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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS not booting on Windows 64bit

I installed 12.04 LTS on Windows 8 on 64bit Laptop using the Windows installer. During booting, I chose Ubuntu but it couldn't come up. It showed error messages. This happened on several times. How ...
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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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kubuntu installation problem wubi

I tried to install kubuntu for the first time on win7 (32-bit), then I restarted the computer, and I get this: Try (hd0, 0): NTFS5: No Wubildr Try (hd0, 1): NTFS5: Welcome to GRUB And it stops ...
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Configuration error when installing ubuntu with wubi

I'm trying to install ubuntu with wubi.exe onto a machine with windows xp currently installed. Burning it to disc is fine but when I try to boot from disc I get an error message that says the ...
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Remove Grub boot loader?

So, I installed Ubuntu using Wubi in Windows 7. I recently uninstalled Ubuntu using my Windows 7 add/remove program tool, but now upon trying to reboot my computer, I see an error that says something ...
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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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Ubuntu Won't Boot Correctly on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and I installed Ubuntu so that I can develop more easily then what Windows can give me. I am a Java/Python Developer and I thought Ubuntu would be pretty cool to have. I have ...
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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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How to increase ubuntu 13.04 disk size from 16gb -WUBI installation [duplicate]

I'm incredibly new to Ubuntu and Linux overall. Though i already prefer it greatly over windows, im stuck with one issue that is bothering me incredibly. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with Wubi, and was ...
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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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Ubuntu Crashes @ Login Screen [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu using the installer for Microsoft Windows. When I start up up the operating system, I enter the login screen of Ubuntu. Everything is fine at that moment except my mouse and ...
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BusyBox shell during installation

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS using wubi for a dual boot . But when i rebooted my laptop(dell latitude d6100) , after a few codes it took me to busybox shell and also displayed ...
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Problem: Computer always “crashes” during startup, after Wubi install, Kubuntu

I installed Ubuntu a while ago, alongside Windows 7. One time, while updating Ubuntu, my computer turned off (my charger was not properly connected). This must have happened at an unfortunate moment ...
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Why was Wubi Removed from 13.04+

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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Cann't install ubntu using wubi [duplicate]

Whenever i try to install ubuntu using wubi it takes me to window and after that It says "Could not retrieve the required disk image files."
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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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Doesn't appear the ubuntu option

I'm not an english native and kind of newbie in this kind of things so I will do my best to explain myself as clear as possible. I just downloaded the Wubi, went throgh all the instalation progress, ...
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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 ...