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 to turn on/off boot messages when Ubuntu starts?

Is there a way to easily turn on/off showing the boot messages (loading the services) when Ubuntu starts? My machine uses WUBI for boot-up. The reason I am asking is to figure out if the reason for ...
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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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Extreme switching off, or how my Kernel and Updating sistem got troubles

I was surfing the internet and updating my Ubuntu simultaneously. But Ubuntu SUDDENLY stopped give me any response.(mouse wasn't able to move, nothing except my notebook's cooler noise). This ...
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Keyboard not working in Kubuntu. Mouse does

I have just installed Kubuntu... it gave me a black screen for about 5 minutes, and then it rebooted and I got in, but... I can't login because I can't use my keyboard. My keyboard worked using ...
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Installation error at the end of the installation

I am using an HP Pavilion G7 1365 DX. It is an AMD A6 quadcore device. the problem I am facing is that whenever I use wubi.exe to download and install ubuntu it gives an error in the end and the ...
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Wifi needs long time to connect

I've installed Ubuntu using wubi, and I boot into Ubuntu. When I want to connect to Wifi service, it needs long time to connect. edit: I'm using Acer Aspire V5-471, using Atheros AR5BWB222 wireless ...
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Not seeing any wireless networks

I am entirely new to Ubuntu, and installed it alongside Windows Vista with the Wubi installer. When booting the Ubuntu OS, my computer does not recognize any wireless networks at all and effectively ...
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How to start Ubuntu with Windows XP?

I have installed the latest version on my old PC running Windows XP with the Windows installer. When I select the OS from the list it starts but then comes up with a page like a command prompt with ...
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“No root filesystem defined” with wubi

I'm currently having an issue with kubuntu, i have installed the 12.04 lts version through wubi and all went well, but after the reboot to finalize the installation I just get a window (after the ...
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Increasing alloted Ram

my laptop has 4gb of ram and by mistake I alloted only 2gb of ram to ubuntu while installing using(WUBI). I have windows also installed(while starting my laptop I have option to choose windows or ...
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Wubi Install hanging at 'copying files' 66%

Trying to install Wubi on a small netbook (Dell Inspiron, Win7, with Intel Atom), and I have got as far as the GUI saying 'copying files'. This is the second try, and it is hanging at the same place ...
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“wubildr.mbr is missing” error on Asus G75

Well, as stated above I have an Asus G75 and I am using the Wubi installer, because I cant use a disk or USB at the moment. I've tried reinstalling many times (with Wubi) and I've checked google for ...
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Ubuntu installation from Windows installer is Very Slow

Someone Recommend to download iso separately and put iso into same folder also can fix this problem. So where I have to Place iso File on my downloads Where wubi.exe is located or any other ...
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HP Pavilion ZE4900 Kernel Panic

I have an HP Pavilion ZE4900. It's old, but I have previously seen people successfully running Ubuntu on the same machine. I used the Windows installer (Wubi), and when I reboot and select Ubuntu I ...
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Error while booting with WUBI with RAID

I have a Sony Vaio Z21 under Windows 7 x64 with RAID-0 setup. I installed WUBI. But when I reboot to Ubuntu, I get the following message : Completing the Ubuntu installation For more ...
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I have no account installing with wubi

I've just installed ubuntu with wubi two times, and in both times I had to unnistall, because I had no account, no password for do something, I hadn't privileges for nothing. What can I do for make ...
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Installation Failure Please help

I have tried several times to do an installation using the windows installer. I have moved the location of the downloads and I have googled for help but I keep getting the same error screen. I need ...
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Password failure using WUBI

My problem is that I am experiencing issues with passwords on Ubuntu installs through Wubi (12.04 LTS x64 and it has happened 4 times) and I'm unable to access the account you set up through Wubi, ...
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Full install from Wubi: windows files

I'm quite new to Ubuntu. Being sick of Windows made me decide to give Ubuntu a try. I downloaded Wubi to just check it out, and now I'm in my Wubi-Ubuntu, trying stuff out etc. It's a bit laggy, but ...
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grub issue while installing ubuntu

First of all I am a non technical guy so it will be helpful if you can give step by step instructions. I have windows 7 64 bit and windows 8 32 bit. As suggested by one of my friends I installed ...
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Cannot see desktop after login. 12.10 alongside Vista OS,

I am unable to see the desktop after i log into Ubuntu. I just downloaded it and used the Wubi downloader and I am almost positive I installed it correctly. But after I login the screen goes ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 interfering with Windows7 operation

I've been trying to do this ubuntu thing and it has been a major headache all day. I did both the wubi and full disc image installs, neither is playing nice with windows. After a successful install ...
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How can I recover from a blank screen during boot after a couple of successful boots?

My screen went blank after I booted for the 3rd or fourth time into Ubuntu. I have installed it through WUBI and the first boot was perfect. I have checked and its not the brightness problem. I have ...
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Purple screen on boot-up after install Ubuntu with Wubi

I have problem with Ubuntu 12.10. I got the purple screen and I don't know how to solve it. It shows only the purple screen, not the Ubuntu loading screen, not even so I can use the keyboard, just ...
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ubuntu not loading

I have installed ubuntu on an external drive, I did restart and ubuntu was working but now I tried to use ubuntu again but it didnt work it said the wubildr.mbr file was missing although I didnt ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 12.10 due to graphic driver problem with ati HD6470M card. Sony vaio VPCSB36.Please help

After installing the latest drivers for enabling the hybrid graphics mode, my system collapsed and since then I have not been able to overcome the "LOW GRAPHICS" problem. I have uninstalled the ...
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Wubi installation won't finish with “blocked for more than 120 seconds” message

I really want to try the latest version of Ubuntu on my new Rig. I'm installing it through Wubi because I think it's the easiest way. The problem is that it won't finish installing. It always stops to ...
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Wubi no longer boots and seems to be missing

My Wubi install no longer boots and seems to be missing. I cannot remove it or reinstall. Here is the bootinfoscript results: Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ...
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Installing Ubuntu via Wubi - about SSDs and HDDs

I read the question in regards to installing Ubuntu with Wubi on an SSD ( How do I enable Trim on an SSD in a Wubi install under Windows 7? ). My Windows installation is on an SSD (C: drive). My ...
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Could Not Retrieve required disk image File. Ubuntu 12.04.1

Please help me I want to install Ubuntu on my pc alongside Windows 7 using WUBI but when I try to install the message comes: Could Not Retrieve required disk image File, Please see the log file ...
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Using Wubi to Install Over Windows

due to a broken laptop screen, I can't access BIOS to change boot priority (checked, impossible to load external screen from BIOS unless someone knows how to blindly tell me the keystrokes to change ...
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“passwords do not match” during wubi install of Ubuntu 10.04 with Windows 7

I also have problems attempting to install UBUNTU 10.04 with wubi from Windows 7 onto a netbook. I downloaded WUBI from Ubuntu site today; therefore, I presume this is the latest version of WUBI. The ...
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No root file system defined on windows 7 partition

when I was trying to install ubuntu 12.04 in my windows 7 partition I saw the message "No root file system defined" when it told me to choose one. I downloaded the ubuntu installer for windows. what ...
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How can I install Ubuntu (SO many problems)

My friend tried installing Ubuntu on my notebook (Asus g75v) and nothing worked. At one point he went past the installation screen and every he used the mouse the screen flickered and the driver ...
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12.04 64-bit Wubi cannot find root file system after normal restart

I have seen this question asked elsewhere, and originally I was going to post my question in one of those threads. But the forum rules popped up and told me that I'm only supposed to answer the ...
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errors while installing ubuntu using wubi in window 7

I got the error while installing Ubuntu using Wubi in window 7 the error is something like this please read this file for futher details http://paste.ubuntu.com/1261846/
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Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: error: “prefix” is not set

I tried to install Ubuntu 12 on an IBM T42 Thinkpad (Windows XP). I ran WUBI and get this message every time after selecting Ubuntu upon restart. Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: error: "prefix" is not set. ...
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Ubuntu Installation failed using WUBI

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a 40GB drive in my laptop, installer is downloading and installing; but in the end, it pops an error that the installation failed. Why is this happening? Now I am ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu with WUBI?

I installed 12.04 using WUBI and also formatted all my hard disk. So, I have only one OS now which is 12.04. It is causing me some problems so I want to overwrite it using same installation disk ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Installation Problems : wubi and Live Install

I downloaded and burned Ubuntu x86 on a CD and inside .iso there was wubi.exe and I ran it. It said I should just restart and Ubuntu will run. I know that my PC can't boot from CD automatically, so I ...