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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File:\Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.nbr missing or contains error : 0xc000007b [duplicate]

I have a Sony VAIO 64-bit Touchscreen machine with Windows 8 installed on it. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it. I have tried installing through a DVD and with Ubuntu downloaded on the hard drive. ...
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How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?

I have a Windows 8 Machine, I understand that installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 is not supported but I followed this guide to install the Windows 7 Bootloader. I can successfully boot into Windows 8 ...
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Wubi issue with dualbooting from XP

Hey i used Wubi to install ubuntu on the same partition as my WinXP but when i reboot ubuntu wont load and says something about "wrong .ini or boot.ini loading c:\windows" help please?
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Installing xUbuntu using wubi

I am trying to setup a dual boot system with Win XP SP3 and xUbuntu from the Wubi. I have WinXP on a drive partition (C:) and I am installing xUbuntu to a drive partition (D:) both of which have ...
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Wubi boot up error [duplicate]

Just partitioned my hard drive on a Compaq Presario, model number: CQ5320Y, and used the windows installer (wubi) to download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit and it went through the whole install, and booted ...
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Boot manager fails to start [duplicate]

I'm dual booting Ubuntu from a laptop that originally had Windows 8. Having installed Ubuntu using Wubi I now get this error when I try to boot Ubuntu: Windows failed to start. File: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Crashing

I used WuBi to install Ubuntu. I did this after I did a factory restore on my Windows 7 Desktop, and cleaned out unnecessary junk, defragged, etc. I also did some hardware tests, and everything seems ...
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Install Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS with EXT4FS [duplicate]

I have a problem to install Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS in my computer. My Computer is DELL(CPU: P4, 3GHz RAM: 1GB HDD: 20GB). I downloaded Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS and installed this by using wubi. Then it was ...
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Cant start ubuntu 12.04 on my asus gaming laptop, black and white error report [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux. I downloaded Ubuntu correctly, started the Windows Ubuntu installer (not the DVD/Flash drive installation method) and in the end Ubuntu asked me to reboot. Fine so far. When my ...
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Problem booting after installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1

For the longest time I wanted to switch to Linux, and after some research, Ubuntu seemed the best bet. The last straw was when I bought an Asus X75A-DS51 Notebook, even after the free upgrade from ...
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Wubi installation stuck after “CPU interrupts Balancing Daemon [OK]”

I have a Gateway LT4004u with an Intel Atom Dual Core 1.6GHz processor (N2600) with built in GMA 3600 series. When I try to install Ubuntu with the run alongside tool (WUBI) after it dowloads UBUNTU ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I boot into GNU Grub?

So I installed Ubuntu using the Wubi installer. I installed 12.04 LTS. I am running on Windows 7 as my primary OS. Everything was working fine until I shut down my computer. I was then greeted by "GNU ...
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Ubuntu not booting any more after a clean windows 7 shutdown

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 using wubi.exe. For more than 8 months It was running fine. Today I booted into windows 7 then I shut it down properly and tried to boot Ubuntu. I started ...
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Wubi fails to install Lubuntu 12.04

Exception: Could not retrieve the required installation files That happens everytime Wubi is finished installing Lubuntu. I know there are questions like this, except I can't use a USB big enough ...
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Ubuntu Won't boot after Bootcamp Expansion

I have installed Windows 7 on a Bootcamp Partition, I had only 50 GB assigned to the partition but recently I expanded it with Camptune X, after finishing the expansion nor Windows nor Ubuntu wouldn't ...
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Boot Wubi in another bootloader

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2, with 2 partitions (3, considering Mac OS Recovery), one with MacOS X and another with Windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu through Wubi in Windows and I'd like to, if possible, ...
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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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how to get c, c++, and java compilers in linux ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu on windows 7 using wubi software, now i want to practice c,c++ and java programming. As I am new to Ubuntu, I don't know how to get those compilers. I saw so many comments on google ...
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How to boot WUBI installed Ubuntu within Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 Release Customer Preview on my laptop. I tried to install Ubuntu on it with Ubuntu Windows installer (I have always used this to install, although that was on Windows 7), it installs ...
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Error during intstallation of Ubuntu with Wubi [duplicate]

During Installation the download and extraction part went fine but at the end of the expantion part it gives the following error:
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How to expand primary partition when WUBI is used to install? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubunut 12.04 using WUBI. The "Installation size" options I chosen was 18GB i.e the amount of space you want to "give up" for WUBI. That is the space wubi's Ubuntu install is able to ...
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windows xp dual-boot (wubi install) stopped working for ubuntu - gives “missing or corrupt system32\hal.dll” error

This was working fine for a year or three - something happened in the last month or so. I'm pretty sure that the missing hal.dll file isn't the actual problem - the file is there, and windows works ...
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Can't get past /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr when trying to dual boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720 with windows 8 preinstalled. I'm trying to use ubuntu 13.10. I have gone through many ways to dual boot and i have made a bootable usb, shrunk my partitions, made a ...
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Ubuntu crashes at login (12.04 Using Wubi)

I Tried to install ubuntu 12.04 using the Windows installer (Wubi) Then once it starts up. i hear the Logon sound. Then the logon sound loops and the system crashes with a Purple screen. What can i do ...
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WUBI: A previous installation was detected in I:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing

I have no other option to install Ubuntu on my laptop than through Wubi. I have no problem with installing 12.04, but whem I'm tryin to install 13.10 - Wubi is spamming me with an error: A previous ...
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I need some help with the Windows installer

I am having some trouble installing Ubuntu 12.04 with the Windows installer. The instructions at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-ubuntu-with-windows say (in step 7) that I chose to boot ...
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Wubi: no wubildr; prefix not set error on boot [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu using wubi, whenever I start my laptop an choose ubuntu; I'm get this error NTFS5: no wubildr and NTFS: prefix not set this error screen flash just half a second and is show ...
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how to dualboot with Windows 8.1, for the comically inept

So I have a Lenovo Laptop (1TB, 4 GB RAM, AMD) running windows 8.1, and I've basically spent the past day trying to get Ubuntu dual-boot up-and-running on my laptop (I need it to run programs for ...
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computer not starting [closed]

I had downloaded wubi and ubuntu for 32 bit version and had kept them in the same folder.I clicked on ubuntu to try to intialize it but nothing happenned.So i thought the file may have been corrupted. ...
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Unable to start Ubuntu

I'm unable to start Ubuntu in my laptop. I'm sharing Ubuntu with Windows 7 in my laptop, and after I install Ubuntu when I boot my laptop and choose Ubuntu as my operating system the following error ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 install did not work?

I have a laptop that has Windows 7 64-bit as the main OS. I originally installed Ubuntu 10.10 using Wubi so I could have Windows and Linux to choose from at boot up. All worked great up until ...
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Jokosher gstreamer error

NEWBIE ALERT! I am currently looking for some audio multi tracking software, find out "jokosher" looks good and simply to use. But i have a problem, every time i import and try to play some audio ...
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After Installing Ubuntu, I cannot boot to Windows

I recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi from the main page on my Windows 8.1/Windows 7 system. After the installation finished, my computer booted directly into Ubuntu, not giving me a chance to get ...
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Should I install through WUBI or in a Virtual Machine on my Windows machine?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine and was wondering whether I should use the WUBI method or rather install via a virtual machine using VMWare or Virtual Box. What would the advantages be ...
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windows installer (Wubi) stops

When installing with windows installer (Wubi) in XP, installation stops allways when doing "Reticulating splines..." and the laptop freezes
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wubi - grub shows older ubuntu installation boot entry

i am new to linux, I've installed ubuntu 12.04 with wubi and updated its kernel. I've uninstalled ubuntu and installed 12.10 with wubi but at first boot,instead of showing installation the grub boot ...
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Should I use wubi ubuntu 12.04 for my academic studies like writing docs, programming, etc?

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a wubi installation in Windows 7, its running fairly well. will Wubi installation cause any problem, will I be able to access any files created in wubi Ubuntu in ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi?

I want to uninstall Ubuntu because I just don't like it... I have windows 7 and no boot disk or anything special to uninstall, when I installed Ubuntu it said easy to uninstall and I would love to ...
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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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System hangs after Wubi install [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on a Windows 7 machine using Wubi. When I rebooted, the display showed a blank black screen. I waited about 15m and then powered down. When I powered back up, I'm given the ...
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Installing with Wubi

I want to give Ubuntu a try, but I don't have a disc or usb lying around so I decided to use the Wubi installer. If I erase the copy of Windows that I use to install Wubi, will I still be able to ...
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Will Wubi overwrite existing data?

I'm curious to try this, alas, I don't want to lose existing data. Will the Wubi install wipe my harddrive or will it install and run just like any other program?
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Lubuntu boots into GRUB

I installed Lubuntu from Windows XP (C:/) into a seperate partition (D:/). It installed correctly (as it seemed) and then when i rebooted the system and choose Lubuntu from the boot menu , a black ...
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Wubi-installed 12.04 / 'Low graphics mode' / 'Loading extension glx' freezes?

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop for a couple of months now. Last weekend I installed Spotify and Pycharm (which required me to download a Java library) and since ...
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Achive error in wubi.exe when trying to install ubuntu12.04.3

I get this message when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 I cannot find any specific references to this problem amongst all the problems that there seem to be with downloading and installing 12.04.3! ...
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wubildr.mbr missing or corrupt error while installing Ubuntu using Wubi in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu to my external drive using Wubi, but, when I choose to run Ubuntu, it says that \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr is either missing or corrupt. I am currently attempting to do a disk ...
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error when Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 (32-bit) System

i'm a Windows 8 user. recently, i wanted to use Ubuntu along with Win8. so, I downloaded WUBI and started installing it. It successfully installed and rebooted. during rebooting it asked me which ...
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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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Wubi Start up Error, Grub Menu boot error!

Need a bit of help with the wubi windows Ubuntu installer (12.04 LTS). Basically I am using a separate external drive for the Ubuntu OS for installation. Once done I rebooted and it took me to the ...
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Ubuntu dual-boot inatallation [duplicate]

I am completely new to the Ubuntu and it's community. I am trying to install dual boot (WIN7/Ubuntu) on my laptop. For that I created a 20 GB partition using windows inbuilt partition tool (disk ...