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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Wubi doens't work anymore - shows 'No wubildr' error

Basics: HP Mini 311 Ubuntu netbook edition 10.04 (installed via Wubi) Symptoms: I load to Windows Boot Manager as usual. Options are Windows 7 and Ubuntu Netbook, like usual. Selecting Windows 7 ...
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Keyboard/Mouse not recognised during installation [closed]

I have a Logitech MX5000 keyboard/mouse combo. I'm using the Logitech Bluetooth dongle, and I use it in USB emulation mode (not native bluetooth). I tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 using WUBI. After ...
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boot-repair fails (UEFI and pre-installed Windows 8)

I have bought a new laptop, Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101, with pre-installed Windows 8, after one day of figuring out how to install Ubuntu in UEFI I finally managed to do it (which wasn´t easy, as ...
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Migrating into a full Ubuntu install

So I've scoured a lot of different articles and I think I have a decent idea of what to do here but I'm hoping someone will be willing to hold my hand a bit here. I've been running 12.04 as a wubi ...
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Can I connect to my Ubuntu session from my Windows 7 session, both installed in the same computer?

I have a Windows 7 computer where I installed the Ubuntu Desktop using the Wubi installer. Therefore, when I start my computer I can choose between the Windows and Ubuntu sessions. However, I was ...
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Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed (interrupted) - cannot access Ubuntu

Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 -> failed (interrupted) and now I want to get my data back. Is there any way, without uninstalling the Wubi? How it happened: 13.04 decides to download around 1 GB ...
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Upgrading from 12.10 WUBI install to 13.04

Ubuntu has discontinued wubi.exe and i know that when you install the ubuntu 13.04 developer version with wubi you can only login as a guest. I have previously installed ubuntu 12.10 with wubi.exe if ...
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Increase size of Wubi install

I want to increase the disk space for Ubuntu that I installed using wubi. I followed the instructions in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ResizeWubiDisk. Unfortunately, these commands could not be ...
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Fixing grub menu after migrating wubi to partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via Wubi a couple of weeks ago, and today used the script on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi to move it to a new partition. Now I'm having a bit of confusion ...
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Installation stuck at copying files after booting

Used windows installer to install Ubuntu in a Toshiba Qosmio F50, using windows Vista. After rebooting, Ubuntu installation started but got stuck at roughly around 70% as it mentions "Almost finished ...
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Ubuntu is not booting (Windows Ubuntu Installer)

Its the first time I used the Windows Ubuntu Installer (WUBI). I installed Ubuntu and everything went great, it then asked me to reboot my laptop and I kindly did , it went well, showed me the ...
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Moving wubi Ubuntu unstallation to partition separated from host partition

I am trying to move my Ubuntu installation from disk image created using Wubi to the partition I would like to separate from the main Windows partition. Searching the Internet did not help yet. I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed through Wubi on my laptop. For some reason when i click on Ubuntu on start up (when you have to either select windows or Ubuntu) I get the following screen, the grub ...
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Removing duplicate entries in boot menu (WUBI)

I tried a Wubi install, but it got stuck, so I restarted the system, uninstalled it from Windows and did the whole process again. Now, in the menu that shows Windows 7 and Ubuntu as options, there are ...
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Update from my Windows side?

I wanted to know if it is possible to update Ubuntu from my the Windows side of my computer (I dual boot). The Ubuntu side is a WUBI install. The reason is I accidentally deleted the wireless driver ...
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Boot manager is showing \Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr is missing or contains error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 version using windows installer option along with windows 8. After ...
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How to remove entry of ubuntu 12.04 from Windows bootloader while used (wubi installation)?

A few months I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC alongside with my Windows 7 partition. In order to do that and avoid any mistake, I followed the steps of this tutorial. Everything was going ...
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Wubi virtual Disk default limit 32Gb

According to the wubi-resize script readme file, it is not recomended to resize the wubi virtual disk with a new disk of more then 32Gb, allthough an override option is provided. For some strange ...
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mount.ntfs taking all the CPU (WUBI)

I installed yesterday Ubuntu following the 'click and play' instructions of the (nicely done) ubuntu website. I used WUBI. Its installed in a partition of a drive that mainly has a Windows 7 install. ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu using WUBI

I am new to open-source software but I'm very much interested in trying it out and hopefully I can start using Ubuntu soon. I downloaded wubi.exe first and then I used it to install Ubuntu 12.04-LTS ...
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Only Wubi needed ..not the Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install 12.04 inside Windows? First, thanks for taking time to answer my question. My question is that I have ubuntu 12.04 with me but no Wubi is in there..its ...
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How to permanently migrate to 12.04 from Windows 7 without losing anything?

I recently installed 12.04 using WUBI to see if I would like it or not. Now I'm loving it and I want to permanently migrate to Ubuntu. In the meantime I downloaded all the packages and customized ...
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Why does Wubi fail to boot after removing the NTFS package?

First of all, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from WinXP and booted onto it. I didn't find my NTFS (later I discovered that it was mounted to /host) and did 'apt-get install ntfs-3g ntfs-config'. This turned ...
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Ubuntu cannot detect my Logitech Wireless m510 mouse?

I have my mouse plugged in but it doesn't have drivers so it doesn't work. How do I find the drivers? Please give me a link or tell me how to detect them from Ubuntu Software?
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Windows 7/ 12.04 Dual Boot Mess

I am new to Ubuntu and to Linux in general. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 to a brand new desktop which had Windows 7 pre-installed, and am dual-booting between them. Both operating systems work well. ...
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Crunchbang! how to install on second HDD and have working grub [closed]

I really want to try Crunchbang linux, but i have only ever used Wubi to dual boot and i have only even installed a Ubuntu based OS. is it as simple as just installing via a cd on the second hard ...
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My PC has both Windows XP and Windows 8 installed. If I use Wubi to install Ubuntu, where should I run the Wubi installer? XP or Win8?

I have decided to give Ubuntu a try using Wubi, but I don't know how this will work on my dual-booted PC. I currently have Windows XP and Windows 8 consumer preview installed. I went to the Ubuntu ...
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Only choice for Desktop Environment Is Lubuntu in Wubi

Good morning, after the release of 12.04, I tried to install Ubuntu on my laptop (Windows 7 Home, 4GB Ram, T6600, >80 GB free space on C) via wubi (downloaded from here: Windows installer for Ubuntu ...
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initrd.lz is corrupted error occured while installing 11.10

C:\ubuntu\install\boot\initrd.lz is corrupted. Error pop-up comes up every time i am trying to install ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386 using wubi. error comes when the installation process is almost ...
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What does this kernel panic means?

I am using ZenBook ASUS and after trying to install virtual box from ubuntu software center on ubuntu 11.10 unity, I faced with kernel panic and from that time from time to time I am facing with the ...
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Installing Ubuntu Natty on HP G7-1310US Problems :(

I just purchased HP G7-1310US and tried to install Natty but ran into two problems. 1) I boot from liveCD and Ubuntu runs fine no video problem what so ever ( I had to close the lid and open and then ...
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How can I install the LiveDVD in inside Windows (VMWare)?

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 11.10 (64bit) LiveDVD. I have also installed it on my system (with a partition) successfully. Now I need to experiment with Linux so I want to install Ubuntu in inside ...
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Partitioning failed

I was installing Ubuntu with Wubi off a USB stick, and the demo launched fine and everything so I decided to install Ubuntu for dual boot. So while installing I guess that partition failed cause it ...
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mount.ntfs using all the CPU while trying to run a program [closed]

I've used Ubuntu for years now, but I'm currently trying out WUBI to launch Ubuntu 11.10 on a Windows 7 system without repartitioning. It comes up just fine, but when I try to install SpringSource ...
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My zte ac 8700 usb modem is not recognized. What should I do?

I am a new user to Ubuntu. I have seen Ubuntu on Youtube got attracted, so I installed it on my Acer Aspire One Happy 2 Netbook as a software in win 7 starter. Everything is good, but when comes to ...
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Wubi Error “There is no disk in the drive”

It gives me three options "Cancel" "Try Again" "Continue" but everytime i click any of them it just pops back up. After a long time of clicking continue it brought me to the normal screen and I ...
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LSB error messages when running an upgrade

After running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade, I am shown this message in the terminal: Package configuration Configuring sysv-rc Unable to migrate to dependency-based boot ...
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Does installing with wubi affect performance? [duplicate]

I just want to ask you, if I'm installing the Ubuntu beside the windows without any partition changes, using wubi does the ubuntu using more performance (CPU, memory, hard drive), or same as a normal ...
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Mouse Cursor Freezes Randomly with Intel GMA 950

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. It's installed using Wubi, dual booting with Windows. It's a fresh install. At random times, the mouse cursor freezes and I can't click anything on the screen. I can move the ...
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grub overwrites windows boot manager after every update

error: no such device: (hard drive serial number). grub rescue> Thats what i get after every update, I know how to recover from this error. But i Don't want it to recur. What should I do?
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 error

I installed Wubi a little while ago to try out Ubuntu and I really like it so I decided to make a partition and install 13.10 fully. When I booted from my USB with 13.10 and tried installing it using ...
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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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Dual Partion windows not working ?

I originally set up Ubuntu "along side" widows(Vista) and realized it was done though wubi after I tried to set up a VB and didn't have enough room. I then repartitioned the HD and did a stand alone ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 support WUBI? Or will another alternate Windows Installer be available? (not 13.04, 13.10) [duplicate]

Will Ubuntu 14.04 support WUBI? Or will another alternate Windows Installer be available? I work on a lab network with PC Devices which ETH and USB hardware has been removed, and we use a different ...
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Removing Ubuntu, Please Help

I had the wubi.exe in my 16gb usb drive. When attempting to install it, I mistakenly selected my USB drive as my installation drive. After installing, I formatted my USB drive, meaning the uninstaller ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 Installation Problem: Can't boot or Use WUBI [duplicate]

I am a Windows user, but want to use Ubuntu now. For this I have downloaded Ubuntu 64-bit from the Ubuntu site. But, I am not able to install it. I have tried both, booting from it as to clean ...
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What to do when my system freezes? [duplicate]

Ubuntu has suddenly stopped working and everything has become unresponsive, including the mouse, keyboard. I waited for almost an hour to make it settle itself. Finally, I had to shut it down and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't save display settings after reboot . How do I fix this?

When I mean display settings I mean desktop backgrounds or icons that I removed from the Unity launcher. It just goes back to the default every reboot. The only thing it did save is the theme that I ...
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Installing Ubuntu inside Windows 7 without internet connection [offline mode]

I downloaded ubuntu-12.04-amd64.iso and created a bootable USB. I tried installing it (by running wubi.exe in Windows). But the installer started downloading ubuntu-12.04.2-wubi-amd64.tar.xz (524 ...
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Attempt to install Ubuntu 12.10 from Windows but get GRUB instead

I have a Ubuntu ISO that I have just downloaded from ubuntu.com and used the Windows Installer (Wubi) to install Ubuntu, but when it boots, instead of Ubuntu I get some GRUB ... something. I have ...