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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Misused mke2fs and cannot boot into system

I installed Ubuntu with WUBI in Windows 7 64bit, and I had installed Mandriva 2011 with a disk. I tried to learn Linux with Ubuntu and misused mke2fs; after I reboot my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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I can't start ubuntu due to “Windows failed to start” error with wubi

I am unable to start Ubuntu. I have Windows and Ubuntu 12.10 installed via wubi.exe. This is the error message I got: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. ...
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Wubi keeps freezing. REISUB doesn't work. Any safe, easily undoable alternatives?

I ran the installation for Wubi from ubuntu.com on my Acer Aspire One 722. It works fine every now and then, but more often than not the OS freezes. Every time it freezes I attempt the REISUB method, ...
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How can I remove Windows and upgrade Wubi install to a full install without a CD or USB stick?

I have Windows XP with Wubi installed. Now I want to remove Windows XP and upgrade the Wubi install to a full installation. How can I do that without a USB stick or a CD?
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Kubuntu 13.04 got installed inside Win7, but doesn't appear in boot menu

Need someone to help me. This is for the first time I am trying to get my problem solved in forums, although I have been using Ubuntu for quite some time. First thing, I never used Ubuntu in parallel ...
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What Next? What do I do at the GRUB prompt? WUBI Install

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and did the reboot as instructed. When I select Ubuntu at the boot menu it takes me to a command line prompt GRUB> IS that where I am supposed to be? should of it ...
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Can't install Ubuntu with Windows 7

In spanish: Hola. Estoy teniendo problemas para instalar Ubuntu 10.04 de 32 bits en una pc que tiene Windows 7 Ultimate preinstalado de 64 bits. Puntualmente el problema es que al insertar el cd de ...
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Can I install a customized image of ubuntu with wubi?

I have a customized image of ubuntu which I want to install with wubi, there are any procedure to install it without a standard installation or any VM?
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mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung NC10 laptop with 2 GB RAM using WUBI. When I try to install something or to do something with files, the mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU. Also I have an issue that ...
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Can not install Ubuntu 11.10 through USB Stick

After I successfully unpacked to a USB drive the ISO-image and ran wubi.exe, I chose the settings there within Windows and I restarted my computer and chose Ubuntu. But this gives me the error: Try ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot after hard shutdown

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 from wubi application with Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time. After that it freezes for some time and I shut it down by long press on the power button. ...
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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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Is WUBI vulnerable to GOZeus and Cryptolocker etc?

The GameoverZeus (P2PZeus) malware, and associated Cryptolocker, has been blocked temporarily, but may resume its potency. Windows is said to be vulnerable to it, but not Linux. So is Ubuntu under ...
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Searched for hours need help. WUBI 12.04 won't boot after shrinking partition

Thanks in advance for the help. I've learnt a little bit reading through for the last so many hours and have finally given up and have a question... I installed 12.04 onto my HDD D: used it for a ...
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Problem with loading ubuntu 12.04 aftrer reinstalling windows 7

I installed windows 7. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi.exe and after I REinstalled Widows 7 I couldn't load Ubuntu. I downloaded and installed "EasyBCD 2.2" and made new entry with "Type: GRUB 2 ;" ...
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Why Ubuntu Appears in control panel list of windows?

I downloaded the file or Ubuntu installer ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 and I faced many difficulties in installing Ubuntu along with windows 1.i did not find any iso file to burn it to dvd or usb 2.i ...
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Wubi to install Xubuntu 13.10?

Is there any wubi that can install xubuntu 13.10?I have the wubi to install 13.10 but is there any wubi to install xubuntu 13.10? I hope this question has an answer that could help me
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I have the iso image but wubi again downloading the whole data?

I downloaded the Kubuntu 13.10 via torrent. But when I extracted the data and attempted to install Kubuntu while in Windows, the Wubi connects to the internet and downloads the whole ISO data again, ...
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Unable to open files from Windows Partition

I installed Ubuntu through WUBI. I can see that the windows drive is mounted under /host and I can see all of the files, but I am unable to open many of the files properly. Simple files like text ...
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How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi

How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi i have downloaded xubuntu but there seemed to be no wubi i also downladed other version (13.04 => ubuntu, lubuntu ) that include a wubi ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.04 as windows application

I am currently trying to use Ubuntu without leaving windows. I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I ran wubi to install it as a windows application but it required the installation of an image of ...
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Difference between Ubuntu Partitions and Windows Partitions

I had first installed ubuntu using wubi through windows, on my drive D, the drive contains some windows files as well, no I want to move my wubi install and make it a regular install on Drive C. ...
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Inability to install on Acer 4530 with Vista

I have tried to make a clean Ubuntu 12.04 installation on an Acer 4530 currently running Win Vista. It appears that even though I am able to switch booting sources through the BIOS, these other ...
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Files 3.6.3 overwrites existing files when merging two folders

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 that I installed with Wubi, to Ubuntu 13.04. When copying a folder from my secondary hard drive to a folder located in "/host/" with the same name, "Files" asks me if ...
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Laptop and software too old for Ubuntu?

Just ran through 1-7 steps on this download and install procedure http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-ubuntu-with-windows only to fall flat at Step 7. Computer, a Compaq 6910p laptop running ...
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unistall Ubuntu when Wubi fails

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop about a year ago. I hadn't used it for a while until a couple of days ago. I checked for software updates and got a bunch. I began to install them. ...
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Recover files from Ubuntu using Win 7, and repair start-up

About 4 months ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi onto my laptop to run alongside Windows 7. At start-up, I can select which OS I would like to use. Last night, I was working on two reports, and ...
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problem with wubi.exe

I tried to install ubuntu using wubi(12.10) but it doesn't work. My desktop configuration is windows.7 HDD.capacity:500GB., RAM capacity:3GB, processor: Intel dual core:2.xGhz. I don't know why it ...
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ubuntu is not able to start up with Bluetooth error

I used to have dual system on my laptop windows 7 and ubuntu. when I add a SSD to my laptop I decide to install windows8 and ubuntu in my new SSD. I format the old partions, one for windows 7 and one ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Keeps rebooting randomly

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 using the 'Installing Ubuntu with the Windows installer' (wubi) feature on the www.ubuntu.com to install it on my computer. My computer is a ASUS with 6 ggs for ram and ...
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How do I undo Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

I'm installing Ubuntu from wubi and I pressed that and it went to a full screen cmd prompt looking thing and I think the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace did it.
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After installing with Wubi, can't boot into Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu (12.10) through Wubi and when I go to the dual boot screen, I choose Ubuntu. But all it does is showing me a Grub menu which says: this is a minimalistic command (something ...
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How do I get WUBI to show?

I am running Windows XP, inside BOOTMGR (I don't know why it isn't NTLDR, the PC just came like that), and have installed Wubi. When I boot up, BOOTMGR (Windows Boot Manager) still shows only Windows ...
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ubuntu 11.10 and external monitor not recognized

I have a laptop and it's being a nightmare to properly set up an external monitor I use. I had ubuntu 11.10 installed through wubi and it worked as I wanted, I started the laptop with the lid closed ...
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Making Wubi bigger, or Upgrading to Ubuntu without loosing Windows?

I have 4 hard disks. I've got Wubi installed on one, and Windows installed on another. The 300GB Drive for Wubi/Ubuntu is empty, except for Wubi. I'd like to let it take the full 300GB if it's ...
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What did I do wrong? Why isn't Ubuntu loading?

Something went wrong when I installed Ubuntu onto my Dell Inspiron laptop, preloaded with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi, and then restarted my computer. When it restarted, I got an ...
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Wubi permission denied

I'm trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi, however i get the error message Permission denied while installing. Does anyone know a solution? Full error log: http://pastebin.com/5hjKWdcy
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Wubi installation on external drive and installation options

I have 2 questions: 1) Can I install Ubuntu on an external drive using the Windows installer? And if I can and then remove the external drive from my computer, what will happen then? 2) What's the ...
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Ubuntu is not booting - “No init fount. Try passing init= bootarg.” , Install from Windows (Wubi)

Unbuntu 10.04 installed from Windows 7 (Wubi filesystme), Now Ubuntu is not booting giving this error. Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init. No init fount. Try passing init= bootarg. BusyBox ...
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Help understanding the migrate wubi documentation?

I'm looking at the MigrateWubi page but I'm not sure if I need to change the partition directories to the ones I created, and if so, I'm not too sure which ones I need to change. Here are the ...
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WUBI hangs while “Almost finished copying files”

WUBI hangs while "Almost finished copying files" on both 12.04 and 12.10. I'm using Dell Latitude E5410 with i3Core processor and 8MB of Ram. Operating system is Win7Pro. THANX
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Upgrade to Ubuntu from Windows Vista

I am trying to upgrade a Dell inspiron 1501 from Windows Vista to Ubuntu. I downloaded the appropriate .ISO file from the Ubuntu site, and used Universal_USB-Installer to create a bootable USB. ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop

I tried installing Ubuntu in two different ways: First, I tried the Windows Installer, and it goes well until I reboot the system and, when booting on Ubuntu, I get the error: No root file ...
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Can't install 12.04 inside Windows 7 using WUBI

I've tried to install Ubuntu inside Windows 7 so many times, as the installation is done, a window pops up: An error occurred: NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_info' For more information please ...
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Can use of symlinks be circumvented?

I am trying to download Android source from Git repository. I would require a lot of free space on my home folder to download the whole source and build it. So I decided to download the whole source ...
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After selecting “Ubuntu” in the booting (WUBI) screen, an extra selection screen appears

Sorry if asking basic questions, but I'm new with Linux ... I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi in an old laptop (along with windows XP). When starting the laptop I get a first screen asking to choose ...
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Can't get past boot menu after WUBI installation

I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website on my Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS gamers laptop and while it appeared to install correctly, when I rebooted the ...
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Grub error after installing 12.10 side by side with Windows 7

I'm having some big issues right now. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with the Windows installer along side Windows 7. Now I'm getting the error: no such partition grub rescue> message. I need help, because ...
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How to fix 0xc0000098 error

I am having issues with trying to install Ubuntu through Windows, I can download either installer fine and they run okay, however as I soon as I try to boot up Ubuntu I get the 0xc0000098 error. ...
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Cannot edit /host files on VFAT Windows partition

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 through Wubi and I do not know how to change the permissions so that it lets me use the Windows partition, for it says I'm not the owner. This is a VFAT partition. I ...