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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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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Can I use Wubi to manually install 13.04?

Is it possible to use Wubi for Ubuntu 13.04? I read that it will not be supported in the official release due to some problems. Is this going to change in the future, and can we expect to see a future ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 & 12.04.1 LTS mouse freezing (Saitek Cyborg R.A.T.5 Mouse)

I've figured it out: it's the Cyborg mouse. I'll be looking through the questions as I remember seeing something about this. I'm getting a similar issue to this fellow: Ubuntu 11.04 randomly freezes ...
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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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Upgrade or replace a Wubi installation?

I've got Windows 7 with Wubi 11.10 installed. I would like to upgrade to 12.04 but I'm not sure what the best path would be. I'm not skilled enough to use Ubuntu all the time, and my iPhone requires ...
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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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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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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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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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“/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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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\ ...
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Wubi installer is taking ages to download [closed]

I am downloading Ubuntu 12.04--Wubi installer but for reasons unknown, it is taking ages to download. I have no choice but to abort it. FYI, I have installed Wubi before but have uninstalled it not ...
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Why does du show that an 83GB file uses zero space?

In home/{user}, I have a file called ntfs.txt whose total size of files is 83,3GB and whose size on disk is 0B. Its owned and group are both root. The last time it was accessed is the 24/07/2012. ls ...
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Will Wubi work on a Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption Windows partition?

I have a windows machine using Truecrypt 7.1a FDE. I would like to use wubi to install Ubuntu within windows. Will doing this cause any issues with my system booting up? From what I understand Wubi ...
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How to install 11.10 with wubi?

All that is available for wubi installation is Ubuntu 12.04, but I strongly prefer 11.10. Is there any way that I can use wubi installer for 11.10?
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how to install ubuntu 32bit with wubi [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 32bit with wubi, I tried to create shortcut from wubi.exe and change target to "32bit" but it didn't work and remained downloading 64bit can any one help me ?
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WUBI - Super Block Error

We had installed ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi on my machine. After a reboot it stopped working. Its says super block corrupted Is there any tool or how can I get my data from the Ubuntu OS which is ...
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Can I reinstall and keep updates and software from my wubi installation?

I already have Ubuntu 11.10 which I installed it using 'wubi'. Now I noticed that this kind of installation have some limitation like I can't hibernate and etc. Now I want to reinstall my Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer travelmate 240

So far I have downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and created both a stick and a dvd, but I cant get the system (acer travelmate 240) to boot from either. Of course I have changed the system bootmenu to do so. ...
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WUBI - No root system file defined

I've been trying to install ubuntu 11.04 on Asus k50IJ notebook. All via Wubi went without problem. After a reboot, everything starts but during veryfying the installation, this error appears: "No ...
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How do I get rid of Windows during Wubi migration?

So I read How do I migrate to a real partition, and/or get rid of Windows entirely?, but nowhere does it tell me how I go about replacing windows entirely. Is there a simpler/faster way than making ...
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Permission denied: 'F:\\wubildr' when install using Wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 on Windows 7 using wubi installer. During installation popup with error similar to this appears: Permission denied: for more details see the log ...
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Mounting Wubi part from another Linux installation

hope someone can help. I need to access 11.04 ubuntu files residing on a second hard drive (dual boot XP/Ubuntu) from a 10.04 hard drive installation. The 11.04 system co-exists with XP on the second ...
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Can I copy my wubi install between machines?

I mostly run Ubuntu via wubi on my computer. I recently got a new one. I installed wubi onto there as well but rather going through the hassle of configuring everything anew, since the whole wubi disk ...
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Wubi.exe won’t start

I'm currently using Win7 64bit. I right clicked "wubi.exe" and chose "run as administrator", then nothing happened. I have "ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso" and "wubi.exe" in the same folder. Thanks. ...
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Wubi doens't work anymore - shows 'No wubildr' error

Basics: HP Mini 311 Ubuntu netbook edition 10.04 (installed via Wubi) Symptoms: I load to Windows Boot Manager as usual. Options are Windows 7 and Ubuntu Netbook, like usual. Selecting Windows 7 ...
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Keyboard/Mouse not recognised during installation [closed]

I have a Logitech MX5000 keyboard/mouse combo. I'm using the Logitech Bluetooth dongle, and I use it in USB emulation mode (not native bluetooth). I tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 using WUBI. After ...
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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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mount.ntfs taking up 99% of cpu [closed]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows with WUBI, version 12.04, and have been recently running into some issues. Every once in a while, I run top and see that mount.ntfs is taking up all of my cpu. It is ...
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Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed (interrupted) - cannot access Ubuntu

Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 -> failed (interrupted) and now I want to get my data back. Is there any way, without uninstalling the Wubi? How it happened: 13.04 decides to download around 1 GB ...
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Upgrading from 12.10 WUBI install to 13.04

Ubuntu has discontinued wubi.exe and i know that when you install the ubuntu 13.04 developer version with wubi you can only login as a guest. I have previously installed ubuntu 12.10 with wubi.exe if ...
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Increase size of Wubi install

I want to increase the disk space for Ubuntu that I installed using wubi. I followed the instructions in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ResizeWubiDisk. Unfortunately, these commands could not be ...
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Fixing grub menu after migrating wubi to partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via Wubi a couple of weeks ago, and today used the script on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi to move it to a new partition. Now I'm having a bit of confusion ...
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Installation stuck at copying files after booting

Used windows installer to install Ubuntu in a Toshiba Qosmio F50, using windows Vista. After rebooting, Ubuntu installation started but got stuck at roughly around 70% as it mentions "Almost finished ...
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How to install with Wubi when it says “Could not retrieve the required disk image files”?

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the Wubi installer while running Windows, because my PC does not accept my BootCD as a bootable medium. But Wubi showed me this error: ...