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

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ubuntu installation probs [duplicate]

i am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS......i booted via usb .....when i start the installation process, i select the language,then tick for "download third party appications" and "check for ...
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What performance differences are there when installing with Wubi?

I know that Wubi is slower in disk IO, but I can't find anything about it online other than vague statements such as "slightly slower disk seeks". Has anyone done any benchmarks to quantify the speed ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive?

After being away from Linux based machines for a long time, I've recently come into possession of an ASUS X551MA running an Intel Celeron N2830 @ 2.16 with 4 GB of RAM and a 500GM HD. I decided that I ...
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ubuntu 12.4 dualboot installation problem

I have a little problem. I want to install ubuntu with win7. When I start wubi, this is picture that I see. If I try option full instalation ("Probna i puna instalacija" on Serbian), I see the second ...
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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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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 (wubi....
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Wubi installation stuck after “CPU interrupts Balancing Daemon [OK]”

I have a Gateway LT4004u with an Intel Atom Dual Core 1.6GHz processor (N2600) with built in GMA 3600 series. When I try to install Ubuntu with the run alongside tool (WUBI) after it dowloads UBUNTU ...
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Will Wubi work on a Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption Windows partition?

I have a windows machine using Truecrypt 7.1a FDE. I would like to use wubi to install Ubuntu within windows. Will doing this cause any issues with my system booting up? From what I understand Wubi ...
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Error during installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

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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Will long-term use of ubuntu via wubi harm my PC?

I do see a part of my question being discussed already. The specific answer I'm looking for is, will LONG-TERM use of Ubuntu via Wubi harm my PC (i.e cause irrevocable h/w failure or damage my ...
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Moved Wubi to different partition, unable to boot after editing grub

So, I've tried to move my wubi installation between disks and followed this: Move WUBI installation of Ubuntu to a different partition in Windows However once I start applying the edits to the grub, ...
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Transfering a WuBi installation of Ubuntu to another disk?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Wubi on C: by mistake and started installing programs and downloading code for a bachelor's thesis on it. C: is too small and causing performance issues and I would ...
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samsung NP305V5A power adapter stops working at boot screen, shuts down unexpectedly while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed wubi.exe for 12.04 LTS on my D: drive. Problem is when the login screen comes up at booting, my power adapter dies. If I unplug and plug it again immediately, it ...
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root file system? [duplicate]

tried installing using wubi, CD and usb. Only the wubi and the cd was able to boot, but then a message popped up while verifying, failed to partition the selected disk and no root file system. I want ...
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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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How do I give Ubuntu more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))?

I had installed Ubuntu inside Windows XP but then I formatted XP and installed Windows 7. EDIT1: I used Wubi for the same. I want to know which one of the two will solve my problem? creating a ...
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Ubuntu/win 7 dual boot only boots to minimal grub prompt? [duplicate]

I was having trouble with my ubuntu dual boot so I ran the boot repair usb and was able to boot normally once. I tried to boot again and a screen with minimal grub bash 1.99 came up. I tried the boot ...
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How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly

For argument's sake, let's say that my Ubuntu installation of 14.04 (32-bit) using Wubi was not shut down properly, either due to it hanging or forcibly being shut down by a critically low battery. ...
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Are there any alternative ways to install Ubuntu other than CD and USB? (Without WUBI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Windows 7 computer. But my only USB stick is currently at school and I am on holiday break until next week. I can't use a DVD because I don't have one ...
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cant start windows 7 after ubuntu dual boot upgraed

I was running dual boot win 7/64 - Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi. After upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04, I can't login to windows 7, the GRUB menu loads, but its stuck on loading windows screen. ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error : Extraction failed with code 2

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my 32 bit Windows 7 machine. These are the steps I followed: Create a partition using the disk manager. Download Wubi. Run Wubi as administrator. I get the ...
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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: u'C:\\...
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Installation help for friend with Dell PC

I need some help about installing Ubuntu onto my friend's Dell Dimension DM061 desktop PC, which is currently running Windows Vista. It seems to have an Intel dual core CPU and plenty of free space ...
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install Ubuntu 14.04.01 on windows 7 x64 faced nonetype error

Greeting to everyone, I am new to Linux but urge to install it for my project using virtual machine. I try to install it using virtual clone drive. I mount it on virtual clone drive and wubi.exe pop ...
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ubuntu 12.04 lts netbook installation throught usb

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 lts on my asus disney netbook and i can not launch wubi.exe from my usb drive when the computer starts up. I have checked BIOS settings and it is all ok because I have ...
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Trying to install with WUBI, got error about missing file [duplicate]

I've just mounted the Ubuntu 64-bit 14.10 ISO to my thumb drive, and I'm trying to install from Windows 8.1 using WUBI. Everything seemed to be going fine until I was thrown an error about a missing ...
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Problem in installing ubuntu 12.04 from wubi on win7 64-bit [duplicate]

My ubuntu installation stops in between when I try installing it via wubi on windows 7. The following message is shown: Error executing command >>command=C:\Windows\sysnative\bcdedit.exe/set.. ....
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unable to boot ubuntu grub menu appears [duplicate]

12.04 LTS with Windows 7 dual booted. I installed Ubuntu from windows 7 via WUBI so that I can dual boot both. When I try to boot Ubuntu the grub menu appears and I am not able to boot Ubuntu I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LAN connection not showing [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with wubi along with my windows 7 system. My lan connection is working fine in windows 7 but not showing in ubuntu. I tried everything i found on this forum regarding ...
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ubuntu 14.04 installation problem on win 7 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using wubi ,I had a 12.04 installation on this laptop.Some how I have removed the old one and now installing new.I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04-1-desktop-amd64 ISO and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install using Wubi on Windows 8.1 no preinstall

I have Dell laptop on which I have installed Windows 8.1. It is not pre-installed setup but I have later upgraded my windows to 8.1 version from 7->8->8.1. I was able to install Ubuntu 12.04 using ...
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How to use Virtual Machine to use programs in my pre-installed win 7 in my Ubuntu OS?

My laptop was pre-installed with win 7. I used it for several years with personal data. I have installed Ubuntu recently alongside Win 7 for dual boot. Most of time, i just want to use Ubuntu for work....
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Ubuntu installed via Wubi fails to boot after Windows 7 is run

Original posting started Sep 21: I am trying to use the Wubi installation process to create a Ubuntu 12.04 / Windows 7 dual boot setup on my Windows 7 machine (Dell Inspiron 17R). The installation ...
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Wubi with 14.10 doesn't work - failed to partition the selected disk

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer with Wubi. The installation appeared to work in Windows, and told me to reboot. After rebooting the Ubuntu installer continued the installation, until ...
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Opening Kubuntu DVD in Windows (EFI) gives message “Wubi doesn´t currently support EFI”

After downloading an iso-image for Kubuntu 14.10 and then burning it to a DVD. When I then tried to open it I get this message: What to do ? Can anyone please help.
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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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/ 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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Recover deleted data with rm -rf on Wubi?

I accidentally deleted /home with sudo rm -rf. I tried to restore it with testdisk, but because Ubuntu is from Wubi, it cannot list the filesystem and I don't know another way to do this. How could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What will be my next step to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am totally new to Ubuntu,I have download the latest Ubuntu 12 64bit(ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso) from the Ubuntu site,the file is approx 700mb. I want to install it on my laptop(currently on ...
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How to recover Ubuntu data if it's installed inside Windows?

I want to install Ubuntu inside Windows. However, if Windows gets corrupted, how can data from the Ubuntu system be recovered?
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Why does Wubi installation fail with “Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'”?

I'm trying to install Wubi from Windows, and it fails half-way with this error: "None Type" object has no attribute 'get_info' c:\user\hp\Appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.04rev266 How can I complete ...