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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How to install Ubuntu to a .disk file

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 Live USB I have created a 25GB .disk file that is located on the Windows partition. (Same as WUBI) I have done: sudo losetup /dev/loop1 /mnt/<disk file ...
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Ubuntu - One process running - Tons of memory used [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu using the Microsoft Windows Installer, and it's running pretty slow. I've got 3.8 GB ram on my computer, and by running free -m I'm getting the following results : ...
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Viewing NVIDIA Geforce card control panel from Ubuntu dual-boot with Windows 7

I have dual-booted Ubuntu using Wubi from win7 in a separate G: drive. Now where can I find my NVIDIA control panel that is installed in Windows 7? Or do I have to install it again in Ubuntu? If yes, ...
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Can I use Wubi to preview Ubuntu without a full install?

I'd just like to preview Ubuntu without making a dedicated install. Currently, my laptop won't boot Ubuntu from a Live Disk or a Flash Key...does Wubi bypass the preview stage and just install the OS ...
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“apt.conf file was not found.” when installing using Wubi

Whenever I install Ubuntu from the wubi installer in windows, it takes a long time (2hours) to copy the installation logs and still copying. When I abort the process and enter into the OS, apt.conf ...
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Partitioning hard drive with Windows 7 for Ubuntu installation

I have an ASUS K53U laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I want it to dual-boot with Ubuntu (Linux-Secure-Remix, preferably). I have previously used WUBI on this laptop. Currently my partitions ...
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Should I defragment my hard disk before installing using WUBI? [duplicate]

Is it advisable to defragment my hard disk before using WUBI? Is there any other precautions that I should take before using WUBI ? My os is windows XP-32 bit.
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Installing(via wubi.exe) 13.10(32-bit) shows an error message

The installation showed an error message at the end and it said to check the log file. I installed the OS as administrator only. I have pasted the link of the whole log file ...
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After re-installing wubi/ubuntu and use old root.disk , I get thrown to Grub shell

My wubi files were corrupted and i had to re-install ubuntu (through wubi) again. Before i un-installed the old ubuntu i saved the old root.disk in external drive.After i installed i tried to boot ...
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Getting started with Wubi [duplicate]

What are the advantages of using the Wubi installer? Can it be used for dual booting Windows XP 32-bit with Ubuntu? Also is it possible to use Wubi for installing Ubuntu 32-bit version? A ...
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Installing ubuntu with wubi error [duplicate]

Toshiba Satellite u845w-s400. I installed Ubuntu onto my hard drive without a partition using wubi. Then, after the installation was complete,and my computer rebooted. Ubuntu loaded and ran a program ...
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Wubi to install Xubuntu 13.10?

Is there any wubi that can install xubuntu 13.10?I have the wubi to install 13.10 but is there any wubi to install xubuntu 13.10? I hope this question has an answer that could help me
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Goes into purple screen with black squares trying to login(using wubi) [duplicate]

Yesterday i installed wubi and when i tried to log in it would turn purple and black squares,also i couldn't type in my password.Today i uninstall it and re-installed it i tried to log in and same ...
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How to Increase root space in ubuntu wubi? [duplicate]

I have installed the ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the windows installer After login into root and df -h it shows /dev/loop0 14GB /dev/sda5 50GB here the loop0 is the root folder. How to ...
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problem with kubuntu 12-04.03 64 bits

The problem is: I had installed, Windows 8 Pro 64 bit. but my PC, when I bought that PC, came with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit installed. That's okay, everything went fine. I tried to install Ubuntu ...
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Why does Wubi give an “installation size” of 18 GB?

When I run Wubi, that is, the Windows installer for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I'm given a pull-down menu in the download dialog-box. It offers, pre-set, an Installation Size of 18 GB, although one can pull ...
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Distro: wrong version: 12.04 != 12.04.3

I am trying with wubi.exe to install Ubuntu on a Pentium-computer with Windows XP. I become this error in the wubi-12.04.3-rev279.log file : Distro: wrong version: 12.04 != 12.04.3 Can I change ...
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Stuck on wubi installer after restart

Download the Wubi installer and select Kubuntu. Everything was going well, asked me to restart so I did. After restart, thought it was going to install everything but get the terminal screen with ...
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ethernet connection failed after installing Wubi

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu for desktop on my PC and it failed at reboot bringing me a few commands to use which were unhelpful. I rebooted my computer and went back to my original Windows 8 OS ...
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Installed Ubuntu with Windows 7

I had Windows 7 and installed Ubuntu using the Windows installer. Now when I restart the PC, it directly boots to Ubuntu. What happened to my Windows 7 and how I can make it dual boot?
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wubi 12.04 does not recognize file system

I am a total newbie with Linux, but was forced to install Ubuntu on my work laptop. I chose WUBI. It seems the installation was successful but I cannot boot Linux. What happens is, that when I ...
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wubi machine and … vmware

I installed latest Ubuntu in windows via wubi, all good and nice, it is working nicely ;) now, the question how can I start that wubi Ubuntu also in vmware in windows ? in theory it is possible be ...
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Dual Partion windows not working ?

I originally set up Ubuntu "along side" widows(Vista) and realized it was done though wubi after I tried to set up a VB and didn't have enough room. I then repartitioned the HD and did a stand alone ...
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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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Wubi install: How to increase swap size

I am trying to increase the swapfile size on my WUBI install. I followed the answer here: sudo su swapoff -a cd /host/ubuntu/disks/ mv swap.disk swap.disk.bak dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Installing ubuntu-13.10 on Win7

I just want to make sure I do this right. I downloaded unetbootin-windows and also ubuntu-13.10-desktop iso. I ran unetbootin and chose USB and it seemed to create folders on my USB drive along with ...
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cannot install Ubuntu 13.04 using wubi [duplicate]

i get the following error when trying to install 13.04 using wubi AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_info' please help the log file is here -> http://pastebin.com/nuFvCQWP
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wubi failure win7 : pylauncher failed

Several attempts to install Ubuntu using wubi were unsucessful : message says failed to launch pylauncher tried to launch wubi from several partitions none attempt was successful system is Win7 ...
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uninstall wubi from a bad drive

I used wubi to install Ubuntu on its own hard drive. That drive seems to have died and I can no longer boot to Ubuntu. I tried to uninstall Ubuntu from the control panel in Windows 7 and received the ...
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Ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr missing or contains errors

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 version using WUBI when my laptop was running windows 7 which I upgraded to windows 8.1 preview. Everything was working well until I upgraded again to windows 8.1 retail ...
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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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How to get the 'Install alongside Windows' option, i only see 'Install inside Windows'? [duplicate]

I created a bootable USB Stick with Ubuntu 13.10 and when i boot from it and try to install it i only get the option "Install inside Windows" and the button in the bottom right corner says "Restart to ...
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having issues with live usb and unetbootin from an xp install

Can I use wubi to install 13.10 and then use the wubi-move.sh to effect the full hdd image to ubuntu 13,10 no working cd drive and usb doesn't want to boot from bios hence why i ask wubi has worked ...
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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 ...
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How to install or run Ubuntu on Windows 8 using WUBI?

Okay, so I have a Windows 8.1 PC, an ASUS X202E-DB21T. It has 500 GB of HDD. I want to use Ubuntu so that I can build a Firefox OS build, but Windows is not supported. I don't want to install Ubuntu ...
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I want to remove ubuntu 13.10 from mt pc [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove ubuntu, but i'm not being able to do so, is there any way to do it, wubi does not work.
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Ubuntu is not installed

Ubuntu is not installed. I Downloaded ISO from ubuntu.com , then I created bootable USB by the loader Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.4.3, restarted the computer, put the boot from flash drives, and ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu does not boot after installation. [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on Windows 7 now neither OS boots up. How can I recover Windows OS and uninstall Ubuntu?
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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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Cannot install Kubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I have installed Kubuntu 13.10 using Wubi in Windows 8. It asked for a reboot, after restarting I have selected the Kubuntu boot option. Then the countdown starts (5 seconds) for selecting from 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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Need help installing ubuntu [duplicate]

Can you help me install ubuntu alongside my windows 8.1 OS on my Toshiba Satellite P875-S7102? I can not figure out how to get my particular model of laptop to boot from a USB and install Ubuntu, or ...
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Cannot view files and folders of Windows drive from Wubi

I do not know what has gone wrong with my D: drive. The drive is absolutely fine, data is present. I can unmount/mount the drive; but cannot view files and folders in it. When I try to ls the drive ...
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Wubi install was fine. weeks later, I cannot boot into Ubuntu. Can I now try to boot via disk or USB and still have access to my files? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi a few months ago. Some weeks later, I started having slow boot ups and then, last night, complete inability to boot. However, windows is working just fine. I was ...
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“Install Ubuntu with the Windows installer” is not working on windows8 [closed]

I have followed alll the steps given in "Install Ubuntu with the Windows installer" following link : http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows Everything as per given step ...
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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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ubuntu 12.04 installation errors

first of all i know there are a hundred duplicates of this question but i tried EVERYTHING that is written on these posts and the guides refrenced by them but i havnt succeeded yet. i will try to ...
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12.04 - unable to install on toshiba laptop

I having problem to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my toshiba laptop preloaded with Windows 7. It fails to install using windows installer after downloading files, I tried to reinstall it and it still ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Grub 2.0

I know this question may have been asked hundreds of times before but there doesn't seem to be one answer to how to solve it. I upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 13.10 and my computer was low on ...
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Should Making a New Disk for Wubi be fast?

Should making a new Wubi disk take a very long time? I am currently following along to the steps in this answer for increasing the root partition space for my Ubuntu Wubi install: Increase size of ...