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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
1k views

Wubi install fails quietly when checking for Ubuntu ISOs

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi installer but i have a big problem, never happend before. I am running the wubi installer i say yes on security notification is shows how is loading for ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Wubi install on AMD64 - won't boot to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Have successfully installed Ubuntu on 3 other machines 2 x 11.10 and 1 x 12.04LTS but having problems with: Dell Inspiron 1721 AMD Turion 64 2GHz with 2 GB ram, 320GB HD with 100GB free running ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Ubuntu freezes running the first time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? 12.04 Freezes on first run after install, loading screen says 'Preparing to run Ubuntu for the first time...' — stuck on 2nd dot ...
1
vote
1answer
645 views

Error, then black screen after wubi 11.10

I have this laptop with Windows 7 : http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=LX-PXN02-147-DT I installed Ubuntu 11.10 via Wubi and when I boot intu Ubuntu using the boot up menu, I get this error: ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Is it possible to use Wubi to download an older version?

Ubuntu installer for Windows doesn't give us an option of downloading older versions of Ubuntu. Can we have an option to download older versions of Ubuntu, 8.04.1 or later versions ? By default Ubuntu ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Why does Wubi.exe for Ubuntu 11.10 not run on Windows 7 64bit?

I installed an older version of Ubuntu before with the Wubi installer. I then did an upgrade of the Ubuntu to the latest 11.10 version but this did not work well. Icons were missing in Ubuntu and it ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Remove partition for failed installation

I tried installing ubuntu alongside windows 7 Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows and I failed so I decided to go with wubi again. after installing it, I noticed a separate hard disk. I investigated ...
1
vote
2answers
830 views

How to tell if Ubuntu is installed inside or alongside Windows?

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a computer with Windows on it (and later upgraded to 11.04 and 11.10). Now I can't remember whether Ubuntu was installed inside Windows (Wubi) or in its own partition. How ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Booting up to Grub Screen

Yesterday I noticed that my ubuntu drive (installed with Wubi) would suddenly go read-only. This happened several times yesterday, but I would reboot and everything would be fine. it seemed like ...
0
votes
0answers
375 views

Why does system istallation fail on 32-bit Windows machine?

When trying to install the 32 bit desktop Windows version, installation is denied because a key file is already in use as per the ERROR LOG file, wubi-14.04-rev286.log. The relevant information is ...
0
votes
1answer
8k views

Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Resizing wubi disk size does not reflect the increase in /dev/loop0

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I used the instructions at : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ResizeWubiDisk to increase ubuntu disk size(I used the live resize option). Following are my observations : ...
0
votes
0answers
604 views

Permission denied error when installing kubuntu using wubi.exe

I am first time installing Kubuntu on my system. I downloaded kubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso. Kept it at d drive and executed wubi.exe. I selected installation directory as e drive. At the end of ...
0
votes
1answer
353 views

Not able to install Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in my windows machine using Wubi. It's not the first time I am trying to install using Wubi, I have done that before but I am facing some issues this time... I ...
0
votes
1answer
507 views

SYSLINUX 4.04 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al

When I boot Ubuntu from my USB Live I get: SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al Burned with LiLo, When I burn with UNETbootin I get: SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ...
0
votes
2answers
873 views

Can I install wubi ubuntu 12.04 in a partition (D:) other than Windows Partition (C:)?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi. I already have Windows xp in my system. I want to add Ubuntu (Wubi) for dual boot. My system is like this: Windows (C:) 19 Gb (free=2GB) Drive 2 (D:) ...
0
votes
2answers
548 views

Will installing Ubuntu using Wubi erase Windows? [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop with 2 partitions: C: and D:, with windows 7 installed in the C: drive and D: is the Recovery partition. When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi, it only shows the C: ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Can you install softwares on a wubi-installed ubuntu? 12.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Wubi so I can choose to boot from Windows or Ubuntu with some simple key presses. But when I tried to download Google Chrome for Linux (on the official website it ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Installing Ubuntu in Windows 8 with WUBI [duplicate]

I have a computer with Windows 7 pre-installed and I recently upgraded it to Windows 8. Will WUBI work on Windows 8? Also, is it safe to upgrade to 13.04 after installing Ubuntu with WUBI on my ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

I Can't Install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7 [duplicate]

I download ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso and write on a DVD then check it with a MD5 checker and it's OK. I decide to Install Ubuntu on my PC that have Windows 7 sp1 64-bit simultaneously. I follow ...
0
votes
1answer
695 views

Wubi install no longer boots

I dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi. I use two partition on the same HDD. My ubuntu partition was starting to run low on memory, so i added 10 GB to it. Now it won't boot into Ubuntu, it ...
0
votes
0answers
532 views

Can't get past boot menu after WUBI installation

I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website on my Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS gamers laptop and while it appeared to install correctly, when I rebooted the ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

I can't boot Ubuntu - wubildr.mbr is corrupted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu I have a PC with Windows 8 preloaded, now I want either to replace Windows with Ubuntu or run both with dual Boot, so I installed it with ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

Change Swap Amount to Hibernate in WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable hibernation on Wubi? I would like to hibernate when I get critical battery, I could do this in Windows, but the option is disabled in Ubuntu. I ...
0
votes
0answers
413 views

Grub error after installing 12.10 side by side with Windows 7

I'm having some big issues right now. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with the Windows installer along side Windows 7. Now I'm getting the error: no such partition grub rescue> message. I need help, because ...
0
votes
2answers
8k views

How to fix “could not retrieve the required disk image files” error? [duplicate]

I can´t install Ubuntu with Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop, there is a pop up with the message Could not retrieve the required disk image files
0
votes
1answer
674 views

Screen goes blank after installation and boot menu Ubuntu 12.04 (Windows Installer)

Well my problem is taht after installing ubuntu, i restart my computer, and select ubuntu from the boot screen, the screen goes a purple color for a fraction of second and then it changes to black ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I uninstall Wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? How can I uninstall Ubuntu which I installed using Wubi without affecting my files if I have 2 OS's on 1 partition?
0
votes
1answer
2k views

ubuntu 12.04 installation problem on windows 7 64bit

06-26 20:57 ERROR TaskList: Extraction failed with code: 2 Traceback (most recent call last): File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in __call__ File ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

Can Wubi install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu?

I am trying to develop for Android on Ubuntu but it requires a 64 bit version. Can Wubi install a 64 bit version or do I need to do a regular install?
0
votes
2answers
514 views

How do I remove windows on Ubuntu partition?

I'm new to UBUNTU, I have an old PC and wanted to try it out. Installed it using the windows installer and it created its own partition. I would like to uninstall windows and run this as the sole OS. ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

Weird popup each time ubuntu 12.04 boots up

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04, there was an interruption in the download, however the s/m seems to be working fine, just that each time I boot up I get the following message `Failure ...
0
votes
0answers
3k views

Ubuntu not booting after installing on windows with wubi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with wubi installation i am running a hp pavilion dv6 notebook with an amd a8 quad core processor and a 64 bit operating system. after installing Ubuntu with ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Wubi installation won't start

I've just installed ubuntu 11.10 via wubi. Everything was going ok, but all the sudden it started going slow, freezing during file operations and then complete freeze. I restarted the PC an now it ...
0
votes
1answer
248 views

Is there a workaround for Ubiquity hanging on laptop-detect on a Xubuntu+Ubuntu desktop?

I've run into https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/873791 when installing both XUbuntu and Ubuntu via Wubi on my laptop. I was wondering if there was a workaround to avoid this ...
0
votes
0answers
127 views

Ubuntu on Mac for dummies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wubi Install for Mac OS X I like Ubuntu on my PC but I tried many times to install on Mac in vain. It is too complicated and too many technical stuff for me. I like to ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

GRUB booting problem

I'd Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit installed via wubi on windows 7 64 bit. The installation was a success. I'd either access Ubuntu, or windows 7 on the boot option of my computer. i made use of both OS for ...
0
votes
4answers
853 views

System boots to busybox 1.5.1

I am having some trouble with my Ubuntu 10.10, which I installed on windows filesystem using wubi.exe. For sometime now, whenever I boot Ubuntu, it boots up to busybox showing initramfs as shell. ...
0
votes
1answer
420 views

Why is the second Windows partition mounted under /host

Probably I could read it somewhere, but couldn't find anywhere. In Windows 7, I have had two partitions ("Disk C" and "Disk D"). After installing dual-boot Ubuntu, I can access disk C under ...