Questions about Wubi, a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows without partitioning.

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How long does Wubi take to download and/or save place?

I'm downloading Wubi now and it's been downloading the ISO torrent for maybe 2hrs-ish. Is there anyway to check how far along it is? Also, is there a way to save my place or if I cancel this or my ...
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Overwriting Ubuntu 11.04 with 14.04 LTS while keeping windows 7

I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want it to overwrite the currently installed Ubuntu 11.04 and leave Windows 7 untouched. I have four drives (C,E,F,R) on windows. Is there a ...
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Windows 7 cannot start

I had recent problems installing Ubuntu in my pc, sharing the disk with Windows 7. Mouse and keyboard weren´t recognized during the installation in 64 bit. I partially solved the problem when I found ...
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“/ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr” error

I am having some problems with my new laptop ASUS N76VM. I have read up on the problem for the past couple of days, as it seem to be UEFI related. First, I tried to use the WUBI installer and since ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed through Wubi on my laptop. For some reason when i click on Ubuntu on start up (when you have to either select windows or Ubuntu) I get the following screen, the grub ...
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Windows installer “Installation size”

What is the difference between all the installation size tabs? It is automatically set at 18 gigs, but it is possible for me to put 30? What do I choose during installation?
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How to change screen resolution?

I am using HP G62 laptop and it has intel HD graphics. Screen resolution in ubuntu OS is fixed at 1024 x 768. Plz tell me how to change the screen resolution. Apparently there is no option once I goes ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Server alongside Windows?

I am wondering if its possible to install ubuntu server side by side with windows, and I don't want it to touch it. Is possible, i know it is on the desktop version but not sure for the server. The ...
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Broadcom wireless doesn't work on an HP Mini 110 1199EA under Wubi install [duplicate]

I used the Windows install for Ubuntu today, it all installed easily and automatically but I could not go on the Internet. Please tell me how to solve this problem. I think it was "Ubuntu Desktop ...
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How do I enable Trim on an SSD in a Wubi install under Windows 7?

I've installed Wubi on an SSD on a Windows 7 x64 system. Wubi and Windows 7 reside on the same ntfs formated drive/partition. How does trim work for this configuration? How do I configure it? ...
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Where I can download the Wubi installer for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

I just download the Wubi installer for Ubuntu 11.10 and gives me an error. And in a forum someone says me that if I can try downloading the Wubi installer for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS but, I'm seeking it ...
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Can I copy my wubi install between machines?

I mostly run Ubuntu via wubi on my computer. I recently got a new one. I installed wubi onto there as well but rather going through the hassle of configuring everything anew, since the whole wubi disk ...
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Try out ubuntu on thinkpad x40 (via usb)?

I am trying to try out ubuntu (i,e, install it within windows) on my thinkpad x40. I followed the instructions on how to create a bootable usb (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download). No ...
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Why is WUBI limited to 30GB?

Why is the maximum size of a WUBI-Installation limited to 30GB? If someone has 1TB hdd drive but can't format or create new partitions it would be great to have a bigger wubi.
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How do I share files between Windows and Ubuntu in a Wubi setup?

I am running Ubuntu Wubi in Windows 7 on my netbook. I want to share files between the two OS's. I know how to make a partition in Windows and give it a name like D: but how do I then access it ...
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Only able to login to Failsafe GNOME

Installed Ubuntu using WUBI, when I reboot, I'm able to login as "Failsafe GNOME" and xterm, but NOT as just GNOME. What is the likely source of the issue? Hardware, bad install, etc.? Version: ...
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Virtualise wubi installation on windows

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop using wubi. My laptop also has vista installed. Would it be possible to somehow run ubuntu (virtually?) while windows is running without having to restart ...
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Increase space for /root in Ubuntu Wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to extend the disk space available to a wubi install? I have ubuntu 10.04 installed inside Windows 7 through Wubi. I need to increase the size of /root or ...
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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 are files of wubi?

I was messing up with my system files when i noticed some odd-looking files. Just wanted to know what all files are put up by wubi installed and where? Here are few files i believe to exist: ...
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Wubi on Windows 8 without secure boot?

I have a MacBook Pro. I've heard rumours that if Windows 8 is going to have this thing called "Secure boot", Wubi cannot work. At first I plan to install Ubuntu on my mac via Wubi(and windows via ...
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How much disk space should I reserve for installing WUBI on Laptop running Window 7?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and want to install it on my Laptop to have a try. But I don't know how much disk space should I reserve for WUBI[I mean when I install it via window installer, what setting ...
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Migrating a Wubi install and Drivers, and data when the Wubi install is messed up

I accidentally installed a non-functional video driver using the Jockey tool. That lead to me only seeing this on a reboot. Which leads to my question: I read up on migrating my Wubi install, and I ...
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How do I access a WUBI install after installing a third OS alongside Windows?

I have never got my head around the boot loaders and stuff. I have three partitions C:, D: and E. I installed Ubuntu inside Windows (wubi) on the second drive D:. Yesterday I made an another ...
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Installation stops at a black screen on a Dell XPS 15z

This is my first time trying to install a Linux distro, and I'm having a bit of a time with it. I've tried to install Ubuntu on my new Dell XPS 15z using the Wubi Windows installer (on x64 Windows 7 ...
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Wubi.exe won’t start

I'm currently using Win7 64bit. I right clicked "wubi.exe" and chose "run as administrator", then nothing happened. I have "ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso" and "wubi.exe" in the same folder. Thanks. ...
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Should I try to get rid of Wubi?

I didn't manage to boot from SD-card reader in my netbook, so I just used Wubi to install Ubuntu Netbook Edition (10.10). The system works smoothly and I'm glad with it, but there are certain ...
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How do I fix an internal laptop monitor showing up as unknown connection?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and trying it out but installing 10.10 via Wubi on to my old Samsung V25 laptop. For the larger part, the system seems to be working fine, apart from one key point, its ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS WUBI won't run the Installer [duplicate]

As far as the wiki says wubi.exe should eventually let me install UBUNTU like a Windows program, however it only gives me the option or rather the notice to boot into the demo mode and make the ...
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Why does my filesystem appear to be full to Ubuntu?

I have seen some questions and I know that Ubuntu reserves 5% of filesystem to root. Believe me this is not the case. I was moving some files from my home folder to another partition and I had to ...
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mount.ntfs taking up 99% of cpu [closed]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows with WUBI, version 12.04, and have been recently running into some issues. Every once in a while, I run top and see that mount.ntfs is taking up all of my cpu. It is ...
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Upgrading from 12.10 WUBI install to 13.04

Ubuntu has discontinued wubi.exe and i know that when you install the ubuntu 13.04 developer version with wubi you can only login as a guest. I have previously installed ubuntu 12.10 with wubi.exe if ...
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Installing ubuntu besides windows 8 [duplicate]

I have been trying to install ubuntu (I tried 12.04LTS, 12.10, 12.10-secure-remix) using the wubi installer on Windows 8 and all the three times ran into the same problem showing some cannot find ...
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Windows wubi installer

So while installing windows on my system a few months ago I left ~40 GB to install ubuntu later and now I wanna do it,so is there any way I can use the Windows Installer to install ubuntu on that ...
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WUBI Windows installer won't launch on Windows 98

Have an old PIII 1GHz machine that I'd like to try to use as a homework writing / editing / printing machine for the kids and maybe share the printer on the home net, but it doesn't look like I'm ...
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Can I Install Wubi on a Logical partition?

My hard disk has 4 partitions: System (primary partition) C:(primary partition 200 GB) F: (Logical drive 246 GB) D: recovery(primary partition 20 GB) Can I install 12.04 by WUBI installation ...
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Only choice for Desktop Environment Is Lubuntu in Wubi

Good morning, after the release of 12.04, I tried to install Ubuntu on my laptop (Windows 7 Home, 4GB Ram, T6600, >80 GB free space on C) via wubi (downloaded from here: Windows installer for Ubuntu ...
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How to upgrade from 32bit Wubi to 64bit Wubi?

I have a 12.04 beta 2 Wubi installed. I want to change it to a 64 bit wubi when I upgrade to the final 12.04 version. Would I need to uninstall the old Wubi and then reinstall a complete new one? ...
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How to recover Ubuntu installed with Wubi with corrupted GRUB

I have ubuntu installed inside Windows 7 using Wubi. Yesterday, I tried installing Ubuntu using GRUB but it seem that GRUB was corrupted. To recover, I fixed the MBR using the Windows 7 CD. Now ...
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Grub Doesn't Load after Update

After I updated ubuntu (I believe it was most likely a kernel update) and restarted I selected ubuntu from the windows boot loader (I am using wubi). At this point I would usually land on the grub ...
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WUBI problem: when boot “no wubir”

After re-installing ubuntu via wubi i now get "no wubir" and then directs me to a menu where i have to select which mode i want. Ubuntu is fine and wubi sees no problem. what do i do?
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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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How to show all the Windows partitions on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with wubi.exe installer. It was installed successfully. But it is now showing two of my windows drives, but not showing other two. I have four in total. How can I fix ...
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Implications of setting “usershare owner only = false” in smb.conf

I'm using Wubi and want to share a directory from the (Win8) host via Samba. When I try to do this using Nautilus I receive the following error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare ...
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Can I delete windows after Ubuntu using wubi? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi, and it works great. I need storage space, and would like to stop using Windows 8, so can I delete Windows and keep using Ubuntu? Since I installed Ubuntu using ...
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Dual installation with Wubi [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 with the Wubi Windows installer. Now at startup when I click on Ubuntu (as opposed to Windows) I get the following message: Windows Boot Manager ...
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How to install wubi alongside Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system So, I tried to install wubi alongside my Windows 8. I did all the steps shown in the tutorial. ...
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If I reinstall Windows, can I save or recover my current Wubi install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I copy my wubi install between machines? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using WUBI installer in Windows 8, but now I want to reformat my computer to Windows 7. Is there ...
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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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chkdsk /r problems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: NTFS partition not clearly unmounted PLEASE HELP I got the below error message every time I try to boot up in Linux. I have done all the Wubi stuff properly. I ran ...