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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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot install

I have Windows 7(64 bit) installed on my system along with Ubuntu 12.04. I want to upgrade to 14.04 version of ubuntu but since I do not have a good internet connection I am unable to upgrade it using ...
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Install Lubuntu 12.04 from Windows XP

I want to install Lubuntu 12.04 (my PC don't support more) from Windows XP without reboot system. How I can do this? I heard something about wubi, but I am not sure from whre to download it. Thanks!
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I'm confused on installation [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 64-bit for Windows 8.1, and on that little .exe file where it said restart to test and see Ubuntu, I restarted and nothing happened. I'm confused.
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Problem In Installing Ubuntu 14.04 inside Windows 7 [duplicate]

Normally wubi.exe does not show option Install Ubuntu inside windows, I used command line in DOS wubi.exe --force wubi then it shows Install Ubuntu inside windows. But After copying all files when ...
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wubi not working for 14.04 on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I am using MS win-8.1 now I need Ubuntu and I have downloaded 14.04 but when I launch Wubi the cursor loads for some time and then it turns normal and nothing happens. I want to install it by Wubi ...
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Neither Win7 nor Ubuntu boot after installing wubi. Only a blank screen appears [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in my laptop with win7 using wubi. It installed successfully. When I rebooted my computer, nothing but a blank screen with a blinking cursor appeared. I opened boot manager but it ...
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When I tried logging in with the username and password I used in Wubi, it wouldn't let me log in

So I just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 7 laptop not replacing Windows 7 with Wubi. But for some reason when I used I loged on to Ubuntu using the username and password I typed in for Wubi, it ...
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wubi ubuntu does not start

I have a new dell latitude 7440 laptop with windows 7 64 bit. It runs Bios (not UEFI) and the hard drive is MBR. However, wubi does not start. After I select ubuntu from the boot page. It gives a ...
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I want to install Xubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows Vista installation?

I've decided that I want to install a backup OS on my PC which is currently equipped with Windows Vista. Seeing as to how WUBI is no longer supported, how exactly do I install it now. The LiveUSB is ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 through Wubi [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu using Wubi and everything was shown correctly, no errors of any sort. But the moment the boot process started after installing it, several errors appears. How can I solve ...
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Trying to launch from USB - “could not retrieve the required installation files”

Let me just say I am totally new to Linux. I'm a basic Windows user. I am trying to launch Ubuntu from a USB so I don't have to install on my laptop. I used pendrivelinux to save it my USB, and then ...
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Ubuntu disappeared from my boot screen

I have triple boot (XP, 7, Ubuntu in Wubi) and today my Windows 7 got messed up and request I insert the installation CD and do a repair. When I did the repair, my boot screen got messed up and I no ...
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Acronis restore Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 parition with error

I'm on Win 8.1, then I download ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso I mount the iso and copy wubi.exe to the same folder with above iso I run wubi.exe and install to another partition Everything works ...
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Wubi not working lubuntu

I am trying to install lubuntu 14.04 using wubi. I have already compared the md5 of the image lubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso with the one given at UbuntuHashes and it matched. I also burnt the image ...
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I can not install Ubuntu 14.04 due to some problem?

I have installed Window 8.1 on my HP laptop.Now I want to install Ubuntu 14.04,I try to use Wubi but when I use it, after installation on window, when my computer restart i have a message No root ...
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Can't access recovery mode, for dual booting comp, by holding shift

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu without a CD or USB. I cannot get my (username - password) combination to work even though I'm 100% sure I typed them in correctly when installing via Wubi. I read this ...
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Transfer a Wubi installation into unallocated space

I have a Wubi based installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Now that I'm comfortable with using Ubuntu, I want to move it out of the Windows file system. Here's a picture of GParted running within my Wubi ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't install on my old Toshiba Satellite M30-404!

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my old Toshiba (10+), but it won't boot from a CD or from a removable disk. I've also changed the boot order in BIOS...nothing!. I've also tried WUBI, but when Wubi ...
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Tried factory resetting computer, crashed

I have an ASUS EEEPC 1201ha, with Windows 7 starter, and Ubuntu 12.04 lts via Wubi. I tried to factory reset it, but when I did, it started saying BOOTMGR is missing, and now it only shows a blinking ...
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Ubuntu slow - Ubuntu based distros fast [closed]

I always wanted to use Ubuntu as my main operating system - mainly because of unity. Unfortunately i can't. Whenever i install Ubuntu on my pc, Ubuntu is running as slow as my grandma. I have tried ...
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I used Wubi to install 12.04 and update to 13.10. How can I switch to a real disk partion for 14.04 but keep all my custom programs and settings?

I think Wubi is an excellent tool, and it's a shame it's been discontinued, but I'm ready to use a real disk install because apparently it will speed up Ubuntu noticeably. However, I have a lot of ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later Wubi installer be returing

will Wubi Instaler ever be returning in ubuntu 14.04 or later i have a friend that really wants ubuntu and is upset becuase he cant figure out how to create a partition on his hp pavilion g6 64bit ...
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ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr file is missing or corrupt [duplicate]

I have a hp amd64 computer and I am experiencing installation errors: Do I have to buy another computer to use Ubuntu? My computer does not recognize Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr. can I download the ...
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Unable to access network on ubuntu installed via wubi

I've installed ubuntu via wubi for windows (xp). However I'm unable to access internet via ubuntu whereas it works perfectly inwindows xp. Also I'm unable to access the grub menu when I press shift ...
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Migrating into a full Ubuntu install

So I've scoured a lot of different articles and I think I have a decent idea of what to do here but I'm hoping someone will be willing to hold my hand a bit here. I've been running 12.04 as a wubi ...
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Cannot open Ubuntu, stuck with intramfs

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to upgrade to 14.04. After the upgrade Ubuntu is not opening up. I'm stuck with this black screen saying: mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or ...
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Backup ubuntu from wubi

So, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi, and I want to install Ubuntu, from USB, onto a different partition on my hard drive. I want to know, if I backup my wubi installation, can I restore it from the ...
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How to move Wubi partition to a whole drive?

I have Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7 home premium installed by default in it.There was only 1 drive in it,(i.e) the C: drive.It could contain 300 GB of memory.I split the C: drive into another E: ...
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Wubi Administrator Login doesn't work Wubi / Windows 7

Wubi works delightfully as a guest, but I can't seem to login under my administrator name/ the one Wubi prompts you to create. It also happens to be the same username/password as my Windows ...
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Wubi set up and Wifi with no ethernet?

I am extremely new to using Ubuntu. While I have a basic grasp of scripting for git/linux and scripting for windows, ubuntu scripting isn't super clear for me. I'm wanting to set up a wifi driver ...
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Ubuntu not running Unity after login [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Wubi installation. After logging in I can only view my wallpaper. It does not show any of the normal GUI taskbars or menus. Using Ctrl+Alt+T does not bring up a ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 within windows 7

Can you install Ubuntu 14.04 with Wubi within windows 7 so that it can be uninstalled from windows 7 if desired.
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Running Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite C55 Series w/ Windows 8.1

I have downloaded quite a few versions of Ubuntu and installed them on my system. When I boot up they give me the option of switching between Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu. When I choose to load up Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm new at Linux, and I decided to try Ubuntu. I had a Ubuntu 12 dual boot installed using the Windows installer and it seemed to work fine. Now I cannot find the same program online. I now try to ...
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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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Need to share a volume on home pc [duplicate]

I have a xp dual hard drive system - c: and d: with 2 users -my spouse and I. I have a window 7 single drive system with 2 logical partitions C: and D: Same 2 users. both are ntfs. D: drive ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after error message. /tmp could not be mounted

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 using WUBI and after installation when it booted it showed an error: Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. There were three options: ...
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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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Upgrade to 14.04 Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for / [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 13.10. I had installed the earlier version using WUBI. I am receiving the following error on booting Ubuntu with the latest kernel 3.14 Serious error ...
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remove 12.04 which installed by wubi and install 14.04

I have windows seven also I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. I haven't had any problem with my 12.04. Now I downloaded 14.04 32 bit and I make my flash boot able with this guide also I uninstall my ...
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Can't boot Wubi after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04: “Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init”

So I decided to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 on my Wubi installation, using update-manager -d, but I can no longer boot into Ubuntu. When I try to, I see the message mount:mounting..."etc, then "Target ...
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Windows installer for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onwards

Is there any windows installer(wubi) for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? When I mount .iso file with daemon tools and run wibu.exe it just ask me if I want to reboot(I think it's usefull only when .iso burned on ...
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Why has Wubi support been withdrawn?

Why has Wubi support been withdrawn from Ubuntu 12.10 onwards? Does Ubuntu 14.04 have Wubi support or not?
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Installing ubuntu with broken laptop monitor. External VGA works, but not until windows loads drivers [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a working copy of Vista running on it. I want to install Ubuntu Desktop on it. The twist is this: The laptop monitor is broken. I can run a VGA monitor, but it will ...
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Alternative to Wubi Installer (without cd/usb install)

I'm using a old computer and I'm interested in getting linux on it. My computer cannot boot from USB or CD. I was presented with Wubi but I was just wondering, is there any other way to install ...
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Cannot resize Ubuntu disk using wubi-resize (Installed from Wubi)

I'd like to expand my disk space in Ubuntu. Right now, it has 30 GB space which is the maximum allowable installation size in Wubi. I wanted to extend it to 50 GB so I've done a live resizing ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu Using Windows Installer [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu using the Windows installer (my first time trying to use Linux!), and when I try to download the installer, I get the screen asking for donations, but can't go any ...
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Is WUBI free to download?

Is WUBI freely available? I checked the link to download WUBI and the only way to proceed is by giving some amount as donation. I will surely do it, but I don't have a Paypal account and I am in ...
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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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Wubi or Live DVD?

I want to install Ubuntu on this machine. Is there any benefit to installing With live dvd compared to Wubi?