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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Update destroyed grub

I have Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) installed on my notebook via wubi. Since a recent ubuntu update however my system doesn't work anymore. When I boot I get into grub rescue>. After some internet ...
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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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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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windows xp dual-boot (wubi install) stopped working for ubuntu - gives “missing or corrupt system32\hal.dll” error

This was working fine for a year or three - something happened in the last month or so. I'm pretty sure that the missing hal.dll file isn't the actual problem - the file is there, and windows works ...
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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 ...