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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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, Windows 8, Truecrypt, UEFI, and a big headache

So, I have a fresh install of Windows 8... Here's the issue. When I first installed W8, the Wubi loader would launch just fine, no issues, no fuss... At the time, I elected to avoid installing ...
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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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How to migrate from Wubi to a regular installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I recently installed Ubuntu through Wubi and I love it enough that I am ready to ditch Windows! My set up is like this: ...
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How to increase wubi /root disk space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I give Ubuntu 10.10 more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))? I'm running out of space in wubi. Online wubi help didn't help much since they ...
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Does wubi need seperate partition? Can I manually allocate space for my home folder?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, but there are some programs like AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Comsol Multyphysics, that can run only on a Windows system. I decided to reinstall my laptop, so I will install ...
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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 cannot detect my Logitech Wireless m510 mouse?

I have my mouse plugged in but it doesn't have drivers so it doesn't work. How do I find the drivers? Please give me a link or tell me how to detect them from Ubuntu Software?
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how to install ubuntu 32bit with wubi [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 32bit with wubi, I tried to create shortcut from wubi.exe and change target to "32bit" but it didn't work and remained downloading 64bit can any one help me ?
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How do I get rid of Windows during Wubi migration?

So I read How do I migrate to a real partition, and/or get rid of Windows entirely?, but nowhere does it tell me how I go about replacing windows entirely. Is there a simpler/faster way than making ...
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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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ubuntu installer is not detecting windows and existing partitions

while instlling ubuntu 12.04/13.04 the installer doesnt detect my partitions and my windows 7 OS, so I cant install them side by side. I create through windows tool the partition D but i cant see it. ...
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How to completely remove Ubuntu 12.04 after restoring computer to factory settings?

I have reset my computer to factory settings (without knowing that Ubuntu will not be uninstalled). After setting up, Ubuntu was still listed at the start up boot manager, when I selected it, it gave ...
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How to determine the partition on which Ubuntu is installed and resize it?

I have four partitions on my hard-drive: C, E, F and G. Partitions C and G are NTFS and I installed Ubuntu using Wubi through Windows 7. Probably I installed it on the partition G, where Windows 7 is ...
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Wubi's root.disk is missing, but you can still log in as a guest - where is the data?

My laptop is running Windows 7 and Ubuntu, which was installed via Wubi. Ubuntu boots perfectly fine, but I can only log in as a guest. So in order to recover the files, I have to find root.disk so I ...
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Why does wubi fail with a 404 error?

I'm installing Ubuntu using the Wubi installer, but it ends unexpectedly with following error: 12-27 15:15 DEBUG downloader: downloading ...
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How to handle out of space errors

I'm using Ubuntu installed inside windows with Wubi. During upgrade to 12.04 I came across a rather devious trap. About 25% through the installation of packages, I get the message that packages can't ...
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Minimal BASH-like line editing boot error

I've tried a few links already and many of them have me do numerous commands and every command seems to return "unknown command" This is freaking me out since I need to get files off of here and I ...
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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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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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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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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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Do I keep my Windows installation if I install Ubuntu with Wubi, the Windows installer?

I want to know if I will keep and still be able to use my Windows 7 installation after I use the Wubi Windows Installer (from here) to install Ubuntu? Thanks in advance, Bas.
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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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'"Windows Backend object has no attribute 'iso-path' - see log for details.' error when trying to install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 in windows XP, Everything went as before until the countdown clock reached zero, then I got "Windows Backend object has no attribute 'iso-path' - see log for ...
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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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Triple Booting - Windows, Ubuntu, and Ubuntu Studio

I've Windows and Ubuntu, and wanted Ubuntu Studio, so I downloaded Ubuntu Studio 12.04 dvd file, and I wanted to have triple-booting on my laptop. Here is the snapshot of disk management. image ...
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How do I use a 4GB USB flash drive to install Ubuntu 12.10?

I've downloaded "ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64" and used Pen Drive Linux to get it onto my USB. I then restarted my computer (a Windows 7 Home Premium edition) and entered the boot menu to have it boot ...
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Removing duplicate entries in boot menu (WUBI)

I tried a Wubi install, but it got stuck, so I restarted the system, uninstalled it from Windows and did the whole process again. Now, in the menu that shows Windows 7 and Ubuntu as options, there are ...
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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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How do I know if I am running Wubi or a proper dual-boot?

I tried to setup a "proper" Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot system, by installing Ubuntu from a USB key. However, I simply could not get the laptop to boot off the USB despite the fact that I made the ...
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Will Ubuntu work if I remove Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? I am planning to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi in Windows7. If in future I want to remove ...
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Wubi install cannot see/connect to any wifi?

I installed 11.0`4 via wubi on my new Acer Aspire 7551G-7606. When I boot it up it cannot detect wifi. As a matter of fact, the "Enable Wifi" checkbox in the dropdown is disabled and when I enable it ...
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Make W7 install as small as possible and increase Ubuntu size

How do I do this all from Ubuntu? When I used Wubi there was a max size, and i ended up liking Ubuntu 10.04 so I kept it installed, but now i want to do just run W7 as a VM. I have around only 58GBs ...
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Keyboard/Mouse not recognised during installation [closed]

I have a Logitech MX5000 keyboard/mouse combo. I'm using the Logitech Bluetooth dongle, and I use it in USB emulation mode (not native bluetooth). I tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 using WUBI. After ...
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Overheating problems causing Ubuntu 13.10 to power off.

I'm using Lenovo Z370 laptop and I made a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. I noticed that since I started using Ubuntu 13.10 my laptop frequently overheats and it powers off because of the ...
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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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Should I use complete partition for a Wubi Install?

I have a completely free partition of 19.5 Gb (Windows is installed in another partition.) When I start Wubi, it suggests that I use about 12 Gb for Ubuntu. The question is: Should I go with Wubi's ...
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Is WUBI installation a full installation, or is it a live CD with persistent file or partition?

Is WUBI installation a full installation, or is it a live CD with persistent file or partition ? I want to know when I run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, will the new downloaded files ...
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No dual boot option, no boot priority order

I installed Ubuntu yesterday. I partitioned my C: when it was asked to give memory allocation to Ubuntu. The version is 12.04. I was able to install Ubuntu completely: Ubuntu is successfully ...
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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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How safe is running Wubi's main.pyo using pyrun?

Wubi fails to run for me (see this unresolved question) I have found out that I get the first wubi installation screen if I run pyrun main.pyo from the %TEMP%\pyl**.tmp directory. If I proceed in ...
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Why won't Ubuntu installed using Wubi accept my password?

I can boot into Ubuntu just fine as a guest but it refuses to accept my login name and password that were set during the Wubi install. I reinstalled it again with basic login and password just to make ...
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Unable to run wubi on XP

I am trying to run wubi on Windows XP Professional 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629: SP 3) I have Administrator rights I downloaded wubi from here I have installed Python 3.2 and my PATH is ...
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Whats a Shadow Password?

I liked the Ubuntu 12.10, so i Downloaded it and and installed via WUBI, then it told me to restart my PC to complete the installation. After i restarted and selected Ubuntu in the OS selection; for a ...
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Crash when booting system error no wubildr

erorr no wubildr then boot with red pix-elated screen after i log in it freezes and lines of code pop up. I think it may be a hex dump. what do I do? I have a fx 4100 and a radeon 6670 graphics card.
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Making Ubuntu my only OS using WUBI

I have never used Ubuntu before. I am currently running Windows 8 and have installed Ubuntu 12.10 using the wubi install kit. My comp. will not recognize a DVD drive for now. I want to destroy ...
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Wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt 0xc0000098 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt I know there are like a million question like this, but i tried everything they say and I still have that problem. I downloaded Wubi, and ...
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WUBI Install resulted in error [closed]

I just did the WUBI install, and when I rebooted it game me an error code telling me I needed to insert the system disk. I am using Win 7 on an Asus Laptop. I've got the WUBI installed on it's own ...
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Formatting C:/ in Windows while ubuntu is installed in D:/

I had installed Ubuntu 11.10 through wubi installer in Windows Vista in D:\ a few months ago. I am able to dual boot to anyone OS. But, now I have a problem with the Windows so I want to format my C:\ ...