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 installation doesn't start?

I wanted to try out Ubuntu on my desktop PC. I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit version and I try to install it using Wubi and after restart the computer and chose Ubuntu from boot menu. When I press ...
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Cannot install Kubuntu 12.04.3 with wubi

Im trying to install kubuntu 12 with wubi, but I get Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO everytime I try to install. My ISO name is kubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 Im ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 repeatedly freezes (have experienced thrice in one hour)

I am having this problem from the time. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. It is installed inside Windows, I don't know if the problem is related to that. I am experiencing this sudden freezing/hanging, ...
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How good is the Wubi? [duplicate]

Does the Wubi allow you to create a proper ext4 partition and install Ubuntu? Or is it that the Wubi will only allow me to install it in the C partition?
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Ubuntu 13.04 install inside widows not working

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7 using wubi.exe. When i am trying to install it asks for location and password details. Then it shows a screen "Downloading ...
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Error installing Ubuntu via wubi on Windows 8

I get this error: Couldn't retrieve files from disk image when installing via Wubi from an Ubuntu ISO CD which I previously downloaded. Here's my error log file. It has much information for you.
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installing 12.04lts wubi in windows 7

After downloading wubi 12.04 LTS and installing on windows 7, the error problem appeared like these: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000100 drm_kms_helper: panic ...
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Stuck at flickering - “Stopping System V runlevel compatibility”

I'm new to Linux. So I have an Acer Aspire 5000, downloaded and ran wubi for an install of Ubuntu 12.04.3...I have Windows 7 Ultimate Edition running constantly in safe mode (my choice), and after it ...
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Flickering screen after wubi installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Acer Aspire 5000

So I installed wubi - ran it - it seemed okay. Then a minute after seeing the Ubuntu logo and "preparing to run Ubuntu for the first time" it showed me a few errors, then screen kept flickering ...
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Just installed ubuntu 13.04 and cannot login [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04. I used Wubi so I could have a windows dual boot setup because I am new to Linux and wanted to be able to switch back to Windows (7) if need be. Everything seemed to ...
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How to expand primary partition when WUBI is used to install? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubunut 12.04 using WUBI. The "Installation size" options I chosen was 18GB i.e the amount of space you want to "give up" for WUBI. That is the space wubi's Ubuntu install is able to ...
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ubuntu 13.04 intallation guide [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu operating system. i installed ubuntu 12.04.3 through wubi but it did'nt work perfectly it could not get wifi access while it was present and was working on windows 7. 2nd it ...
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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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Cannot install Ubuntu with Wubi [duplicate]

I placed the ISO file with Wubi file (from the ISO) in the same folder (mounted and unmounted) but it always calls for the download of tar.xz file. I tried running wubi from the mounted ISO with no ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 ATAPI Issue [duplicate]

I am currently running Windows 7 and thought it would be cool to test out Ubuntu 12.04, got my old HDD in my machine. I used Wubi to install it. (yes, I did format to fat32). Now I get this error: ...
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Unable to open files from Windows Partition

I installed Ubuntu through WUBI. I can see that the windows drive is mounted under /host and I can see all of the files, but I am unable to open many of the files properly. Simple files like text ...
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Will Ubuntu boot if I install on a hard drive that isn't the Windows boot disk via WUBI?

I been thinking about to install ubuntu again which wubi. If i install it on my E drive and not the C drive(Windows), will it still dual-booting and work?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Freeze and Screen Glitch at Startup [duplicate]

Hey so I installed Ubuntu via WuBi. During the installation, it froze twice. I did some research and added 'nomodeset' and the installation went through. Since then every single time i start up ...
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keyboard and mouse freezes with ubuntu [duplicate]

im new in this ubuntu stuff, and as a first try i tried ubuntu 12.04 via windows installer (wubi) it installs all correctly and when i reboot it autoboots on ubuntu, and it says like 1 min about ...
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Installed ubuntu using wubi to windows 8 by accident, how do i remove? [duplicate]

I installed unbutu using wubi on windows 8 with efi bios. I now realise I should not have done that. I have partioned my d drive and installed unbuntu using a usb drive as explained on here, but when ...
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Want dual boot ubuntu and windows 8 (preinstalled) [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu on my preinstalled windows 8 laptop. After installing it using wubi, and then selecting ubuntu from dual boot option, it gives black screen with error message, file- ...
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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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Can you upgrade the new wubi installation to 13.04 [duplicate]

So, I want to have Ubuntu, but my computer takes like 6 hours just to make one change to the partitions. I have tried changing hard drives, but no luck. I can't afford a SSD. If you have any tips for ...
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how to get wubi's boot helper to work in ubuntu

the only way I can get my computer to boot a Linux disc is from the wubi boot helper and I need to downgrade to bodhi to work better with my laptop
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I have problems installing Ubuntu 13.04 with Wubi on Windows XP

I have downloaded an ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso file, but when I use Wubi to install it in a Windows XP system, the Ubuntu installer program shows: download ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent. ...
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i've tried 3 different methods of installing ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8, with no avail! [duplicate]

1) I went into the uefi bios and changed the settings to get it to boot from cd... after doing so and restarting, i get a menu with 4 options: GNU GRUB v2.00 13ubuntu3 1) Try Ubuntu without ...
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/usr is full with plenty of free space on the disk

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I installed via Wubi on a partition of 27 GB. I chose the installation to be that size, too. Then after installing some software I was prompted with a notice saying ...
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Where is my Ubuntu installed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 using the iso file from official website. In Ubuntu 12.04, I used wubi to install and then it was clear that Ubuntu was installed in Windows. I installed ...
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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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GRUB / Boot Manager, Boot 2 Wubi

I am in the process of setting up a WUBI Installation that I will store on my computers I use. But instead of booting to the WUBI installation via the windows boot manager I want to be able to use a ...
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Kubuntu 13.04 got installed inside Win7, but doesn't appear in boot menu

Need someone to help me. This is for the first time I am trying to get my problem solved in forums, although I have been using Ubuntu for quite some time. First thing, I never used Ubuntu in parallel ...
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I can't install Ubuntu. Problems with my hard drive

I have a lap top HP pavilion dv6. The Windows 7 partition is of 443 GB, and I have 120 GB of free space there. I want to reduce the size of that partition so I can create a new partition of 60GB for ...
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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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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 ...