to be the same username/password as my Windows ...
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Wubi set up and Wifi with no ethernet?

I am extremely new to using Ubuntu. While I have a basic grasp of scripting for git/linux and scripting for windows, ubuntu scripting isn't super clear for me. I'm wanting to set up a wifi driver ...
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Ubuntu not running Unity after login [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Wubi installation. After logging in I can only view my wallpaper. It does not show any of the normal GUI taskbars or menus. Using Ctrl+Alt+T does not bring up a ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 within windows 7

Can you install Ubuntu 14.04 with Wubi within windows 7 so that it can be uninstalled from windows 7 if desired.
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Running Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite C55 Series w/ Windows 8.1

I have downloaded quite a few versions of Ubuntu and installed them on my system. When I boot up they give me the option of switching between Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu. When I choose to load up Ubuntu ...
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Permanent Changes to Grub2 Menu

This is related to this discussion: Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /temp could not be mounted. The answers given in that link allowed me to successfully boot Ubuntu 14.04. However, ...
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Ubuntu wubi error: no such device

I know this question has been already asked but I think mine is quite different because my Ubuntu is installed via wubi not Live-DVD. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and everything works fine, I have two ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 7 doesn't work

So I want to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 7 and i can't. If i install it from windows it works, but when i reboot my computer it just says something like put the disc in and reboot and then ...
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Silently install ubuntu using wubi - Wubi frontend modification

I am trying to silently install ubuntu using wubi. When I start wubi.exe on windows, a dialog box comes which asks for user information like username, password,etc. I want to skip this dialog box ...
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Dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm new at Linux, and I decided to try Ubuntu. I had a Ubuntu 12 dual boot installed using the Windows installer and it seemed to work fine. Now I cannot find the same program online. I now try to ...
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Permission denied error when installing kubuntu using wubi.exe

I am first time installing Kubuntu on my system. I downloaded kubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso. Kept it at d drive and executed wubi.exe. I selected installation directory as e drive. At the end of ...
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Unable to install on Toshiba P25-S507 laptop

Trying to get Ubuntu to install on an old Toshiba P25-S507 Laptop but not having any luck at all, tried from DVD downloaded online, tried from usb stick, tried using cd boot helper which gives me an ...
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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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Need to share a volume on home pc [duplicate]

I have a xp dual hard drive system - c: and d: with 2 users -my spouse and I. I have a window 7 single drive system with 2 logical partitions C: and D: Same 2 users. both are ntfs. D: drive ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /tmp could not be mounted

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 using WUBI and after installation when it booted it showed an error: Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. There were three options: ...
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Error during installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) in windows 8.1

I am currently using windows 8.1 and trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use ubuntu side by side with windows 8.1, therefore I was trying to install ubuntu in a different drive than C. After ...
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Cannot select installation drive

I use windows XP and currently have 3 partitions C:(40GB max). D:(90GB max). E:(10GB max). All use NTFS file system. I want to install Ubuntu just as a secondary OS using Wubi. The problem I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation problems on Samsung netbook

I have had problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Samsung N10 netbook running Windows XP. In order to overcome the security problems with unsupported Windows XP I successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Invalid Username

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 version. I am unable to login with the username and password which I gave while running the WUBI installer. Also, while logging in as a Guest user, if I even try to ...
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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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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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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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Windows installer for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onwards

Is there any windows installer(wubi) for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? When I mount .iso file with daemon tools and run wibu.exe it just ask me if I want to reboot(I think it's usefull only when .iso burned on ...
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Log in problems ubuntu 13.04

I have just installed ubuntu 13.04 as a dual alongside windows 7 using the wubi installation . No as I try to log in I can only log in as guest , has anyone else encounters this problem and if so have ...
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Why has Wubi support been withdrawn?

Why has Wubi support been withdrawn from Ubuntu 12.10 onwards? Does Ubuntu 14.04 have Wubi support or not?
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Black screen after 2nd/3rd boot on Lubuntu on a Sony VAIO PCG-K25

I am trying to run Lubuntu on my Sony VAIO PCG-K25. It works on first boot but on second or third boot it will just be a black screen. Here is the specs of the computer: RAM:446MB Processor: ...
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Installing ubuntu with broken laptop monitor. External VGA works, but not until windows loads drivers [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a working copy of Vista running on it. I want to install Ubuntu Desktop on it. The twist is this: The laptop monitor is broken. I can run a VGA monitor, but it will ...
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Alternative to Wubi Installer (without cd/usb install)

I'm using a old computer and I'm interested in getting linux on it. My computer cannot boot from USB or CD. I was presented with Wubi but I was just wondering, is there any other way to install ...
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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...