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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Install Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 without CD/USB/WUBI from HDD on WinXP

I have downloded the Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 ISO file. When I mount it on a Virtual drive it gives me the option to install it via CD(restart and boot from disc) or use the WUBI installer. The WUBI ...
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How do I remove wubi?

I downloaded wubi a couple of months ago and realised it made my laptop bootup significantly slower. It has also made it slower in general. Recently I have been trying to uninstall wubi from my ...
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Was developing WUBI a difficult endeavour? Why or Why Not? [closed]

The only thing which I know about WUBI, is that it allowed you to install Ubuntu on NTFS. One might think that this was an easy application to develop, as all it was on the surface, was installing ...
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Does UEFI support mean Wubi will now work on laptops shipped with Windows 8?

According to this news , there is an official fix for secure boot. Will Ubuntu adapt it? If so, how long should it take? And does it allow booting new computers from Wubi?
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How to recover Ubuntu data if it's installed inside Windows?

I want to install Ubuntu inside Windows. However, if Windows gets corrupted, how can data from the Ubuntu system be recovered?
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How do I know if I am running Wubi or a proper dual-boot?

I tried to setup a "proper" Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot system, by installing Ubuntu from a USB key. However, I simply could not get the laptop to boot off the USB despite the fact that I made the ...
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Will Ubuntu work if I remove Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? I am planning to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi in Windows7. If in future I want to remove ...
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Wubi install cannot see/connect to any wifi?

I installed 11.0`4 via wubi on my new Acer Aspire 7551G-7606. When I boot it up it cannot detect wifi. As a matter of fact, the "Enable Wifi" checkbox in the dropdown is disabled and when I enable it ...
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Why I can't access partition on which I have installed it?

I have installed wubi on one of my NTFS partions, I chose this one, because it had the most free space, but for some reason wubi does not mount it automatically, can I mount it manually?
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My Ubuntu partition is NTFS?

A while ago I put Ubuntu on my Windows computer. It was awesome, for a while. One day I restart my computer and it boots with an error message. error: No such device ############################### ...
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Installing by using Wubi on Windows Vista 64

After Reboot no Windows Partition is found and installation cannot start. How can we solve this, in order to try Ubuntu ? It says I only have free space available, but that isn't true. I'm on the ...
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A newbie moving from Windows 7 to Ubuntu for the first time. What if I decide to uninstall Ubuntu?

I'm currently downloading the Windows Installer. I'm using Windows 7 but want to multiboot Ubuntu. I want to ask a simple thing. If I ever decide to uninstall Ubuntu, does my Windows 7 system may go ...
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WUBI installation error- cannot unpack wubi.exe

I was trying to download Ubuntu on Windows installer mode. I downloaded the Wubi.exe file and when I ran it, it said cannot unpack c:\users\dell\downloads\Wubi.exe. What should I do?
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 within Windows 7 with a CD image of ubuntu (without use of an external CD/USB)?

The wubi installer that comes with Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't allow one to install ubuntu within windows. I downloaded the Wubi installer available here Ubuntu Windows Installer This howerver doesnt allow ...
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Default User Id at Login different from User Name in Terminal Shell

During the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation, I was prompted to enter a user name and password, so that a corresponding account could be created and set up for login. I replaced the one that was provided ...
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How to enable booting multiple Ubuntu Wubi?

I want to use both Ubuntu Wubi 11.04 and Ubuntu Wubi 12.04 so that the boot menu will displays 3 options: Windows, Ubuntu 11.04 & Ubuntu 12.04. My current approach is to only use either of them, ...
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“None-type” error on Wubi after MD5HASH check fails

c29be6d58c1581d9cd679aca25db77d1 ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.metalink c7a6b99206703cfe37f1da5af1d28e3a ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.metalink 4e44ca9bc7ee8ab54ff9565a5437bdc2 ...
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Why can't I choose Ubuntu at boot?

I installed Ubuntu along side windows xp, and at the choose OS screen my keyboard doesn't work. I can't even hit enter to just start xp I have to wait for the count down. Any ideas?
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Parallel Installation of Ubuntu, Wubi and Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 installed on a Notebook. Because I wanted to experiment with Ubuntu without loosing my Windows 7 configuration I installed the Wubi Version of Ubuntu inside of Windows 7. Since things ...
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Ubuntu first login

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows using wubi installer. It installed successfully and when I first login, there's only the terminal is available. I've logged in by entering my user name and ...
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Ubuntu taking too much time to boot

When I check the processes while booting using this command: dmesg > ~/dmesg.txt it shows delay here: [ 46.534002] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready [ 895.868866] ...
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“/ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr” error

I am having some problems with my new laptop ASUS N76VM. I have read up on the problem for the past couple of days, as it seem to be UEFI related. First, I tried to use the WUBI installer and since ...
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Wubi installer stuck at expanding

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7. After running the wubi installer it downloaded the files but now the setup is just showing expanding and its been over 2 hours. Any solution ?
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Before installing WUBI, should I defragment the disk?

Is it might help? Is there something else that whould make it better?
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Will Wubi Ubuntu installer conflict with my current Grub Menu?

I have a desktop where I dual-boot Windows XP and Lubuntu. Given that Wubi makes use of Windows Boot Menu, If I install Ubuntu 12.04 from Wubi installer on Windows, will it be present on Grub Menu? ...
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Why did Wubi install Gnome when I gave it the Xubuntu ISO?

I downloaded the Xubuntu ISO file from the official site. But after installing it through the wubi installer I still got gnome interface instead of Xfce. What's gone wrong? What should I do? I double ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Server alongside Windows?

I am wondering if its possible to install ubuntu server side by side with windows, and I don't want it to touch it. Is possible, i know it is on the desktop version but not sure for the server. The ...
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Part-time Kid-PC: is Wubi better, or Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I have a new Win7 box and wanted to try out Ubuntu (total noob, no experience in linux). Which option will have the better performance (side by side, or in a vm). I'm guessing sidebyside, but figured ...
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How do I install Lubuntu without a USB or CDROM?

The CD-ROM does not work. My PC is very old and does not boot through USB. I want to install Lubuntu through Windows. Wubi does not support Lubuntu (That is what I think). Is there a program like ...
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Ubuntu With Windows Safe?

Is it safe to run Windows and Ubuntu together on one PC? Will it "mess with" my computer? I'm using Windows 7. Thanks!
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Wubi Windows installer downloads wrong Ubuntu image

I downloaded offical Ubuntu Wubi installer as I wanted to install Ubuntu besides my Windows 7 setup. I launched it and noticed that it started download AMD 64 bit Ubuntu ISO, while I'm on Intel and ...
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Unable to uninstall ubuntu installed using Wubi

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi from Vista. I'm unable to uninstall it as the uninstall.exe in Ubuntu folder isn't doing anything after double-clicking. Also I checked Add/Remove programs & ...
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Make W7 install as small as possible and increase Ubuntu size

How do I do this all from Ubuntu? When I used Wubi there was a max size, and i ended up liking Ubuntu 10.04 so I kept it installed, but now i want to do just run W7 as a VM. I have around only 58GBs ...
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Opening Kubuntu DVD in Windows (EFI) gives message “Wubi doesn´t currently support EFI”

After downloading an iso-image for Kubuntu 14.10 and then burning it to a DVD. When I then tried to open it I get this message: What to do ? Can anyone please help.
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boot-repair fails (UEFI and pre-installed Windows 8)

I have bought a new laptop, Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, with pre-installed Windows 8, after one day of figuring out how to install Ubuntu in UEFI I finally managed to do it (which wasn´t easy, as ...
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Tried factory resetting computer, crashed

I have an ASUS EEEPC 1201ha, with Windows 7 starter, and Ubuntu 12.04 lts via Wubi. I tried to factory reset it, but when I did, it started saying BOOTMGR is missing, and now it only shows a blinking ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 within windows 7

Can you install Ubuntu 14.04 with Wubi within windows 7 so that it can be uninstalled from windows 7 if desired.
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Wubi installation creates equal size separate virtual disks for root and usr

I like wubi install better than a standard install in a dual boot configuration but I have some issues here, namely I was never able to resize the usr virtual disk so I be able to install more ...
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Can I connect to my Ubuntu session from my Windows 7 session, both installed in the same computer?

I have a Windows 7 computer where I installed the Ubuntu Desktop using the Wubi installer. Therefore, when I start my computer I can choose between the Windows and Ubuntu sessions. However, I was ...
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Wubi install fails: Could not retrieve the required installation files

I have an old machine and the only way I can install Ubuntu is to use Wubi, but i get an error. Here is the log: http://pastebin.com/a5YjaaKv 01-11 23:09 ERROR CommonBackend: Invalid md5 for ISO ...
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Is there wubi.exe that can support ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64?

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.2 64 bit, and I tried to install it with WUBI. I put the ubuntu ISO and WUBI in the same folder. When I installed it with WUBI, it starts downloading ...
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Triple Booting - Windows, Ubuntu, and Ubuntu Studio

I've Windows and Ubuntu, and wanted Ubuntu Studio, so I downloaded Ubuntu Studio 12.04 dvd file, and I wanted to have triple-booting on my laptop. Here is the snapshot of disk management. image ...
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Retrieving files from broken wubi installation

My wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 is stuck in an infinite login screen loop. I have tried following the advice on other posts but nothing has worked so now I'm trying to retrieve a few files from ...
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How to remove the option to boot from Ubuntu in the Windows Boot loader? [duplicate]

An year and a half ago, I installed Ubuntu on my computer using Wubi. After a while I decided to install Ubuntu on a separate partition. So I uninstalled the Ubuntu using Wubi, and installed Ubuntu on ...
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How can I boot into Windows after I set Ubuntu as the default operating system? (I'm using Wubi)

I followed this guide here to set the default operating system at boot-up to Ubuntu. Since I installed Ubuntu using Wubi, it involved setting the default operating system of the Windows boot-looader ...
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Cannot find Windows 7 in Grub Customizer

Once again, I find myself back to the "anywhere, Anything" forum of Ubuntu... Just awesome I say... Any ways, After I installed the Grub Customizer 3.0.(1)? I ran it and I am not seeing Windows7. I ...
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How do I boot windows?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 wubi but am a bit unnerved by the fact that all of my windows files and settings are not visible to me and I can't figure out how to boot windows. Can someone help a guy out ...
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Wubi install freezes 3/4 through

I downloaded Ubuntu on a USB stick, then the Windows installer, and ran wubi.exe. When I rebooted to complete the installation, it froze 3/4 of the way through. After 30 minutes of waiting I removed ...
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why cant i install xubuntu using wubi installer?

I have tried a couple times to install Xubuntu using WUBI. All I get is this error: An error occurred: Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO For more information please see log ...
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ubuntu missing dual boot

I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Now Ubuntu is missing after Windows checked /tmp for errors. Windows boots fine, but Ubuntu boots to a grub prompt. I looked in the \ubuntu\disks\ ...