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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How do I force Wubi to install a 32-bit version?

I'm using Windows 8 (32bit) customer preview and installing WUBI Ubuntu 12,04.1. I down loaded 32 bit installer from ubuntu dot com, The wubi installer says AMD 64 xt. I had a previous 12,04 install ...
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Is it worth installing Ubuntu instead of wubi?

I'm using wubi at the moment and my pc is really slow, is it worth deleting XP and formatting it to Ubuntu? Or (trying) to reset XP to factory settings? PS: I have over 40 GB HARD DRIVE and hate ...
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Wubi: How do I find the Windows partition from Ubuntu?

I ran the Wubi installer, and now I have both Windows 7 professional and Ubuntu on my laptop. When I run the laptop with Ubuntu, I cannot find any of the files from Windows, nor can I find the Windows ...
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wubi bcdedit error?

When I try to uninstall Ubuntu (only to reinstall it, of course) from windows, I get an error message about a bcdedit error. What is this and how do I fix it? And yes, I am using wubi.
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Unable to uninstall or reinstall Ubuntu desktop

The uninstall-wubi option doesn't work. When I try reinstalling it they show an error and tells me to check "wubi 12.04 rev266" log Everything goes fine till the bottom which shows this There is ...
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How to enable booting multiple Ubuntu Wubi?

I want to use both Ubuntu Wubi 11.04 and Ubuntu Wubi 12.04 so that the boot menu will displays 3 options: Windows, Ubuntu 11.04 & Ubuntu 12.04. My current approach is to only use either of them, ...
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How to tell if Ubuntu is installed inside or alongside Windows?

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a computer with Windows on it (and later upgraded to 11.04 and 11.10). Now I can't remember whether Ubuntu was installed inside Windows (Wubi) or in its own partition. How ...
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Odd issue,Wubi Installation won't boot, when another ext4 drive is plugged?

It's an odd issue, i installed Ubuntu 11.04 trough Wubi yesterday,it actually worked unlike the last time i tried to when it didn't boot at all. But there is one thing that bugs me, see, i have 2 ...
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Ubuntu entry in Windows Vista still there, even after uninstall

OK, so the other day I had a disc that I had burned Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala to. So I though, "Hey! Why not dual boot my computer?" I inserted the disc into drive E, ran Wubi, installed it, and ...
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How can I install netbook edition without losing Windows?

I'm using Windows 7 Starter on my netbook and I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition but I don't want to lose anything. I want to keep Windows and use both systems on my netbook. I created a ...
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Installing Ubuntu from bootable flash drive leads right back to installation menu

I am new to installing Ubuntu, but I managed to install wubi before. This time I created a bootable usb stick to install Ubuntu from, as explained here. I followed every step and used D:/ as the USB ...
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installation using wubi shows errors please help [closed]

i got these errors while attempting installation at windows XP using wubi http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=X2QRhGcb http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=167ZPnwV
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Will installing Ubuntu using Wubi have any performance disadvantage compared to a full installation?

I wanted to try out Ubuntu. I used Wubi. I really like the appearance and "feel" to it, but it is noticeably slower than my Windows 7. I'm wondering if this is because I am using Wubi instead of a ...
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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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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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How to uninstall Ubuntu 9.10 from Win XP / Wubi?

I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 via a disk onto a Windows XP computer. Windows is in the first partition. I later installed Ubntu 12.10 via Wubi When the compuuter boots I pick from Ubuntu or Windows ...
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Is WUBI installation a full installation, or is it a live CD with persistent file or partition?

Is WUBI installation a full installation, or is it a live CD with persistent file or partition ? I want to know when I run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, will the new downloaded files ...
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How can I eliminate the choice between Windows and Ubuntu every time I boot?

After making a bootable disk of Ubuntu 13.04, I opened it from windows 8 and ran wubi.exe. Then I was presented with three options... Reboot now Reboot later Help me boot from disk I selected ...
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Can't uninstall Ubuntu WUBI after upgrading Windows to Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu via Wubi on Windows 7, and I upgraded my laptop to Windows 8. The dual boot option and Ubuntu work fine, but I cannot uninstall it; it does not appear in the programs.
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Can Wubi 12.10 installation be overwritten, but retain the wireless configuration?

First time Ubuntu user. I installed Wubi 12.10 and managed to configure the wireless OK using great forum posts. Then tried to install Wine before doing a Ubuntu update. Got error message of "missing ...
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Unable to reinstall ubuntu on Acer One Netbook (can't change boot sequence)

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. I installed 12.04.1 onto my Acer One Netbook replacing Windows as my OS. After doing this I realised that I made a mistake in the partitioning and would like to reinstall ...
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Why is CPU usage higher in Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via windows installer?

For normal usage, CPU consumption is above 80% for windows 7. This happened only after installing Ubuntu 12.04 via windows installer. Why is it so?
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When I boot I do not get asked which OS I want

I just installed Wubi on my computer which is running Windows XP. Everything went exactly like the official guide said it should, and I was told the installation was complete and to restart my ...
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Is there a fast or minimal installation option for Wubi?

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Windows machine using the ~2.8 MB windows Installer. The installer then downloaded the necessary stuffs to complete the setup. This process took around 2 hours ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu

I'm using Windows 7 and when I try to install and this message appears: "An error ocurred: Could not retrieve the required installation files For more information, please see the log file: ...
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Resizing disk space

I'm using Wubi 12.04. When I installed, the disk size was 18 GB. Now I'm almost running out space. But I have enough space in Windows drive in which I installed Wubi. I tried to increase the size of ...
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Crash when booting system error no wubildr

erorr no wubildr then boot with red pix-elated screen after i log in it freezes and lines of code pop up. I think it may be a hex dump. what do I do? I have a fx 4100 and a radeon 6670 graphics card.
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Wubi, Windows 8, Truecrypt, UEFI, and a big headache

So, I have a fresh install of Windows 8... Here's the issue. When I first installed W8, the Wubi loader would launch just fine, no issues, no fuss... At the time, I elected to avoid installing ...
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Help needed after Wubi install [duplicate]

The installation went well as shown on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-ubuntu-with-windows - but when booted through 'ubuntu' option, a screen shows a grub> prompt. What to do next??
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Making Ubuntu my only OS using WUBI

I have never used Ubuntu before. I am currently running Windows 8 and have installed Ubuntu 12.10 using the wubi install kit. My comp. will not recognize a DVD drive for now. I want to destroy ...
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Wubi doesn't boot after upgrade

I had Wubi with Ubuntu 10.04. I just upgraded it to 12.04, using the update manager. After the upgrade finished, I rebooted, but now, when I select "Ubuntu" from the boot menu, I get a command-line ...
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Unable to start Ubuntu

I'm unable to start Ubuntu in my laptop. I'm sharing Ubuntu with Windows 7 in my laptop, and after I install Ubuntu when I boot my laptop and choose Ubuntu as my operating system the following error ...
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What to do after Installing 12.04 LTS via WUBI?

I just installed Ubuntu via WUBI and I have a few questions: How would I know if my video card's driver is installed and if not, how do I install it? I have NVIDIA GT220 1GB. I don't see proprietary ...
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Is virtualization in Windows less battery intensive than Wubi? Than a disk install?

I read that running Ubuntu through a virtual machine such as VMware Player or VirtualBox is actually less costly on a laptop's battery than Wubi because it utilizes Windows' drivers, which are ...
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Why can't I execute Wubi in Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

I tried executing Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop but it won't execute. I tried downloading it again, executing as administrator etc but nothing happens. I think something is wrong with my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation with USB

I recently got a Dell ultrabook and was trying to install Ubuntu on it. I was able to successfully download the .iso file onto my USB drive using Universal-USB-installer, and was then able to load ...
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Is there a wubi installer for the ubuntu DVD version?

These days my heart pumps more blood to itself because of Ubuntu 12.04 release. I would like to download it about two or three days later.we know there is a wubi for the cd version included. I want to ...
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Ubuntu not displayed in Windows boot manager

I have clearly seen v2r's link. thanks for your help too. But my problem is different. I am trying to dual boot windows and ubuntu after installing with wubi. I DOWNLOADED AN ISO, BURNT IT AND CLICKED ...
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How can I acess all Windows 7 files from a Wubi Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accessing Windows partition inside Wubi I don't want to install any programs or anything. I just want to know if its possible. If so, how? I am dual booting, using WUBI ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after install

I have installed Ubuntu form a CD on my laptop and on my desktop PC (both with Windows XP). After installation I can choose what system should be booted, Windows XP or Ubuntu, on my laptop and it ...
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Error after updating from Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 10.10

I updated to 10.10 from 10.04 last week. After rebooting it shows "error "prefix" not found" for half a second and then it's stuck at a flashing line forever!! I installed 10.04 again and I didn't ...
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Why does Wubi.exe for Ubuntu 11.10 not run on Windows 7 64bit?

I installed an older version of Ubuntu before with the Wubi installer. I then did an upgrade of the Ubuntu to the latest 11.10 version but this did not work well. Icons were missing in Ubuntu and it ...
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Asking about deleted partition at boot

I have Ubuntu installed through Wubi. I also had another partition on my computer to try out the dev preview of Windows 8 aptly named Windows_8. After I was done playing, I deleted the Windows 8 ...
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where to find home directory when ubuntu installed with wubi

Ive installed ubuntu-32bit on windows7-32bit with wubi. Before that I had only ubuntu on my hard disk. It seems like my "home"-folder is the same as my windows home folder. Do I put config files in ...
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Can you still install Ubuntu 10.10 with Wubi?

I am trying to help a friend get set up with Ubuntu and want to recommend Wubi for his install (he is not very computer savvy). I had recently tried the Wubi download from Ubuntu.com and the only ...
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Windows is excruciatingly slow after wubi installation

I installed Wubi on my Windows 7 64bit machine yesterday, and since then, the windows partition is ridiculously slow. As in, takes an hour to boot. Once it boots, it takes ten minutes to log in. ...
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How Does Wubi Work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? How does the Wubi installer work? Which partition does it install Ubuntu on? If it's on the Windows ...
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Can I install a 2nd Ubuntu next to preexisting Win7 + Ubuntu Wubi installation?

I am running a dualboot with Win7 and Ubuntu 11.o4 Wubi installation. Now my Wubi installation became to small and I have a boot delay presumably due to Ubuntu being installed on a NTFS partition (i ...
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Can't install on a HP Mini 210-1100 [closed]

I just can't seem to install Ubuntu on my Netbook, when trying to boot the liveusb the netbook just sits there and if i try to boot Ubuntu via WUBI it installs without a problem but there's nothing ...
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After using Ubuntu installer for Windows, the monitor button enters a p

I ran the Ubuntu installer for Windows (Wubi) and now my fn+f4 button does not work in Windows anymore. This is the button that is usually the monitor switcher (primary, secondary, mirror). This now ...