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't download windows installer wubi

I was trying to download the windows installer through the link provided on the page for the 12.04 version, but it is giving me to download the 707MB of ISO file which I already have. Please can ...
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What's wrong with Wubi install? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 32 bit (Home Premium) on my HP Laptop. I decided to take the easy way to install Ubuntu and that is by using Wubi. Having gone over a few tutorials on Wubi, I decided to let it ...
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Wubi installation problem [duplicate]

When I try installing Ubuntu via the Wubi installer i get the message "An error occurred Permission denied For more information, please see the log file: (written below post) I've also tried ...
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Formatted drive with Wubi installation, Windows boot manager menu still shows option [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed with Wubi on a partition of my main HDD and decided I would do a proper installation of it. In the process of prepping the drive, I foolishly formatted the partition ...
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Error while installating ubuntu 12.04 via wubi [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Now I am having problem while installing Ubuntu. It says a code error 2, extraction problem with wubi 12.04.3-rev 279 ..... need help !
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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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Which files will be available to me after WUBI install

I am planning to install Ubuntu via WUBI on my PC. I have two hard drives. On the hard drive with my C: partition, I have two partitions - C and E. My question in - if i install Ubuntu via WUBI, would ...
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USB install will not work with i386 or amd64 iso [duplicate]

Having trouble installing ubuntu. I downloaded the 12.04.3 desktop i386 iso image, used the universal installer to put it on a USB drive (the netbook does not have a CD drive). netbook- acer aspire ...
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Installing fresh Ubuntu

I have dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7 through wubi in a new partition, then removed Windows 7 and installed Windows 8. Now, I want to have a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Can I just run wubi again ...
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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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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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My pc is not booting the pen drive containing ubuntu

My pc is not booting with the pen drive containing Ubuntu. I used Unetbootin to create the pen.
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ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386(i have downloaded it manually) [duplicate]

please tell me where to put ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386(i have downloaded it manually) i have mounted the ubuntu iso file on F:
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 offline [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu 13.04 using wubi (without partition) and offline instalation. could anyone help me? Everytime i install, it always download.. Dell Inspiron 1440
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Struggling with Windows installer in a Sedatech PC

I just bought this PC: Sedatech PC Office and right away I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with the Windows Installer. Everything goes fine until the end of installation step 5. At that point the ...
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partitioned os lost

I have a computer with dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I decided to download updates in Ubuntu but in the middle my computer froze so I had to do a hard reset. When I started the computer again I got an ...
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Ubuntu hangs and my Monitor Turning off and on [duplicate]

I'm Newbie on Ubuntu :) I've tried to install ubuntu with Wubi ,after downloading the OS it prompts "Reboot Now" after rebooting ubuntu starts to install while installing the Mouse cursor Appears and ...
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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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How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi

How to include a xubuntu 13.04 in desktop environment, in wubi i have downloaded xubuntu but there seemed to be no wubi i also downladed other version (13.04 => ubuntu, lubuntu ) that include a wubi ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting on windows 7 [closed]

today I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my windows 7 laptop (installed in D: drive) using wubi installer (I used the ISO file, 64bit). Now when I restart my laptop I have to 2 options to boot with: windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on windows XP 32 bit [duplicate]

Every time I start the Ubuntu 12.04 installation on my 32-bit windows XP using the windows installer wubi, the installation gets stagnant at a particular point, and the installation bar doesn't move ...
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Why does my Dash background look pixeled and screwed up?

It was like this when I first installed it, and even with a picture from the internet saved as my background it still looks like this. (if it matters I am running a dual-boot with Windows and ...
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Resizing File System [duplicate]

I installed Ubutu 12.04 LTS on my laptop with Wubi. When I was installing Ubutu, in installer, in the field "Installation Size" I choosed 7 Gb. Now I want to resize "File System" which has 7 Gb. I ...
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Ubuntu 13 Boot CD Won't Load from BIOS [closed]

I'm running a Dell I15RV-477BLK laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium, and I'm trying to dual-boot Linux based on the joyous experience I had with my previous laptop. However, I've hit some problems. ...
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How to use installation files to create an ISO image? [duplicate]

On my Windows XP system, I have Ubuntu 12.04 wubi installation files (in separate folders like .disk, boot, casper etc.). The root folder contains wubi.exe along with autorun.inf. To avoid a fresh ISO ...
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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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Ubuntu and Windows 8 without Windows 7

I had my laptop pre installed with windows 7 and then I installed ubuntu, later upgraded to windows 8. That was ok. Now, I want to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 and install 12.04.3 (yes, I want to uninstall ...
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Wubi Error Executing command [duplicate]

Wubi gives me error executing command: command=C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit.exe /set {79d57369-10fa-11e2-a539-af7634f5111e} device partition=F: retval=1 stderr=An error has occurred setting the ...
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Im having login issues after reinstall [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 with wubi on windows 7. i had it installed previously but uninstalled and reinstalled it and it worked fine. i had an issue with my belkin n300 micro usb wifi adapter so i had ...
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Wubi overwrites my Ubuntu username to Administrator and ignores my password

I know there are ways to get your root access back and change your password, but every time I try a new flavor of Ubuntu (installing using Wubi) my username/password is ignored. After installing and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start after installing with Wubi [duplicate]

I installed Ubunutu with Wubi on my Windows 7 64-Bit System. If i selected Ubuntu at the Boot-Loader, it loads and the purple screen is shown quick, after that, the screen is just black. My windows, ...
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how to set up ubuntu partition

I have experimented with Wubi for a few years now and I've finally gotten the hang of it. I am comfortable enough with Linux rarely if ever refer to my Windows programs. My laptop has 500 GB and ...
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Cannot run Ubuntu after installation using Wubi [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu using the Wubi installer and it seemed as though everything worked fine, but when I get to the boot screen and I select Ubuntu, it gives me a black ...
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How can I fix ubuntu winboot wubildr.mbr missing error?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) operating system. It supports uefi so I installed it like a normal dual booting now (not like Wubi). When I try to load Windows 8 it works fine. But when I try ...
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How do I make sure my partition returned to my primary OS after uninstalling Ubuntu

I tried installing Ubuntu (On a new computer that came with Windows 8) so I would have a system running Unix for my school assignments. I installed it using wubi.exe (this one: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes after log-in used wubi installer [duplicate]

I used wubi to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer that is running Windows 7 Pro-64 bit Motherboard: ACPI x64-based PC Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+ 1.90GHz RAM: 2.94 GB ...
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Ubuntu installed in Windows but want to format Windows [duplicate]

What will happen to the Ubuntu in this situation? The Windows is Windows 7. Thank you.
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Wubi took up all of my disk space on Win 7

I tried to create a live 13.04 USB using a 1TB external hard drive and it wouldn't boot on my machine. After that, I booted into windows and tried to run Wubi from the hard drive and I selected the ...
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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 12.04 installation take too much time

I downloaded the ubuntu 12.04 source from official ubuntu site and after I try to install it by selecting the wubi.exe ,after the selecting the disk space and that ,it downloading " amd64.tar.xz " ...
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Sorry, could not change the permissions of “wubi.exe”: Error setting permissions: Read-only file system

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 64-bit using a CD on my PC with Ubuntu 32-bit already running. When I'm trying to Allow executing file as program I'm getting this message: Sorry, could not change the ...
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Installed with Wubi but no session manager is show, what to do?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop to my PC (Dell Optiplex 150 Slim running Windows XP). I used Wubi installer, installing from Windows, because it won't boot from USB or CD for some reason. ...
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How to select the operative system at boot in Wubi? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 inside windows, using Wubi. But the problem is that while shutting on my computer my keyboard doesn't work selecting one of the options (Windows/ Ubuntu).
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Error bars disappear Qtiplot Ubuntu 12.04

I faced this problem while using QtiPlot in Ubuntu 12.04 (WUBI) and could not find any help on google search. I have created a very nice plot with QtiPlot which included error bars both for x and y ...
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Wubi installer - Does it install 64bit? [duplicate]

I am thinking about making the jump from Windows 7 to Linux but keeping the windows 7 partition alive for my wife. That being said I sall the Wubi installer that made it very simple, but I was curious ...
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Cannot install wireless driver for Broadcom 12.04

I just installed Wubi on a Dell Inspiron, and am trying to install the drivers for a Broadcom BCM4312 driver. I know this is a common question on the site, but I think I have tried every solution ...
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Wubi: Can I keep files or repair whole system

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows on D disk. Today i'm accidentally deleted "Ubuntu" folder. How can i keep my files or repair whole system? Does contents of "Ubuntu" folders are ...
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umount /mnt deleted home directory

I did something incredibly stupid: while tinkering with mount / umount trying to relocate some space, I did as I read on one website, and dit sudo umount -f /mnt (I don't remember whether I used ...
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Find desktop files in wubi disk

Short question: where is the ~/Desktop/ files in the root.disk (wubi) ? Details: Hello, I've been using wubi in windows 7 x32 for a while and then had to change my main operating system to windows 8 ...
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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 ...