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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
15 views

Error during intstallation of Ubuntu with Wubi [duplicate]

During Installation the download and extraction part went fine but at the end of the expantion part it gives the following error:
3
votes
1answer
144 views

Install Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS with EXT4FS [duplicate]

I have a problem to install Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS in my computer. My Computer is DELL(CPU: P4, 3GHz RAM: 1GB HDD: 20GB). I downloaded Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS and installed this by using wubi. Then it was ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Boot Wubi in another bootloader

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2, with 2 partitions (3, considering Mac OS Recovery), one with MacOS X and another with Windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu through Wubi in Windows and I'd like to, if possible, ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Can't get past /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr when trying to dual boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720 with windows 8 preinstalled. I'm trying to use ubuntu 13.10. I have gone through many ways to dual boot and i have made a bootable usb, shrunk my partitions, made a ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Ubuntu crashes at login (12.04 Using Wubi) [duplicate]

I Tried to install ubuntu 12.04 using the Windows installer (Wubi) Then once it starts up. i hear the Logon sound. Then the logon sound loops and the system crashes with a Purple screen. What can i do ...
1
vote
2answers
135 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

WUBI: A previous installation was detected in I:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing

I have no other option to install Ubuntu on my laptop than through Wubi. I have no problem with installing 12.04, but whem I'm tryin to install 13.10 - Wubi is spamming me with an error: A previous ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

Wubi: no wubildr; prefix not set error on boot [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu using wubi, whenever I start my laptop an choose ubuntu; I'm get this error NTFS5: no wubildr and NTFS: prefix not set this error screen flash just half a second and is show ...
0
votes
0answers
97 views

how to dualboot with Windows 8.1, for the comically inept

So I have a Lenovo Laptop (1TB, 4 GB RAM, AMD) running windows 8.1, and I've basically spent the past day trying to get Ubuntu dual-boot up-and-running on my laptop (I need it to run programs for ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

computer not starting [closed]

I had downloaded wubi and ubuntu for 32 bit version and had kept them in the same folder.I clicked on ubuntu to try to intialize it but nothing happenned.So i thought the file may have been corrupted. ...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

Jokosher gstreamer error

NEWBIE ALERT! I am currently looking for some audio multi tracking software, find out "jokosher" looks good and simply to use. But i have a problem, every time i import and try to play some audio ...
0
votes
2answers
55 views

Does downloading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS normally take around 10 hrs?

I started downloading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through Wubi installer and it shows nearly 10 hrs required for download. Disk space required is 18 GB which is readily available. Should it actually take that ...
-1
votes
1answer
32 views

After Installing Ubuntu, I cannot boot to Windows

I recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi from the main page on my Windows 8.1/Windows 7 system. After the installation finished, my computer booted directly into Ubuntu, not giving me a chance to get ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

windows installer (Wubi) stops

When installing with windows installer (Wubi) in XP, installation stops allways when doing "Reticulating splines..." and the laptop freezes
0
votes
0answers
19 views

wubi - grub shows older ubuntu installation boot entry

i am new to linux, I've installed ubuntu 12.04 with wubi and updated its kernel. I've uninstalled ubuntu and installed 12.10 with wubi but at first boot,instead of showing installation the grub boot ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

System hangs after Wubi install [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on a Windows 7 machine using Wubi. When I rebooted, the display showed a blank black screen. I waited about 15m and then powered down. When I powered back up, I'm given the ...
0
votes
1answer
882 views

Wubi fails to install Lubuntu 12.04

Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files That happens everytime Wubi is finished installing Lubuntu. I know there are questions like this, except I can't use a USB big enough ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Installing with Wubi

I want to give Ubuntu a try, but I don't have a disc or usb lying around so I decided to use the Wubi installer. If I erase the copy of Windows that I use to install Wubi, will I still be able to ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Lubuntu boots into GRUB

I installed Lubuntu from Windows XP (C:/) into a seperate partition (D:/). It installed correctly (as it seemed) and then when i rebooted the system and choose Lubuntu from the boot menu , a black ...
0
votes
0answers
214 views

Wubi-installed 12.04 / 'Low graphics mode' / 'Loading extension glx' freezes?

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop for a couple of months now. Last weekend I installed Spotify and Pycharm (which required me to download a Java library) and since ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Achive error in wubi.exe when trying to install ubuntu12.04.3

I get this message when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 I cannot find any specific references to this problem amongst all the problems that there seem to be with downloading and installing 12.04.3! ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt error while installing Ubuntu using Wubi in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu to my external drive using Wubi, but, when I choose to run Ubuntu, it says that \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr is either missing or corrupt. I am currently attempting to do a disk ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

error when Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 (32-bit) System

i'm a Windows 8 user. recently, i wanted to use Ubuntu along with Win8. so, I downloaded WUBI and started installing it. It successfully installed and rebooted. during rebooting it asked me which ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Wubi Start up Error, Grub Menu boot error!

Need a bit of help with the wubi windows Ubuntu installer (12.04 LTS). Basically I am using a separate external drive for the Ubuntu OS for installation. Once done I rebooted and it took me to the ...
0
votes
0answers
599 views

File:\Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.nbr missing or contains error : 0xc000007b [duplicate]

I have a Sony VAIO 64-bit Touchscreen machine with Windows 8 installed on it. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it. I have tried installing through a DVD and with Ubuntu downloaded on the hard drive. ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Ubuntu dual-boot inatallation [duplicate]

I am completely new to the Ubuntu and it's community. I am trying to install dual boot (WIN7/Ubuntu) on my laptop. For that I created a 20 GB partition using windows inbuilt partition tool (disk ...
0
votes
3answers
116 views

I need help installing and using ubuntu

I'm new here! I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit version just now. It downloaded in .RAR (Winrar). When i open the file, i have many folders in it and at last, i have this "wubi.exe" file. i ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

How to install ubuntu using wubi reusing my iso? [duplicate]

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 ISO file and 13.04 ISO files.I want to install Ubuntu using wubi installer without downloading form internet .I put thoes files(ISO file and Wubi installer) in same ...
1
vote
2answers
45 views

Can't boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu12.10 on a dual boot computer

My computer suddenly shut down a few times when I was using Ubuntu and then I couldn't even boot into Windows or Ubuntu. It's a dual boot computer and I installed Ubuntu from Windows with Wubi. When ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Why specifically doesn't wubi work with windows 8 computers? [duplicate]

I've never tried wubi, but I really like the idea and want to do some fiddling around with it. However I have a windows 8 system and I'm aware that wubi doesn't work with windows 8 systems for lots of ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

how to instal ubuntu 13.10 [pre downloaded] over windows 7 using wubi? [duplicate]

I have pre downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 ISO . I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 pre downloaded ISO using Wubi without downloading it again during the installation of Wubi . Is there any possibilites like that ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

How To Uninstall Ubuntu Wubi?

I tried to follow the guide as mentioned in : How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? But Unfortunately, I cannot find the Ubuntu Entry in my add remove programs, and I find the guide quite confusing for ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

How do I get Thunderbird and Ubuntu (WUBI) and Windows to share a profile?

I have a friend who is running Xubuntu 12.04 through WUBI. They have Thunderbird installed in both Xubuntu and Windows and a single IMAP account set up in both (same IMAP account). The problem is ...
0
votes
0answers
184 views

Wubi Unsuccessful Boot-Repair

Followed direction listed at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair Used live USB installer > try ubuntu > downloaded Boot-Repair Boot-Repair started automatically after install. Used ...
1
vote
0answers
80 views

Dual Boot keeps restarting my computer 12.04 [closed]

I have just installed 12.04 with wubi on windows 7. Installed fine but after restart on boot option, when I choose ubuntu to boot, it just restarts my computer rather than boot into ubuntu. Please ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

When I restart my PC, I am offered Ubuntu but it doesn't work [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit by clicking on wubi.exe. When I restart the computer, a screen displays both OS options, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. If I choose Ubuntu, the only thing that ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Where are my files?

I'm sure most of you will know what has happened instantly so thank you :) I was going to keep both windows and WUBI (installed on SSD c:/) and was moving files on the same hdd (d:/) from the windows ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Searched for hours need help. WUBI 12.04 won't boot after shrinking partition

Thanks in advance for the help. I've learnt a little bit reading through for the last so many hours and have finally given up and have a question... I installed 12.04 onto my HDD D: used it for a ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

moving files from ubuntu to windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu with Wubi.exe in (E:) and want to move all files in (D: for example) in windows,how to do it? In E: i have files like "wubildr , uninstall-wubi , wubildr , wubildr.mbr" and some ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Problem with loading ubuntu 12.04 aftrer reinstalling windows 7

I installed windows 7. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi.exe and after I REinstalled Widows 7 I couldn't load Ubuntu. I downloaded and installed "EasyBCD 2.2" and made new entry with "Type: GRUB 2 ;" ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

“stderr=The boot configuration data store could not be opened.” using bcdedit [duplicate]

I just wanted to take a look at a Linux OS without any hassle of disk partitioning and boot file problems. Wubi will not install after multiple attempts. Any idea wht is wrong or how I can fix it ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Differant user-name at terminal

I have normal Wubi instillation did not change any sitting. But now I find user-name at terminal that is different from user account appears at the top right corner. I need to make / change what at ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

installation using wubi shows errors please help [closed]

i got these errors while attempting installation at windows XP using wubi http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=X2QRhGcb http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=167ZPnwV
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Can't re-install wubi or Ubuntu

I had ubuntu and it stopped coming up on boot. I have tried to save root.disk file on external hard drive three times, it freezes on 62%. I tried zipping file, it freezes computer about half way. I ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Ubuntu 12.04 Realtek RTL8188E Wireless Card Not Detected

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (WUBI) on my Toshiba Sattellite. I have a Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n. The internet works fine when I plug it in using a ethernet cable, but my laptop doesn't even ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

ubuntu installed using wubi is not working

I have 04 in my win7 64bit pc using wubi installer. I downloaded wubi and followed the instructions. It worked for a few days and now Ubuntu is not booting, it shows a black screen. I uninstalled ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Rebuild dualboot win7/12.04

I installed 12.04 with wubi on my asus ul30a and I liked it very much. I want to continue to use it (dual boot). But then win7-64 would not boot, even though it was in the grub menu. It just returned ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

“Try Ubuntu” - Problems Loading

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows XP and I want to "Try Ubuntu" before installing. Getting a Error during installation "Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO" message. ...
1
vote
3answers
76 views

Will installing Ubuntu using Wubi have any performance disadvantage compared to a full installation?

I wanted to try out Ubuntu. I used Wubi. I really like the appearance and "feel" to it, but it is noticeably slower than my Windows 7. I'm wondering if this is because I am using Wubi instead of a ...
0
votes
2answers
99 views

Install failed using Wubi under Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just ran the wubi installer under windows 8. After reboot, I got the dual boot option. Windows is still working, but Ubuntu only makes the computer restart. I had no errors during the ...