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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mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung NC10 laptop with 2 GB RAM using WUBI. When I try to install something or to do something with files, the mount.ntfs takes 90% of CPU. Also I have an issue that ...
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UNE takes about 30 minutes to start up (installed through WUBI) [closed]

For some reason my ubuntu UNE takes about 30 minutes to start up. All I see is - with barely any harddrive activity Answering txwikinger's comment: It happened since the first install (this ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without using the Wubi installer?

I have read a Danish book about Ubuntu. It seemed quite "easy" so I have decided that I want to erase windows 7 (actually windows 8 consumer preview) completely and install Ubuntu. The problem is ...
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Is it possible to install Wubi using the ISO?

I have the Ubuntu 11.10 ISO downloaded but I want to install the Wubi for some specific reasons. When I do the click on the Wubi installer, it starts downloading files. Since I already have the ISO ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu12.10 on a dual boot computer

My computer suddenly shut down a few times when I was using Ubuntu and then I couldn't even boot into Windows or Ubuntu. It's a dual boot computer and I installed Ubuntu from Windows with Wubi. When ...
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Error installing Ubuntu , how to remove and install it again

I am having problem in installing ubuntu in my windows 7. I had installed it earlier using Wubi but it got corrupted and now because of it i am not able to install any of the ubuntu version in Windows ...
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Will installing Ubuntu harm my computer?

I installed Ubuntu using wubi on hp dv6-6135dx. When I boot into Ubuntu, I get a black screen. The wireless light turns blue after a while, meaning Ubuntu has loaded the driver, but the screen ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Realtek RTL8188E Wireless Card Not Detected

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (WUBI) on my Toshiba Sattellite. I have a Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n. The internet works fine when I plug it in using a ethernet cable, but my laptop doesn't even ...
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How to define disk usage during Ubuntu Installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu on D: Drive (228 GB) with Wubi. Installation size is by default 15 GB. Will I be able to utilize the balance 213 GB of empty Disk space or do I need to partition/shrink ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 are installed in same Drive, is it safe?

I installed, Ubuntu using windows installer in Windows 7 OS, will it create any problem, if I create partition of same drive.
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How do I extend my disk space with wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to extend the disk space available to a wubi install? i install ubuntu 12.04 a couple of months ago. i use the maximum space allowed in ubuntu which is ...
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Completely uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. Then after testing it, I decided to uninstall it. I went to control panel and uninstalled Ubuntu. When I restarted my computer is still had the dual boot option to ...
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Is it possible to use Wubi to download an older version?

Ubuntu installer for Windows doesn't give us an option of downloading older versions of Ubuntu. Can we have an option to download older versions of Ubuntu, 8.04.1 or later versions ? By default Ubuntu ...
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Remove partition for failed installation

I tried installing ubuntu alongside windows 7 Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows and I failed so I decided to go with wubi again. after installing it, I noticed a separate hard disk. I investigated ...
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Ubuntu On Windows Without Internet

I tried to use Wubi, but there is no option to choose the ISO image or anything like that. It requires an internet connection. How should I install Ubuntu without internet?
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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 ...
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Is there Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome version with Wubi installer?

The question says it all. I want to have Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome version. I can't find any Wubi version. Is this even possible?
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Using Wubi to install Ubuntu Studio with pre downloaded image

I am running Windows 8 x64 Enterprise, and have downloaded the Ubuntu Studio 12.10 x64 ISO. I place wubi.exe and the ISO in the same folder, and run it as administrator. But Wubi still attempts to ...
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Deleted windows partition, now I can't get into Ubuntu

Back story: I installed ubuntu with wubi. I had windows on one NTFS partition, then I made a new NTFS partition in which I put wubi in and where My ubuntu OS was born. Eventually I moved /home into ...
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I installed 64 bit Ubuntu with wubi but I need to reinstall 32 bit version instead.

I don't need to save data or anything but I'm aware that, because I used Wubi, it has partitioned the hard drive in ways that I don't understand and I don't think I can keep making more and more ...
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Ubuntu launch option on startup remains

I used windows installer to install Ubuntu and it was getting errors on bootup. Well that didn't work, I guess I'll try and boot from a USB to install it. However, after messing around with ...
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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 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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Wubi with 14.10 doesn't work - failed to partition the selected disk

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer with Wubi. The installation appeared to work in Windows, and told me to reboot. After rebooting the Ubuntu installer continued the installation, until ...
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Opening Kubuntu DVD in Windows (EFI) gives message “Wubi doesn´t currently support EFI”

After downloading an iso-image for Kubuntu 14.10 and then burning it to a DVD. When I then tried to open it I get this message: What to do ? Can anyone please help.
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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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/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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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 ...