Questions about Wubi, a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows without partitioning.

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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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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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Wubi install fails: Could not retrieve the required installation files

I have an old machine and the only way I can install Ubuntu is to use Wubi, but i get an error. Here is the log: http://pastebin.com/a5YjaaKv 01-11 23:09 ERROR CommonBackend: Invalid md5 for ISO ...
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Is there wubi.exe that can support ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64?

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.2 64 bit, and I tried to install it with WUBI. I put the ubuntu ISO and WUBI in the same folder. When I installed it with WUBI, it starts downloading ...
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Triple Booting - Windows, Ubuntu, and Ubuntu Studio

I've Windows and Ubuntu, and wanted Ubuntu Studio, so I downloaded Ubuntu Studio 12.04 dvd file, and I wanted to have triple-booting on my laptop. Here is the snapshot of disk management. image ...
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Retrieving files from broken wubi installation

My wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 is stuck in an infinite login screen loop. I have tried following the advice on other posts but nothing has worked so now I'm trying to retrieve a few files from ...
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How to remove the option to boot from Ubuntu in the Windows Boot loader? [duplicate]

An year and a half ago, I installed Ubuntu on my computer using Wubi. After a while I decided to install Ubuntu on a separate partition. So I uninstalled the Ubuntu using Wubi, and installed Ubuntu on ...
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How can I boot into Windows after I set Ubuntu as the default operating system? (I'm using Wubi)

I followed this guide here to set the default operating system at boot-up to Ubuntu. Since I installed Ubuntu using Wubi, it involved setting the default operating system of the Windows boot-looader ...
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Cannot find Windows 7 in Grub Customizer

Once again, I find myself back to the "anywhere, Anything" forum of Ubuntu... Just awesome I say... Any ways, After I installed the Grub Customizer 3.0.(1)? I ran it and I am not seeing Windows7. I ...
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How do I boot windows?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 wubi but am a bit unnerved by the fact that all of my windows files and settings are not visible to me and I can't figure out how to boot windows. Can someone help a guy out ...
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Wubi install freezes 3/4 through

I downloaded Ubuntu on a USB stick, then the Windows installer, and ran wubi.exe. When I rebooted to complete the installation, it froze 3/4 of the way through. After 30 minutes of waiting I removed ...
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why cant i install xubuntu using wubi installer?

I have tried a couple times to install Xubuntu using WUBI. All I get is this error: An error occurred: Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO For more information please see log ...
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ubuntu missing dual boot

I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Now Ubuntu is missing after Windows checked /tmp for errors. Windows boots fine, but Ubuntu boots to a grub prompt. I looked in the \ubuntu\disks\ ...
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Wubi installer is taking ages to download [closed]

I am downloading Ubuntu 12.04--Wubi installer but for reasons unknown, it is taking ages to download. I have no choice but to abort it. FYI, I have installed Wubi before but have uninstalled it not ...
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Why does du show that an 83GB file uses zero space?

In home/{user}, I have a file called ntfs.txt whose total size of files is 83,3GB and whose size on disk is 0B. Its owned and group are both root. The last time it was accessed is the 24/07/2012. ls ...
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Should I go with a VMWare install or a Wubi install?

First off, no, I'm not going to do the standard partitioning install. I've gone through a few hours of dealing with boot managers that wouldn't install properly and accidentally temporarily "breaking" ...
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Will Wubi work on a Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption Windows partition?

I have a windows machine using Truecrypt 7.1a FDE. I would like to use wubi to install Ubuntu within windows. Will doing this cause any issues with my system booting up? From what I understand Wubi ...
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How to install 11.10 with wubi?

All that is available for wubi installation is Ubuntu 12.04, but I strongly prefer 11.10. Is there any way that I can use wubi installer for 11.10?
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how to install ubuntu 32bit with wubi [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 32bit with wubi, I tried to create shortcut from wubi.exe and change target to "32bit" but it didn't work and remained downloading 64bit can any one help me ?
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WUBI - Super Block Error

We had installed ubuntu 10.04 using Wubi on my machine. After a reboot it stopped working. Its says super block corrupted Is there any tool or how can I get my data from the Ubuntu OS which is ...
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Can I reinstall and keep updates and software from my wubi installation?

I already have Ubuntu 11.10 which I installed it using 'wubi'. Now I noticed that this kind of installation have some limitation like I can't hibernate and etc. Now I want to reinstall my Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer travelmate 240

So far I have downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and created both a stick and a dvd, but I cant get the system (acer travelmate 240) to boot from either. Of course I have changed the system bootmenu to do so. ...
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How do I get rid of Windows during Wubi migration?

So I read How do I migrate to a real partition, and/or get rid of Windows entirely?, but nowhere does it tell me how I go about replacing windows entirely. Is there a simpler/faster way than making ...
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Permission denied: 'F:\\wubildr' when install using Wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 on Windows 7 using wubi installer. During installation popup with error similar to this appears: Permission denied: for more details see the log ...
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Mounting Wubi part from another Linux installation

hope someone can help. I need to access 11.04 ubuntu files residing on a second hard drive (dual boot XP/Ubuntu) from a 10.04 hard drive installation. The 11.04 system co-exists with XP on the second ...
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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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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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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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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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Why won't Ubuntu installed using Wubi accept my password?

I can boot into Ubuntu just fine as a guest but it refuses to accept my login name and password that were set during the Wubi install. I reinstalled it again with basic login and password just to make ...
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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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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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Ubuntu install can't find hard drives

I recently got a Dell Inspiron Special Edition 7720 computer. I am trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows. When I use the WUBI installer, the installation of Ubuntu works as long as I do not ...
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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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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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Wubi fails to start on an Acer Aspire 4750G

Yesturday i tried to install Ubuntu with wubi to my laptop (ACER aspire 4750G). I have a windows7 sp1 now. First i tried install 12.04, but after when it offer to restart the computer i saw an error. ...
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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 ...