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

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 Windows(...
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Fixing grub menu after migrating wubi to partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via Wubi a couple of weeks ago, and today used the script on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi to move it to a new partition. Now I'm having a bit of confusion ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wubi cannot retrieve the required disk image file [duplicate]

I have already downloaded the ubuntu-12.04-wubi-amd64.tar.xz file...i have no internet connection. When I run wubi, I'm getting this message: could not retrieve the required disk image file. i used ...
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How to tell if Ubuntu is installed inside or alongside Windows?

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a computer with Windows on it (and later upgraded to 11.04 and 11.10). Now I can't remember whether Ubuntu was installed inside Windows (Wubi) or in its own partition. How ...
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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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Installing wubi on Windows 8.1 [closed]

can anyone guide me how to install wubi on W8.1. I have heard that there is a UEFI related issue on W8.1.
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Making Ubuntu my only OS using WUBI [duplicate]

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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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:\ ...
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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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Will installing Ubuntu harm my computer?

I installed Ubuntu using wubi on hp dv6-6135dx. When I boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen. The wireless light turns blue after a while, meaning Ubuntu has loaded the driver, but the screen ...
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Ubuntu freezes running the first time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? 12.04 Freezes on first run after install, loading screen says 'Preparing to run Ubuntu for the first time...' — stuck on 2nd dot after ...
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Is there a wubi installer for the ubuntu DVD version?

These days my heart pumps more blood to itself because of Ubuntu 12.04 release. I would like to download it about two or three days later.we know there is a wubi for the cd version included. I want to ...
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Wubi install on AMD64 - won't boot to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Have successfully installed Ubuntu on 3 other machines 2 x 11.10 and 1 x 12.04LTS but having problems with: Dell Inspiron 1721 AMD Turion 64 2GHz with 2 GB ram, 320GB HD with 100GB free running ...
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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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Ubuntu is not booting - “No init fount. Try passing init= bootarg.” , Install from Windows (Wubi)

Unbuntu 10.04 installed from Windows 7 (Wubi filesystme), Now Ubuntu is not booting giving this error. Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init. No init fount. Try passing init= bootarg. BusyBox v1....
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Running full installation of Ubuntu // full instalation of windows 7 in one PC

I must admit I'm a total noob in this. I've been running ubuntu 11.10 in windows 7 using Wubi installation, and I love Ubuntu. I would like to make a full dual boot instalation of Ubuntu on my PC,...
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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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Why does Wubi.exe for Ubuntu 11.10 not run on Windows 7 64bit?

I installed an older version of Ubuntu before with the Wubi installer. I then did an upgrade of the Ubuntu to the latest 11.10 version but this did not work well. Icons were missing in Ubuntu and it ...
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Build a custom Ubuntu based distribution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make my own customized Ubuntu version? I am working on making a custom Ubuntu 11.10 based distro.(64 bit) I am adding non open source packages, replacing packages, ...
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Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
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Will installing Ubuntu using Wubi erase Windows? [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop with 2 partitions: C: and D:, with windows 7 installed in the C: drive and D: is the Recovery partition. When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi, it only shows the C: ...
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How to fix “could not retrieve the required disk image files” error? [duplicate]

I can´t install Ubuntu with Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop, there is a pop up with the message Could not retrieve the required disk image files
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Why is the second Windows partition mounted under /host

Probably I could read it somewhere, but couldn't find anywhere. In Windows 7, I have had two partitions ("Disk C" and "Disk D"). After installing dual-boot Ubuntu, I can access disk C under /media/...
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System not booting up after installing wubi in my windows 7 computer

I've tried to install Ubuntu in my win 7 computer using wubi. After completing the whole process when I tried to restart my computer in ubuntu then after starting it got frozen showing the screen as ...
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Is there a workaround for Ubiquity hanging on laptop-detect on a Xubuntu+Ubuntu desktop?

I've run into https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/873791 when installing both XUbuntu and Ubuntu via Wubi on my laptop. I was wondering if there was a workaround to avoid this ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Wubi downloads ISO even though it's already there

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Windows 8. My system does not have the SecureBoot and UEFI option. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO from the website. It contains wubi.exe, but when I run Wubi it ...
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Can't get past boot menu after WUBI installation

I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website on my Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS gamers laptop and while it appeared to install correctly, when I rebooted the ...
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SYSLINUX 4.04 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al

When I boot Ubuntu from my USB Live I get: SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al Burned with LiLo, When I burn with UNETbootin I get: SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ...
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Wubi installation won't start

I've just installed ubuntu 11.10 via wubi. Everything was going ok, but all the sudden it started going slow, freezing during file operations and then complete freeze. I restarted the PC an now it ...
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How do I uninstall Wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? How can I uninstall Ubuntu which I installed using Wubi without affecting my files if I have 2 OS's on 1 partition?
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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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Windows won't boot File: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr [duplicate]

I am really new to Ubuntu s i don't normally use it but i have to install it on my laptop for my computer course. My laptop runs on Windows 7 and it is pretty new. I downloaded and installed Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu on Mac for dummies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wubi Install for Mac OS X I like Ubuntu on my PC but I tried many times to install on Mac in vain. It is too complicated and too many technical stuff for me. I like to see ...