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

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Wubi to install Xubuntu 13.10?

Is there any wubi that can install xubuntu 13.10?I have the wubi to install 13.10 but is there any wubi to install xubuntu 13.10? I hope this question has an answer that could help me
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Why does Wubi give an “installation size” of 18 GB?

When I run Wubi, that is, the Windows installer for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I'm given a pull-down menu in the download dialog-box. It offers, pre-set, an Installation Size of 18 GB, although one can pull ...
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Installed Ubuntu with Windows 7

I had Windows 7 and installed Ubuntu using the Windows installer. Now when I restart the PC, it directly boots to Ubuntu. What happened to my Windows 7 and how I can make it dual boot?
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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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Use WUBI to install downloaded ISO

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64 to my Windows machine, because I would like to install it on several similar machines, however, when I extracted the ISO and ran WUBI, it made me download ...
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Wubi install: How to increase swap size

I am trying to increase the swapfile size on my WUBI install. I followed the answer here: sudo su swapoff -a cd /host/ubuntu/disks/ mv swap.disk swap.disk.bak dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Installing ubuntu-13.10 on Win7

I just want to make sure I do this right. I downloaded unetbootin-windows and also ubuntu-13.10-desktop iso. I ran unetbootin and chose USB and it seemed to create folders on my USB drive along with ...
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wubi failure win7 : pylauncher failed

Several attempts to install Ubuntu using wubi were unsucessful : message says failed to launch pylauncher tried to launch wubi from several partitions none attempt was successful system is Win7 ...
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uninstall wubi from a bad drive

I used wubi to install Ubuntu on its own hard drive. That drive seems to have died and I can no longer boot to Ubuntu. I tried to uninstall Ubuntu from the control panel in Windows 7 and received the ...
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delete xp without removing ubunutu [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 over Windows xp through wubi.exe because i have tried installing ubuntu through usb but it seems like my laptop usb is not supporting it though it shows SYSLINUX............
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How to get the 'Install alongside Windows' option, i only see 'Install inside Windows'? [duplicate]

I created a bootable USB Stick with Ubuntu 13.10 and when i boot from it and try to install it i only get the option "Install inside Windows" and the button in the bottom right corner says "Restart to ...
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How to increase the disk space of Ubuntu 13.04 installed besides Windows 7

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 besides Windows 7 with initial space allocated as 18.2 GB. Now I get a warning to increase the disk space and I wanted to increase the disk space for Ubuntu. My total ...
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How to install or run Ubuntu on Windows 8 using WUBI?

Okay, so I have a Windows 8.1 PC, an ASUS X202E-DB21T. It has 500 GB of HDD. I want to use Ubuntu so that I can build a Firefox OS build, but Windows is not supported. I don't want to install Ubuntu ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu does not boot after installation. [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on Windows 7 now neither OS boots up. How can I recover Windows OS and uninstall Ubuntu?
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Overheating problems causing Ubuntu 13.10 to power off.

I'm using Lenovo Z370 laptop and I made a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. I noticed that since I started using Ubuntu 13.10 my laptop frequently overheats and it powers off because of the ...
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I have the iso image but wubi again downloading the whole data?

I downloaded the Kubuntu 13.10 via torrent. But when I extracted the data and attempted to install Kubuntu while in Windows, the Wubi connects to the internet and downloads the whole ISO data again, ...
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Need help installing ubuntu [duplicate]

Can you help me install ubuntu alongside my windows 8.1 OS on my Toshiba Satellite P875-S7102? I can not figure out how to get my particular model of laptop to boot from a USB and install Ubuntu, or ...
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Cannot view files and folders of Windows drive from Wubi

I do not know what has gone wrong with my D: drive. The drive is absolutely fine, data is present. I can unmount/mount the drive; but cannot view files and folders in it. When I try to ls the drive ...
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ubuntu installer is not detecting windows and existing partitions

while instlling ubuntu 12.04/13.04 the installer doesnt detect my partitions and my windows 7 OS, so I cant install them side by side. I create through windows tool the partition D but i cant see it. ...
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ubuntu 12.04 installation errors

first of all i know there are a hundred duplicates of this question but i tried EVERYTHING that is written on these posts and the guides refrenced by them but i havnt succeeded yet. i will try to ...
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12.04 - unable to install on toshiba laptop

I having problem to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my toshiba laptop preloaded with Windows 7. It fails to install using windows installer after downloading files, I tried to reinstall it and it still ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Grub 2.0

I know this question may have been asked hundreds of times before but there doesn't seem to be one answer to how to solve it. I upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 13.10 and my computer was low on battery,...
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Should Making a New Disk for Wubi be fast?

Should making a new Wubi disk take a very long time? I am currently following along to the steps in this answer for increasing the root partition space for my Ubuntu Wubi install: Increase size of ...
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Use of 30GB installation [duplicate]

Please tell me the Difference between 18 and 30 GB wubi installation. Do I get all packages installed in 30gb wubi installation?
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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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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 with dvd

I'm a windows user thats wants to switch to Ubuntu as it is much better imo ( tried install with wubi (hd could only go up to 32gb)) so i decided to do a proper install using a dvd. I burned the dvd ...
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I cannot seem to install wubi on windows 8.1 Pro (Surface Pro 2)

I just bought Surface Pro 2 (with Windows 8.1 Pro) from the store yesterday and tried installing wubi (right before them) and ran into some boot up issues. Luckily I was able to enter Windows again ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 - Mission Impossible?

I just want to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 HP on my EeePC 1215N. I can't do it when Windows 7 is booted up (wubi.exe hasn't got that option), so I booted it from USB key. Everything's ...
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How to install with wubi without internet connection [duplicate]

If I place wubi.exe and iso of same version in a single folder then is it possible to install ubuntu. My problem is that I have no broad band connection can I install ubuntu with windows installer?
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If I use WUBI to install Ubuntu, can I use Windows Control panel to uninstall it if I don't like it? [duplicate]

Dell Vostro 200 Windows XP service pack 3, 32 bit Intel Core 2 duo CPU @ 2.4 Ghz RAM 2037 MB
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no root file system defined error in ubuntu 13.10 installation [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7 without creating any new partition. I am using a bootable pendrive to do so and the installation completes succesfully in the same drive in which ...
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Why was Wubi Removed from 13.04+ [duplicate]

Since 13.04, there is no Wubi, why was Wubi removed from the installation phase?
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Is there wubi for Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Is there a wubi installer for Ubuntu 13.10 x64?
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I can't Install Lubuntu 13.04 and 12.04 . Don't Boot what Im missing?

some week ago I've installed Ubuntu on my more powerful PC, and now then I've decided to install Lubuntu on my olds PC. But I have a problem boot them, with Ubuntu I does not have any problem booting ...
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What to do when my Wubi install boots to a command line environment?

I installed Ubuntu with wubi.exe and I rebooted my computer. When booting, I chose Ubuntu and entered my username and password. Then I got to the terminal. What commands should I type in?
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Cannot install Kubuntu 12.04.3 with wubi [duplicate]

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) [duplicate]

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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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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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 could'...
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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 20:...
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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 Ubuntu,...
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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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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. ...