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 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 ...
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Help understanding the migrate wubi documentation?

I'm looking at the MigrateWubi page but I'm not sure if I need to change the partition directories to the ones I created, and if so, I'm not too sure which ones I need to change. Here are the ...
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WUBI hangs while “Almost finished copying files”

WUBI hangs while "Almost finished copying files" on both 12.04 and 12.10. I'm using Dell Latitude E5410 with i3Core processor and 8MB of Ram. Operating system is Win7Pro. THANX
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Upgrade to Ubuntu from Windows Vista

I am trying to upgrade a Dell inspiron 1501 from Windows Vista to Ubuntu. I downloaded the appropriate .ISO file from the Ubuntu site, and used Universal_USB-Installer to create a bootable USB. ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop

I tried installing Ubuntu in two different ways: First, I tried the Windows Installer, and it goes well until I reboot the system and, when booting on Ubuntu, I get the error: No root file ...
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Can't install 12.04 inside Windows 7 using WUBI

I've tried to install Ubuntu inside Windows 7 so many times, as the installation is done, a window pops up: An error occurred: NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_info' For more information please ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit doesn't work on a win7 with check point full disk encryption

I installed 12.04 64bit with the WUBI installer on a Windows 7 with Check Point Full Disk Encryption. The WUBI Installer runs without any trouble selecting the compatibility mode with Windows XP and ...
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'Root Disk does Not exist' - How do I get it back?

When booting Ubuntu I suddenly get the information that my root disk does not exist. I am running Wubi and Ubuntu Version 10.04. I tried the following: Rebooting Windows, then rebooting Ubuntu. ...
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Windows Error After Wubi Install

The initial install on my laptop was Windows 7. I installed Wubi on Sunday - the install seemed fine. I was able to log in and use both Ubuntu and Windows. On Monday I started receiving the ...
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Wubi installation doesn't complete

I have a problem with the Wubi installation on windows. I open the installation, put the info, click "Install" and wait. But at some point, the program closes, without giving me any error or ...
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ubuntu wont boot after installing wubi from windows 7

I have installed ubuntu destop with the windows installer (in windows 7). The installation seemed to be fine. However when I restarted the notebook (hp pavilion g6) and choose to boot ubuntu, it only ...
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wubi boots into grub after 12.04 install

I would just like to recover the files off of the wubi install and then install a proper version of ubuntu, is there any way to recover the files? for further information. I had ubuntu 11.04 and ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after upgrade from Ubuntu 11 to 12.04 on dual boot system

Running Dell Inspiron 15r notebook with Windows 7 Pro and 11.10 Ubuntu (also have Windows CR). All worked fine until attempted upgrade to 12.04 system which 'locked'. Via Windows, uninstalled and ...
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Can't find iso file to burn CD

I want to use Ubuntu to format an external HDD to EXT3, but not to run on my PC. I downloaded Infrarecorder and the windows installer download on the Ubuntu download page. after rebooting ...
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Dark purple screen with graphic corruption at boot, using wubi

Decided to give Ubuntu a try using the stand alone wubi.exe. When I'm done installing, and rebooting for the first time, I only get a black screen with a blinking text input cursor, and my caps lock ...
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Customize wubi installer?

I want to customize the wubi installer and change the ubuntu name and logo from the installer as well as from the add/remove programs menu.
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Moved Wubi to different partition, unable to boot after editing grub

So, I've tried to move my wubi installation between disks and followed this: Move WUBI installation of Ubuntu to a different partition in Windows However once I start applying the edits to the grub, ...
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Are there any alternative ways to install Ubuntu other than CD and USB? (Without WUBI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Windows 7 computer. But my only USB stick is currently at school and I am on holiday break until next week. I can't use a DVD because I don't have one ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error : Extraction failed with code 2

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my 32 bit Windows 7 machine. These are the steps I followed: Create a partition using the disk manager. Download Wubi. Run Wubi as administrator. I get the ...
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Booting up to Grub Screen

Yesterday I noticed that my ubuntu drive (installed with Wubi) would suddenly go read-only. This happened several times yesterday, but I would reboot and everything would be fine. it seemed like ...
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Getting read-only file system after install Lubuntu 14.04

Sorry for my bad English. I am unable to use Ubuntu/Lubuntu after a fresh installation. Few seconds after boot the system is turned read-only. Previous searches indicates a bug with wubi in 14.04 ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

Ok... So I trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Asus OEM on my laptop, and it DOES have UEFI BIOS. So, in accordance with the instructions, I disabled Fast Startup, SecureBoot, but ...
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Weird Wubi.exe installation?

I would like to get Ubuntu on my old laptop (HP Compaq). So I ran the installation and it completed (I installed 13.04 with the Wubi installer). When I booted it up, it went to the login screen. This ...
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Ubuntu “Wubildr.mbr is missing or contains errors.”

I want to get Ubuntu on my laptop (HP Pavilion) but every time I try to install it using Wubi, I get this error: Wubildr is missing or contains errors. What could be the problem? I had Ubuntu on ...
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Is it safe to upgrade Wubi install from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS?

I have 12.04LTS installed in wubi and want to know if and how I can upgrade to 14.04LTS. I do not want a new installation, as that would totally disrupt my current activities and programming.
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How to recover partition when uninstalling wubi?

I have uninstalled wubi on my laptop, the problem is, my Hard Disk space wasn't restored. It went from 500gb to 250gb when I installed wubi, but when I uninstalled wubi/ubuntu, my hard disk space is ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I got a new computer and am looking to dual-boot Ubuntu and windows 7. I have my partition made (50gb), and my 64bit boot disk made but when I try booting from it I just get a black screen, with the ...
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wubi installation and standard ubuntu installation together?

I have installed ubuntu through wubi in my machine. Now I want to install ubuntu in the normal way (maybe through live CD or bootable pen) and I don't want to uninstall my wubi ubuntu at this moment. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install using Wubi on Windows 8.1 no preinstall

I have Dell laptop on which I have installed Windows 8.1. It is not pre-installed setup but I have later upgraded my windows to 8.1 version from 7->8->8.1. I was able to install Ubuntu 12.04 using ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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wubi installed Ubuntu 12.04 in Windows XP not to open

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi installer according to the proper instructions and when restarted I am not able to start Ubuntu. It is installed in the D: drive in Windows XP. When ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from Wubi

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi, I lost my user interface on ubuntu after uninstalling pyhon by mistake... now I want to uninstall ubuntu but uninstall-wubi is not diong anything after ...
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Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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Serious installation problems

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop installer, extracted it and ran the wubi.exe as an administrator. An error window opened, saying: "The ...
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Ubuntu does not display on my laptop's screen, but does display when connected to TV

I installed Ubuntu 13:10 using the Windows executable through wubi.exe. The image of the OS does not appear on my laptop screen, but when I connect it to a TV via an HDMI cable the image appears ...
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Opening Ubuntu Error

I just downloaded ubuntu using wubi.exe on Windows 7. Whenever I start up my computer, I see the Windows Boot Manager with two options - Windows or Ubuntu. I try opening Ubuntu, which leads me to the ...
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How can I fix Ubuntu

When I turn on my computer I have the choice of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I click Ubuntu and it shows wubildr is missing error:oxcoooooof. To fix that error I run bcdedit in a Windows cmd-prompt, but it ...
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How do I increase the size of Ubuntu which was installed through Wubi?

First, this is question is not same as this or this. It is similar but its somewhat different in a way. Particularly, I want to change the path of where my disk copy is generated. The problem is: I ...
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If i Install Ubuntu on an External Drive using Wubi, does it do anything to my C: Drive?

Hello Ubuntu Community! I have installed ubuntu using wubi on my old computer and Broke Windows (I had to re-install it). So excuse me If I am acting paranoid. I was all ready to install ubuntu ...
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Removed Wubi from Add/remove programs menu, but I can still boot into it

I installed Wubi from a flash drive, then moved it from that into windows (I assume, I can boot without the flash drive now) I used add/remove programs to uninstall Ubuntu, but I can still boot into ...
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i installed linux 12.04 and when i login the desktop is frozen

Hi I recently installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi. I did everything correctly and when the boot screen loads up I select Ubuntu and it shows the log in screen and i log in to my account and once I'm ...
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how to get c, c++, and java compilers in linux ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu on windows 7 using wubi software, now i want to practice c,c++ and java programming. As I am new to Ubuntu, I don't know how to get those compilers. I saw so many comments on google ...
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windows installer (Wubi) stops

When installing with windows installer (Wubi) in XP, installation stops allways when doing "Reticulating splines..." and the laptop freezes
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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 ...
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not connecting to internet when switch from windos7 to ubuntu after a restart

ihave dual booted ubuntu 12.04 from wubi in window 7. now i am having a critical problem where i cant find any logic to it. when i switch from widows7 to ubuntu after a restart i found my internet ...