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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Wubi Start up Error, Grub Menu boot error!

Need a bit of help with the wubi windows Ubuntu installer (12.04 LTS). Basically I am using a separate external drive for the Ubuntu OS for installation. Once done I rebooted and it took me to the ...
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Ubuntu dual-boot inatallation [duplicate]

I am completely new to the Ubuntu and it's community. I am trying to install dual boot (WIN7/Ubuntu) on my laptop. For that I created a 20 GB partition using windows inbuilt partition tool (disk ...
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How to install ubuntu using wubi reusing my iso? [duplicate]

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 ISO file and 13.04 ISO files.I want to install Ubuntu using wubi installer without downloading form internet .I put thoes files(ISO file and Wubi installer) in same ...
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I need help installing and using ubuntu

I'm new here! I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit version just now. It downloaded in .RAR (Winrar). When i open the file, i have many folders in it and at last, i have this "wubi.exe" file. i ...
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Can I install Ubuntu inside Windows?

Ubuntu 12.04 won't come with the Windows Installer (Wubi) pre-added. But is there any way to install 12.04 using Wubi?
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Can't boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu12.10 on a dual boot computer

My computer suddenly shut down a few times when I was using Ubuntu and then I couldn't even boot into Windows or Ubuntu. It's a dual boot computer and I installed Ubuntu from Windows with Wubi. When ...
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Why specifically doesn't wubi work with windows 8 computers? [duplicate]

I've never tried wubi, but I really like the idea and want to do some fiddling around with it. However I have a windows 8 system and I'm aware that wubi doesn't work with windows 8 systems for lots of ...
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Use WUBI to install downloaded ISO

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64 to my Windows machine, because I would like to install it on several similar machines, however, when I extracted the ISO and ran WUBI, it made me download ...
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how to instal ubuntu 13.10 [pre downloaded] over windows 7 using wubi? [duplicate]

I have pre downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 ISO . I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 pre downloaded ISO using Wubi without downloading it again during the installation of Wubi . Is there any possibilites like that ...
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Sound Not playing through HDMI

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 using the "wubi" tool on my HP Pavilion dv5-1080ei with Windows 8. When I ran Ubuntu for the first time my monitor/tv connected via the hdmi had no picture coming to it even ...
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How To Uninstall Ubuntu Wubi?

I tried to follow the guide as mentioned in : How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? But Unfortunately, I cannot find the Ubuntu Entry in my add remove programs, and I find the guide quite confusing for ...
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mount.ntfs taking all the CPU (WUBI)

I installed yesterday Ubuntu following the 'click and play' instructions of the (nicely done) ubuntu website. I used WUBI. Its installed in a partition of a drive that mainly has a Windows 7 install. ...
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How do I get Thunderbird and Ubuntu (WUBI) and Windows to share a profile?

I have a friend who is running Xubuntu 12.04 through WUBI. They have Thunderbird installed in both Xubuntu and Windows and a single IMAP account set up in both (same IMAP account). The problem is ...
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Wubi Unsuccessful Boot-Repair

Followed direction listed at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair Used live USB installer > try ubuntu > downloaded Boot-Repair Boot-Repair started automatically after install. Used ...
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Dual Boot keeps restarting my computer 12.04 [closed]

I have just installed 12.04 with wubi on windows 7. Installed fine but after restart on boot option, when I choose ubuntu to boot, it just restarts my computer rather than boot into ubuntu. Please ...
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Where are my files?

I'm sure most of you will know what has happened instantly so thank you :) I was going to keep both windows and WUBI (installed on SSD c:/) and was moving files on the same hdd (d:/) from the windows ...
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How long should wubi take to install Lubuntu ?

I tried installing Ubuntu with wubi but it took too long on one file. I'm installing it with 18GB on a 64GB flash drive. It was an amd64.iso. torrent thing. So I tried installing lubuntu instead ...
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How do I remove windows after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via WUBI

I'm about to install Ubuntu by using Wubi. Can I then delete Windows and keep Ubuntu?
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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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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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Wubi Installer Error: The boot configuration data store could not be opened

I'm trying to install Xubuntu using Wubi, however, once I start the installer, it runs all the way through (on the Installing Xubuntu-11.10 page with the two loading bars), and it gets to "Remaining ...
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“stderr=The boot configuration data store could not be opened.” using bcdedit [duplicate]

I just wanted to take a look at a Linux OS without any hassle of disk partitioning and boot file problems. Wubi will not install after multiple attempts. Any idea wht is wrong or how I can fix it ...
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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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How can I fix ubuntu winboot wubildr.mbr missing error?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) operating system. It supports uefi so I installed it like a normal dual booting now (not like Wubi). When I try to load Windows 8 it works fine. But when I try ...
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moving files from ubuntu to windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Wubi.exe in (E:) and want to move all files in (D: for example) in windows,how to do it? In E: i have files like "wubildr , uninstall-wubi , wubildr , wubildr.mbr" and some ...
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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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Ubuntu12.04 Realtek RTL8188E Wireless Card Not Detected

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (wubi) on my Toshiba Sattellite. I have a Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n. The internet works fine when I plug it in using a ethernet cable, but my laptop doesn't even ...
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How do I force Wubi to download and install 32 bit version?

I am trying to install Ubuntu Natty beta 2 32bit with WUBI, but whenever I try to install it always tries to download 64 bit version. How do I ensure that it downloads 32 bit instead of 64 bit?
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Cannot Boot Ubuntu 12.10 (No wubildr / Cannot find GRLDR)

I'm new to using Ubuntu and installed it using Wubi.exe on Windows 8. I created the partition, booted Ubuntu and everything was fine. I shutdown my laptop for the night and when I attempted to boot ...
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delete xp without removing ubunutu [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 over Windows xp through wubi.exe because i have tried installing ubuntu through usb but it seems like my laptop usb is not supporting it though it shows ...
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Wubi fails to install Kubuntu: “cannot download metalink…”

when I try to install it pops up with an error saying "cannot download metalink and therefore the iso" and I have re-downloaded the installer multiple times and tried reinstalling multiple times. It ...
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installation using wubi shows errors please help [closed]

i got these errors while attempting installation at windows XP using wubi http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=X2QRhGcb http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=167ZPnwV
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Error installing Ubuntu using Wubi

I am new to the community and would love to try out Ubuntu. I chose to install it using Wubi to save the pain of reformatting etc. I have now tried the installer several times using different ...
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Can't re-install wubi or Ubuntu

I had ubuntu and it stopped coming up on boot. I have tried to save root.disk file on external hard drive three times, it freezes on 62%. I tried zipping file, it freezes computer about half way. I ...
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ubuntu installed using wubi is not working

I have 04 in my win7 64bit pc using wubi installer. I downloaded wubi and followed the instructions. It worked for a few days and now Ubuntu is not booting, it shows a black screen. I uninstalled ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu header [duplicate]

After updating Ubuntu to the latest version 12.04 I found Ubuntu corrupted after two days. I tried uninstalling but it wouldn't and gave me errors. I uninstalled using Revo uninstaller. Now I am ...
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Rebuild dualboot win7/12.04

I installed 12.04 with wubi on my asus ul30a and I liked it very much. I want to continue to use it (dual boot). But then win7-64 would not boot, even though it was in the grub menu. It just returned ...
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Will installing Ubuntu using Wubi have any performance disadvantage compared to a full installation?

I wanted to try out Ubuntu. I used Wubi. I really like the appearance and "feel" to it, but it is noticeably slower than my Windows 7. I'm wondering if this is because I am using Wubi instead of a ...
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Can you clean install ubuntu (clean install, complete wipe ) if using Wubi?

I'm currently using a dual boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Wubi install) and I was wondering how to completely wipe the hard drive and install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS standalone. PS. my computer ...
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Installing Ubuntu in Windows 8 with WUBI [duplicate]

I have a computer with Windows 7 pre-installed and I recently upgraded it to Windows 8. Will WUBI work on Windows 8? Also, is it safe to upgrade to 13.04 after installing Ubuntu with WUBI on my ...
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Cannot boot WUBI installed Ubuntu with Windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on Samsung laptop with Windows 8, everything went fine but on booting with Ubuntu I get the following message: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr status 0xc000007b The application or ...
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Install failed using Wubi under Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just ran the wubi installer under windows 8. After reboot, I got the dual boot option. Windows is still working, but Ubuntu only makes the computer restart. I had no errors during the ...
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“Try Ubuntu” - Problems Loading

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows XP and I want to "Try Ubuntu" before installing. Getting a Error during installation "Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO" message. ...
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How can I load Ubuntu when all I have is Grub?

So I have upgraded Ubuntu with the latest Kernel. But after the upgrade and after I rebooted Ubuntu, all I get is GRUB. How do I load Ubuntu again when all I have is GRUB? I installed Ubuntu using ...
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How to remove ubuntu after Wubi installation [duplicate]

i installed ubuntu through Wubi. Now I want to remove ubuntu. please help by step by step instructions. Thanks
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04LTS on WD Hard-drive: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr Missing Error? [duplicate]

I've tried installing Ubuntu on my 1TB WD Hard-Drive. I've done this using EasyBCD, and on a Windows 7 PC. Problem is, after restarting my PC (and booting from the G:\ hard-drive), I get this error: ...
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Ubuntu Hangs While Working

I have installed ubuntu 10.04 via wubi. Frequently ubuntu hangs while working. Even installer hanged when I tried to install ubuntu recent version, linux mint 10 via wubi & mint4win. Is this ...
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Ubuntu Hangs While Working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu Hangs While Working I have installed ubuntu lucid in my machine with windows.Ubuntu hangs even when there is no activity.I could not start any application.It ...
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No such file or directory wubi-12.04.1-rev273.log [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and ran the wubi.exe file. The installation process started however this message pops up: No such file or directory. For more information, please see log file: ...
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Nvidia card Nouveau GPU Lockup

I have just recently installed Ubuntu with the wubi installer alongside windows. However, when I try to start Ubuntu's firefox, it will crash and give me the GPU Lockup-Switching to software fbcom ...