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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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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mount.ntfs taking up 99% of cpu [closed]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows with WUBI, version 12.04, and have been recently running into some issues. Every once in a while, I run top and see that mount.ntfs is taking up all of my cpu. It is ...
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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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How to install with Wubi when it says “Could not retrieve the required disk image files”?

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the Wubi installer while running Windows, because my PC does not accept my BootCD as a bootable medium. But Wubi showed me this error: ...
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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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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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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

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 ...
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How do I install Ubuntu minimal inside windows using Wubi? [closed]

I believe in making my own Ubuntu hence always use Ubuntu-minimal as the base install. Afterward, I follow apt-get to install whatever packages I want. I like it being minimal. This time I want to ...
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How I increase Wubi Install to 100 Giga [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to extend the disk space available to a wubi install? I'm at 30giga Wubi installed. I want 100 giga. I'm sure one of you smart dudes have the answer, ...
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How do I use a 4GB USB flash drive to install Ubuntu 12.10?

I've downloaded "ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64" and used Pen Drive Linux to get it onto my USB. I then restarted my computer (a Windows 7 Home Premium edition) and entered the boot menu to have it boot ...
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Wubi Installed Twice (without uninstalling the first), now I can't remove the second [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the extra Ubuntu option on the Windows Boot Manager menu? Wubi Installed Twice (without uninstalling the first), now I can't remove the second So, I ...