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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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 ...
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Trying to launch from USB - “could not retrieve the required installation files”

Let me just say I am totally new to Linux. I'm a basic Windows user. I am trying to launch Ubuntu from a USB so I don't have to install on my laptop. I used pendrivelinux to save it my USB, and then ...
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Can't access recovery mode, for dual booting comp, by holding shift

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu without a CD or USB. I cannot get my (username - password) combination to work even though I'm 100% sure I typed them in correctly when installing via Wubi. I read this ...
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I used Wubi to install 12.04 and update to 13.10. How can I switch to a real disk partion for 14.04 but keep all my custom programs and settings?

I think Wubi is an excellent tool, and it's a shame it's been discontinued, but I'm ready to use a real disk install because apparently it will speed up Ubuntu noticeably. However, I have a lot of ...
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Cannot open Ubuntu, stuck with intramfs

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to upgrade to 14.04. After the upgrade Ubuntu is not opening up. I'm stuck with this black screen saying: mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or ...
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How to move Wubi partition to a whole drive?

I have Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7 home premium installed by default in it.There was only 1 drive in it,(i.e) the C: drive.It could contain 300 GB of memory.I split the C: drive into another E: ...
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Wubi set up and Wifi with no ethernet?

I am extremely new to using Ubuntu. While I have a basic grasp of scripting for git/linux and scripting for windows, ubuntu scripting isn't super clear for me. I'm wanting to set up a wifi driver ...
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wubi installed Ubuntu 12.04 in Windows XP not to open

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi installer according to the proper instructions and when restarted I am not able to start Ubuntu. It is installed in the D: drive in Windows XP. When ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from Wubi

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi, I lost my user interface on ubuntu after uninstalling pyhon by mistake... now I want to uninstall ubuntu but uninstall-wubi is not diong anything after ...
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Unable to dual boot in dell xps 14 with windows 8/8.1

Hi can anyone help me in dual booting the windows 8/8.1 to ubuntu 12.4/13 when I am using the wubi file and I installed the ubuntu and It reboots and finally it showing me an error of 0xc000000f ...
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Serious installation problems

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop installer, extracted it and ran the wubi.exe as an administrator. An error window opened, saying: "The ...
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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 ...