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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Misused mke2fs and cannot boot into system

I installed Ubuntu with WUBI in Windows 7 64bit, and I had installed Mandriva 2011 with a disk. I tried to learn Linux with Ubuntu and misused mke2fs; after I reboot my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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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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Wubi keeps freezing. REISUB doesn't work. Any safe, easily undoable alternatives?

I ran the installation for Wubi from ubuntu.com on my Acer Aspire One 722. It works fine every now and then, but more often than not the OS freezes. Every time it freezes I attempt the REISUB method, ...
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How can I remove Windows and upgrade Wubi install to a full install without a CD or USB stick?

I have Windows XP with Wubi installed. Now I want to remove Windows XP and upgrade the Wubi install to a full installation. How can I do that without a USB stick or a CD?
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 Installation Problem: Can't boot or Use WUBI

I am a Windows user, but want to use Ubuntu now. For this I have downloaded Ubuntu 64-bit from the Ubuntu site. But, I am not able to install it. I have tried both, booting from it as to clean ...
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What Next? What do I do at the GRUB prompt? WUBI Install

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and did the reboot as instructed. When I select Ubuntu at the boot menu it takes me to a command line prompt GRUB> IS that where I am supposed to be? should of it ...
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Can't install Ubuntu with Windows 7

In spanish: Hola. Estoy teniendo problemas para instalar Ubuntu 10.04 de 32 bits en una pc que tiene Windows 7 Ultimate preinstalado de 64 bits. Puntualmente el problema es que al insertar el cd de ...
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Can I install a customized image of ubuntu with wubi?

I have a customized image of ubuntu which I want to install with wubi, there are any procedure to install it without a standard installation or any VM?
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mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung NC10 laptop with 2 GB RAM using WUBI. When I try to install something or to do something with files, the mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU. Also I have an issue that ...
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Can not install Ubuntu 11.10 through USB Stick

After I successfully unpacked to a USB drive the ISO-image and ran wubi.exe, I chose the settings there within Windows and I restarted my computer and chose Ubuntu. But this gives me the error: Try ...
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Is WUBI vulnerable to GOZeus and Cryptolocker etc?

The GameoverZeus (P2PZeus) malware, and associated Cryptolocker, has been blocked temporarily, but may resume its potency. Windows is said to be vulnerable to it, but not Linux. So is Ubuntu under ...
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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 ;" ...
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Why Ubuntu Appears in control panel list of windows?

I downloaded the file or Ubuntu installer ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 and I faced many difficulties in installing Ubuntu along with windows 1.i did not find any iso file to burn it to dvd or usb 2.i ...
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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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Unable to open files from Windows Partition

I installed Ubuntu through WUBI. I can see that the windows drive is mounted under /host and I can see all of the files, but I am unable to open many of the files properly. Simple files like text ...
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Kubuntu 13.04 got installed inside Win7, but doesn't appear in boot menu

Need someone to help me. This is for the first time I am trying to get my problem solved in forums, although I have been using Ubuntu for quite some time. First thing, I never used Ubuntu in parallel ...
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How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi

How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi i have downloaded xubuntu but there seemed to be no wubi i also downladed other version (13.04 => ubuntu, lubuntu ) that include a wubi ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.04 as windows application

I am currently trying to use Ubuntu without leaving windows. I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I ran wubi to install it as a windows application but it required the installation of an image of ...
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Difference between Ubuntu Partitions and Windows Partitions

I had first installed ubuntu using wubi through windows, on my drive D, the drive contains some windows files as well, no I want to move my wubi install and make it a regular install on Drive C. ...
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Inability to install on Acer 4530 with Vista

I have tried to make a clean Ubuntu 12.04 installation on an Acer 4530 currently running Win Vista. It appears that even though I am able to switch booting sources through the BIOS, these other ...
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Files 3.6.3 overwrites existing files when merging two folders

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 that I installed with Wubi, to Ubuntu 13.04. When copying a folder from my secondary hard drive to a folder located in "/host/" with the same name, "Files" asks me if ...
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Laptop and software too old for Ubuntu?

Just ran through 1-7 steps on this download and install procedure http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-ubuntu-with-windows only to fall flat at Step 7. Computer, a Compaq 6910p laptop running ...
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unistall Ubuntu when Wubi fails

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop about a year ago. I hadn't used it for a while until a couple of days ago. I checked for software updates and got a bunch. I began to install them. ...
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problem with wubi.exe

I tried to install ubuntu using wubi(12.10) but it doesn't work. My desktop configuration is windows.7 HDD.capacity:500GB., RAM capacity:3GB, processor: Intel dual core:2.xGhz. I don't know why it ...
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ubuntu is not able to start up with Bluetooth error

I used to have dual system on my laptop windows 7 and ubuntu. when I add a SSD to my laptop I decide to install windows8 and ubuntu in my new SSD. I format the old partions, one for windows 7 and one ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Keeps rebooting randomly

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 using the 'Installing Ubuntu with the Windows installer' (wubi) feature on the www.ubuntu.com to install it on my computer. My computer is a ASUS with 6 ggs for ram and ...
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How do I undo Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

I'm installing Ubuntu from wubi and I pressed that and it went to a full screen cmd prompt looking thing and I think the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace did it.
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After installing with Wubi, can't boot into Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu (12.10) through Wubi and when I go to the dual boot screen, I choose Ubuntu. But all it does is showing me a Grub menu which says: this is a minimalistic command (something ...
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How do I get WUBI to show?

I am running Windows XP, inside BOOTMGR (I don't know why it isn't NTLDR, the PC just came like that), and have installed Wubi. When I boot up, BOOTMGR (Windows Boot Manager) still shows only Windows ...
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ubuntu 11.10 and external monitor not recognized

I have a laptop and it's being a nightmare to properly set up an external monitor I use. I had ubuntu 11.10 installed through wubi and it worked as I wanted, I started the laptop with the lid closed ...
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Making Wubi bigger, or Upgrading to Ubuntu without loosing Windows?

I have 4 hard disks. I've got Wubi installed on one, and Windows installed on another. The 300GB Drive for Wubi/Ubuntu is empty, except for Wubi. I'd like to let it take the full 300GB if it's ...
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What did I do wrong? Why isn't Ubuntu loading?

Something went wrong when I installed Ubuntu onto my Dell Inspiron laptop, preloaded with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi, and then restarted my computer. When it restarted, I got an ...
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Wubi permission denied

I'm trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi, however i get the error message Permission denied while installing. Does anyone know a solution? Full error log: http://pastebin.com/5hjKWdcy
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Wubi installation on external drive and installation options

I have 2 questions: 1) Can I install Ubuntu on an external drive using the Windows installer? And if I can and then remove the external drive from my computer, what will happen then? 2) What's the ...
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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: Can I keep files or repair whole system

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows on D disk. Today i'm accidentally deleted "Ubuntu" folder. How can i keep my files or repair whole system? Does contents of "Ubuntu" folders are ...
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How to make Wubi's Virtual partition bigger?

I installed Wubi on Windows 7 and onto another partition (L: 150GB) when i was installing i thought it'll be fine, it'll use the whole 150GB. The option was only up to 30GB so I just clicked it. Now ...
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Just installed Ubuntu using Wubi, and I get a Grub DOS like screen

Also I have no CD drive so LiveCDs are a no-no. I used Wubi to install Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows XP, it says Minimal bash like line editing is supported.
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Newbie questions when installing Ubuntu/Lubuntu

Is there Lubuntu 13.04 Wubi? Is there a way to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Lubuntu without using Wubi without installing GRUB or any alternate bootloader? Which would boot faster: Ubuntu ...
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WUBI install fails after login with GPU lockup switching to software fbcon

Installed Ubuntu using WUBI, and I'm getting the following error after I log in: GPU lockup - switching to software fbcon Failed to idle channel 1 PFIFO - playlist update failed ... I think it ...
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Error during 12.10 wubi installation

I have this problem: When Ubuntu 12.10 almost finishes installing, I get this error:
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wubildr.mbr error

My computer runs Vista Home Basic. I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick using the Pendrive Linux installer at their website. It installed successfully, but whenever I reboot the computer to switch to ...