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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.10 Crashing [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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Does downloading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS normally take around 10 hrs?

I started downloading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through Wubi installer and it shows nearly 10 hrs required for download. Disk space required is 18 GB which is readily available. Should it actually take that ...
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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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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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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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Wubi fails to install Lubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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I need help installing and using ubuntu

I'm new here! I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit version just now. It downloaded in .RAR (Winrar). When i open the file, i have many folders in it and at last, i have this "wubi.exe" file. i ...
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How to install ubuntu using wubi reusing my iso? [duplicate]

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 ISO file and 13.04 ISO files.I want to install Ubuntu using wubi installer without downloading form internet .I put thoes files(ISO file and Wubi installer) in same ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu12.10 on a dual boot computer

My computer suddenly shut down a few times when I was using Ubuntu and then I couldn't even boot into Windows or Ubuntu. It's a dual boot computer and I installed Ubuntu from Windows with Wubi. When ...
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Why specifically doesn't wubi work with windows 8 computers? [duplicate]

I've never tried wubi, but I really like the idea and want to do some fiddling around with it. However I have a windows 8 system and I'm aware that wubi doesn't work with windows 8 systems for lots of ...
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how to instal ubuntu 13.10 [pre downloaded] over windows 7 using wubi? [duplicate]

I have pre downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 ISO . I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 pre downloaded ISO using Wubi without downloading it again during the installation of Wubi . Is there any possibilites like that ...
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How To Uninstall Ubuntu Wubi?

I tried to follow the guide as mentioned in : How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? But Unfortunately, I cannot find the Ubuntu Entry in my add remove programs, and I find the guide quite confusing for ...
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How do I get Thunderbird and Ubuntu (WUBI) and Windows to share a profile?

I have a friend who is running Xubuntu 12.04 through WUBI. They have Thunderbird installed in both Xubuntu and Windows and a single IMAP account set up in both (same IMAP account). The problem is ...
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Wubi Unsuccessful Boot-Repair

Followed direction listed at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair Used live USB installer > try ubuntu > downloaded Boot-Repair Boot-Repair started automatically after install. Used ...
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Dual Boot keeps restarting my computer 12.04 [closed]

I have just installed 12.04 with wubi on windows 7. Installed fine but after restart on boot option, when I choose ubuntu to boot, it just restarts my computer rather than boot into ubuntu. Please ...
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When I restart my PC, I am offered Ubuntu but it doesn't work [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit by clicking on wubi.exe. When I restart the computer, a screen displays both OS options, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. If I choose Ubuntu, the only thing that ...
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Where are my files?

I'm sure most of you will know what has happened instantly so thank you :) I was going to keep both windows and WUBI (installed on SSD c:/) and was moving files on the same hdd (d:/) from the windows ...
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Searched for hours need help. WUBI 12.04 won't boot after shrinking partition

Thanks in advance for the help. I've learnt a little bit reading through for the last so many hours and have finally given up and have a question... I installed 12.04 onto my HDD D: used it for a ...