Questions about Wubi, a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows without partitioning.

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chkdsk /r problems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: NTFS partition not clearly unmounted PLEASE HELP I got the below error message every time I try to boot up in Linux. I have done all the Wubi stuff properly. I ran chkdsk /...
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Wubi “could not retrieve the required disk image” [duplicate]

I tried to download Ubuntu 12.04 through Windows Installer (Wubi), but I get this error message: An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required disk image For more information, please see the ...
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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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Why does my wireless stop working in Ubuntu if I turn it off in Windows?

I recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu with wubi, everything works fine, I installed the driver for my wireless card, works great, but I found this problem: On Windows 7, if I turn off the ...
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Is it possible to run two versions of Ubuntu side by side on a single Machine using wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable booting multiple Ubuntu Wubi? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 installed using Wubi (OS: Windows 7 x64). Now Can I install 12.04 LTS on a different drive and use it ...
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How can I keep my wubi installation after formatting Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can re-use Ubuntu which was installed via Wubi on Windows 7? Well I need to format my Windows 7 PC with a wubi installation. Is there a way I can backup the virtual ...
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Manual Uninstall of Wubi Failed, Stuck and Cannot Reinstall [closed]

I want to reinstall Wubi on Windows 7 (ASUS 1215N). I followed the uninstall instructions at this Ubuntu Wiki page. I get this error message: Error executing command >>command=C:\windows\...
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Can't install ubuntu in my Sony Vaio VPC21EFX [closed]

I wonder if anyone ever tried to install ubuntu [11.10 in my case] in a Sony Vaio VPC 21EFX, preferably using wubi. I tried several ubuntu builds but none of them seem to work. I just get a black ...
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How do I use a 4GB USB flash drive to install Ubuntu 12.10?

I've downloaded "ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64" and used Pen Drive Linux to get it onto my USB. I then restarted my computer (a Windows 7 Home Premium edition) and entered the boot menu to have it boot ...
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Can I install Wubi on Windows 10?

I have installed Windows 10 and now I want to install Wubi... Is it possible?
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Delete Windows 7 after installing Wubi.exe

Long story short, I need Ubuntu on this net-book installed CRITICALLY by tomorrow. I don't have any flash drives, but the net-book already has Windows 7. If I install Wubi.exe, will I be able to get ...
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Do I have to unmount not-linux partitions?

I remember that in old linux before closing system I had to manually unmount other partitions(ntfs/fat32). Do I have to do that in Ubuntu or is it magically umounted before shutdown by the system?
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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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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 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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Cannot extend a partition located AFTER the unallocated space

The second partition was an NTFS, which i doesn't need anymore. So I removed the partiton to liberate more free space to add to ext4 (ubuntu) partition located after the unallocated space. With ...
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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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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 Windows(...
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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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How do I extend my disk space with wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to extend the disk space available to a wubi install? i install ubuntu 12.04 a couple of months ago. i use the maximum space allowed in ubuntu which is 30g ...
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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 ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64....
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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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Aborted Ubuntu installation

I have aborted an Ubuntu installation. Now the label and icon of one of my disk drive is changed to Install Ubuntu (C:) I tried to rename it manually but i failed. Can it be fixed ?
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Better Way To Install Ubuntu 15.10 Without Making Partitions

This is my first post on askubuntu. So, if i break any rules, then please do tell me. I am using Windows 10, on a 4gb ram,64 bit environment. Previously when I used to install Ubuntu then I used to ...
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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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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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Installing ubuntu with broken laptop monitor. External VGA works, but not until windows loads drivers [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a working copy of Vista running on it. I want to install Ubuntu Desktop on it. The twist is this: The laptop monitor is broken. I can run a VGA monitor, but it will ...
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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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How to permanently migrate to 12.04 from Windows 7 without losing anything?

I recently installed 12.04 using WUBI to see if I would like it or not. Now I'm loving it and I want to permanently migrate to Ubuntu. In the meantime I downloaded all the packages and customized it....
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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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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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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 ...