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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Ubuntu does not display on my laptop's screen, but does display when connected to TV

I installed Ubuntu 13:10 using the Windows executable through wubi.exe. The image of the OS does not appear on my laptop screen, but when I connect it to a TV via an HDMI cable the image appears ...
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Opening Ubuntu Error

I just downloaded ubuntu using wubi.exe on Windows 7. Whenever I start up my computer, I see the Windows Boot Manager with two options - Windows or Ubuntu. I try opening Ubuntu, which leads me to the ...
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How can I fix Ubuntu

When I turn on my computer I have the choice of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I click Ubuntu and it shows wubildr is missing error:oxcoooooof. To fix that error I run bcdedit in a Windows cmd-prompt, but it ...
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How do I increase the size of Ubuntu which was installed through Wubi?

First, this is question is not same as this or this. It is similar but its somewhat different in a way. Particularly, I want to change the path of where my disk copy is generated. The problem is: I ...
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If i Install Ubuntu on an External Drive using Wubi, does it do anything to my C: Drive?

Hello Ubuntu Community! I have installed ubuntu using wubi on my old computer and Broke Windows (I had to re-install it). So excuse me If I am acting paranoid. I was all ready to install ubuntu ...
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Removed Wubi from Add/remove programs menu, but I can still boot into it

I installed Wubi from a flash drive, then moved it from that into windows (I assume, I can boot without the flash drive now) I used add/remove programs to uninstall Ubuntu, but I can still boot into ...
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i installed linux 12.04 and when i login the desktop is frozen

Hi I recently installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi. I did everything correctly and when the boot screen loads up I select Ubuntu and it shows the log in screen and i log in to my account and once I'm ...
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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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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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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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not connecting to internet when switch from windos7 to ubuntu after a restart

ihave dual booted ubuntu 12.04 from wubi in window 7. now i am having a critical problem where i cant find any logic to it. when i switch from widows7 to ubuntu after a restart i found my internet ...
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How long should wubi take to install Lubuntu ?

I tried installing Ubuntu with wubi but it took too long on one file. I'm installing it with 18GB on a 64GB flash drive. It was an amd64.iso. torrent thing. So I tried installing lubuntu instead ...
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Failure to install ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64

below error is the one am getting on installation failure 12-07 01:25 ERROR TaskList: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (2, 'getaddrinfo failed')> Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How to install Ubuntu to a .disk file

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 Live USB I have created a 25GB .disk file that is located on the Windows partition. (Same as WUBI) I have done: sudo losetup /dev/loop1 /mnt/<disk file ...
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Installing ubuntu-13.10 on Win7

I just want to make sure I do this right. I downloaded unetbootin-windows and also ubuntu-13.10-desktop iso. I ran unetbootin and chose USB and it seemed to create folders on my USB drive along with ...
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uninstall wubi from a bad drive

I used wubi to install Ubuntu on its own hard drive. That drive seems to have died and I can no longer boot to Ubuntu. I tried to uninstall Ubuntu from the control panel in Windows 7 and received the ...
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Cannot view files and folders of Windows drive from Wubi

I do not know what has gone wrong with my D: drive. The drive is absolutely fine, data is present. I can unmount/mount the drive; but cannot view files and folders in it. When I try to ls the drive ...
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12.04 - unable to install on toshiba laptop

I having problem to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my toshiba laptop preloaded with Windows 7. It fails to install using windows installer after downloading files, I tried to reinstall it and it still ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Grub 2.0

I know this question may have been asked hundreds of times before but there doesn't seem to be one answer to how to solve it. I upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 13.10 and my computer was low on ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 - Mission Impossible?

I just want to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 HP on my EeePC 1215N. I can't do it when Windows 7 is booted up (wubi.exe hasn't got that option), so I booted it from USB key. Everything's ...
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Wubi install fail because of “substring not found”

Every time I try to install Wubi, I get a missing substring last parts of the install log always state the same thing "substring not found". Thoughts? last part of wubi-12.04.3-rev279: 10-07 ...
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Problem with vmlinuz.efi Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am tying to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with windows on my PC. when i copy wubi in the folder where my iso file is and start it after some time it gave an error cann not install see log file. In the ...
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Ubuntu not booting as a result of choosing the third option in wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows.I have created a live-usb and in windows 7 , in wubi I choose the third option , that is helping me with ubuntu boot. When I restarted my pc, It ...
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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 ...
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what does uninstall-wubi.exe do?

What does uninstall-wubi.exe do? Does it uninstall just wubi or complete Ubuntu? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in Windows 7 and now have Windows 8 in place of Windows 7 and I want a fresh copy of Ubuntu ...
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How to Install Xubuntu Inside Windows (no downloading)

I have these files. ubuntu-12.04.3-wubi-amd64.tar.xz ubuntu-12.04.1-i386.iso xubuntu-12.04-i386.iso I want to install Xubuntu inside windows. I have tried with wubi.exe --dimagepath=path but ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu through wubi not working

Last night I was having a problem with reinstalling ubuntu through wubi on a PC, I had installed it first, and booted into it after the installer was done, through an automatic reboot into ubuntu ...
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What Does Installing Ubuntu “Alongside” Windows Entail?

I recently posted a question about an error I was receiving trying to access Ubuntu from the boot menu. I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.x (I THINK because I haven't accessed it in over a year due ...
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Deleted files and folders to boot to Ubuntu - any way to retrieve files?

I was cleaning up my E: drive, on which I downloaded Ubuntu (using Wubi), and I accidentally deleted the Ubuntu folder, and I also deleted some other files on my E: drive that I didn't recognize. The ...
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Error installing Ubuntu using Wubi

I am new to the community and would love to try out Ubuntu. I chose to install it using Wubi to save the pain of reformatting etc. I have now tried the installer several times using different ...
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Installing edubuntu 13-04 on usb without downloading any other iso's than what I already have

I have the Edubuntu-13.04-dvd-amd64 iso, and the wubi installer, but can't get the installer to use the iso and put edubuntu on my 14 GB flashdrive. Is it possible to install edubuntu on my flashdrive ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu wubi 12.04 on windows xp dell dimension 3000

I have previously installed ubuntu wubi 12.04 on my dell dimension 3000 with windows xp home. I succeeded, but I accidently made myself a standard user, not an admin. I uninstalled, then tried to ...
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Wubi shows error

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi and it just doesn't work, every time, without fail. I had the following scenarios: 1. I downloaded only wubi.exe and ran it. The wubi installer started ...
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Running out of space on a Wubi install with a non-functional Windows OS

My Ubuntu installed through Wubi is running out of space: I have about 4 GB free. If I partition the part of my hard drive that has Windows on it, will I lose Ubuntu? I'm fairly sure I will and if ...
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Wubi: Hide Windows boot manager unless I want to boot Ubuntu

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu through Wubi for learning and testing purposes. After that, every time I start the PC the Windows boot manager shows up and asks me which OS I want to boot into - ...
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Ubuntu Wubi Booting Problems

I've previously installed Windows 7 and Windows 8 and both of them in dual boot with Windows 8 bootloader. Then, I installed Ubuntu 13.04 by using Wubi in Windows 8 in a separate partition(E). So, the ...
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Logon Failed Ubuntu 13.04

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 13.04. I installed it beside Windows 8 using the Wubi-installer. I installed Ubuntu on another partition of my primary hard disk as Windows 8. When I boot in Ubuntu, ...
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Wubi won't start

Trying to install Ubuntu on old XP computer. It won't boot from CD and when I open CD it won't run Wubi because it isn't a valid Win32 application. CD works ok on Win7 and Vista machines. Do I need a ...
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Visual artifacts when installing Ubuntu 12.04

I recently wanted to try out Ubuntu so I decided to get the Windows installer for Ubuntu 12.04. After it finished installing, it asked me to restart my computer. After it restarted it booted up Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu boots to a grub prompt

So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit, as was recommended. I used the windows installer (Wubi). I rebooted my computer and when the choices of which OS I would like to start I choose Ubuntu. After i ...
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Wubi install works but clean install hangs

I did a wubi install of ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 8 PC. It installed flawlessly however it was running a little to slow so I decided to wipe win8 completely and try a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Stuck At Almost Finished Copying Files

To install ubuntu I used the windows installer, and after reboot im stuck at "almost finished copying files...". Have been here for 20mins, is this normal?
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Migrating root.disk problem

My ubuntu 11.10 got corrupted today. I had installed it using wubi installer I copied root.disk file from there. Now I installed ubuntu 11.10 using wubi on different computer.Can I use my older ...
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I can't find older version of Wubi!

here it arrive only to 2009 http://sourceforge.net/projects/wubi/files/Wubi/ how is possible? I need wubi 11.10!!! anybody can help me?
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TRY(hd0,0) NTFS5 error while booting Ubuntu installed as Wubi

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi installer. When I boot Ubuntu from boot menu then it shows the following and it sticks there forever: TRY(hd0,0) :NTFS5: What's the problem and how do I ...
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Install vmware under WUBI Ubuntu 12.04

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my win 7 64bit using WUBI with success. but here i have a big problem to install vmware 9.0.0 or vmware 8.1.0 under Ubuntu 12.04, always in get crashed to complete the ...
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Failed 12.04 installation on W7 Machine, how do I resolve this?

I successfully installed 12.04 with wubi on a Windows 7 machine. but after a restart, remaining installation process failed to work. About 2/3rds of the installation had completed.. How can I ...
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Wubi install, lost home folder, recovery options?

I have been running Ubuntu for over a year on my laptop and I've really come to enjoy it. So much that it has replaced Windows in my day-to-day activities. Yesterday an error occurred on my desktop ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7

I have a windows 7 laptop. I downloaded the Wubi.exe from ubuntu and whatnot, and ran it. After all that went well, I rebooted to finish the install.Then I get a screen that says " Try (hd0, 0): ...
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Cannot install in VM or through wubi

I've tried VMs and now Wubi, and whenever i use a VM to install, i get "must run in low graphics mode" with a black screen or it freezes afterward. When I install on my real machine through wubi, I ...